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Xavier Alameda-Pineda

Xavier Alameda-Pineda is a Research Scientist (Chargé de Recherche) at Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, at the Perception Team and at Université Grenoble Alpes. His research interests are multi-modal fusion, machine learning, computer vision and signal processing for scene understanding and human-robot interaction.

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xavier_almeda_pinedaBorn in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain. He obtained the degree of Mathematics from the Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics in 2008 and the Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the School of Telecommunications in 2009 both from the Technical University of Catalonia. Afterward he moved to Grenoble to follow the Computer Science MoSIG Masters program in the GVR option (Graphics, Vision, Robotics) at UFRIMAG from Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble 1) and ENSIMAG from Grenoble-INP. He obtained his PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble 1) in the PERCEPTION team at INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, under the supervision of Prof. Radu Horaud. He then moved to Trento for a two-year post-doc at the Multimodal and Human Understanding Group, with Prof. Nicu Sebe.


Xavier Alameda-Pineda was nominated as the recipient of the SIGMM Rising Star Award of 2018 for his contributions to multimodal social behavior understanding. In the past, he was involved in scientific studies awarded in different top-level venues:

  • Novel Technology Paper Award Finalist for Tracking a Varying Number of People with a Visually-Controlled Robotic Head, with Yutong Ban, Fabien Badeig, Silèye Ba and Radu Horaud, at IEEE/RAS IROS 2017.
  • Best scientific paper award for Multi-Paced Dictionary Learning for Cross-Domain Retrieval and Recognition, with Dan Xu, Jingkuan Song, Elisa Ricci and Nicu Sebe, at IAPR ICPR 2016.
  • Best paper award for Analysing Free-standing Conversational Groups: A Multimodal Approach, with Yan Yan, Oswald Lanz, Elisa Ricci and Nicu Sebe, at ACM MM 2015
  • Best student paper award for A Variational EM Algorithm for the Separation of Moving Sound Sources, with Dionyssos Kounades-Bastian, at IEEE WASPAA 2015.
  • Outstanding paper award for Finding Audio-visual Events in Informal Social Gatherings, with Vasil Khalidov, Florence Forbes and Radu Horaud, at IEEE/ACM ICMI 2011.

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