Xavier Binefa

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Head of group
Tanger building, room 55.211
+34 93 542 29 44

Xavier Binefa is an Associate Professor from the Information Technology and Telecommunication Department of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Deputy Director of its Polytechnic School. In the past he was also Associate Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona from the year 1997 until 2008. He received the degree in Mathematics and Informatics and in 1996 the doctorate in Computer Science. His research activity is orientated to cognitive aspects of Media using Computer Vision and Machine Learning techniques. He has directed three PhD about those subjects and his research is published in more than ten International Journals and more than sixty proceedings of conferences.

Research Interests:

  • Motion Detection and tracking.
  • Machine Learning.
  • Face and Gesture recognition.
  • Digital Libraries
  • Human computer interaction.
  • Sensor Fusion.


L. Ferraz and Binefa, X., A sparse curvature-based detector of affine invariant blobs., Computer Vision and Image Understanding, vol. 116, pp. 524-537, 2012. 1-s2.0-S1077314211002621-main.pdf (2.25 MB)
P. Cirujeda and Binefa, X., Augmented Poselets for Human Body Pose Inference by a Probabilistic Graphical Model, in Proceedings of the 2Nd ACM International Workshop on Interactive Multimedia on Mobile and Portable Devices, New York, NY, USA, 2012. p17-cirujeda.pdf (1.42 MB)
M. Vivet, Martínez, B., and Binefa, X., DLIG: Direct Local Indirect Global Alignment for Video Mosaicing., IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. Video Techn., vol. 21, pp. 1869-1878, 2011.