Robotics Active Vision Group – Cinvestav

Mario Castelán

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I am interested in pattern analysis, specially in techniques based on dimensionality reduction. I have found inspiration in the following fields: statistical modeling, shape and photometry, face reconstruction, 3D geometry and robot vision. I am also interested in exploring new territories through transdisciplinary research, specially with researchers in the biological and medical fields.

About me

I was born in Pánuco, Veracruz, Mexico. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science from The University of York where I focused on computer vision for face shape recovery at  the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Group. Since 2006,  I have been working as a full time researcher in the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Group at CINVESTAV (Centre for Research and Advanced Studies) in Saltillo, Mexico. 

 

Here are links to my research and theses of my students. A list of my publications can be found below:

 

My publications

2017

Journal Articles

Arechavaleta, Gustavo ; Morales-Diaz, America B; Perez-Villeda, Hector-Manuel ; Castelan, Mario

Hierarchical Task-Based Control of Multirobot Systems With Terminal Attractors Journal Article

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 25 (1), pp. 334 - 341, 2017, ISSN: 1063-6536.

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2016

Journal Articles

Hernandez-Rodriguez, Felipe ; Castelan, Mario

A photometric sampling method for facial shape recovery Journal Article

Machine Vision and Applications, 27 (4), pp. 483-497, 2016.

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Martinez-Gonzalez, Pablo ; Castelan, Mario ; Arechavaleta, Gustavo

Vision based persistent localization of a humanoid robot for locomotion Tasks Journal Article

International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, 26 (3), 2016.

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Sánchez-Escobedo, Dalila ; Castelan, Mario ; Smith, William A P

Statistical 3D face shape estimation from occluding contours Journal Article

Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 142 , pp. 111 - 124, 2016, ISSN: 1077-3142.

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2015

Journal Articles

Castelan, Mario ; Cruz-Perez, Elier ; Torres-Mendez, Luz Abril

A Photometric Sampling Strategy for Reflectance Characterization and Transference Journal Article

Computación y Sistemas, 19 (2), pp. 255-272, 2015.

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2014

Conferences

Martinez-Gonzalez, Pablo ; Varas, David ; Castelan, Mario ; Camacho, Margarita ; Marques, Ferran ; Arechavaleta, Gustavo

3D shape reconstruction from a humanoid generated video sequence Conference

2014 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2014, ISSN: 2164-0572.

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2013

Journal Articles

Sanchez-Escobedo, Dalila ; Castelan, Mario

3D face shape prediction from a frontal image using cylindrical coordinates and partial least squares Journal Article

Pattern Recognition Letters, 34 (4), pp. 389 - 399, 2013, ISSN: 0167-8655, (Advances in Pattern Recognition Methodology and Applications).

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Lopez-Juarez, Ismael ; Castelan, Mario ; Castro-Martínez, Francisco Javier ; Peña-Cabrera, Mario ; Osorio-Comparan, Roman

Using Object’s Contour, Form and Depth to Embed Recognition Capability into Industrial Robots Journal Article

Journal of Applied Research and Technology, 11 (1), pp. 5 - 17, 2013, ISSN: 1665-6423.

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2012

Conferences

Delfin, Josafat ; Mar, Oscar ; Hayet, Jean Bernard ; Castelan, Mario ; Arechavaleta, Gustavo

An active strategy for the simultaneous localization and reconstruction of a 3D object from a humanoid platform Conference

2012 12th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2012), 2012, ISSN: 2164-0572.

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Sanchez-Escobedo, Dalila ; Castelan, Mario

Face synthesis from a frontal pose image using partial least squares and b-splines Conference

2012 19th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 2012, ISSN: 1522-4880.

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Hernandez-Rodriguez, Felipe ; Castelan, Mario

A method for improving consistency in photometric databases Conference

Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference, BMVA Press, 2012, ISBN: 1-901725-46-4.

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Hernandez-Rodriguez, Felipe ; Castelan, Mario

Extended Photometric Sampling for Surface Shape Recovery Conference

Pattern Recognition: 4th Mexican Conference, MCPR 2012, Huatulco, Mexico, June 27-30, 2012. Proceedings, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012, ISBN: 978-3-642-31149-9.

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Journal Articles

Miranda-Hernandez, Jocelyn ; Castelan, Mario ; Torres-Mendez, Luz Abril

Face colour synthesis using partial least squares and the luminance-α-β colour transform Journal Article

IET Computer Vision, 6 (4), pp. 263-272, 2012, ISBN: 1751-9632.

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Martinez-Gonzalez, Pablo ; Castelan, Mario

Incorporating Angular Ratio Images into Two-Frame Stereo Algorithms Journal Article

Computación y Sistemas, 16 (1), pp. 53-69, 2012, ISSN: 2007-9737.

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2010

Conferences

Ramirez-Bejarano, Christian ; Castelan, Mario ; Arechavaleta, Gustavo

Multilinear decomposition of human walking paths Conference

2010 10th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2010, ISSN: 2164-0572.

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Castro-Martinez, Francisco Javier ; Castelan, Mario ; Lopez-Juarez, Ismael

Light Source Intensity Adjustment for Enhanced Feature Extraction Conference

Advances in Pattern Recognition: Second Mexican Conference on Pattern Recognition, MCPR 2010, Puebla, Mexico, September 27-29, 2010. Proceedings, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-642-15992-3.

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2009

Conferences

Castelan, Mario ; Arechavaleta, Gustavo

Approximating the reachable space of human walking paths: a low dimensional linear approach Conference

2009 9th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2009, ISSN: 2164-0572.

