Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, Mention in Computer Science

About me

Vladimir Riffo

Brief biography

Vladimir Riffo received the B.Sc.Eng. degree in electronic engineering from the Universidad de Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile, in 1998. The M.Eng. degree, in 2011, and Ph.D. degree in Engineering Sciences, in 2016, both from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), Santiago, Chile.
He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Universidad de Atacama, Copiapó, Chile, where he has been Director in two periods, from 2006 to 2008 and currently since 2016. He is a Fellow of GRIMA, the Machine Intelligence Group, PUC. His current research interests include pattern recognition, object detection, automatic visual inspection, computer vision using multiple views and X-ray testing, and the ways to combine those approaches.
He received a scholarship for his Ph.D. studies from the Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT) and was a recipient of the Ron Halmshaw Award in 2012 and the John Green Award in 2013 from the British Institute for Non-Destructive Testing, which was established for the best papers published in Insight Journal on Industrial Radiography.


  • John Grimwade Medal for publishing the best paper during 2013 in journal Insight,

  • Ron Halmshaw Award for publishing the best paper during 2012 on industrial radiography in journal Insight.

Graduate students

  • M.Sc. Rodrigo Hidalgo.


  • M.Sc. Sebastian Flores,
  • M.I.T. Manuel Muñoz,
  • M.Sc. Ivan Godoy,
  • M.Sc. Carlos Carrasco.

Ph.D. Vladimir Riffo,
Associate Professor.

Director of:
Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science (DIICC),
Universidad de Atacama.

Contact Information

  • Address: Universidad de Atacama,
    Av. Copayapu N° 485,
    Región de Atacama,
  • E-mail: vladimir.riffo@uda.cl
  • Phone: (+56) 52 225-5685

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