José Mª Martínez Sánchez obtained the degrees of Telecommunication Engineer and Telecommunication Doctor from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, in 1991 and 1998 respectively. After several teaching positions, in 2002 he joined the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where he is currently Full Professor and co-director of The Video Processing and Understanding Lab – VPULab. His research interests include Video Processing, Computer Vision, and Multimedia Systems, specializing in recent years in their application in Video-Security and Video-Monitoring. He has participated as a researcher in 11 European projects, 10 national competitive research projects, and in 16 transfer projects, and has supervised eight PhD candidates, an acivity that has led to over 50 articles in JCR indexed international journals and over 100 articles at international conferences.


  • • Diego Ortego, Juan C. SanMiguel, José M. Martínez,”Hierarchical improvement of foreground segmentation masks in background subtraction”, IEEE Trans. On Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 29(6): 1645-1658, June 2019.
  • • Rafael Martín-Nieto, Álvaro García-Martín, Alexander G. Hauptmann, José M. Martínez,” Automatic vacant parking places management system using multicamera vehicle detection”, IEEE Trans. On Intelligent Transportation Systems, 20(3):1069-1080, March 2019.
  • • Rafael Martín-Nieto, Álvaro García-Martín, José M. Martínez, Juan C. San Miguel, “Enhancing multi-camera people detection by online automatic parametrization using detection transfer and self-correlation maximization”, Sensors, 18(12):4385, 2018.
  • • Álvaro García-Martín, Juan C. San Miguel, José M. Martínez, “Coarse-to-fine adaptive people detection for video sequences by maximizing mutual information”, Sensors, 19(1):4, 2019.
  • • Elena Luna, Juan C. San Miguel, Diego Ortego, José M. Martínez, “Abandoned Object Detection in Video-Surveillance: Survey and Comparison”, Sensors, 18(12):4290, 2018.
  • • Á.García-Martín, R.Sánchez, J.M.Martínez, “Hierarchical detection of persons in groups”, Signal, Image and Video Processing, 11(7):1181-1188, Oct. 2017.
  • • D.Ortego, J.C.SanMiguel, J.M.Martínez,” Stand-alone quality estimation of background subtraction algorithms”, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 162:87-102, Sept. 2017.
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