Areas of Excellence

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Health & Wellbeing

  • Computer-assisted diagnosis, intervention and planning
  • Biomedical applications
  • ​Augmented Modelling
  • eHealth Intelligent Systems
  • Well-being and ambient assisted living
  • Behaviour & Cognitive analysis
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Mobility & Smart Cities

  • Advanced Driving Systems
  • Automated and Cooperative Driving in the City
  • Simulators for Autonomous Driving
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Society

  • Cultural heritage (AR/VR)
  • Reading Systems
  • Document Analysis
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Experience-based technologies

Digital & Industry

  • Quality Control
  • AR/VR technologies for Industry 4.0
  • Robotic Vision
  • Recycling systems
  • Traceability
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Agrifood & Environment

  • Food Recognition
  • Smart Farming
  • Multispectral Image Analysis for Agriculture & Forests
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Civil Security for Society 

  • Video Analytics
  • Document verification
  • Biometric Analysis
  • Crowd Counting

Research News

CVC at Deep Learning Barcelona Symposium 2022

December 20, 2022

Once again CVC is participating in Deep Learning Barcelona Symposium (DLBCN) held at the UPC-Campus Nord, Barcelona, on 19 December. The event aims to showcase research on deep learning carried out by scientists in/from Barcelona (Scientists who currently work in Barcelona or who pursued part of their studies or career in Barcelona). This unique meeting gathers researchers … Read more

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Improving generalization for classification and retrieval tasks

December 16, 2022

Abstract: In this talk we will present recent works that generally aim at improving the generalization of visual representations on both classification and retrieval tasks. We will start from a recent work on supervised pre-training and will present an approach that aims to improve the transferability of encoders learned in a supervised manner, while retaining … Read more

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Deep Learning for Document, Scene and Satellite Images Processing and Recognition

December 1, 2022

Abstract: Deep learning applications have been thriving over the last decade in many different domains, including image processing and recognition. The driver for the vibrant development of deep learning have been the availability of abundant data. This talk reviews the main results of our research activities carried out over the last few years. During this … Read more

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From scans to information: end-to-end information extraction from documents

November 25, 2022

Abstract: With the advancement of Transformers, especially as far as computer vision is concerned, we are starting to apply end-to-end neural networks, without OCR or other pre-/postprocessing techniques, to the challenges of document understanding and information extraction. I will present developments in this area and discuss potential problems from both theoretical (handling longer sequences) and … Read more

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Five CVC scientists featured in the “Top 2% researchers in AI for 2021”

November 18, 2022

We are more than happy to announce that 5 of our #CVCPeople scientists were featured in the “Top 2% researchers in #AI for 2021″👉 September 2022 data-update for “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators” – Elsevier BV ( This ranking is created every year and makes publicly available a database of top-cited scientists providing standardized information on … Read more

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Calibrated Fine-Grained Recognition and Retrieval

November 16, 2022

Abstract: In the last decade, many areas of computer vision have progressed to a level supporting reliable, and sometimes impressive, applications. I wil talk about two such domains, fine-grained recognition and visual retrieval. In the fine-grained recognition, I’ll discuss the issue of prior probability shift, classifier calibration and the choice of loss functions driven by … Read more

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CVC women researchers included in the Special issue ‘Women in AI’ (MDPI journal)

October 3, 2022

The paper 📄 ‘Recognition of the Mental Workloads of Pilots in the Cockpit Using EEG Signals’, by our #CVCPeople Dr Aura Hernandez Sabaté and Dr Debora Gil (& José Yauri), was published in the ‘#WomeninAI‘ special issue, MDPI Open Access Journal. This issue features 17 research articles on the field of #AI that have a woman as the first author. Read the paper ➡️

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CIP 2022

June 27, 2022

After its eighth edition in Madrid back in 2019, the biennial celebration of the Iberian Conference on Perception (CIP) had to be postponed until this year due to the covid-19 pandemic. The ninth edition will be held from June 27 to June 29, in Barcelona, at Casa Convalescència. The venue, located in the historical complex of Hospital de la Santa Creu in Sant … Read more

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Continual Learning from Pretrained Models

June 16, 2022

Abstract: Continual Learning (CL) is a paradigm where an agent learns over time from a stream of data. In this talk, we will discuss how to exploit pretrained models in CL. First, we will talk about “continual pretraining”, a scenario where a large pretrained model is updated over time. The results show that continual pretraining … Read more

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CVC at CVPR 2022 (with an Oral!)

June 10, 2022

The IEEE / CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) 2022, took place on 19-24 June in New Orleans and online. The Computer Vision Center contributed with the following papers:  CVPR Oral. An important milestone for CVC’s history!  LaTr: Layout-Aware Transformer for Scene-Text VQA, by Ali Furkan Biten, Ron Litman, Yusheng Xie, Srikar Appalaraju, and … Read more

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