Xavier Alameda-Pineda is a (tenured) Research Scientist at Inria, in the Perception Group. He obtained the M.Sc. (equivalent) in Mathematics in 2008, in Telecommunications in 2009 from BarcelonaTech and in Computer Science in 2010 from Université Grenoble-Alpes (UGA). He the worked towards his Ph.D. in Mathematics and Computer Science, and obtained it 2013, from UGA. After a two-year post-doc period at the Multimodal Human Understanding Group, at University of Trento, he was appointed with his current position. Xavier is an active member of SIGMM, and a senior member of IEEE. He is co-chairing the “Audio-visual machine perception and interaction for companion robots” chair of the Multidisciplinary Institute of Artificial Intelligence. Xavier’s research interests are in combining machine learning, computer vision and audio processing for scene and behavior analysis and human-robot interaction.
— I am Area Chair at ACM Multimedia 2019 on the topic “Understanding: multimodal fusion and embedding” [post] and at ICIAP 2019 on the topic “Multimedia” [post].
— I am co-chairing the MIAI chair on “Audio-visual machine perception and interaction for companion robots.” [post]
— I was elevated to IEEE Senior Member [post].
— I became Associate Editor of ACM TOMM in January 2019 [post].
— I am co-organizer of several workshops: CVPR 2019 on Fashion, ICCV 2019 on human behavior understanding, ACM Multimedia 2019 on fairness, accountability and transparency.
— I received the ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award in 2018 for my contributions to multimodal social behavior understanding.
— Novel Technology Paper Award Finalist at IROS’17 [post].
— Best Scientific Paper Award at IAPR ICPR’16 [post].
— Best paper award ACM MM’15.
— Best student paper award at IEEE WASPAA’15.
— Outstanding paper award at IEEE/ACM ICMI’11.