ICREA Academia
Antonio López Peña

Antonio López Peña

ICREA Acadèmia 2018

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona · Engineering Sciences

Antonio López Peña

Antonio M. López Peña is Associate Professor (Tenure) at the Computer Science Dpt. of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), where he teaches since 1992, and where he received his PhD degree in 2000. In 2003, Antonio founded the group on Assisted/Autonomous Driving at the Computer Vision Center (CVC) of the UAB, which is a SGR consolidated group with him as Principal Investigator. Antonio participated in the foundation of the CVC itself, where he has held different responsibilities.

Antonio has a long trajectory carrying research at the intersection of Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Simulation and Assisted/Autonomous Driving. Antonio has been deeply involved in the creation of the SYNTHIA dataset and the CARLA open-source simulator. He has lead numerous competitive and industry research projects for more than 20 years.

Research interests

In the context of deep learning for perception-based autonomous driving, Antonio is focusing on several topics of high interest:

  1. Modular and end-to-end paradigms for developing AI drivers.
  2. Domain adaptation and augmented reality to develop AI drivers in simulation for their posterior deployment in the real world.
  3. Anomaly detection, lifelong learning, and active learning for developing adaptable AI drivers. 
  4. Intention recognition of vulnerable road users (pedestrians and cyclists).
  5. Multimodal perception for developing AI drivers.

Publications can be seen in my Google Scholar.


Autonomous Driving, Simulation, Multimodal Perception, Domain Adaptation, Deep Learning.