I finished my PhD student at 2017. I am currently working for IMEC USA Nanoelectronics Design Center. My PhD research interest include scene understanding, image retrieval, context analysis, and geo-localization.

Recent Publications

"Holistic object detection and image understanding".
Gonzalo Vaca-Castano, Niels D. Lobo, and Mubarak Shah
Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), 2019.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cviu.2019.02.006

"Improved Scene Identification and Object Detection on Egocentric Vision of Daily Activities".
Gonzalo Vaca-Castano, Samarjit Das, Joao P. Sousa, Niels D. Lobo, and Mubarak Shah
Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), 2016.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cviu.2016.10.016
[PDF] [Project]

"Semantic Image Search from Multiple Query Images".
Gonzalo Vaca-Castano and Mubarak Shah
ACM Multimedia Conference, 2015. [PDF] [Project] [Demo]

"Improving Egocentric Vision Of Daily Activities".
Gonzalo Vaca-Castano, Samarjit Das, and Joao P Sousa
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing(ICIP), 2015. [PDF]

"City Scale Geo-spatial Trajectory Estimation of a Moving Camera".
Gonzalo Vaca-Castano, Amir Roshan Zamir, and Mubarak Shah
IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition(CVPR), 2012. [PDF] [Project]

MSc Publications

"Using syllabic Mel cepstrum features and k-nearest neighbors to identify anurans and birds species".
Gonzalo Vaca-Castano, Domingo Rodriguez
IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SIPS), 2010 . [PDF]

"A Framework for Bioacoustical Species Classification in a Versatile Service-Oriented Wireless Mesh Network".
Gonzalo Vaca-Castano, Domingo Rodriguez, Julio Castillo, Kejie Lu, Alejandro Rios, Fernando Bird.
18th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO-2010). [PDF]


Where Am I?": Accurate Video and Image Localization.

We present novel algorithms to find the geolocalization of images in a city scale and to find the trajectories .... [Project Page]


IARPA Aladdin Program"

I am part of the Sarnoff team. Currently I am working in the event detection problem using detection of concepts in keyframes [More Info]


Other Projects

During my MSc degree, I worked on audio and wireless sensors identifying species from their vocalizations. This is my old page .

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