J. de Curtò i DíAz


We are a species of explorers. We keep striving, we keep believing. There is a new day beyond the challenges we face now. We will always persevere.


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Education

2014-2015

MS. Computer Science; Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburgh).

ML Department and Robotics.

Thesis: A Library for Fast Kernel Expansions with Applications to Deep Learning and Computer Vision. Slides.

2013-2015

MS. Electrical Engineering; City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong).

Department of Electrical Engineering. GPA: 4.12/4 (Distinction 1/+100).

2011-2013

MS. Telecommunications; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
(Cerdanyola del Vallès).

Thesis: Construction and Performance of Network Codes. Slides. Secure Network Coding.

2006-2009

MS. Telecommunications; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
(Barcelona).

Experience

09/2020-
12/2020
Localization and Environment Reconstruction Engineer.
Iris Lunar Rover. Carnegie Mellon. Pittsburgh.

Teleoperations.

Integral part of the team that is developing a SLAM and VIO solution for the rover that will be deployed on the Moon in 2021.
Distinctions: Award for most progress made. Hackhaton. 14-15 November 2020.

09/2018-
09/2020
Research Scholar. Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Tarragona.

Group of Intelligent Robotics and Computer Vision.

10/2017-
02/2018
Research Assistant. CUHK. Hong Kong.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

06/2017-
07/2017
Research Assistant. Carnegie Mellon. Pittsburgh.

Robotics.

01/2017-
05/2017
Senior Research Assistant. City University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong.

Department of Electrical Engineering.

05/2016-
11/2017
Research Director and Technical Co-Lead. Challenger Deep, Ltd. Hong Kong.

Top state-funded incubator program. Cyberport.

04/2015-
09/2016
Graduate Research Assistant. ETH Zürich. Zürich.

Laboratory of Computer Vision.

07/2015-
08/2015
Research Associate. City University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong.

Department of Computer Science.

05/2014-
08/2014
Research Associate. Carnegie Mellon. Pittsburgh.

Robotics.

04/2010-
06/2010
Research Scientist. ALBA Synchrotron. Cerdanyola del Vallès.

Division: Experiments and Computing.

01/2010-
02/2010
Research Assistant. ALBA Synchrotron. Cerdanyola del Vallès.

Division: Experiments and Computing.

06/2009-
09/2009
Research Assistant. ALBA Synchrotron. Cerdanyola del Vallès.

Division: Experiments and Computing.

Publications

VC
Vulcan Centaur: towards end-to-end real-time perception in lunar rovers

De Curtò and Duvall. pdf

CE4
Cycle-consistent Generative Adversarial Networks for Neural Style Transfer using data from Chang’E-4.

De Curtò and Duvall. pdf dataset

Dr. of Crosswise
Doctor of Crosswise: Reducing Over-parametrization in Neural Networks.

Curtò, Zarzà, Kitani, King and Lyu. pdf code

HDCGAN
High-resolution Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks.

Curtò, Zarzà, Torre, King and Lyu. pdf dataset supplement

LSH
Segmentation of Objects by Hashing

Curtò, Zarzà, Smola and Gool. pdf

McKernel
McKernel: A Library for Approximate Kernel Expansions in Log-linear Time.

Curtò, Zarzà, Yang, Smola, Torre, Ngo and Gool. pdf code

Miscellaneous

From Catalunya (Regne d'Espanya); in Pittsburgh, Hong Kong and Zürich. My last name is ‘De Curtò’, ‘DíAz’ is the surname of my mother; ‘i’ is a conjunction that literally means ‘and’ in Catalan. ‘De Curtò’ signifies ‘to cut’ in Latin. A tribute to some of my family, ancestors and mentors: De Curtó i Bel (my father): passionate about cars, mechanics and painting. De Curtó i Berengué (my grandpa): he survived the civil war and protected the family until just after I was born. Bel i Bosch (my grandma): she knew beforehand I was the chosen one. Supported my education and all my crazy endeavors without asking for an explanation, she truly believed in me. Masterson (my teacher of English from age 7 until 17, and onwards a real supporter and a second mother): from Edinburgh (Scotland). She has taught me how to be a good Briton.


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