Welcome to my site!

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative
King's Canyon, Red Center, Australia


I'm currently a Technical Lead for Applied Machine Learning at Facebook, helping push the state of the art and build cutting-edge intelligent systems that can make the world more open and connected by understanding people and content.

Before joining Facebook I worked as a Senior Data Scientist and Product Owner for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in the Big Data space. Prior to that I was a Senior Researcher in Artificial Intelligence working at Tecnalia Research & Innovation, designing and applying Machine Learning algorithms for complex industrial systems. Previously, I was a Research Fellow in the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering (RSISE) of the Australian National University and in the Machine Learning Group at NICTA working with Prof. Bob Williamson on theoretical aspects of Machine Learning (check the Research tab for more info). 

Before going down under I was a happy PhD. candidate in the Signal Theory and Communications Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (where they were even kind enough to award me with the Extraordinary Doctorate Prize), and a visitor at the Max Planck Research Group for Machine Learning Theory in beautiful Hamburg. Prior to all that graduate madness, I got my M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Universidad de Cantabria, working with the Advanced Signal Processing Group (GTAS).

I also play music whenever I have the chance.

Please note that the web is under construction and that I'm infamous for letting things be in such a state for as long as it takes. Nonetheless, shall you have any question or comment about my research, don't hesitate to contact me.

Latest news

  • Cultural Diffusion and Trends in Facebook Photographs Our paper on Cultural Diffusion analysis using Computer Vision on Facebook photographs has been accepted to ICWSM'17
    Posted 7 Mar 2017, 12:32 by Darío García
  • IoT World I'll be speaking at the IoT World conference in San Jose (CA) https://tmt.knect365.com/iot-world/
    Posted 7 Mar 2017, 12:31 by Darío García
  • NIPS Workshop on Large Scale Computer Vision Systems Together with folks from Facebook, Google and Dartmouth I'll be co-organising a workshop on Large Scale Computer Vision Systems at this year's NIPS in Barcelona. This is ...
    Posted 11 Aug 2016, 10:57 by Darío García
  • Facebook @ VISUM Had a blast discussing Facebook's Computer Vision efforts at the VISUM Summer School in beautiful Porto!
    Posted 1 Aug 2016, 08:30 by Darío García
  • Facebook's Automatic Alt Text Facebook is now able to describe images to visually impaired users leveraging our state of the art Computer Vision technology! It's just the beginning, but a very exciting one ...
    Posted 21 Apr 2016, 22:35 by Darío García
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