Assistant Professor

Antonio José Rodríguez Sánchez is currently a Senior research fellow in Intelligent and Interactive Systems group of the department of Computer Science at the Universität Innsbruck (Austria) under the supervision of Prof. Justus Piater.

He was born in Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña), a beautiful city in the north-west of Spain.

He completed his Ph.D. at the Center for Vision Research (York University) on modeling attention and intermediate areas of the visual cortex under the supervision of John K. Tsotsos in 2010. He obtained the degree of M.Sc. in Computer Science at the Universidade da Coruña (Spain) in 1998. He received his B.Sc. in Computer Science at Universidad de Córdoba (Spain) with Honors. He did his Bachelor Thesis at the Université de La Rochelle (France). He has also finished 3 years of B.Sc. in Biology in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).

His current research interests include machine learning, sparsity (deep) neural networks, visual attention, object recognition, motion analysis and visual search.

He is also interested from an “amateur” point of view in other non computer related scientific fields such as physiscs, mathematics, biology, history, sports (skiing, swimming, hiking, fencing) and photography.