AI for Human Well-being
David Masip Rodo

Faculty Member

David Masip is professor in the Computer Science Department, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya since February 2007, and director of the Doctoral School since 2015. He studied Computer Science at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, obtaining an FPI grant in 2001 for starting his Ph.D. degree in the Computer Vision Center (Spain). He obtained the Ph.D. degree in September 2005. He obtained the best Thesis award in Computer Science. Previously, he worked as an assistant professor in the Applied Mathematics Department, Universitat de Barcelona, and in 2013 he was a Research Affiliate at Princeton University. He advised 3 doctoral theses (and 4 ongoing), participated in 14 research projects, being the PI in 4 of them. He published 28 high-impact journal publications and more than 30 conference papers.

His research interests are Computer Vision and Machine Learning, particularly Deep Learning (DL) algorithms applied to Affective Computing and Medical Image Analysis in eHealth. His current projects focus on adding explainable layers to DL, training DL models in small sample size problems (transfer and self-supervised learning), uncertainty modeling in DL, and applications of DL models to Retina Imaging.

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  • Dehshibi, Mohammad Mahdi; Baiani, Bita; Pons Rodriguez, Gerard; Masip Rodo, David. "A deep multimodal learning approach to perceive basic needs of humans from Instagram profile". IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. Pages 1-14. ISSN 1949-3045. 2021. Doi:
  • Adhane, Gerezier Weldegebriel; Dehshibi, Mohammad Mahdi; Masip Rodo, David. "A Deep Convolutional Neural Network for Classification of Aedes Albopictus Mosquitoes". IEEE Access (9). Pages 72681-72690. ISSN 2169-3536. 2021. Doi:
  • 2020
  • Pons Rodriguez, Gerard; Masip Rodo, David. "Multitask, Multilabel, and Multidomain Learning With Convolutional Networks for Emotion Recognition". IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. Pages 1-8. ISSN 2168-2267. 2020. Doi:
  • Abbas, Waseem; Masip Rodo, David; Giovannucci, Andrea. "Limbs Detection and Tracking of Head-Fixed Mice for Behavioral Phenotyping Using Motion Tubes and Deep Learning". IEEE Access (8). Pages 37891-37901. ISSN 2169-3536. 2020. Doi:
  • Gholami, Neda; Dehshibi, Mohammad Mahdi; Adamatzky, Andrew; Rueda Toicen, Antonio; Zenil, Hector; Fazlali, Mahmood; Masip Rodo, David. "A novel method for reconstructing CT images in GATE/GEANT4 with application in medical imaging: A complexity analysis approach". Journal of Information Processing (28). Pages 161-168. ISSN 1882-6652. 2020. Doi:
  • 2019
  • Abbas, Waseem; Masip Rodo, David. "Computer methods for automatic locomotion and gesture tracking in mice and small animals for neuroscience applications: A survey". Sensors (19) 15. ISSN 1424-8220. 2019. Doi:
  • García del Arco, José Antonio; Sbragaglia, Valerio; Masip Rodo, David; Aguzzi, Jacopo. "Long-term Video Tracking of Cohoused Aquatic Animals: A Case Study of the Daily Locomotor Activity of the Norway Lobster (Nephrops norvegicus)". Journal of Visualized Experiments 146. Pages 1-13. ISSN 1940-087X. 2019. Doi:
  • 2018
  • Pons Rodriguez, Gerard; Masip Rodo, David. "Supervised Committee of Convolutional Neural Networks in Automated Facial Expression Analysis". IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (9) 3. Pages 343-350. ISSN 1949-3045. 2018. Doi:
  • Giovannucci, Andrea; Pnevmatikakis, Eftychios A.; Deverett, Ben; Pereira, Talmo D.; Fondriest, James; Brady, M.J.; Wang, Samuel S.-H.; Abbas, Waseem; Parés, P.; Masip Rodo, David. "Automated gesture tracking in head-fixed mice". Journal of Neuroscience Methods (300). Pages 184-195. ISSN 0165-0270. 2018. Doi:
  • 2016
  • García, José Antonio; Masip Rodo, David; Sbragaglia, Valerio; Aguzzi, Jacopo. "Automated identification and tracking of nephrops norvegicus (L.) using infrared and monochromatic blue light". Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (288). Pages 9-18. ISSN 0922-6389. 2016. Doi:
  • 2014
  • Masip Rodo, David; North, Michael; Todorov, Alexander; Osherson, Daniel. "Automated Prediction of Preferences Using Facial Expressions". PLoS ONE (9) 2. ISSN 1932-6203. 2014. Doi:
  • 2012
  • Masip Rodo, David; Todorov, Alexander; Vitrià, Jordi. "The Role of Facial Regions in Evaluating Social Dimensions". Lecture Notes in Computer Science (7584). Pages 210-219. ISSN 0302-9743. 2012. Doi:
  • 2011
  • Rojas Quiñones, Mario; Masip Rodo, David; Vitrià, Jordi. "Automatic detection of facial feature points via HOGs and geometric prior models". Lecture Notes in Computer Science (6669). Pages 371-378. ISSN 0302-9743. 2011. Doi:
  • Masip Rodo, David; Rojas Quiñones, Mario; Vitrià, Jordi. "Predicting Dominance Judgments Automatically: A Machine Learning Approach". 2011 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition and Workshops. Pages 939-944. ISBN 978-1-4244-9140-7. 2011.
  • 2010
  • Rojas Quiñones, Mario; Masip Rodo, David; Vitrià, Jordi. "Object Detection Techniques Applied to Facial Salient-point-centered Regions". Proceedings of the 5th CVC Workshop, Achievements and New Oportunities in Computer Vision. Pages 46-50. ISBN 978-84-938351-0-1. 2010.
  • Escalera, Sergio; Masip Rodo, David; Puertas Prats, Eloi; Radeva Ivanova, Petia; Pujol Vila, Oriol. "Adding classes online in error correcting output codes framework". 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2010). Pages 2945-2948. ISBN 978-1-4244-7542-1. 2010. Doi:
  • 2009
  • Rojas Quiñones, Mario; Masip Rodo, David; Vitrià, Jordi. "On Experimental Evaluation of Descriptors for Facial Feature Point Detection". New Trends and Challenges in Computer Vision: Proceedings of the 4th CVC Workshop on the Progress of Research & Development CVCR&D 2009. Pages 88-93. ISBN 978-84-937261-1-9. 2009.
  • Pujol Vila, Oriol; Masip Rodo, David. "Geometry-Based Ensembles: Toward a Structural Characterization of the Classification Boundary". IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (31) 6. Pages 1140-1146. ISSN 0162-8828. 2009. Doi:
  • 2008
  • Masip Rodo, David. "Feature Extraction in Face Recognition". VDM Verlag. ISBN 978-3-8364-7295-1. 2008.
  • 2005
  • Masip Rodo, David. "Face Classification Using Discriminative Features and Classifier Combination". 2005.
  • 2004
  • Masip Rodo, David; Vitrià, Jordi. "Real Time Face Detection and Verification for Uncontrolled Environments". Second COST 275 Workshop. Biometrics on the Internet: Fundamentals, Advances and Applications. Pages 56-62. 2004.