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Hernandez-Rodriguez, Felipe ; Castelan, Mario

A Mobile Data Acquisition Platform for Photometric Stereo Conference

2009 Electronics, Robotics and Automotive Mechanics Conference (CERMA), 2009.

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Castelan, Mario ; Puerto-Souza, Gustavo ; Van Horebeek, Johan

Using Subspace Multiple Linear Regression for 3D Face Shape Prediction from a Single Image Conference

Advances in Visual Computing: 5th International Symposium, ISVC 2009, Las Vegas, NV, USA, November 30-December 2, 2009. Proceedings, Part II, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009, ISBN: 978-3-642-10520-3.

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Journal Articles

Castelan, Mario ; Johan, Van Horebeek.

Relating intensities with three-dimensional facial shape using partial least squares Journal Article

IET Computer Vision, 3 (2), pp. 60-73, 2009, ISSN: 1751-9632.

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2008

Conferences

Castelan, Mario ; Van Horebeek, Johan

3D face shape approximation from intensities using Partial Least Squares Conference

2008 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops, 2008, ISSN: 2160-7508.

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2007

Journal Articles

Castelan, Mario ; Smith, William A P; Hancock, Edwin R

A Coupled Statistical Model for Face Shape Recovery From Brightness Images Journal Article

IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 16 (4), pp. 1139-1151, 2007, ISSN: 1057-7149.

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Conferences

Castelan, Mario ; Hancock, Edwin R

Face Shape Recovery and Recognition Using a Surface Gradient Based Statistical Model Conference

Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns: 12th International Conference, CAIP 2007, Vienna, Austria, August 27-29, 2007. Proceedings, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007, ISBN: 978-3-540-74272-2.

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Torres-Mendez, Luz Abril ; Ramirez-Sosa Moran, Marco I; Castelan, Mario

A Single-Frame Super-Resolution Innovative Approach Conference

MICAI 2007: Advances in Artificial Intelligence: 6th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Aguascalientes, Mexico, November 4-10, 2007. Proceedings, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007, ISBN: 978-3-540-76631-5.

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Castelan, Mario ; Almazan-Delfin, Ana Judith ; Ramirez-Sosa Moran, Marco I; Torres-Mendez, Luz Abril

Example-Based Face Shape Recovery Using the Zenith Angle of the Surface Normal Conference

MICAI 2007: Advances in Artificial Intelligence: 6th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Aguascalientes, Mexico, November 4-10, 2007. Proceedings, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007, ISBN: 978-3-540-76631-5.

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2006

Journal Articles

Castelan, Mario ; Hancock, Edwin R

Acquiring height data from a single image of a face using local shape indicators Journal Article

Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 103 (1), pp. 64 - 79, 2006, ISSN: 1077-3142.

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Conferences

Castelan, Mario ; Hancock, Edwin R

Using Cartesian Models of Faces with a Data-Driven and Integrable Fitting Framework Conference

Image Analysis and Recognition: Third International Conference, ICIAR 2006, P'ovoa de Varzim, Portugal, September 18-20, 2006, Proceedings, Part II, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2006, ISBN: 978-3-540-44896-9.

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Castelan, Mario ; Hancock, Edwin R

A Simple Coupled Statistical Model for 3D Face Shape Recovery Conference

18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR'06), 1 , 2006, ISSN: 1051-4651.

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Castelan, Mario ; Hancock, Edwin R

A Facial Statistical Model from Complex Numbers Conference

18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR'06), 1 , 2006, ISSN: 1051-4651.

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2005

Conferences

Castelan, Mario ; Hancock, Edwin R

A comparison of Cartesian coordinate-based representations for building three-dimensional models of faces Conference

IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2005, 2 , 2005, ISSN: 1522-4880.

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Castelan, Mario ; Hancock, Edwin R

Improved Face Shape Recovery and Re-illumination Using Convexity Constraints Conference

Image Analysis and Processing -- ICIAP 2005: 13th International Conference, Cagliari, Italy, September 6-8, 2005. Proceedings, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005, ISBN: 978-3-540-31866-8.

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Castelan, Mario ; Hancock, Edwin R

Fitting 3D Cartesian Models to Faces Using Irradiance and Integrability Constraints Conference

Image Analysis and Processing -- ICIAP 2005: 13th International Conference, Cagliari, Italy, September 6-8, 2005. Proceedings, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005, ISBN: 978-3-540-31866-8.

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2004

Conferences

Castelan, Mario ; Hancock, Edwin R

Acquiring height maps of faces from a single image Conference

Proceedings. 2nd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission, 2004. 3DPVT 2004., 2004.

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Castelan, Mario ; Hancock, Edwin R

Combining data-closeness and Fourier domain integrability constraints in shape-from-shading Conference

Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2004. ICPR 2004., 3 , 2004, ISSN: 1051-4651.

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Castelan, Mario ; Hancock, Edwin R

A Method for Re-illuminating Faces from a Single Image Conference

Progress in Pattern Recognition, Image Analysis and Applications: 9th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition, CIARP 2004, Puebla, Mexico, October 26-29, 2004. Proceedings, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2004, ISBN: 978-3-540-30463-0.

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Castelan, Mario ; Hancock, Edwin R

Improving Height Recovery from a Single Image of a Face Using Local Shape Indicators Conference

Image Analysis and Recognition: International Conference ICIAR 2004, Porto, Portugal, September 29- October 1, 2004, Proceedings, Part I, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2004, ISBN: 978-3-540-30125-7.

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2003

Conferences

Castelan, Mario ; Hancock, Edwin R

Imposing Integrability in Geometric Shape-from-Shading Conference

Progress in Pattern Recognition, Speech and Image Analysis, 8th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition, CIARP 2003, Havana, Cuba, November 26-29, 2003, Proceedings, 2003.

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