Ester Martinez-Martin

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e-Mail: emartine at uji dot es
Lab: TI-2113-DL
Address: Avda. Vicente Sos Baynat s/n, E-12071, Castelló, Spain
Lab tel: +34 964 728 294 
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Ester Martínez-Martín is an Assistant Professor at Jaume-I University (Spain) and member of the Robotic Intelligence Laboratory (RobInLab). She holds a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (2004) and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (2011), both from Jaume-I University. Her education is completed with a Master’s Degree in Teaching for Secondary Education, Vocational Training and Language Teaching and several postgraduate certificates in different topics such as computer design, programming languages and web design.
She has been involved in robotics research, being part of several national and international projects (e.g. FP7 Eyeshots (Heterogeneous 3D Perception across Visual Fragments), and FP7 GRASP (Emergence of cognitive grasping through emulation, introspection and surprise)). Her research background has been extended by participating in several relevant international conferences and schools, as well as with research stays at University of Genoa, SungKyunKwanUniversityand Technische Universität Wien. She is author and co-author of relevant scientific publications – including the book Robust motion detection in real-life scenarios (Springer 2012), “Computer Vision Methods for Robot Tasks: Motion Detection, Depth Estimation and Tracking” (AICom), “A Panoramic vision system for human- robot interaction” (HRI 2010), “Safety for human-robot interaction in dynamic environments” (ISAM 2009) – and editor of one book: “Swarm Robotics” (In-Tech). She has been the Organization Chair of the 2015 IEEE-RAS Summer School on Experimental Methodology, Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking in Robotics (2015), 13th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB) (2014), 12th International UJI Robotics School on Perceptual Robotics for Humanoids (2012), and has collaborated in some conference committees and outreach activities. Moreover, she has delivered some invited talks in International centers. She recently received the Santander Award for Young Researchers in the field of engineering and architecture.
In addition, she has taught at the Jaume-I University during several academic years (2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2010/2011, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017) in different degrees, obtaining the recognition of the Vice President for academic and faculty teaching activity in the academic years of 2008/2009, 2010/2011, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. Among her teaching path she has conducted various training activities, teaching improvements and innovations, and has delivered three postgraduate courses, including specific training.