Irene Ballester Campos

Info

Email

irene.ballester@tuwien.ac.at

Phone

+43 1 58801 – 193185

Room

HG 0410

Office hours

By appointment

Projects

VisuAAL
DIANA
AlgoCare

Irene Ballester is a PhD student and research assistant at the Computer Vision Lab at TU Wien. She is a Marie Curie ITN fellow for the visuAAL project working on AI for dementia care. Her research project focuses on developing computer vision models for measuring dementia behaviours. During her PhD, she completed two 3-month research stays at the University of Toronto (2023) and the University of Alicante (2022).

She holds a BSc degree (2017) and an MSc degree (2020) from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in Industrial Technology Engineering, with a specialisation in automation and robotics. Before joining CVL, Irene was a research intern at the Department of Perception and Cognition at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Munich, where she completed her Master’s thesis on dynamic SLAM. During her studies, she also participated in exchange programs at the Politecnico de Milano (Italy) and the University of Glasgow (UK).

Her current research focuses on human behaviour analysis through 3D computer vision.

Conference Proceedings 
  • Adeli, V., Mehraban S., Ballester, I.  et al.,  (2024) “Benchmarking skeleton-based motion encoder models for clinical applications: Estimating Parkinson’s disease severity in walking sequences”. In International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, (Accepted at FG’2024).
  • Ballester, I., Kampel, M. (2024). “Action Recognition from 4D Point Clouds for Privacy-Sensitive Scenarios in Assistive Contexts”. In:  International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs. (Accepted at ICCHP 24)
  • Ballester, I., Gall, M.. Münzer, T., & Kampel, M. (2024). Vision-Based Toilet Assistant for People with Dementia in Real-Life Situations. In 2024 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops and other Affiliated Events (PerCom Workshops) (pp. 141-147). IEEE. http://doi.org/10.1109/PerComWorkshops59983.2024.10503526
  • Ballester, I., Kampel, M. (2022). “Automated vision-based toilet assistance for people with dementia”. In: Matteo Zallio (eds) Human Factors in Accessibility and Assistive Technology. AHFE (2022) International Conference. AHFE Open Access, vol 37. AHFE International, USA. http://doi.org/10.54941/ahfe1001638
  • Ballester, I., Mujirishvili, T., Kampel, M. (2022). “RITA: A Privacy-Aware Toileting Assistance Designed for People with Dementia”. In: Lewy, H., Barkan, R. (eds) Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. PH 2021. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 431. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-99194-4_20
  • Ballester, I., Fontan, A., Civera, J., Strobl, K. H., & Triebel, R. (2021). “DOT: Dynamic Object Tracking for Visual SLAM”. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (pp. 11705-11711). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA48506.2021.9561452
Posters 
  • Ballester I., Gall M., Kampel M.  (2023) “Interaction Design of a Toileting Assistive System for People with Dementia“,  presented at WISH Symposium at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
  • Ballester, I.,  Güemes, A., Navarro, A., Montiel, J.M.M. (2017) “Measurement of volumes and distances for the evaluation of breast surgery” in XXIII Congress of the Spanish Surgical Research Society, Madrid, 16-17 Nov. 2017.
Presentations
  • “ToiletHelp: Leveraging 3D sensors to assist people with dementia in the toilet”. Jahreskongress der ÖGGG 2024 (Austrian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology). UniWien. April 5, 2024.
  • “AI for Dementia Care – 3rd VisuAAL Doctoral Seminar”. TU Wien. December 1, 2023.
  • “Behavior Analysis for Dementia Care”. University of Toronto. November 8, 2023.
  • “AI for Dementia Care – 2nd VisuAAL Doctoral Seminar”. Stockholm University. April 20, 2023
  • “Transferability Workshop for AlgoCareProject “.  TU Wien. August 23, 2022.
  • “AI for Dementia Care – 1st VisuAAL Doctoral Seminar”. RWTH Aachen. May 5, 2022
Professional service