Ernest Valveny is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and also member of Computer Vision Center. He received the degree in Computer Sciencesfrom the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 1992 and the PhD degree in Computer Science in 1999 from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His research interest is focused on computer vision and pattern recognition, specifically on the field of document analysis, including shape representation, document classification and retrieval, and structural pattern recognition. He is currently a member of the IAPR TC-10, the Technical Comitee on Graphics Recognition, and IAPR-TC-5 on Benchmarking and Software. He has been co-chair of the three editions of the International Contest on Symbol Recognition, supported by IAPR-TC10. He has worked in several technological transfer projects developed in the CVC. He serves on the Editorial Board of the IJDAR (International Journal in Document Analysis and Recognition) journal, and has alsobeen a PC member of several international conferences. He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers in journals, book chapters and international conferences.
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