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Zoe Falomir Llansola

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Personal Information

Title Dr.-Ing.
Function Postdoctoral Researcher, Principal Investigator
Office 3.54
Phone 64282
eMail zfalomir


About me

Zoe Falomir graduated in Computer Science Engineering at Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain, in 2004. She became Dr. by Universitat Jaume I and Dr.-Ing. by Universität Bremen (Germany) in 2011. From 2010 to 2011, she was a research engineer in Cognitive Robots SL where she applied some results of her thesis to the automation of scrubber machines. She has been working in collaboration with the Spatial Cognition Research Centre at Universität Bremen 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. She is also a board member at the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (ACIA) since 2010. 

Nowadays, Dr.-Ing. Falomir has a postdoc position at the Spatial Cognition Research Centre at Universität Bremen, where she carries out a project on Cognitive Scene Descriptions as the main researcher.

  • 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
  • Cognitive-AmI: Semantic and Cognitive Descriptions of Scenes for Reasoning and Learning in Ambient Intelligence
    • Financial Entity:    Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development, European Commission under the FP7 call reference FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IEF.
    • Main Researcher:  Dr.-Ing. Zoe Falomir Llansola, FB-3 Universität Bremen.
    • Duration.             From: 1/11/2013                                  To: 31/10/2015   
  • 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.


Events Organized
curriculum vitae


  • In Spain: Dr.-Ing. Falomir's professional activity has been carried out in qualitative modeling and robotics in both academic and industrial sectors. She enjoys learning new techniques and meeting challenges. She also has contributed to research on medical informatics carried out at U. Jaume I.
    • ‚ÄčSep. 2011–Feb. 2012 and Mar. 2005–Feb. 2006, Research Assistant in Medical Informatics. Employer: Language and Computer Science Systems Dep. at U. Jaume I and Spanish Ministry of Health. Research group: BioInfoGenomics. Contributions: Providing web applications and ontologies for biomedical research.
    • Feb. 2010–June 2011, Research and Development Engineer in Robotics. Employer: Cognitive Robots SL, Spain. Contributions: Leading the WP-Cognitive Vision of an ECHORD European project for providing autonomous navigation to scrubber machines for cleaning large surfaces.
    • Feb. 2006–Feb. 2010, Researcher in Qualitative Reasoning and Robotics and Teaching Assistant. Employer: Computer Science and Engineering Dep. at U. Jaume I and Valencian Government. Research group: C4R2. Contributions: Integrating qualitative interpretation of data provided by the distance sensors of a robot with qualitative description images taken by the robot camera.
  • Visiting Scientist
    • June 2014, Research visit week at Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. Main objective: Applying machine learning methods applied to Cognitive-AmI project.
    • June 2014, Research visit week at Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain. Main objective: Discussing about spatio-temporal change related to  Cognitive-AmI and CogMining Projects.
    • July 2008, Dr. Falomir moved to Cognitive Systems (CoSy) Research Group at the Spatial Cognition Research Centre at Universität Bremen, Germany, where she stayed for 6 months, developing A Model for Qualitative Description of Digital Images supervised by Prof. Christian Freksa. This research stay was funded by a Valencian Goverment doctoral mobility grant.
    • June 2009, Dr. Falomir moved to INDIFOR Research Group, at Andalucía Super Computer Centre at Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain, where she stayed for 3 months, developing A Similarity Measure between Qualitative Descriptions of Digital Images. Supervisors: Dr. Juan Antonio Ortega (Languages and Computer Science Department) and Dr. Luís González Abril (Applied Economics Department). This research stay was funded by a Valencian Goverment doctoral mobility grant. 
  • Publications: As research results, Dr. Falomir has published: 1 book, 9 journal articles all in Journal Citation Reports (JCR) in Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Science Citation Index (SCI), 7 book chapters, and more than 25 articles in national and international conferences. Five additional journal articles in JCR are currently under revision. Besides, the following JCR journals have asked Dr. Falomir to revise papers in Special Issues: International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-based Systems, Journal of Universal Computer Science, and IEEE Transactions on Education. One of the Dr. Falomir’s premises in science research is not enough to publish, but to look for the quality of the publication. Morevoer, she has also contributed to research dissemination in society by publishing 3 science articles in magazines for general audiences and she has also shared her innovative teaching techniques by publishing 4 educational articles in conferences.