Department of Intelligence Science and Technology
Graduate School of Informatics
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan Contact
Department of Intelligence Science and Technology
Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Email: rodrigo [at] verschae [dot] org
Note: Now I am with the Institute of Engineering Sciences, University of O'Higgins, Chile
IEEE RAS Summer School I am organizing ( General Chair) the IEEE RAS Summer School on Deep Learning for Robot Vision, Santiago & Rancagua, Chile, December, 2019 [New Affiliation] Since 2018 I am with the Institute of Engineering Sciences, University of O'Higgins, Chile
[MIRU 2017] I will presenting our work on "Daytime Sky Image Model and Prediction" at MIRU 2017, Hiroshima, Japan.
[Information, 2017] Since June 2017 I am part of the Editorial Board of the MDPI journal
Information. [OCEANS MTS/IEEE, 2017] I will be attending the
Oceans Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, to present our work on fish tracking. [Energy7, 2017] I will be attending the Energy 7 symposium, in Manchester, UK, to present my work on coordinated energy management.
[IEEE PVSC, 2017] I will be attending the
IEEE PVSC in WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, to present our work on image-based PV estimation and prediction. 2016
[AVW, 2016] I will be presenting our work on real-time 3D fish detection and tracking at the
"Aqua Vision Workshop", at Kyoto University, Japan. [Energies, July 2016] Paper on
"Energy Management in Prosumer Communities: A Coordinated Approach" at Energies' (MDPI) special issue on Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Energy and Sustainable Development. [MIRU 2016] I will presenting my work on "Real-time 3D fish detection and tracking" at
MIRU 2016, Japan. [July 2016] I was awarded a Highly Skilled Foreign Professional visa (Japan).
[Co-editor of research topic] on
Human safety and comfort in human-robot shared workspaces: from sensing and perception to motion planning and control at Frontiers in Robotics and AI. Submissions open until September 2016. [Invited Speaker, February 2016] Invited panelist at the "Future of the Electricity Utilities Project", Asian Stakeholder Meeting, Organized by the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Hong Kong, March 3-4th 2016.
[New paper, June 2015] paper on
Coordinated Energy Management for Inter-Community Imbalance Minimization now available at RENE (Renewable Energy journal, Elsevier; Impact factor 3.476). PDF available here. [ASN 2015] work on
Coordinated Energy Management presented at the Singapore-Japan Joint Workshop on ASN ( Ambient Intelligence and Sensor Networks), in Singapore, December 2015. [New paper, Nov. 2015] co-authored paper on
Object Detection: Current and Future Directions is now available at Frontiers in Robotics and AI. [New paper, Nov. 2015] co-authored paper on
A Realistic Virtual Environment for Evaluating Face Analysis Systems under Dynamic Conditions Pattern Recognition has been accepted for publication at PR (Pattern Recognition, Elsevier; Impact Factor 3.096). [New paper, Nov. 2015]: co-authored paper on
An enhanced representation of thermal faces for improving local appearance-based face recognition is available at IASC (Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, Taylor & Francis). [New position, April 2015], I am a program-specific
Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University Since 2015, I am an Associate Editor of the Journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI (
specialty section on Vision Systems Theory, Tools and Applications). 2014
[SmartGridComm, 2014] Paper on "A Distributed Hierarchical Architecture for Community-based Power Balancing" to be presented at the IEEE SmartGridComm'2014 conference.
PDF presentation [ECC, 2014] Paper on a "Distributed coordination framework for on-line scheduling and power demand balancing of household communities" presented at the European control conference, Strasbourg, France.
Since April 2015 I am a program-specific assistant professor at the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, where I am working on distributed coordinated energy management of prosumer communities, sky image-based PV prediction, and 3D fish tracking and detection (
at the Matsuyama Lab), among other topics.
I received a Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering (Universidad de Chile, 2010), a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics (Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) de Cachan, France, 2006), an Electrical Engineering degree (Universidad de Chile, 2003), and a Bachelor in Computer Engineering degree (Universidad de Chile, 2002).
I have been a Postdoctoral Researcher (principal researcher of the FONDECYT Grant N. 3120218) at the
Advanced Mining Technology Center (AMTC), Universidad de Chile, (2011-2013), a visiting foreign researcher (7 months, BecasChile Grant) at the Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan (2011), a research fellow at the Network Design Research Center, at the Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan (2009-2010), an associated researcher at the Fraunhofer IPK-Institute, Berlin, Germany (2004-2005), and a research collaborator of the Center for Web Research at Universidad de Chile (2004).
I have participated in international projects, developed algorithms for large scale industrial systems, and at age 38 (2016), I am an active researcher with over 55
publications in international conferences and journals. My current
research interests include:
Distributed, autonomous, robotic and multi-agent systems
Coordinated energy management
Computer and robot vision, machine learning, pattern recognition
Object detection and recognition; scene understanding.