Hey I am Dr Daniel!

Machine learning researcher from Spain ­č笭čçŞ with over 5 years of experience designing and developing artificial neural network models. Expertise in Graph Neural Networks and Generative AI..

Daniel Rodriguez with a robot

More about me

Just a peek at what I've been working on!

Human Pose Estimation

A series of two projects on multi-person 3D pose estimation in a room using multiple cameras and self-supervised learning.

Image generation

This project focuses on generating traffic images with a conditional GAN model conditioned by a Graph Neural Network (GNN).

Human-aware navigation with robots

The core of my work lies in Human-aware robot navigation. This area is explored through a series of projects on datasets and models.

Human Pose Estimation

A series of two projects on multi-person 3D pose estimation in a room using multiple cameras and self-supervised learning.

Image generation

This project focuses on generating traffic images with a conditional GAN model conditioned by a Graph Neural Network (GNN).

Human-aware navigation with robots

The core of my work lies in Human-aware robot navigation. This area is explored through a series of projects on datasets and models.

This is just a teaser of the main topics that I've been working on. To see more about my projects, check out the projects page.

Work experience

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PhD Researcher

Aston university 2019 - 2023

Four years honing my skills as a researcher through critical thinking, teamwork, and effective project and time management.

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Lab Instructor

Aston university 2020 - 2022

Taught undergraduate computing courses (systems, scripting, web technologies), fostering my ability to share knowledge confidently.

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GSoc Mentor

Google Summer 2020 and 2021

Guided two online students through robotics and reinforcement learning projects, fostering their development in these exciting fields.

Deel Learning Knowledge

Models

  • Graph Neural Networks (GNN)
  • Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN)
  • Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN)
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Transformers
  • Multilayer Perceptron
  • Variational Autoencoders (VAE)

Applications in

  • Human-Aware Navigation (HAN) with robots
  • Human Pose Estimation 3D (HPE)
  • Image Generation
  • Natural Language Processing

Programming Languages

Python

C/C++

Bash

LaTex

JS/TS

Matlab

SQL

Frameworks and tools

PyTorch

Docker

Numpy

Qt

CUDA

Git

Learning

LLMs

AWS

Astro JS

Education

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PhD in Deep Learning in Graph Domains for Sensorised Environments

Aston University

My doctoral research at Aston University explored the exciting intersection of deep learning and graph neural networks (GNNs) in sensorized environments. This thesis investigated three key areas: human-aware robot navigation, human pose estimation, and traffic image generation using GNNs.

Oct 2019 - Dec 2023

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Internship in Hong Kong

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

During my internship, I spearheaded the design and development of a compact robot for disinfecting tables using a synergistic approach of blue and UV light. This innovative solution leverages the Hi-NW technology, a groundbreaking advancement developed by the CBE department of HKUST.

Aug 2017 - Jul 2018

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Master's Degree in Electronics Systems for Smart Environments

University of Málaga (UMA)

During my Master's studies, I gained comprehensive knowledge of the methods and technologies employed in smart and sensorized environments. This enriched my understanding of the intricate relationship between hardware and software, enabling me to devise tailored solutions to specific challenges.

Sep 2017 - Jul 2019

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Erasmus Exchange in Vilnius (Lithuania)

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU)

During my Erasmus exchange program, I delved into a range of electronic-related subjects, including wind and photovoltaic energy systems, electronic converters, and modern electrical engineering. This transformative experience not only expanded my technical knowledge but also significantly enhanced my English proficiency through immersive language exposure.

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016

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Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering

University of Málaga (UMA)

This Master's Degree served as a continuation of my Bachelor's studies, providing me with the extensive skillset of an industrial engineer. For my Master's thesis, I conceptualized and implemented a processor architecture for detecting objects slipping over a tactile sensor array using an FPGA.

Sep 2015 - Jul 2019

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Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Industrial Technologies

University of Málaga (UMA)

Specialized in automatic and electronic control: Achieved honors in "Integrated Circuits" and earned an A* grade in "Computer Architecture", "Power Electronic", and "Transducers and interface". Bachelor's final thesis titled: "Basic Quadcopter Design with Stabilization Control" was awarded with honors.

Sep 2010 - Jun 2015