Dr. Alicia Fornés is a Senior Research Fellow in document image analysis and pattern recognition at the Computer Vision Center (CVC) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Her PhD work on the analysis of music scores received the best thesis award 2009 – 2010 by the AERFAI, the Spanish brand of the IAPR (International Association of Pattern Recognition). She has published more than 100 papers in international conferences and journals. She has participated in many research projects and technology transfer projects related to the analysis and recognition of document images.
She received the IAPR/ICDAR Young Investigator Award in 2017 for outstanding contributions in the recognition of handwriting, text and graphics, with high impact to the field of Digital Humanities. She is currently the chair of the IAPR TC-10 (Technical Committee 10 on Graphics Recognition). In 2016 she was involved in the creation of the Digital Humanities Research Network of the UAB.