Hans Lobel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Transportation Engineering and Logistics, Department of Computer Science

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

halobel@ing.puc.cl

About me
Welcome to my personal site! I'm an Assistant Professor at the departments of Transportation Engineering and Logistics, and Computer Science at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). I'm also part of GRIMA (Machine Intelligence Group), a research group at PUC.
I received my Ph.D, M.S. and B.S. degrees in Computer Science from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 2016, 2009 and 2007, respectively.
My current research interests are focused on the development and application of novel machine learning methods to problems related to Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). I'm specially interested in visual recognition methods and the use of various deep learning techniques to fuse and process massive volumes of heterogeneus data coming from different sources, such as cameras, gps, smart card fares and social networks.
Publications
    2015
  1. H. Lobel, R. Vidal and A. Soto.
    Learning Shared, Discriminative, and Compact Representations for Visual Recognition.
    In IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 37 (11), 2218-2231, 2015.
    Download: [pdf]
  2. D. Mery, V. Riffo, U. Zscherpel, G., I. Lillo, I. Zuccar, H. Lobel and M. Carrasco.
    GDXray: The database of X-ray images for nondestructive testing.
    In Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 34 (4), 2015.
    Download: [pdf]
  3. 2013
  4. H. Lobel, R. Vidal and A. Soto.
    Hierarchical Joint Max-Margin Learning of Mid and Top Level Representations for Visual Recognition.
    In International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013.
    Download: [pdf] [poster]
  5. H. Lobel, R. Vidal, D. Mery and A. Soto.
    Joint Dictionary and Classifier Learning for Categorization of Images Using a Max-margin Framework. (Best student paper award)
    In Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT), 2013.
    Download: [pdf] [slides]
  6. 2011
  7. D. Mery, I. Lillo, H. Lobel, V. Riffo, A. Soto, A. Cipriano, J.M. Aguilera
    Automated fish bone detection using X-ray imaging.
    In Journal of Food Engineering, 105 (3), 485-492, 2011.
    Download: [pdf]
  8. 2010
  9. D. Mery, I. Lillo, H. Lobel, V. Riffo, A. Soto, A. Cipriano, J.M. Aguilera
    Automated detection of fish bones in salmon fillets using X-ray testing.
    In Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT), 2010.
    Download: [pdf]
Theses
  • H. Lobel
    Real time people counting using wide-baseline stereo and GPGPU (Conteo de personas en tiempo real usando visión estéreo de línea base amplia y GPGPU).
    M.S. degree thesis, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2009.
    Download: [pdf]
Teaching
  • IIC2343 - Computer Architecture
    Computer Science Department, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Current Graduate Students
  • Jurgen Heysen (M.S. DCC): HPC for ITS.
Prospective Students
If you are interested in joining my research group, please send me an e-mail in order to discuss the possibilities of research. Once you have contacted me, please apply directly here to the program you are are most interested in: Transportation Engineering or Computer Science. Please make sure to mention my name in your statement of purpose.
Contact
  • Department of Transportation Engineering and Logistics
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Macul, Santiago.
  • Phone: +562 23541498
  • Email: halobel@ing.puc.cl