Evolutionary Computation for Vision, Graphics, and Robotics



Dr. Gustavo Olague, CICESE Research Center, Mexico

Prof. Gustavo Olague holds a Bachelor's degree (Honors) in Electronics Engineering and a Master's degree in Computer Science from Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua, Mexico. He received the Ph. D. (Diplôme de Doctorat en Imagerie, Vision et Robotique) in Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, and Robotics from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, working at the INRIA Rhône Alpes within the MOVI Research team. He is presently a Professor of Computer Science at Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, B.C. Olague's research focuses on the principles of computational intelligence applied to close-range photogrammetry and computer vision. He is a member of the EvoNET, RSPSoc, ASPRS, ISGEC, IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and is listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering. Dr. Olague is recipient of the "2003 First Honorable Mention for the Talbert Abrams Award", offered by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Together with his students has won two times the Bronze Medal at the Human Competitive Awards for their work on interest point detection and description during GECCO 2006 and 2008 and several best papers awards in EvoIASP 2006, EvoHOT 2008, GECCO 2010. Today, Dr. Olague serves as co-chair at the RWA track of GECCO 2012. Dr. Olague has been guest editor at Pattern Recognition Letters, and Evolutionary Computation MIT Press. He is on the editorial board of Neural Computing and Applications, NCA, Springer. Prof. Olague is chair of the Summer School on Image and Robotics to be celebrated at the city of Ensenada, June 25th to July 6th 2012.



Prof. Humberto Sossa, Mexico

Prof. Humberto Sossa received the BS degree in Communications and Electronics from the University of Guadalajara in 1980. He obtained a Master degree in Electrical Engineering from CINVESTAV-IPN in 1987 and a PhD in Informatics from the INPG, France in 1992. He is currently a full-time professor at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Center for Computing Research, of the National Polytechnic Institute from Mexico since 1996. He has co-authored more than 250 publications in international journals, books and national and international conferences. His research areas are Pattern Recognition, Image Analysis, Neural Networks and Control of Communities of Robots. He belongs to National Research System level 3. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.


The aim of this special session is to bring together theories and applications of evolutionary computation approaches for solving problems on computer vision, computer graphics, and robotics. Authors are invited to submit original work to this special session. The session is open to all kind of bioinspired techniques like genetic programming, swarm intelligence, differential evolution, learning classifier systems, evolutionary neural networks, artificial immune systems, and other meta-heuristics. The range of problems is huge and we provide here a small list to mention but a few: robot vision, object recognition, interest point detection and description, image segmentation, edge detection, person identification, texture analysis, camera calibration, stereo and multiview imaging, neuroscience, brain informatics, pattern recognition, analysis and visualization, volume rendering, computer animation, 3D modeling, scientific visualization, sensing, manipulation, locomotion, control, human-robot interaction, humanoid robots. We strive to provide with a forum where the most intriguing and powerful mechanisms of nature are applied to a number of challenging research projects. We believe that the quality of advances in this research domain depends on the closeness of interaction between researchers in evolutionary computation, computer vision, computer graphics, and robotics.