Ruben Martinez-Cantin is a senior lecturer (profesor) at the Centro Universitario de la Defensa, attached to the University of Zaragora and a scientific advisor at SigOpt, a SF startup focused on Bayesian optimization. Before that, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Insitute of Systems and Robotics at the Instituto Superior TÚcnico in Lisbon. He received a PhD and MSc in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of Zaragoza in 2008 and 2003, respectively. During his PhD, he worked in the Robotics, Perception and Real Time Group under the supervision of Prof. JosÚ A. Castellanos in mobile robotics and Bayesian inference and reasoning. In 2006 and 2007, he has been a visiting scholar at the Laboratory of Computational Intelligence (LCI) at UBC in collaboration with Prof. Nando de Freitas. In 2003, he worked as a research assistan at the Computer Vision Lab at the University of Zaragoza, with Prof. Carlos Orrite developing intelligent surveillance systems.

Previously, he worked as research assistant at the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering at University of Zaragoza, in vision based control for mobile robots. He also developed some ideas for space robotics and was sponsored by the European Space Agency to attend the 54th and 55th International Astronautical Congress.

His research interests include Bayesian inference, machine learning, robotics, computer vision and cognitive models. He is also interested in the popularization of science.

Curriculum Vitae

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