Intelligent Systems LabUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid


Dr. Fernando García Fernández

fernando garcía fernández

Position: Assistant Professor

Email: fegarcia [at]

Telephone: +34 916 24 8325

Address: Calle Butarque 15, 28911 Leganés, Madrid

Office: 1.3.B04

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Brief Bio

Fernando gives lessons since March 2008 at University Carlos III of Madrid. He finished Telecommunication Engineering in the year 2007, and Master in Robotics and Automatics in 2009, both in the University Carlos III of Madrid, where he got the PhD in Electric, Electronic and Automatics in 2012. He obtained the habilitation for associated professor in April 2016.

During his researching career he has published numerous articles in congresses and international journals mainly in the fields of Intelligent Transport Systems, perception, positioning, human factors, tracking and data fusion.

Fernando has performed visiting stays as a researcher at VisLab laboratory form Parma (Italy), State University of New York at Buffalo (USA) and Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas, Quito (Ecuador). He gives lessons both theoretical and practical in several in bachelors and Master degrees, related with control engineering, programming and perception. He is the coordinator of the topic Industrial Information II since 2013 and coordinator of Bacherlor’s theses in Grado en Ingeniería Electrónica Industrial y Automática, Grado de la Energía and Grado de Ingeniería Eléctrica.

He has given seminars in national and international entities such as New York State University at Buffalo, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de Medellín, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Parma University at Italy.

Fernando is vice-president of the Spanish chapter of IEEE-ITSS and member of the Board of Governors of the ITSS-IEEE Society for 2017-2020. He is also member of the Scientific Committee of important congresses and workshops such as Fusion, International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Intelligent Vehicles, and he is reviewer of relevant scientific journals: IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Information Fusion, Expert Systems with Applications and Sensors, among other. He is editor of Mathematical Problems in Engineering.


Recent Public Projects 

  • Integración de Sistemas Cooperativos para Vehículos Autónomos en Tráfico Compartido: Análisis del Entorno de Conducción (CAV-EnvAnalysis). 2017-2019.
  • Análisis Avanzado de la Conducta al Volante (Principal investigator). Funded by DGT. 2015/07 - 2016/07.
  • Sistema avanzado de asistencia a la conducción para entornos interurbanos : Percepción del entorno y simulación. Funded by Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad. 2014/01 - 2016/12.
  • SEGVAUTO. 2014/10 - 2016/09. Funded by Comunidad de Madrid.
  • FERRODRON. Funded by Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad. 2015/04 - 2017/12.
  • AVATTRACK. Funded by Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad. 2014/01 - 2016/12.
  • Diseño del sistema de navegación y control de un UAV. Funded by COPISA.

Recent Private Projects

  • Proyecto de viabilidad de la comunicación entre el Bus CAN de un vehículo específico con un dispositivo de adquisición de datos móviles (Principal Investigator). Funded by SERCORE TECH.



  • VII Barreiros Foundation award to the best research in the automotive field in the year 2014
  • 3rd award to the best PhD dissertation, by the Spanish chapter ITSS. Period 2013-15.
  • Co-author of Best student paper in congress Vehits 2015
  • Award to the innovation in the automotive sector, diagnosis "Galeria de innovación Motortec 2015"
  • Scholarship in Master of Robotics and Automatics in 2008.

