Javier Rojo

Dr. Javier Rojo holds a PhD on Automation and Robotics at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid since 2016.

He began his university studies at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas where he became a 3-year-degree Industrial Engineer on Electronics and later a 5-year-degree Industrial Engineer on Automation and Electronics. During his studies he discovered his passion for control theory and bioelectronics. This passion was reinforced by his end of degree project where he collaborated with Hospital de la Princesa de Madrid in the development of a tool for epileptogenic peaks prediction.

Between 2012 and 2015, he worked as a researcher in Robots and Intelligent Machines researching group in the mixed centre CAR (UPM-CSIC) at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid facility. He started his PhD focused on Task Modelling while he collaborates on the FP7 project Cogwatch, Cognitive Rehabilitation of Apraxia and Action Disorganization Syndrome, where he participated actively in design and evaluation of automatic and non-invasive user monitoring systems as well as multimodal interfaces for cognitive rehabilitation.

Currently, he is a researcher at Life Supporting Technologies where he participated in the EIT-Health project ActiveHands developing action recognition algorithms and MDP based task models by the time that he finished his PhD.

He has participated in several congresses and exhibitions. His research interests are focused on artificial intelligence for action recognition, tangible interfaces, bioelectronics and healthcare.