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Zoe Falomir Llansola

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Personal Information

Title Dr.-Ing.
Function Postdoctoral Researcher, Principal Investigator
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About me

Currently I am a postdoc fellow at Bremen Spatial Cognition Centre, where I carry on a project on Cognitive Qualitative Descriptions and Applications (CogQDA) as principal investigator (PI) funded by the Exzellent Initiative at Universität Bremen.

In 2004, I graduated in Computer Science Engineering at Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain. In 2006, I was awarded a scholarship by Generalitat Valenciana (Spain) to carry out my PhD thesis in Qualitative Representations applied to Robotics. From 2010 to 2011, I was a research engineer in Cognitive Robots SL where I applied some methods of my thesis to the automation of scrubber machines. In 2011, I got my joint Dr./Dr-Ing. title by Universitat Jaume I and Universität Bremen (Germany).

As a postdoc, in 2012 I got a 03 Brückenstelle in die Post-Doc-Phase by the Exzellent Initiative at Universität Bremen, and in 2013 and was awarded a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development, European Commission under the FP7 call reference FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IEF to carry on a project on Cognitive Scene Descriptions (Cognitive-AmI) as the principal investigator (PI). 

I have been working in collaboration with the Bremen Spatial Cognition Research Centre since 2008, with the Departments of Applied Economics and Languages and Computer Systems at Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) since 2009, and with the BioInfoGenomics research group at Combiomed Network (Spain) since 2005. I am also member of: the Spatial Learning Network by the National Science Foundation (NCS) at the Spatial Intelligence Learning Center (SILC), the Cognitive Science Society, the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (ACIA), the association by Científicos Españoles en la República Federal de Alemania (CERFA).


  • 2015, postdoc position by Zentrale Forschungsförderung der Universität Bremen, 04-Independent Projects for Postdocs, project CogQDA: Cognitive Qualitative Descriptions and Applications.
  • 2013, a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (IEF), project COGNITIVE-AMI (GA 328763), funded by the European Commission through FP7.
  • 2012, a Temporary Position as a Potsdoctoral Researcher at Universität Bremen.
  • 2009, 2008, Two grants to carry out abroad research stays awarded by Generalitat Valenciana (Valencian Government).
  • 2006-2010, Research fellowship to carry out a PhD thesis at Universitat Jaume I awarded by Generalitat Valenciana (Valencian Government). 
  • 2005-2006, Research fellowship to carry out a research project on Bioinformatics awarded by Universitat Jaume I.
  • 2005, Research fellowship to carry out a research project on translation awarded by Universitat Jaume I.
  • 2004, Finalist in the prize by the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (ACIA) awarded to the best project on Artificial Intelligence.
  • 2003, Undergraduate reseach fellowship awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science.
  • 2002, Prize awarded to the most outstanding graduate in Computer Science Technical Engineering at Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.



Prize on Technology and Experimental Science awarded by Castellón (Spain) City Hall: "Premi Ciutat de Castelló de Ciències Experimentals i Tecnologia".

  • In Computer Science: Qualitative modeling, spatial reasoning, cognitive modeling, computer vision, ontologies and computational medicine.
  • In Education: cooperative-learning teaching methodology and assessment between equals.
Ph.D. Project


2011, PhD joint degree: Dr. in Computer Science with honours and European Mention (highest Spanish qualification) by U. Jaume I, Castellón, Spain and Dr.-Ing. in Informatik magna cum laude by U. Bremen, Germany. Title: Qualitative Distances and Qualitative Description of Images for Indoor Scene Description and Recognition in Robotics. Supervisors: Dr. M. Teresa Escrig (U. Jaume I) and Prof. Christian Freksa (U. Bremen) ISBN: 978-84-695-3694-0


Research Projects
  • CogQDA: Cognitive Qualitative Descriptions and Applications
    • Financial Entity:    Zentrale Forschungsförderung der Universität Bremen, 04-Independent Projects for Postdocs
    • Main Researcher:  Dr.-Ing. Zoe Falomir Llansola, Bremen Spatial Cognition Centre, FB-3 Informatik, Universität Bremen.
    • Duration.             From: 1/11/2015          To: 31/10/2019 
  • Providing human-understandable qualitative and semantic reasoning
    • Financial Entity:    Zentrale Forschungsförderung der Universität Bremen
    • Main Researcher:  Dr.-Ing. Zoe Falomir Llansola, FB-3 Universität Bremen.
    • Duration.             From: 1/11/2012                                  To: 31/10/2013    
  • Development and Application of Cognitive Theories for Object Recognition
    • Financial Entity:    Universitat Jaume I at Castellón (Spain) and Fundació Bancaixa.
    • Main Researcher:  Dr. Lledó Museros, Computer Science and Engineering Dep., U. Jaume I, Castelló, Spain.
    • Duration.              From: 10/12/2008                                  To: 09/12/2011    
  • Applying Cognitive Processes to Robotics, reference TIN 2006-14939
    • Financial Entity:    Spanish Interministerial Commission of Science and Technology (CICYT).
    • Main Researcher:  Dr. M. Teresa Escrig, Computer Science and Engineering Department, U. Jaume I, Castelló, Spain.
    • Duration.              From: 01/08/2007                                  To: 30/09/2009   
    • Associated to:        A European FEDER project for acquiring infrastructures
  • Cyber-Infrastructure: Applying Web Service Infrastructures to Biomedical Research through the Net.
    • Financial Entity:    Spanish Ministry of Public Health.
    • Main Researcher:  Dr. Óscar Coltell, Languages and Computer Systems Dep., U. Jaume I, Castelló, Spain.
    • Duration.              From: 10/01/2006                                  To: 30/12/2006 


  • At Universitat Jaume I, Spring 2014: Erasmus teaching week, seminar on "Cognitive Description of Scenes".
  • At Universitat Jaume I: Dr.-Ing. Falomir got official teaching certificates and also teaching experience recognized with greetings by the Rector. Besides, she was awarded two innovative teaching projects whose results were published in international conferences in education. She has also directed several master projects and training stays in enterprises:
    • 2007/2008, II31- Computer Science Systems for Engineering Degree in Computer Science at Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain. Supervisor of 2 Master projects in Computer Science Engineering: one of them got €1500 funding from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science to pay for the students' work.
    • 2008/2009, I80-Advanced Artificial Intelligence (AAI) for Engineering Degree in Computer Science at Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain. Teacher responsible for the subject which was awarded two innovative teaching projects: (i) Learning by developing small projects evaluating classmates in AAI and (ii) Improving the English competences of the students in the subject AAI.
    • 2009/2010, II30 -Training Stays in Enterprises for Engineering Degree in Computer Science at Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain. Supervisor at University of bachelor students’ training stays.
    • 2010/2011, Supervisor at Cognitive Robots SL of bachelor and master students' training stays coming from Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.


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