Intelligent Systems LabUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid


Eng. Aurelio Ponz Vila, M.Sc.

aurelio ponz vila

Position: PhD Student

Email: aurelio (dot) ponz [at]

Address: C. Butarque 15, 28911 Leganés, Madrid, Spain



Brief Bio

Ph Doctorate candidate in Robotics at Carlos III de Madrid University.
Master in Robotics and Automation at Carlos III de Madrid University.
Degree in Computer Engineering  at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.

From my beginnings at Electrónica ENSA implementing a Trunking Radio System to the IT department at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, including the Network & IT management position at Fundesco (Telefónica) and research scholar at Carnegie Mellon University, I have acquired a diverse experience in many fields of computing.


  • Obstacle detection and classification using fusion of laser scanner and stereo camera (2012-now)
  • Low cost gaze detection system at Carnegie Mellon University (2011)


  • Oct 2015
    Asociación Catalana de Inteligencia Artificial
    Second place award for Best work on Artificial Intelligence promotion, as a member of the ADAS group in the Center for Computer Vision.
  • May 2015
    International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems (VEHITS) 2015
    Best student paper award
  • July 2014
    Fundación Eduardo Barreiros
    Best research in the automotive sector award. VIII Edition of the Eduardo Barreiros Foundation Award to the best research in the automotive sector, as a member of the Intelligent Systems Lab.

Selected Publications

  • Unindexed journal
    Book: Smart Cities, Green Technologies ans Intelligent Transport Systems
    Editors: Markus Helfert, Karl-Heinz Krempels, Cornel Klein, Brian Donnellan, Oleg Gusikhin
    Chapter: "Laser Scanner and Camera Fusion for Automatic Obstacle Classification in ADAS Application", pages 237-249. Authors A. Ponz, C.H. Rodríguez-Garavito, F. García, P. Lenz, C. Stiller, and J.M. Armingol
    Editorial: Springer
    eBook ISBN 978-3-319-27753-0, ISSN 1865-0929
    Year of publication: 2016

  • Journal june 2015
    Fusión de Escáner Laser y Visión por Computador para la Detección de Peatones en Entornos Viarios.
    F. Garcia, A. Ponz, D. Martín, J.M. Armingol, A. de la Escalera.
    Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática Industrial RIAI, Volume 12, Issue 2, April–June 2015, Pages 218-229, ISSN 1697-7912

  • Journal July 2014
    IVVI 2.0: An intelligent vehicle based on computational perception
    D. Martín, F. García, B. Musleh, D. Olmeda, G. Peláez, P. Marín, A. Ponz, C. Rodríguez, A. Al-Kaff, A. de la Escalera, J.M. Armingol.
    Expert Systems with Applications, Available online 6 February 2015, ISSN 0957-4174 

  • Journal April 2014
    Context aided pedestrian detection for danger estimation based on laser scanner and computer vision. 
    F. García, J. García, A. Ponz,  A. de la Escalera, J. M. Armingol. 2014, Expert Systems with Applications. 

  • Book Chapter
    Book: Context Enhanced Information Fusion
    Editors: J.Llinas, J. Garcia, L. Snidaro
    Chapter: "Data Fusion Enhanced with Context Information for Road Safety Application",
    Authors: F. Garcia, A.Ponz, D. Martin, A. de la Escalera, J.M. Armingol.
    Editorial: Springer
    Year of publication: 2016 

  • Conference May 2015
    Automatic obstacle classification using Laser and Camera fusion.
    A. Ponz,.C. H. Rodriguez-Garavito, F. García, P. Lenz, C. Stiller, J.M. Armingol. VEHITS 2015. Lisbon, Portugal. May 2015. 

  • Conference May 2015
    Computer vision applied to road lines recognition using machine learning.
    C. H. Rodriguez-Garavito, A. Ponz, F. García, A. de la Escalera, J.M. Armingol.
    ICIT 2015 The 7th International Conference on Information Technology
    doi:10.15849/icit.2015.0017 © ICIT 2015 ( 

  • Conference July 2014
    Automatic Laser And Camera Extrinsic Calibration for Data Fusion Using Road Plane.
    C. H. Rodriguez-Garavito, A. Ponz, F. Garcia, D. Martín, A. de la Escalera and J. M. Armingol. Fusion 2014, Jul. 2014. 

  • Conference May 2014
    Computer Vision and Laser Scanner Road Environment Perception.
    F. Garcia, A.Ponz , D.Martin, J.M. Armingol, A. de la Escalera. IWSSIP 2014, 12-15 May. 2014.