Ph.D. Student at Purdue University (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Video and Image Processing Laboratory (VIPER)

Prof. Edward Delp

Research Interests
Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Image/video processing


Research Intern May 2017 - August 2017
Samsung Display America Lab San Jose, CA
  • - Developed a new objective image fidelity metric that models the display and the Human Visual System.
  • - Goal: Evaluate visually lossless compression in Samsung displays.
Research Assistant January 2015 -
Video and Image Processing (VIPER) laboratory, Purdue University West Lafayette, IN, USA
Developed and used deep learning and computer vision techniques for:
  • - Precision Agriculture. Count, locate and segment plants in aerial images taken from drones using CNNs and GANs.
  • - Medical imaging. Segment endocardium in echocardiograms and estimate heart ejection fraction.
  • - Visual Surveillance. Count people from videos. Improved accuracy by incorporating crowdsourcing.
Web Development and System Administrator July 2013 - December 2013
Boolino, Telefónica Barcelona, Spain


Counting Plants Using Deep Learning
J. Ribera, Y. Chen, C. Boomsma, and E. J. Delp
IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) - November 2017, Montreal, Canada (to appear)
Plant Leaf Segmentation For Estimating Phenotypic Traits
Y. Chen, J. Ribera, C. Boomsma, and E. J. Delp
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) - September 2017, Beijing, China (to appear)
Pill Recognition Using Minimal Labeled Data
Y. Wang, J. Ribera, C. Liu, F. Zhu, and E. J. Delp
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data - April 2017, Laguna Hills, CA
Estimating Phenotypic Traits From UAV Based RGB Imagery
J. Ribera, F. He, Y. Chen, A. F. Habib, and E. J. Delp
ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Workshop on Data Science for Food, Energy, and Water - August 2016, San Francisco, CA
Automatic and Manual Tattoo Localization
J. Kim, H. Li, J. Yue, J. Ribera, L. Huffman, and E. J. Delp
IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security - May 2016, Waltham, MA
Characterizing The Uncertainty of Classification Methods and Its Impact on the Performance of Crowdsourcing
J. Ribera, K. Tahboub, and E. J. Delp
IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging and Multimedia Analytics in a Web and Mobile World, 2015 - February 2015, San Francisco, CA
An Intelligent Crowdsourcing System for Forensic Analysis of Surveillance Video
K. Tahboub, N. Gadgil, J. Ribera, B. Delgado, and E. J. Delp
IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging on Imaging and Multimedia Analytics in a Web and Mobile World - February 2015, San Francisco, CA
Automated Crowd Flow Estimation Enhanced by Crowdsourcing
J. Ribera, K. Tahboub, and E. J. Delp
IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference (NAECON) - June 2014, Dayton, OH


Ph.D, Electrical and Computer Engineering January 2015 - August 2018 (expected)
Purdue University West Lafayette, IN, USA

BS + MS, Telecommunications Engineering September 2009 - December 2014
Polytechnic University of Catalonia (TelecomBCN) Barcelona, Spain

Professional Skills

Programming Languages: Python, C, MATLAB, Java, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP
Libraries/frameworks: TensorFlow, PyTorch, Numpy, OpenCV
Management tools: Git
Languages: 1. English (fluent), 2. Spanish (native), 3. Catalan (native), 4. French (intermediate)
Operating Systems: GNU/Linux

Graduate Courses

ECE 642: Information Theory Prof. Mark R. Bell
BME 595: Deep Learning Prof. Eugenio Culurciello
ECE 661: Computer Vision Prof. Avinash C. Kak
ECE 641: Model-Based Image and Signal Processing Prof. Charles Bouman
ECE 637: Digital Image Processing I Prof. Charles Bouman
ECE 634: Digital Video Systems Prof. Amy Reibman
ECE 608: Computational Models and Methods Prof. Irith Pomeranz
ECE 600: Random Variables Prof. Mark R. Bell
ECE 577: Engineering Aspects of Remote Sensing Prof. Okan K. Ersoy
STAT 529: Applied Bayesian Decisian Theory Prof. John Deely
STAT 528: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics Prof. Xiao Wang
MA 504: Real Analysis Prof. Burgess J. Davis

Volunteer Experience

Linux Student Organization 2011 - 2014
LinuxUPC Barcelona, Spain
IEEE Student Branch 2012 - 2014
IEEE Barcelona Student Branch Barcelona, Spain
Job fair organizer 2011 - 2013
Telecommunications and Electronics' Forum Barcelona, Spain