Prof. Dr.-Ing. Geovanni Martinez



Escuela de Ingeniería Eléctrica
Apartado Postal 11501-2060 UCR
San José, Costa Rica
Central America
Phone: ++506 2511 2631
Fax: ++506 2511 3920

Short biography:

Geovanni Martinez earned his doctoral degree in engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from the Institut fuer Theoretische Nachrichtentechnik und Informationsverarbeitung at the University of Hannover, Germany, in 1998. His doctoral thesis dealt with shape, motion and color estimation of articulated objects for video compression. His thesis supervisor was Prof. H.-G. Musmann. From August 2000 to June 2002, he conducted posdoctoral research work on optical tracking for teleoperation space applications at the University of Houston and NASA - Johnson Space Center. In 1997 he joined the Faculty at the University of Costa Rica, where he is now Full Professor. His research focusses on developing new computer vision-based systems for navigation of mobile robots, teleoperation of anthropomorphic robots, monitoring of bioprocesses, on-line inspection of manufactured parts and video compression at very low bit-rates.  He is the founder and coordinator of the Image Processing and Computer Vision Research Laboratory. He is the recipient of the 2002 "Clodomiro Picado Twight" National Technology Award and in the year 2010 he was named Researcher of the Year in Engineering by the University of Costa Rica.