Laura Igual

Associate professor at UB
Research area: Computer Science

PhD in Computer Science obtained at UPF (2006)


I received the Ph.D. in Computer Science and Digital Communication from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2006 with excellent Cum Laude and the European Doctorate mention. In 2007, I obtained a “Juan de la Cierva” postdoctoral fellowship in the Computer Vision Center of Barcelona. In 2009, I visited the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University (6 months) with a “Jose Castillejo” grant. Since 2009, I have been part of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Analysis of the Universitat de Barcelona, as Lecturer (2009-2013) and Tenured Associate Professor (from 2013-present). I have published 13 papers in ISI journals and I have a positive evaluation for six-year research periods (sexenio) (2003-2008). My h-index is 9 (Google Scholar) and the total number of cites is 360 (Google Scholar).

Research lines

  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Medical image analysis.
  • Neuroimage
  • Image segmentation

Selected publications

  • Igual, L.; Perez-Sala, X.; Escalera, S.; Angulo, C.; De la Torre, F. 2014. Continuous Generalized Procrustes Analysis. Pattern Recognition47(2) 2014, pp. 659–671. Link
  • Seguí, S.; Igual, L.; Vitrià, J. 2013. Bagged One Class Classifiers in the Presence of Outliers. International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0218-0014
  • Igual, L.; Soliva, J.C.; Escalera, S.; Giménez, R.; Vilarroya, O.; Radeva, P. 2012. Automatic brain caudate nuclei segmentation and classification in diagnostic of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics. 36 – 8, pp.591-600. ISSN 0895-6111
  • Hernández-Vela, A.; Gatta, C.; Escalera, S.; Igual, L.; Martín-Yuste, V.; Sabaté, M.; Radeva, P. 2012. Accurate coronary centerline extraction, caliber estimation, and catheter detection in angiographies. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE. 16-6, pp.1332-1340. ISSN 1089-7771
  • Igual, L.; Soliva, J.C.; Hernández-Vela, A.; Escalera, S.; Vilarroya, O.; Radeva, P. 2011. A fully-automatic caudate nucleus segmentation o brain MRI: application in volumetric analysis of pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Biomedical Engineering Online. 10 – 105. ISSN 1475-925X