Universidad Adolfo Ibánez
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Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI)

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) is a private, nonprofit institution legally incorporated in 1988. Its primary mission is to provide an education based on personal responsibility and freedom, which enables its students to fully develop their intellectual and human potential. To achieve this, UAI has made a commitment to provide a professional education with high academic standards, to contribute to expanding the limits of knowledge through advanced research and to transfer this knowledge to benefit society.

UAI fulfills part of its mission through its undergraduate programs, which provide its students with a solid professional formation so they can further develop the capacity for critical reasoning and moral discernment provided by the liberal arts educational model. The university offers continuing education programs (master’s degrees for professionals, graduate certificates and courses) which are recognized as among the best in the country and in Latin America. UAI is also firmly committed to research. Over the last few years, the university has developed a solid team of academics who conduct research of international excellence.

Community engagement activities are primarily concentrated on special programs with neighboring communities, supporting innovators, entrepreneurs, active participation and contribution to debate on matters of public interest and the so-called third mission. In 2019, the university has a total of 7,661 students enrolled in 12 different undergraduate degree programs and 3,365 graduate students enrolled in 50 master’s and 7 doctoral degree programs. The university currently has three campuses in Chile (Peñalolén, Viña del Mar and Las Condes campuses) and an additional site in Lima, Peru, where it offers graduate programs for professionals.

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UAI - Miguel Carrasco
Miguel Carrasco

Ph.D Informatics
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
(Paris VI, Sorbonne University, 2010),

Ph.D. Computer Science
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,
Chile (2010)

Master in Information Technology, and Engineering in Information Technology,
Universidad de Santiago de Chile (2004)

Miguel Carrasco received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6 (France) at the Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR) in 2010,  and a Doctorate in Computer Science from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile the same year under a cooperation agreement on Jointly Supervised Ph.D., from which he was awarded a Scholarship from the Collège Doctoral Franco-Chilien in 2007. In 2004, he received his Bachelor in Engineering Sciences (First place) and Master of Engineering Sciences in Information Technology degrees with the highest honors from the Department of Information Engineering at Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

His work is focused on Image Processing, Industrial applications, and Human-Computer Interaction. He is interested in particular in the development of automatic algorithms based on image processing and computer vision theory. His main research topics are i) image processing for biology (virus, pollen segmentation), ii) computer vision for industrial inspection, iii) Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and iv) failure prediction based on pattern recognition. Past and current research includes on human-computer interaction, users’ gaze gesture prediction with eye-trackers, automatic multiple visual inspections, telemedicine-based on IoT, plants analysis.

Currently, Miguel Carrasco is Associate Professor of the Information Engineering Department at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (UAI), Chile.

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