— I love to rack my brain over new learning methods for audio-visual robot perception and action

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MyselfXavier Alameda-Pineda is a (tenured) Research Scientist at Inria, and the Leader of the RobotLearn Team. 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, a senior member of IEEE and a member of ELLIS. He is the Coordinator of the H2020 Project SPRING: Socially Pertinent Robots in Gerontological Healthcare and is co-leading the “Audio-visual machine perception and interaction for companion robots” chair of the Multidisciplinary Institute of Artificial Intelligence. Xavier’s research interests are at the cross-roads of machine learning, computer vision and audio processing for scene and behavior analysis and human-robot interaction.

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— I will be Program co-Chair of ACM Multimedia 2022 in Lisbon.
— I was appointed Associate Editor of IEEE TMM and of CVIU.
— I succsesfully defended my HDR. [post]
— I am Area Chair at AAAI 2022, and at ACM Multimedia 2021 on the topic “Multimedia Content Understanding: Multimodal integration and alignment”.
— I was elevated to IEEE Senior Member [post].


— ACM-TOMM (Nicolas D. Georganas) 2020 Best Paper Award.
— 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.