Lucas Ventura




About Me


I'm Lucas Ventura, a Telecommunications master student at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona.

I graduated in Telecommunications Technologies and Services Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona spending one semester at Purdue University in United States as part of an exchange program.

During my master's, I joined the Image Processing Group at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) under the supervision of Amanda Duarte and Xavier Giró and I did an internship at Telefónica Research under the supervision of Ferran Diego. I'm currently doing the master thesis at MIT CSAIL under the supervision of Antonio Torralba.

My main interests lay in Deep Learning and Computer Vision.

Besides research, I am passionate about reading, hiking, and programming.

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My Curriculum

  One Page Resume


January - July 2021

External Researcher at MIT-CSAIL

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Master Thesis under the supervision of Prof. Antonio Torralba.

2019 - 2021

Master’s degree, Telecommunications Engineering

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Coursed “Machine Learning”, “Computer Vision”, “Deep Learning for Artificial Intellegence” and “Introduction to Research” among others.

January - May 2019

Exchange program at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Purdue University

Coursed “Introduction To Data Science”, “Software Engineering Tools Lab” and Final thesis.

2015 - 2019

Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Technologies and Services Engineering

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Speciality in Telecommunications Systems.


July 2020 - December 2020

Research Intern

Telefónica Research

Research on multimodal embeddings under the supervision of Ferran Diego and Jordi Luque.

February 2020 - November 2020

Graduate Research Fellow

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Research on Deep Learning applications to computer vision under the supervision of Xavier Giró and Amanda Duarte.

May 2019 - August 2019

Google Summer of Code student with GNSS-SDR

Google Summer of Code

GNSS-SDR is an open source Global Navigation Satellite Systems software-defined receiver, written in C++, that implements the full baseband processing chain from raw digital samples up to the computation of GNSS observables (pseudorange and carrier phase measurements) and position fixes.
Optimal Frame Synchronization Detection: The goal of this project was to implement and validate an optimal detector, based on Massey’s frame synchronization metric.

September 2018 - January 2019

Challenge Based Innovation

IdeaSquare, CERN

Challenge Based Innovation (CBI) is a six-month project, where multidisciplinary student teams and their instructors collaborate with researchers at CERN to discover novel solutions for the future of humankind. The projects are an elaborate mixture, where societal, human-driven needs meet research at CERN.

July 2017 - September 2017

Summer Intern

Beta Robots

Worked on robot kinematics (Universal Robot UR10) and electronics.


ECCV 2020 SLRTP workshop

Can Everybody Sign Now?
Exploring Sign Language Video Generation from 2D Poses

Lucas Ventura, Amanda Duarte, Xavier Giro-i-Nieto

[ArXiv] [PDF] [Video]

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