Short bio

Oresti Baños (MSc in Telecommunications Eng. 2009, MSc in Computer Network Eng. 2010, MSc in Electrical Eng. 2011, PhD in Computer Science 2014, all with honors from the University of Granada, UGR, Spain) is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Creative Technology at the University of Twente (UT), Netherlands. He is a Research Scientist with the Biomedical Signals and Systems group (BSS), the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT) and the Research Centre for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine (MIRA). He is also member of the new Centre for Monitoring and Coaching (CMC). He lectures on Smart Technology as part of the CreaTe bachelor programme of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS).

He is a former Research Associate at the Research Center for Information and Communications Technologies (CITIC-UGR) and Lecturer with the Department of Computer Architecture and Computer Technology (ATC), University of Granada (UGR). He has been a Visiting Researcher in several prestigious institutions such as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Technical University of Eindhoven (TUe) and the University of Alabama (UA). He has been member of the CITIC-UGR Directive Commission, the CITIC-UGR Scientific Committee as well as other prestigious boards such as the International Neural Network Society. He has participated in several Spanish and European research projects such as HPCBIO, AdaBIO, DSIPA-BIO, AmIVital, OPPORTUNITY, HPC-EUROPA2 and WHM.

He has a wide range of experience in wearable, ubiquitous, pervasive and mobile computing with a particular focus on digital health and wellness applications. His area of expertise lies within pattern recognition and machine learning for probabilistic modeling of human behavior and context-awareness. He has a strong background on multi-modal sensor data processing, data fusion and transfer learning. He is especially interested in the field of robust, adaptive, opportunistic and intelligent digital health systems. He is author of more than 35 papers, most of them indexed in top-ranked international conferences and journals. He has also supervised several MSc projects in health, wellbeing and biomedical domains. He serves as reviewer and program committee member in several international journals and conferences, including Medical Engineering and Physics (Elsevier), Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering (Springer), Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Elsevier), Sensors (MDPI), PervasiveHealth, Ubicomp, ISWC and CHI.

Full CV is available here.

Key research interests

Human-Aware Computing, Behaviour and Context Modeling, Intelligent Coaching Systems, Smart Ubiquitous Sensing, Digital Health

News

24/08/2016 Paper "First Approach to Automatic Measurement of Frontal Plane Projection Angle During Single Leg Landing Based on Depth Video" accepted at UCAmI 2016.

05/08/2016 Journal paper accepted for publication in Sensors: "Human Behavior Analysis by means of Multimodal Context Mining".

21/06/2016 Journal paper accepted for publication in Sensors: "On curating multimodal sensory data for personalized health and wellness services".

09/06/2016 Journal paper accepted for publication in Expert Systems with Applications: "Improving Digital Image Watermarking by Means of Optimal Channel Selection".

01/04/2016 Journal paper accepted for publication in BioMedical Engineering OnLine: "The Mining Minds Digital Health and Wellness Framework".

17/03/2016 Paper "A Novel Dataset for Real-life Evaluation of Facial Expression Recognition Methodologies" accepted at Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2016.

15/01/2016 Journal paper accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology: "NIC: A Robust Background Extraction Algorithm for Foreground Detection in Dynamic Scenes".

11/01/2015 Paper "High-Level Context Architecture for Real Time Identication of Human Behavior" accepted at IWBBIO 2016.

11/01/2015 Paper "A Gamified System to Support Cancer Patients Recovery" accepted at IWBBIO 2016.

11/01/2015 Paper "Inferring Human Behavior by means of Multimodal Context Mining" accepted at IWBBIO 2016.

01/01/2016 Joined the Biomedical Signals and Systems group at University of Twente as an Assistant Professor.

02/11/2015 Journal paper accepted for publication in IETE Technical Review: "Evaluating Large-scale Biomedical Ontology Matching Over Multicore Platforms".

19/08/2015 Paper "On the Development of A Real-Time Multi-Sensor Activity Recognition System" accepted at IWAAL 2015.

19/08/2015 Paper "High-Level Context Inference for Human Behavior Identification" accepted at IWAAL 2015.

17/08/2015 Paper "Mining Minds: Journey of Evolutionary Platform for Ubiquitous Wellness" accepted at u-Healthcare 2015.

15/08/2015 Paper "Development of a platform for the exchange of biodatasets with integrated opportunities for artificial intelligence using MatLab" accepted at WCCS 2015.

12/08/2015 Paper "PAM-Based Flexible Generative Topic Model For 3D Interactive Activity Recognition" accepted at ATC 2015.

12/08/2015 Paper "Background Subtraction With Neighbor-based Intensity Correction Algorithm" accepted at ATC 2015.

05/07/2015 Journal paper accepted for publication in Sensors: "Traffic Behavior Recognition Using the Pachinko Allocation Model".

26/06/2015 Paper "Facilitating Trunk Endurance Assessment by means of Mobile Health Technologies" accepted at UbiComp 2015.

09/06/2015 Journal paper accepted for publication in BioMedical Engineering OnLine: "Design, implementation and validation of a novel open framework for agile development of mobile health applications".

01/06/2015 Paper "Mining Human Behavior for Health Promotion" accepted at EMBC 2015.

28/05/2015 Journal paper accepted for publication in Sensors: "mDurance: a Novel Mobile Health System to Support Trunk Endurance Assessment".

