My research interests include Computer Vision, Computer Graphics and Animation, mainly releated with human motion synthesis and human motion parameterisation. I am particulary interested in reusing 3D video human motion data to create new motions and parameterise them in real time.
I did my Master's Thesis during a 1-year stay as a exchange research schoolar at the Robotics Institute of the Carnegie Mellon University, where I joined the Human Sensing Lab. My research was focused in real-time face tracking methods, and supervised by Dr. Fernando de la Torre.
In the thesis you can find the definition of the face tracking problem and the main motivations for the resarchers to keep on studying such scenario. The first part of the thesis is a literature review in which the most well know algorithms related with face detection and face tracking, such as Lucas-Kanade or Viola-Jones, are discussed. The second part is the practical one and it contains the implementation of different real-time face tracking algorithms, each of them optimized for a certain context and compared with all the other methods.
The following videos are just a few examples of the results I achieved.
My complete thesis can be downloaded from the following link: