Xavier P. Burgos-Artizzu

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About me

I am currently a Senior Scientist at Transmural Biotech, a startup created to research and apply novel Computer Vision and Machine Learning methods for non-invasive clinical diagnosis. Our first product, QuantusFLM© , is the first ever non-invasive Fetal Lung Maturity test in the market.

B.Eng (2005) and M.Sc. (2007) in Computer Science from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, I received my Ph.D. in 2009 for my research on Computer Vision and Robotics applied to Agriculture, a joint effort from the Spanish National Research Council and the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. After my Ph.D. I spent 3 years as a postdoc at the Vision Lab in Caltech, working on visual recognition, action recognition and object detection/tracking. Then, I joined Technicolor Research & Innovation as a Senior Scientist, where for two years I researched visual recognition applied to new technologies and led a 3D facial animation project for the movie industry.

My broad research interests include Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Robotics.

Short Bio


2016-        Senior Scientist, Transmural Biotech, Barcelona, SPAIN

2013-2016    Senior Scientist, Technicolor Research & Innovation, Rennes, FRANCE

2010-2013    Postdoctoral fellow, Computer Vision Lab, California Institute of Technology, USA

2010        Postdoctoral fellow, Centro de Automatica y Robotica (CAR), Joint venture of Universidad Politecnica de Madrid & Spanish National Research Council (UPM-CSIC), SPAIN

2008        Visiting Student, National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, University of Southern Queensland, AUSTRALIA

2006-2009    Ph.D. Student, Instituto de Automatica Industrial (IAI), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), SPAIN


2009   Ph.D. in Computer Science, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

2007   M.Sc. in Computer Science, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

2005   B.Eng in Computer Science, Universidad Complutense de Madrid


2011   Best Ph.D. in Computer Science 2009-2010 award, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

2010   Postdoctoral Fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Education

2007   Ph.D. Student Fellowship, Spanish National Research Council

2006   Postgraduate Fellowship, Spanish National Research Council


2013  "Cascaded Pose Regression". Caltech EE/CNS/CS 148 b

2010-   "Tratamiento y Aplicaciones de Imagenes Digitales y Vision por Computador". Universidad Complutense de Madrid (on-line course)