Dr. José Ignacio Núñez Varela
Assistant Professor


Área de Computación e Informática
Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
Av. Dr. Manuel Nava #8 Edificio I
Zona Universitaria, CP 78290
San Luis Potosí, S.L.P. México


Email: jose.nunez (at) uaslp.mx
Phone: +(444)826 13 00 ext 6143
Office: Sexto piso (6th floor), Edificio T
Education
PhD Computer Science, University of Birmingham, 2013
MSc Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
Computer Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, 2002


Research
My research interests lie in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its applications to Robotics. In particular, decision making under uncertainty and gaze control. I am also interested in the design of intelligent systems, machine learning and neurocomputation. During my Ph.D. I worked with Dr. Jeremy Wyatt in the formulation of mathematical models of gaze control for the selection of fixation locations during manipulation actions.

[Research information]         [Publications]         [Google Scholar Profile]


Current research projects:
+ Mobile Robot Localization, Mapping and Navigation in Closed Environments (Localización, Mapeo y Navegación de Robots Móviles en Ambientes Cerrados Complejos) (PRODEP No. DSA/103.5/14/10476)

+ Mobile Robot Navigation using Models of Gaze Control (Navegación de Robots Móviles Utilizando Modelos para el Control de la Visión) (FAI-UASLP No. C14-FAI-04-18.18)

+ Smart Vision (Coordinación de Módulos de Control Guiados Visualmente en un Marco de Toma de Decisiones para Robots Humanoides) (CONACyT No. 177041) [webpage]

+ PaCMan: Probabilistic and Compositional Representations for Object Manipulation (FP7-ICT-600918) [webpage]


Past research projects:
+ Reinforcement Learning of Visual Routines in Autonomous Systems (UKIERI No. SA06-0031)


Graduate Programs Coordinator
Since July 2015 I am the coordinator of our graduate programs at the School of Engineering Research Center (CIEP). If you require information about our Master's or Ph.D. programs please do not hesitate in contact me.


Students
Masters:
- Rogelio Castillo Morquecho (Object Recognition using SDF Filters with the NAO Robot) [co-supervising]


Undergraduate:
- Julio César Delgado Galván (Object Recognition using the NAO Robot)
- Daniel Paul Romero Martí (Mobile Robot Mapping)
- Alberto Jorge Navarro Ramírez (3D Object Reconstruction using Kinect) [co-supervising]
- Juan Carlos Rangel Ramírez (Smart Traffic Lights)
- Raúl Eduardo Lozano Alonso (Face Recognition using the NAO Robot)


I am looking for bright undergrad and graduate students who are interested in doing his/her thesis in a subject related to artificial intelligence and/or robotics, or a subject close to my interests. Please do not hesitate if you have a question about this, you can send me an email or come personally to my office.


Teaching
2800 Graficación por Computadora A
2221 Estructuras de Datos y Algoritmos A


Personal
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]







Last updated: March 2016