José Neira Parra

Full Professor 
Area de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos

Grupo de Robótica y Tiempo Real (GRTR)
Dept. Informática e Ingeniería de Sistemas (DIIS)
Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura (EINA)
Universidad de Zaragoza (UZ)
c/ María de Luna , 3
50018 Zaragoza, España

E-mail:       jneira at unizar dot es
Phone:       (+34) 976 76 19 47
Fax:           (+34) 976 76 19 14
Room       1.19



Short bio:

Full professor at the Computer Science and Systems Engineering dept., Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain.  José has published more than 50 books, journal papers and conference papers on the subject of environment modelling for autonomous robots. He is one of the top 5% most cited researchers in robotics worldwide, according to Google Scholar, his work has received more than 4,500 citations.  José has served as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Robotics, and has been invited editor for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, the Journal of Field Robotics, Autonomous Robots, and the IEEE Transactions on Robotics. José has been involved in the organization of many other scientific events, including Robotics: Science and System (RSS), the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), and the Conference on Artificial Intelligence of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).   José also is also involved as expert in the evaluation of FP7 and H2020 Research and Innovation programs of the European Commission, as well as the European Research Council grants programs.










·      Publications by category

·      Publications in inverse chronological order

·      Publications according to google scholar


PhD students:


Research Projects

·      Active SLAM by Cooperative Sensors in Large Scale Environments. Sponsored by the MInisterio de Ciencia e Innovación of Spain. Cont: DPI2009-13710.

·      Robust 3D Real Time Vision. Application to Augmented Reality in Endoscopic Surgery. Sponsored by the MInisterio de Ciencia e Innovación of Spain. Cont: DPI2009-07130

·      RAWSEEDS: Robotics Advancement through Web-publishing of Sensorial and Elaborated Extensive Data Sets (SSA- 045144) (financed by the European Union 6th Framework Program, 2006-2009).

·      SLAM6DOF: Portable Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Systems for Large and Complex Environments (funded by MEC, DPI2006-13578, 2007-2009)

·      Real-Time Camera Localisation in Real Environments (Con Univ. Oxford e Imperial College, financiado por EPSRC UK, GR/T24685/01, 2005-2007)

·      Pushing the theoretical and practical limits of advanced SLAM systems (Con Univ. Oxford e Imperial College, financiado por The Royal Society, UK IJP2005/R2, 2005-2007)

·      Multi-Vehicle Exploration of Outdoor Unstructured Environments (Con KTH, Suecia, financiado por STINT IG 2003-2060) (2003-2007)


Past Editorial services:

·      Guest editor, Robotics and Autonomous Systems for the special issue: Inside Data Association, together with Udo Frese, University of Bremen (appeared December 2009)


Past Conference Organizing Committee services:


Past Program Committee Member services:

·      Member of the PC of SSRR 2012, the IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, Nov. 5-8, 2012, College Station, Texas, USA



Past courses, workshops, tutorials and invited talks:








·      July: I gave an invited talk titled “Visual SLAM: from O(n^2) to O(Log n)” for the Robotics Research Group, University of Technology, Sydney, July 5, 2012.



















·      November: I gave a talk at the Oxford Robotics Research Group Seminars, Oxford, UK



·      April: I gave a talk at the ICRA Workshop on Concurrent Mapping and Localization for Mobile Robots, Washington, USA



·      April: I gave a talk at the IEEE ICRA Workshop on Mobile Robot Navigation and Mapping, San Francisco, USA


Othe stuff:

·      Cycling in Zaragoza

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