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Dr. Yago Diez Donoso
Assistant Professor at Tohoku University.
Tokuyama Laboratory. Sendai. Japan

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Selected publications
- T. Pribanic, Y. Diez, F. Roure, J. Salvi "An efficient surface registration using smartphone". Machine Vision and Applications, to appear. [JCR IF 1.351, Q2)].
- Y. Díez, F. Roure, X. Lladó, J. Salvi. "A Qualitative Review on 3D Coarse Registration Methods". ACM Computing Surveys, to appear. [JCR CSTM IF 4.04, Q1(3/102)]  ( Researchgate link )
- Y. Diez, A. Oliver, M. Cabezas, S. Valverde, R. Martí, J.C. Vilanova, Ll. Ramió-Torrentà, A. Rovira, and X. Lladó. "Intensity based methods for brain MRI longitudinal registration. A study on multiple sclerosis patients". Neuroinformatics, 12(3), pp 365-379, 2014. [JCR CSTM IF 3.102, Q1(12/102)]  ( Springer link )
- Y. Diez, J. Marti, J. Salvi. "Hierarchical Normal Space Sampling To Speed Up Point Cloud Coarse Matching". Pattern Recognition Letters 33(16) pp. 2127 - 2133, 2012. [JCR CSAI, IF 1.266 , Q2 (56/112) ]  ( pdf )
- Y. Díez, A. Oliver, X. Lladó J. Martí, J. Freixenet, J.C. Vilanova, R. Martí. "Revisiting intensity based image registration appplied to mammography". IEEE Trans. on Information Technology in BioMedicine, 15(5), pp 716-725, 2011. [JCR CSIA IF: 1.676 Q1(27/133)]  ( pdf )
- Y. Diez, J.A. Sellarès, "Noisy Point Set Matching". Discrete Applied Mathematics, Vol. 159, Issue 6, pp 433-449, 2011. [JCR MA, IF 0.795 , Q2 (106/245)]  ( pdf )

Research interests
- Computational Geometry. 3D Coarse Matching of point clouds. Trajectory Analysis. Medical Image Registration. Multiple Sclerosis imaging. ABUS, Breast MRI.

Research project management experience
- Aplication for FP7 projects including ASSURE project (granted financing in call FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION1). Project leader: Nico Karssemeijer, university Nijmegen.
- Coordination tasks project ANDREA-RAIMON, Spanish Ministery of Science (MICIN). joint project UDG - UPV (Project leaders: Joaquim Salvi and Juan José Serrano).
- Coordination taskd PROFIT project "Escaneado de superfícies con especiales dificultades". Joint project with AQSENSE company. Project Leader: Joaquim Salvi.

Work experience
- 2015-Present: Assistant Professor at Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan), Tokuyama Laboratory. Research in the context of the Japanese Government funded IMPACT project on Robotics Challenges for disaster intervention. Focus on Algorithms for GPS trajectory processing and image analysis.
- 2012-2015 Postdoctoral Researcher at Girona University, Computer Vision and Robotics Group (VICOROB). Research in the context of the EU FP7 ASSURE project, research focus on Breast Imaging (X-Ray/ABVS/MRi).
- July 2011 - June 2012: Research Project manager (Gestor Gran Abast) at VICOROB Group.
- March 2009 - June 2011: Postdoctoral Researcher at Computer Vision and Robotics (VICOROB) Group UdG
- 2008-2009, Researcher at Girona Graphics Group (GGG). Research involving GPU (CUDA) implementation for Computational Geometry algorithms for GIS aplications.
- Five years of predoctoral research in the Computer Science and Applied Mathematics department in UDG, as a member of GGG.
- (2004-2006 and 2007-2008) Assistant professor (part time), at the University of Girona, teaching practical contents in the following subjects:
1. Algorítmica 1 y Algorítmica 2 (Algorithmics 1 and 2) Computer Science Studies (ETIG).
2. Fundamentos de Informática (Computer Science Basics) Mechanical Engineering Studies (ETIM), Electronic Engineering (EITIE) and Chemical Engineering (ETIQUI).
- (2006-2007) Visiting Professor (Full Time) at the university of Girona. Teaching theoretical and practical lessons in the subject "Fundamentos de Programación" (Introduction To Programming) of Industrial Engineering Studies (EI).

Formal education
- (1996 - 2002) M.S. , Mathematics: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), finished in 01-02.
- (2003-2008) PhD. Program, UPC and Universitat de Girona (UDG). Advanced Studies Diploma (DEA), year 2006.
- PhD: Thesis title: "2D and 3D Colored Point Set matching under the bottleneck distance", year 2008. Download.

Languages
- Spanish, Catalan (native speaker).
- English (Proficiency title by the university of Cambridge, 1996).
- Japanese, intermediate, (JLPT N3 December 2014).