Bio

I studied Computer Engineering from 2006 to 2011 and a Master's degree of Computing Technologies in 2012 at the University of Alicante.

I joined the Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence group of the University of Alicante, as a grantee of the FPU Fellowship programme (Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte). There, I got my PhD in Computer Science with the dissertation Pattern Recognition for Music Notation in 2016. During my PhD, I visited many other research centres, including Universidad de Málaga (Spain), Université de Nantes (France), TU Wien (Austria), Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), and McGill University (Canada).

I joined the Distributed Digital Music Archives & Libraries Lab of McGill University (Montreal, Canada) as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2017, under the supervision of Prof. Ichiro Fujinaga. In 2018, I joined the Pattern Recognition and Human Language Technology (PRHLT) research center of the Universitat Politècnica de València, as a grantee of the Juan de la Cierva - Formación programme (Ministerio de Ciencia), under the supervision of Dr. Enrique Vidal.

In 2019, I joined the University of Alicante as an Assistant Professor.

Research

My research is mostly focused on the area of Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, and Computer Vision, often with application to Optical Music Recognition

I have published more than 50 papers in these fields. A list of my publications can be found at my profile from my research group, at dblp and at Google Scholar

I am a founder member of the Optical Music Recognition Research community

Dissemination

  • Invited presentation at the Transkribus workshop of the Music Encoding Conference 2019 "Handwritten Music and Text Recognition in Austrian medieval plainchant sources" (slides, in English)
  • Lecture at the National Library of Spain: "Music Reading Systems" (slides, in Spanish)
  • Tutorial at the Sound and Music Computing Summer School 2019: "Optical Music Recognition" (slides, in English)
  • Tutorial at 19th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference: "Optical Music Recognition for Dummies" (slides and videos, in English)
  • Invited talk at the XIV Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis Workshop: "Towards human-aided document processing for Optical Music Recognition" (slides, in English)
  • Awards

  • National Research Award: Young Scientists in Computer Science by the Spanish Computer-Science Society and the BBVA Foundation (2018)
  • National Research Award: Secondary Best PhD thesis in 2015-16 by the Spanish Association for Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (2017)
  • University Academic Award: Extraordinary prize of doctorate by the University of Alicante (2019)
  • University Academic Award: Outstanding Award in Computer Engineering Degree by the University of Alicante (2011)