Ignacio Alzugaray


I am PostDoctoral Researcher at the ETH Zurich working on Spatial Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision. I completed my PhD at the ETH Zurich, Vision for Robotics Lab, advised by Margarita Chli, where I explored the use of Event Cameras for Visual SLAM.

My research interests lie in the intersection of Computer Vision and Robotics. During my PhD, I pioneered efficient and reliable feature detection and tracking algorithms for event cameras, paving the way towards the definition of a completely event-driven visual SLAM. In the past years, I also had the opportunity to intern at Disney Research, investigating the use of hand tracking and gesture recognition to develop animation tools in VR, and Facebook/Meta Reality Labs, developing a NeRF-based pipeline for camera relocalization.

Take a look at my latest publications!


Feb 21, 2022 I successfully defended my PhD with Andew Davison, Davide Scaramuzza, and Laurent Kneip as examiners. Find the dissertation here.
Dec 17, 2021 I have spent 3 months interning at Facebook/Meta Reality Labs, where I explored the use of NeRF-like architectures for camera relocalization under the supervision of Vasileos Baltnas.
Jun 9, 2021 I have been invited to give a talk at the CVPR 2021 Workshop on Event-based Vision. The video and slides are already available.
May 24, 2021 We are publicly releasing the code for HASTE, our latest publication on feature tracking with event cameras .
Oct 15, 2020 I will join Facebook Reality Labs team for a short internship in 2021 Q4.

Selected Publications

  1. Doctoral Thesis
    Event-driven Feature Detection and Tracking for Visual SLAM
    Alzugaray, Ignacio
    In Research Collection, ETH Zurich, Feb 2022.
  2. BMVC
    HASTE: multi-Hypothesis Asynchronous Speeded-up Tracking of Events
    Alzugaray, Ignacio, and Chli, Margarita
    In British Machine Vision Virtual Conference (BMVC), Sep 2020.
  3. 3DV
    ACE: An Efficient Asynchronous Corner Tracker for Event Cameras
    Alzugaray, Ignacio, and Chli, Margarita
    In International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), Sep 2018.
  4. RA-L / IROS
    Asynchronous Corner Detection and Tracking for Event Cameras in Real Time
    Alzugaray, Ignacio, and Chli, Margarita
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Oct 2018.
  5. ICRA
    Short-term UAV path-planning with monocular-inertial SLAM in the loop
    Alzugaray, Ignacio, Teixeira, Lucas, and Chli, Margarita
    In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2017.