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The researcher Manuel Jesús Domínguez Morales, from the Department of Computer Architecture and Technology of the University of Seville, has made a visit to FRAV to work on VULCANO project for a three weeks' time. This researcher is studying the hardware-software codesign applied to bio-inspired systems, specifically, a stereoscopic vision-based bio-inspired system, for which he has received the help of FRAV.

Manuel Jesús Domínguez is engineer in Computer Science and Master of Science in Software Engineering and Technology, speciality Intelligent Techniques, by the University of Seville. Currently he works in that institution as a Lecturer (Profesor Sustituto Interino).

Manuel Jesús Domínguez Morales 

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FRAV's tradition of accepting Mexican MSc students goes on. Specifically, since January 2012 the engineers Gabriela de León Hernández and Rafael Alcantar Juárez are here with us. Both are students of the Master of Science in Computing Sciences at CENIDET (National Centre of Research and Technological Development), Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

On the other hand, since February 2012 Vinicio del Toro Paz is also here. He is a last year student of the degree in Computer Engineering of the Universidad Autónoma del Carmen (UNACAR), Ciudad del Carmen (Campeche), Mexico.

These three students will enjoy a 3-month stint with FRAV at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

On January 10, a meeting was held between a Hefei University delegation (China) and the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. On behalf of the Hefei University, the attendants were:

  • Mr Tao Dengsong, President of Academic Council of Hefei University.
  • Mr Wei Zhubao, Director of International Education College of Hefei.
  • Mr Jia Feng, Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs Department of Hefei University.

On behalf of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos the attendants were:

  • Ms Covadonga Gonzalez-Quijano.
  • Mr Enrique Cabello Pardos.
  • Ms Cristina Conde Vilda.
  • Ms Chen Wang.

Hefei University is based in the city of Hefei (population of 7 millions) in the Chinese province of Anhui (population of 80 millions). It was founded in 1980 and has 14000 students. Its main specializations are: Engineering, Economics, Management, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences and Pedagogy. The students of Hefei University have recently obtained the main results in competitions among the Chinese universities.

In a climate of great cordiality, both institutions were presented and future lines of cooperation were studied. The FRAV research group presented their research interests, which originated this meeting. The meeting continued with a visit to the URJC facilities of Móstoles campus. A working lunch ended this meeting.


The Face Recognition and Artificial Vision group (FRAV) of the Rey Juan Carlos University welcomes two new contracted researchers: Dr Leila Essannouni and Antonio Ríos Navarro MSc.

On the one hand, Dr Leila Essannouni is Bachelor in Computer Science and MSc in Programming and Systems by the Mohammed V University at Agdal (Rabat, Morocco), and MSc in Computer Science and Telecommunication by the Paul Sabatier University at Toulouse (France). Since 2008 she has also a PhD in Computer Science and Telecommunication by the Mohammed V University at Agdal (Rabat, Morocco), with a PhD thesis titled "Mise en correspondance d’image et suivi de visages".

On the other hand, Antonio Ríos Navarro is a technical engineer in Information Systems and MSc in Computer Engineering and Networks by the University of Seville.

The Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) and the Royal Automobile Club of Spain (RACE) organize in January 2012 the third edition of a High School Course on Traffic and Road Safety, a 200-hour online course. The directors are Professor Enrique Cabello Pardos, principal investigator of FRAV research group of the Rey Juan Carlos University, and Mr Juan Antonio Sánchez-Trillo Gómez (RACE).

This course is aimed mainly to professionals working in road safety, both in the public administration or in private firms, and who have a demonstrable experience of at least 3 years in this sector. It can also be interesting for graduates and engineers who wish to develop their work in the context of traffic and road safety.

The goals of this course are:

  • Creating a specific background covering the needs of technical and methodological knowledge for professionals who work in the multidisciplinary field of Education and Road Safety.
  • Creating a specializacion niche on Road Safety with influence in Spain and Latin America.

The contents are organized in twelve thematic modules:


  1. Introduction to Road Safety.
  2. Legal framework of Traffic and Road Safety. Spanish model.
  3. The road and its environment.
  4. Active safety in the vehicle.
  5. Passive safety in the vehicle.
  6. The human factor in the driving.
  7. Preventive measurements.
  8. Post-accident measurements.
  9. Safe driving concepts.
  10. Vehicle and sustainability.
  11. Control measurements.
  12. Special vehicles.

More details and contact information can be found in the course brochure  (113 KB).




FRAV laboratory "Face Recognition and Artificial Vision research
laboratory for advanced security" is member of the European Reference
Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection (ERNCIP)

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