Álvaro García Martín obtained the degree in Telecommunications Engineer in 2007, a Postgraduate Master in Computer and Telecommunications Engineering in 2009, and a PhD in Computer and Telecommunications Engineering in 2013, all of them at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. In 2007 he joined the Video Procesing & Understanding Lab (VPULab) group at this University and since 2019 he is an Associated PhD Professor there. He has participated in research projects on multimedia content transmission (PROMULTIDIS and MESH), video security (ATI @ SHIVA) and recognition of activities or events (SEMANTIC, EVENTVIDEO, HAvideo, SARADL, MobiNetVideo and SOFDL) and has spent 3 months stays in  Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Queen Mary University (QMUL) and at the Technical University of Berlin (TUB). Research in the VPU has resulted in thirteen JCR indexed journals and publications in the most relevant conferences in the Computer Vision area.


  • • Alejandro López-Cifuentes, Marcos Escudero-Viñolo, Jesús Bescós and Álvaro García-Martín: “Semantic-Aware Scene Recognition”. Pattern Recognition, June 2020.
  • • Álvaro García-Martín, Juan C. SanMiguel and Jose. M. Martínez: “Coarse-to-fine adaptive people detection for video sequences by maximizing mutual information”. Sensors, January 2019.
  • • Rafael Martín-Nieto, Álvaro García-Martín, Alexander G. Hauptmann, and Jose. M. Martínez: “Automatic vacant parking places management system using multicamera vehicle detection”. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, March 2019.
  • • Rafael Martín-Nieto, Álvaro García-Martín, and Jose. M. Martínez: “Incorporating Wheelchair Users in People Detection”. Multimedia Tools and Applications, October 2018.
  • • Rafael Martín-Nieto, Álvaro García-Martín, Jose. M. Martínez, and Juan C. SanMiguel: “Enhancing multi-camera people detection by online automatic parametrization using detection transfer and self-correlation maximization”. Sensors, December 2018.
  • • Álvaro García-Martín, Ricardo Sánchez-Matilla, José M. Martínez, "Hierarchical detection of persons in groups", Signal, Image and Video Processing, February 2017.
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