Publications & Patents Teaching Miscellanea Smart CMOS Imagers - Vision Chips - Embedded Vision

Jorge Fernández-Berni, PhD
Associate Professor

Universidad de Sevilla
Instituto de Microelectrónica de Sevilla (IMSE-CNM)

Avda. Américo Vespucio s/n, 41092 Sevilla (Spain)

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Keywords: Smart CMOS imagers, vision chips, embedded vision, hardware-software co-design, distributed smart cameras, machine learning applied to vision

Jorge Fernández-Berni was born in Córdoba (Andalusia, Spain) in 1981. He received a B. Eng. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication in September 2004 from the University of Seville, Spain. He then spent four months at the Department of Instrumentation and Space Exploration of the Center for Astrobiology (CAB) in Madrid, Spain, granted by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). From January 2005 through September 2006, he was working in the telecommunication industry. In October 2006, he joined the Institute of Microelectronics of Seville (IMSE-CNM-CSIC) as a doctoral student, receiving a M.Sc. degree in Microelectronics in December 2008 and his Ph.D. in June 2011 with honors. He has been a visiting researcher at the Cellular Sensory and Optical Wave Computing Laboratory of the Computer and Automation Research Institute (SZTAKI, Budapest, Hungary) in 2010, at the Image Processing and Interpretation group, TELIN-IPI (Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium) in 2014 and at the Center for Nanoscience and Technology, NDnano (University of Notre-Dame, IN USA) in 2015 and 2016. From January 2016 through December 2017, he held a "Juan de la Cierva" Research Fellowship, granted by the Spanish Government. Since January 2018 he is an Associate Professor at the University of Seville.
Dr. Fernández-Berni has authored/co-authored over 60 papers in refereed journals, conferences and workshops. He is also the first author of a book and two book chapters as well as the first inventor of two licensed patents. He received the Best Paper Award from the scientific committee of "Image Sensors and Imaging Systems, SPIE Electronic Imaging 2014, San Francisco CA, USA" and the Third Prize of the Student Paper Award from the scientific committee of "IEEE CNNA 2010: 12th Int. Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and their Applications, Berkeley CA, USA". He also presented an invited paper at "SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing 2011, Orlando FL, USA". Dr. Fernández-Berni has served as a reviewer for different international journals and conferences. He has also served as an external consultant for the IEEE concerning on-line tools for scientific material management. He has been TPC Chair of ACM International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras in 2015 and 2016.  He has served as an Associate Editor for SPIE Newsroom, Electronic Imaging and Signal Processing. He is member of the IEEE CASS Technical Committee on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and Array Computing and the IEEE CASS Technical Committee on Sensory Systems.
Last update: January, 2018
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