[April 2019] I was promoted to Associate Professor at the Universidad de O’Higgins, Chile
[PAR Explora O’Higgins CONICYT], From April 2019 I am director of the PAR Explora O’Higgins Project, CONICYT, for the promotion of Science in the O’Higgins Region, Chile. Two year project (renewable for two more years); Granted funding: 350.000 USD per year.
[IEEE RAS Summer School] I am co-organizing (General Chair) the IEEE RAS Summer School on Deep Learning for Robot Vision, Santiago & Rancagua, Chile, December, 2019
[Solar Energy] New paper on Image-based Photovoltaic Energy Generation Prediction: Jinsong Zhang, Rodrigo Verschae, Shohei Nobuhara and Jean-Francois Lalonde, “Deep photovoltaic nowcasting”, Solar Energy, Vol. 176, PP. 267-276, Dec 2018.
[Chile-Japan Academic Forum] I will participate in the Chile-Japan Academic Forum, 25-29 Sept, 2018, Nikko, Japan. In the event, I am will present at the Workshop “Sensors, Robotics, Automation & ICT in Mining, AgroSciences & Natural Resources, Smart Cities”.
[CMM] Since August 2018 I am an associate researcher of the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM), Universidad de Chile, Chile.
[SCI] Since August 2018 I am in the Advisory Board of the MDIP SCI Journal.
[ML Meetup] I presented my work on “Sky image based solar energy prediction”, at the Santiago Machine Learning Meetup, Santiago, Chile.
[New Affiliation] Since 2018 I am with the Institute of Engineering Sciences, Universidad de O’Higgins, Chile
[MIRU 2017] I will presenting our work on “Daytime Sky Image Model and Prediction” at MIRU 2017, Hiroshima, Japan.
[Information, 2017] Since June 2017 I am part of the Editorial Board of the MDPI journal Information.
[OCEANS MTS/IEEE, 2017] I will be attending the Oceans Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, to present our work on fish tracking.
[Energy7, 2017] I will be attending the Energy 7 symposium, in Manchester, UK, to present my work on coordinated energy management.
[IEEE PVSC, 2017] I will be attending the IEEE PVSC in WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, to present our work on image-based PV estimation and prediction.
[AVW, 2016] I will be presenting our work on real-time 3D fish detection and tracking at the “Aqua Vision Workshop”, at Kyoto University, Japan.
[Invited Speaker, February 2016] Invited panelist at the “Future of the Electricity Utilities Project”, Asian Stakeholder Meeting, Organized by the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Hong Kong, March 3-4th 2016.
[ICML 2013] I attended the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML’13)
Invited talk, 2013 at SCIAN-lab ( Laboratory for Scientific Image Analysis) at Medical School of the University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Since March 2018 I am an assistant professor (tenure track) at the Institute of Engineering Sciences, Universidad de O’Higgins, Chile, and before that (2015-2018) I was a assistant professor at the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. Japan.
My research interest include computer and robot vision, machine learning, and intelligent and robot systems with various applications (energy, agriculture, etc.).
I received a Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering (Universidad de Chile, 2010), a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics (Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) de Cachan, France, 2006), an Electrical Engineering degree (Universidad de Chile, 2003), and a Bachelor in Computer Engineering degree (Universidad de Chile, 2002).
I have participated in international projects, developed algorithms for large scale industrial systems, and at age 40 (2019), I am an active researcher with over 55 publications in international conferences and journals.
My current research interests include:
Distributed, autonomous, robotic and multi-agent systems
Coordinated energy management
Computer and robot vision, machine learning, pattern recognition
Object detection and recognition; scene understanding.