Marcos Quintana during his Doctoral Thesis dissertation

Marcos Quintana defends his Doctoral Thesis about modeling human behaviour, E.T.S.I.T (UPM), Madrid, 10th May 2019

Our colleague Marcos Quintana defended his Doctoral Thesis with title “Modeling human behaviour to improve retail efficiency and health monitoring” last 10th May in E.T.S.I. de Telecomunicación by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, supervised and codirected by José Manuel Menéndez and Federico Álvarez. The Thesis committee highlighted his outstanding work and the Doctoral Thesis received an excellent rating.

Marcos Quintana during his Doctoral Thesis dissertation

Marcos Quintana during his Doctoral Thesis dissertation

The dissertation presents a model to express the most relevant features of the human behaviour, specifying two personalized instances for retail and health monitoring domains. These features are divided into static and dynamic. For the static ones facial features are the most relevant since they can express different attributes of the subjects such as age, gender or emotions. For that purpose landmarks and pose are the most significant points of interest. However, the body pose can also reveal some interesting features of the current state of one person and should also be taken into account. Regarding the dynamic properties, the trajectories described by a subject in the monitored scenario can also express very useful insights. It is a basic task to delimit the area where the subject is located, that is mandatory to perform the static inferences. The interactions of the user with the environment are a very relevant feature, and should be modeled as well.


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