• Jose María Martinez Sanchez

Doctor Ingeniero de Telecomunicación

José M. Martínez was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1967. He received the Ingeniero de Telecomunicación degree (six years engineering program) in 1991 and the Doctor Ingeniero de Telecomunicación degree (PhD in Communications) in 1998 (Retevisión Award of the Official Professional College for Telecommunication Engineers to the best Ph.D. thesis of the academic year 1997-98), both from the E.T.S. Ingenieros de Telecomunicación of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. From 1991 till 2002 he was a member of the Grupo de Tratamiento de Imágenes of the E.T.S. Ingenieros de Telecomunicación. In 2002 he moved to Universidad Autónoma de Madrid were he started the Video Processing and Understanding Lab (as spin-off of the GTI-UPM) together with Dr. Jesús Bescós. He was a PhD scholar of the IT&T Program of the Spanish National Research Plan from 1992 till 1995. Besides working as Research Assistant at the Grupo de Tratamiento de Imágenes, from 1995 until 1998 he was Assistant Lecturer at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Informática of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and since 1998 he was Associate Professor at the Department of Signals, Systems, and Radiocommunications of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Since 2002 he is Associate Professor at the Escuela Politécnica Superior of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. From 2003 to 2004 he was also Subdirector for Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies at the Escuela Politécnica Superior of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and from 2005 to 2008 Subdirector for Postgraduate Studies and Research.
His professional interests cover different aspects of multimedia information systems, focusing on content analysis, understanding and description, content adaptation and personalization for Universal Multimedia Access, and video summarization. Besides his participation in several Spanish national projects (both with public and private funding) he has bein actively involved in European projects (Race, Acts, Telematics) dealing with multimedia information systems applied to the cultural heritage (e.g., RACE 1078 EMN, European Museum Network; RACE 2043 RAMA, Remote Access to Museums Archives), education (e.g., ET 1024 TRENDS, Training Educators Through Networks and Distributed Systems), multimedia archives (e.g., ACTS 361 HYPERMEDIA, Continuous Audiovisual Digital Market in Europe) and semantic multimedia systems (e.g., IST FP6-001765 acemedia, IST FP6-027685 Mesh).
He is author and co-author of more than 80 papers in international journals and conferences, and co-author of the first book about the MPEG-7 Standard published 2002. From 1998 to 2004 he as actively involved in the development of the MPEG-7 standard, acting as contributor, chair and co-chair in different AHGs and editor of some documents, among them the “Multimedia Description Schemes Committee Draft” (part 5 of the ISO/IEC 15938 standard) and the “Overview of MPEG-7”. He has also followed and contributed to MPEG-21.
He has acted as auditor and reviewer for the EC (expert number EX2002B007505) for projects of the 5th, 6th and 7th framework program for research in Information Society and Technology (IST). He has acted and acts as reviewer for journals and conferences, and has been Technical Co-chair of the International Workshop VLBV’03 (Madrid, September 2003), Special Sessions Chair of the International Conference SAMT 2006 (Athens, December 2006), Special Sessions Chair of the 9th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services WIAMIS 2008 (Klagenfurt, May 2008) and Program co-chair of the 7th International Workshop on Content-based Multimedia Indexing CBMI 2009 (Crete, June 2009).

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