Selected Publications

Latest Journal Publications

  • “Sensor Fusion Methodology for Vehicle Detection”. F. García, D. Martín, A. de la Escalera, J. M. Armingol. IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine. Accepted, to be published.
  • "Stereo visual odometry in urban environments based on detecting ground features " A. de la Escalera, E. Izquierdo, D. Martín, B. Musleh, F. García, J. M. Armingol, In Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 2016, Vol. 80, 1-10. ScienceDirect.
  • "Data Fusion for Driver Behaviour Analysis". J. Carmona, F. García, D. Martín, A. de la Escalera, J. M. Armingol. Sensors. Vol.15 pp. 25968-25991. 2015. ISSN: 1424-8220 - DOI: 10.3390/s151025968.
  • "Intelligent Surveillance of Indoor Environments Based on Computer Vision and 3D Point Cloud Fusion". Expert Systems with Applications, Vol 42 (21), pp 218–229. M. J. Gómez , F. García,  D. Martín , A. de la Escalera , J. M. Armingol.
  • "Fusión de Escáner Laser y Visión por Computador para la Detección de Peatones en Entornos Viarios". ". F. García, J. García, A. Ponz, J. M. Armingol and A. de la Escalera.Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática Industrial (RIAI).
  • "Driver Monitoring Based on Low-Cost 3-D Sensors,". G. Pelaez , F. Garcia, , A. de la Escalera, J.M. Armingol. Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on , vol.15, no.4, pp.1855,1860, Aug. 2014. doi: 10.1109/TITS.2014.2332613.
  • "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. Volume 41, Issue 17, 1 December 2014, Pages 7927–7944. 10.1016/j.eswa.2014.07.002.
  • "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. Volume 41, Issue 15, 1 November 2014, Pages 6646–6661.
  • "Distributed Pedestrian Detection Alerts Based on Data Fusion with Accurate Localization". F. García, F. Jiménez, J.J. Anaya, J.M. Armingol , J.E. Naranjo, A. de la Escalera. Volumen 13.Sensors. Pp: 11687-11708. Oct. 2013.

 Latest Conference Publications

  • “P2V and V2P Communication for Pedestrian Warning on the basis of Autonomous Vehicles", A. Hussein, F. Garcia, J.M. Armingol, C. Olaverri . 19th IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Novembre 1-4 November.
  • "Mobile based Pedestrian Detection with Accurate Tracking", F. Garcia, J. Urdiales, J. Carmona, D. Martin, J. M. Armingol. IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symphosium. 2016.Workshop HFIV’16.Gothemburg,Sweden June19-22.
  • "Embedded system for driver behavior analysis based on GMM", J. Carmona, F. Garcia, M. A. de Miguel, A. de la Escalera, D. Martin. IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symphosium. 2016.Workshop HFIV’16.Gothemburg,Sweden June19-22.
  • "Analysis of Aggressive Driver Behaviour using Data Fusion". J. Carmona, F. García , M. A. de Miguel, A. de la Escalera and J.M. Armingol (2016).In Proceedings of the International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems (VEHITS) 2016. ISBN 978-989-758-185-4, pages 85-90. DOI: 10.5220/0005805700850090
  • " Computer Vision Applied To Road Lines Recognition Using Machine Learning". Rodríguez-Garavito, C. H., Ponz, A., García, F., de la Escalera, A., & Armingol, J. M.. in ICIT 2015 The 7th International Conference on Information Technology. Amman, Jordania . May 12-15, 2015.
  • "Enhancing Engineering Learning through SPOC Courses". F. Garcia, D Martin Gomez, A de la Escalera and J.M. Armingol, Twenty-Second International Conference On Learning, CEU San Pablo University, Madrid, July 9-11, 2015
  • "Automatic Obstacle Classification Using Laser and Camera Fusion". Aurelio Ponz, C. H. Rodríguez-Garavito, Fernando García, Philip Lenz, Christoph Stiller, J. M. Armingol. Vehits 2015. Lisbon, Portugal. 20 - 22 May, 2015.
  • "Road Detection with Thermal Cameras through 3D Information". G. A. Peláez, D. Bacara, F. García, A. Escalera & C. Olaverri-Monreal. Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV) 2015 3. Seoul, Korea. June 2015.
  • " 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.
  • " Visual Feature Tracking Based on PHD Filter for Vehicle Detection". F. Garcia, A. Prioletti, P. Cerri, A. Broggi, A. de la Escalera and J.M. Armingol, A. Fusion 2014, Jul. 2014.

In Press




Electronics and Automatics Engineering

  • Informática Industrial II (Coordinator) 
  • Perception Systems
  • Automatics Applications in Vehicles
  • Control Engineering II (English and Spanish)

Master in Robotics and Automation

  • Computer Vision
  • Intelligent Transport Systems