Dr. Jose Martinez-Carranza

I am Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the National Institute of Astrophysics, Opitcs and Electronics (INAOE), where I am member of the Robotics group.

My current work deals with problems related to 6-D camera pose localisation and mapping for autonomous flight of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle platforms. Click here to see my latest research.

Previously, I was a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Bristol, working in the group led by Walterio Mayol-Cuevas in the Department of Computer Science. I was also member of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, the largest of its type in the UK.

During my PhD studies, I worked under the supervision of Andrew Calway, also in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol.

New Position Open!


Current PhD Students

  1. Aarón Eleazar López Luna (CCE-INAOE): (started Sept 2016; co-supervised with Dr. Israel Vega).

  2. Antonio Matus Vargas: (started Sept 2016; co-supervised with Dr. Gustavo Rodriguez).

  3. Juan Antonio Osuna Coutiño: (started January 2016).


Current Master Students

  1. Eduardo Zecua Corichi: Detection of alert state whilst flying a drone using EEG (started September 2016; co-supervised with Dr. Carlos Alberto Reyes).

  2. Arturo Muñoz Silva (MSc in Space Sciences-INAOE): Autonomous flight of a drone with a suspended load (started September 2016; co-supervised with Dr. Gustavo Rodriguez).

Former Students

  1. Roberto de Lima Hernández (Master in Computer Science): Extration of high-level-structures using a semi-calibrated stereo rig. October, 2016.

  2. Claudia Cruz Martínez (Master in Computer Science): Real-time enhancement of sparse maps using super-pixels. October, 2016.

  3. Nils Loewen (Master in Manufacturing Systems, ITESM-Queretaro): Obstacle Avoidance During the Autonomous Flight of a Quadrocopter in GPS-Denied Environments. March, 2016



Contact Details:

Dr. Jose Martinez Carranza
Associate Professor
SNI-C 2017-2019
Royal Society-Newton Advanced Fellowship 2015-2017

Department of Computer Science, Office 8219 / 8302.
National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE)
Luis Enrique Erro No. 1,
Sta. Ma. Tonantzintla, Pue.
CP 72840 Mexico
Tel: +52 222 2663100 (internal 8219)
Fax: +52 222 2663152
carranza at inaoep dot mx


NOTICE BOARD

  • Conacyt/Personajes, May 2015

  • A very kind article about me has been published by Conacyt's news agency. The article can be found here.

  • News item by UKMX. May, 2015

  • UKMX 2015 is the website of a pioneer programme, running throughout the whole year 2015, that will promote bilateral collaborations in between the UK and Mexico through cultural, academic and trade projects. My work funded by the Royal Society, through the Newton Fund is an example of what is being supported by this programme. More information can be found here.

  • News item by Conacyt. May, 2015

  • A news item where my work on aerial robotics is mentioned has been issued by the Conacyt news agency. The full article is found here.

  • News item by Agencia ID. May, 2015

  • A news item about my work on aerial robotics has been issued by the news agency: Investigación y Desarrollo ID. The full article is found here.

  • 1st Place in TMR 2015, category @home

  • The team Markovito, which I had the privilege to lead this year, has won the 1st place in the Torneo Mexicano de Robótica (Mexican Tournament in Robotics) in the category @home, a competition for service robots who have to perform several tasks at home such as understanding voice commands, manipulating objects and navigating through the rooms. Congratulations to all the Markovito team members! A news item about this achievement is found here.

  • PhD and Master thesis opportunities!

  • If you are looking for a research topic for a thesis please get in touch!

  • Open Week Registration Open

  • Since last year the Computer Science Department at INAOE organises the open week event, a week where university students have the opportunity to visit the department's laboratories, meet the researchers and find more about the postgraduate opportunities at the department. More information here.

  • Royal Society-Newton Advance Fellowship

  • I have been awarded the Royal Society-Newton Advance Fellowship , which provides a 2-years funding to develop my research, here in Mexico, in collaboration with a UK partner, in this case, the University of Bristol represented by Dr. Walterio Mayol Cuevas.

    This funding is granted by The Royal Society in the UK through the Newton Fund, in collaboration with CONACYT and the Mexican Academy of Sciences.

    The funding will begin from March of 2015 until February of 2017.

  • Keynote Presentation

  • Participation as a Keynote Speaker in the Intelligent Disaster Management Workshop to be held in Queretaro, Mexico, from the 23-27 of February.

  • Participation in seminar at CIMAT

  • On the 21st of November of 2014. I was kindly invited to participate in the weekly seminar of the Computer Science Department at the Center for Research in Mathematics (CIMAT in spanish) in Guanajuato, Mexico. More information here.

  • New Position

  • Since November of 2014 I am Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in the Computer Science Department at the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE)

  • SmartBoomerang news

  • Project developed in collaboration with the company BlueBear Systems Research Ltd. Click here
    to read an article about this.

  • Prince Andrew, Duke of York, visits BRL

  • In February, 2014, I had the opportunity to participate in a presentation at BRL given to Prince Andrew. More details on his visit can be found here:
    Bristol Post
    South West Business

  • Meeting at the Mexican Embassy in Japan

  • During IROS (November, 2013) I had the chance to participate in a meeting called by the International Network of Mexican Researchers held at the Mexican Embassy in Japan. More info here.

  • BMVC Student Workshop

  • I am the chair for this year's workshop:

  • Humanoid robot that sees and maps

  • Read here a press release about a project in which I collaborated as a part-time research assistant from May, 2011 to April, 2012. The project was developed for SAMSUNG Electronics.

  • CRS 2013

  • I am a Program Committee member of the workshop on Cognitive Robotics Systems: Replicating Human Actions and Activities. This workshop will run in conjunction with IROS 13. Please submit a contribution.

  • IROS 13 Paper...

  • Our paper was accepted in the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems IROS , to be held in Tokyo, Japan from the 3rd-7th of November, 2013.

  • MVGIRO-RSS 13 Paper...

  • Our paper was accepted in the Workshop on Multi VIew Geometry in RObotics, held in conjuction with Robotics Science and Systems 2013 to be held in Berlin, Germany from the 24th-28th of June, 2013.

  • ICRA 13 paper...

  • Our paper was accepted in the International Conference on Robotics and Automation ICRA 13 to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany from the 6th-10th of May, 2013.

  • Invited talks in December

  • Had the chance to give a talk at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla.

  • ICRA 12 paper...

  • Our paper was accepted in the International Conference on Robotics and Automation ICRA 12 to be held in St Paul-Minnesota, USA from the 14th-18th of May, 2012.

  • BMVC 10 paper...

  • Our paper was accepted in the British Machine Vision Conference BMVC 10 to be held in Aberystwyth, UK from the 31st of August to 3rd of September, 2010.

  • Invited talks...

  • I had the opportunity to give a couple of seminars while I was in Mexico for holidays. Nice experience.

  • BMVC 09 paper...

  • Our paper was accepted in the British Machine Vision Conference BMVC 09 to be held in London, UK from the 7th-10th of September, 2009.

  • Seminar @Bristol

  • I participated in the departmental seminar on the 4th of June, 2009.

  • First paper SCIA 09

  • Our paper was accepted for oral presentation in the Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis SCIA 09 to be held in Oslo, Norway from the 15th-18th of June, 2009.