MIN Faculty
Department of Informatics
Knowledge Technology

Francisco Cruz

Research Associate of the Knowledge Technology Research Group

Contact Info

Address University of Hamburg
Department of Informatics
Vogt Koelln Str. 30
22527 Hamburg, Germany
Office: F-217
Phone: +49 40 428 83 2524
Fax: +49 40 428 83 2515
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Short Curriculum Vitae

Since July 2013 Research Associate, Knowledge Technology Research Group, Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg, Germany.
October 2016 Main organizer of Workshop on Bio-inspired Social Robot Learning in Home Scenarios at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems IROS 2016, Daejeon, Korea.
November 2015 Research Stay at Emergent Robotics Laboratory - Asada Lab, Osaka University, Japan.
2006 - 2013 Research and Teaching Associate, Universities Central, UNAB, USACH, in Santiago, Chile.
2006 Master's Degree in Informatic Engineering, Department of Informatic Engineering, University of Santiago, Chile.
2006 Informatic Engineering, Department of Informatic Engineering, University of Santiago, Chile.
2004 Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Science, Department of Informatic Engineering, University of Santiago, Chile.
August 2002 - July 2003 Internship with DAAD Scholarship, Department of Computer Science, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
1997 Graduated in Computer Systems Programmer, Diego Portales Institute, Rancagua, Chile.


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Publications

Francisco Cruz, Sven Magg, Cornelius Weber, and Stefan Wermter. "Training Agents with Interactive Reinforcement Learning and Contextual Affordances". Journal IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (TCDS), Vol. 8, Nr. 4, pp. 271-284, December 2016. Open Access.

Francisco Cruz, German I. Parisi, Johannes Twiefel, and Stefan Wermter. "Multi-modal Integration of Dynamic Audiovisual Patterns for an Interactive Reinforcement Learning Scenario". In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 759-766, Daejeon, Korea, 2016.

Francisco Cruz, German I. Parisi, and Stefan Wermter. "Multi-modal Integration of Speech and Gestures for Interactive Robot Scenarios". IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Workshop on Machine Learning Methods for High-Level Cognitive Capabilities in Robotics, Daejeon, Korea, 2016.

Nikhil Churamani, Francisco Cruz, Sascha Griffiths, and Pablo Barros. "iCub: Learning Emotion Expressions using Human Reward". IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Workshop on Bio-inspired Social Robot Learning in Home Scenarios, Daejeon, Korea, 2016.

Francisco Cruz, German I. Parisi, Stefan Wermter. "Learning Contextual Affordances with an Associative Neural Architecture". In Proceedings of the European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning (ESANN), pp. 665-670, Bruges, Belgium, 2016.

Francisco Cruz, Johannes Twiefel, Stefan Wermter. "Performing a Cleaning Task in a Simulated Human-Robot Interaction Environment". IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Workshop An Open-source Recipe for Teaching/Learning Robotics with a Simulator, Hamburg, Germany, 2015.

Francisco Cruz, German I. Parisi, Stefan Wermter. "Contextual Affordances for Action-Effect Prediction in a Robotic-Cleaning Task". IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Workshop Learning Object Affordances: A Fundamental Step to Allow Prediction, Planning and Tool Use?, Hamburg, Germany, 2015.

Francisco Cruz, Johannes Twiefel, Sven Magg, Cornelius Weber, Stefan Wermter. "Interactive Reinforcement Learning through Speech Guidance in a Domestic Scenario". In Proceedings of the IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), pp. 1341-1348, Killarney, Ireland, 2015.

Francisco Cruz, Sven Magg, Cornelius Weber, Stefan Wermter. "Improving Reinforcement Learning with Interactive Feedback and Affordances". In Proceedings of The Fourth Joint IEEE International Conference on Developmental Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob), pp. 125-130, Genoa, Italy, 2014.

Francisco Cruz, Gonzalo Acuna. "Indirect Training with Error Backpropagation in Gray-Box Neural Model: Application to a Chemical Process". XXIX International Conference of the SCCC, Chile, 2010.

Francisco Cruz, Gonzalo Acuna, Francisco Cubillos, Vicente Moreno, Danilo Bassi. "Indirect Training of Grey-Box Models: Application to a Bioprocess". IV International Symposium on Neural Networks, China, 2007.

Gonzalo Acuna, Francisco Cruz, Vicente Moreno. "Identifiability of Time varying Parameters in a Grey-Box Neural Model: Application to a Biotechnological Process". Biannual Foodsim Conference, Italy, 2006.

Rodrigo Henriquez, Francisco Cruz, Carlos Gomez. "Sobre la Factibilidad de Detectar Consultas en Rafaga Utilizando Redes Neuronales Artificiales" (in spanish). IV Conference LACNEM, Chile, 2012.

Francisco Cruz, Gonzalo Acuna, Guillermo Badillo. "Propuesta Metodológica para la Creación de Modelos Neuronales de Caja Gris Utilizando Matlab" (in spanish). IX LACCEI Latin American and Caribbean Conference, Colombia, 2011.

Victor Mendez, Francisco Cruz. "Mejora al Control de Acceso para Laboratorios" (in spanish). XI Chilean Congress on Higher Education in Computer Science CCESC, Chile, 2010.

Francisco Cruz, Gonzalo Acuna, Francisco Cubillos. "Aprendizaje Indirecto con Retropropagación en Modelo Neuronal de Caja Gris: Aplicación a Fermentación en Sustrato Sólido" (in spanish). XII Latinoamerican Congress of Automatic Control, Brasil, 2006.

Francisco Cruz, Gonzalo Acuna. "Entrenamiento Indirecto de Modelos de Caja Gris Utilizando Levenberg-Marquardt en Matlab" (in spanish). VI Chilean Congress on Higher Education in Computer Science CCESC, Chile, 2005.