27/03/2015 Paper "Multiwindow Fusion for Wearable Activity Recognition" accepted at IWANN 2015.

27/03/2015 Paper "Ontological Sensor Selection for Wearable Activity Recognition" accepted at IWANN 2015.

27/03/2015 Paper "Performing variable selection by multiobjective criterion: an application to mobile payment" accepted at IWANN 2015.

27/03/2015 Paper "Modeling the EUR/USD index using LS-SVM and performing variable selection" accepted at IWANN 2015.

11/03/2015 Paper "Mining Minds: an innovative framework for personalized health and wellness support" accepted at PervasiveHealth 2015.

05/03/2015 Paper "SNS based predictive model for depression assessment" accepted at ICOST 2015.

12/01/2015 Paper "An Innovative Platform for Person-Centric Health and Wellness Support" accepted at IWBBIO 2015.

12/01/2015 Paper "An Ontology for Dynamic Sensor Selection in Wearable Activity Recognition" accepted at IWBBIO 2015.

07/12/2014 MHEALTH dataset accepted at the UCI Machine Learning Repository. Available online here.

20/11/2014 Paper "A Novel Watermarking Scheme for Image Authentication in Social Networks" accepted at IMCOM 2015.

17/10/2014 Journal paper accepted for publication in Neural Processing Letters: "Multi-sensor fusion based on asymmetric decision weighting for robust activity recognition".

01/09/2014 Joined the Ubiquitous Computing Lab at Kyung Hee University as a Postdoctoral Researcher.

20/08/2014 Journal paper accepted for publication in The Scientific World Journal: "PhysioDroid: combining wearable health sensors and smartphones for a ubiquitous, continuous and personal monitoring".

15/08/2014 Paper "mHealthDroid: a novel framework for agile development of mobile health applications" accepted at UCAmI-IWAAL 2014.

11/07/2014 REALDISP dataset accepted at the UCI Machine Learning Repository. Available online here.

11/07/2014 Release of the MHEALTH dataset (more info here).

11/06/2014 mHealhDroid awarded with the 'UGR Emilio Herrera Linares' prize in the category of scientific dissemination.

27/05/2014 Journal paper accepted for publication in Sensors: "Dealing with the effects of sensor displacement in wearable activity recognition".

25/04/2014 Obtained the PhD degree (CUM LAUDE) after public defense of the Doctoral Thesis entitled: "Robust Expert Systems for more Flexible Real-World Activity Recognition".

26/03/2014 Journal paper accepted for publication in Sensors: "Window size impact in activity recognition".

17/01/2014 Paper "Evaluating the effects of signal segmentation on activity recognition" accepted at IWBBIO 2014.

10/12/2013 Selected as Phase 1 winner in UnderArmour's Armour39 challenge.

05/12/2013 Received the Best Paper Award for the manuscript entitled "Handling displacement effects in on-body sensor-based activity recognition" at UCAmI-IWAAL 2013.

16/08/2013 Paper "Handling displacement effects in on-body sensor-based activity recognition" accepted at UCAmI-IWAAL 2013.

16/08/2013 Paper "Activity recognition based on a multi-sensor meta-classifier" accepted at IWANN 2013.

25/04/2013 Paper "PhysioDroid: an app for physiological data monitoring" accepted at IWBBIO 2013.

01/10/2012 Release of the REALDISP dataset (more info here).

27/07/2012 Paper "A benchmark dataset to evaluate sensor displacement in activity recognition" accepted at UBICOMP 2012.

06/06/2012 Journal paper accepted for publication in Sensors: "On the Use of Sensor Fusion to Reduce the Impact of Rotational and Additive Noise in Human Activity Recognition".

04/05/2012 Release of the Multimodal Kinect-IMU dataset (more info here).

25/03/2012 Journal paper accepted for publication in Soft Computing: "Human activity recognition based on a sensor weighting hierarchical classifier".

26/02/2012 Paper "Kinect=IMU? Learning MIMO Signals Mappings to Automatically Translate Activity Recognition Systems Across Sensor Modalities" accepted at ISWC 2012.

01/02/2012 Joined the ACTLab group at TU/e as Visiting Researcher.

18/01/2012 Journal paper accepted for publication in Expert Systems with Applications: "Daily Living Activity Recognition based on Statistical Feature Quality Group Selection".

01/09/2011 Joined the Wearable Computing Lab. at ETH Zurich as Visiting Researcher.

06/08/2011 Short research visit at the Computer Laboratory of Ambient and Wearable Systems at University of Alabama.

27/07/2011 Paper "Human multisource activity recognition for AAL problems" accepted at UCAmI 2011.

15/04/2011 Paper "Application of a novel feature selector for human activity recognition based on inertial monitored data" accepted at ICAI 2011.

11/04/2011 Paper "Recognition of Human Physical Activity based on a novel Hierarchical Weighted Classification scheme" accepted at IJCNN 2011.

16/03/2011 Paper "Automatic Recognition of Daily Living Activities based on a Hierarchical Classifier" accepted at IWANN 2011.

12/03/2010 Paper "Ambient Living Activity Recognition based on Feature-set Ranking Using Intelligent Systems" accepted at IJCNN 2010.

17/02/2010 Paper "Novel Method for Feature-set Ranking Applied to Physical Activity Recognition" accepted at IEAAIE 2010.