Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Universitat de Barcelona.
Member of the BCN Perceptual Computing Lab and associate researcher in Computer Vision Center of Barcelona.
Laura Igual received her degree in Mathematics from Universitat de Valencia in 2000. During her studies she spent one year at Université de Liège (Belgium) with an Erasmus grant. She developed her Ph.D Thesis in Computer Science and Digital Communication programme in the Department of Technology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Her research was partially supported by the French Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and the company THALES (France). In 2002, she spent a semester at the Centre de Mathématiques et de Leurs Applications at l’École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France). She obtained her Ph.D Thesis in January 2006 with Excellent Cum Laude distinction and European Doctorate mention. Since September 2016 she has been a research member at the Computer Vision Center (CVC) of Barcelona. In 2007, she obtained a “Juan de la Cierva” postdoctoral fellowship to develop her research at CVC. In 2009, she spent 6 months as a research stay at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University funded by the “José Castillejo” grant. Since 2009, she has been a Lecturer (2009-2013) and Associate Professor Interim (2013-present) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Universitat de Barcelona. She is a member of the Perceptual Computing Lab and a consolidated research group of Catalonia. Her research interests include medical imaging, with a focus on neuroimaging, computer vision, machine learning, and mathematical models and variational methods for image processing.