Noelia Oses

In these pages you can find my CV, academic achievements and work experience.


1998 - 2002

Ph.D. in Management Science

Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
Thesis topic: Component-based and web-based simulation.
Developed a prototype distributed component-based simulation architecture and an online simulation server in Java. [+]

1993 - 1998

Licenciada in Mathematics

University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), Spain
Major: Probability and Statistics. [+]




Acreditación como profesorado adjunto en el campo de conocimiento de Enseñanzas Técnicas (UNIBASQ, 2014)

Data science



Feb - April

DFKI Bremen – Robotics Innovation Center, Bremen, Germany

At DFKI-Bremen I participated in the SeeGrip project. My work involved the development of an HTM model that performs object recognition using tactile sensor data and also on the development of an HTM model to recognise the grasp being performed by an operator wearing a sensorised data glove. 

Feb - July

AI Lab, University of Zürich, Switzerland - 'A robot thinking ahead'

My project while at the AI Lab was called 'A robot thinking ahead' and it was part of the 'From locomotion to cognition' project. In my project, I developed a bio-inspired control architecture that allows a mobile robot to: (1) learn a model of its own action repertoire (a forward model); (2) learn a model of an object (prey) it is seeking; (3) combine the forward model and the prey model to seek the prey. *** Videos ***



May 2014 -
Aug 2015

ADi: Ciencia de los Datos y Tecnología en la Intersección de la Economía del Comportamiento y el Territorio: Inteligencia Aplicada a la Movilidad y el Diseño de las Ciudades-Región

Funded by: Etortek 2014-2015, Gobierno Vasco-Eusko Jaurlaritza
Principal Investigator: Aurkene Alzua Sorzabal, CIC tourGUNE, Spain

Feb 2012 -
Feb 2013

Proyecto de estudio y análisis de los criterios de valoración del patrimonio cultural de los espacios construidos

Funded by: Gobierno Vasco-Eusko Jaurlaritza
Principal Investigator: Agustín Azkarate Garai-Olaun, UPV-EHU, Spain

Nov 2011 -
Feb 2012

Programa de investigación en tecnologías para la conservación y revalorización del Patrimonio Cultural

Funded by: CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. Dirección General de Investigación. MICIN, ref. CSD2007-00058.
Principal Investigator: Felipe Criado-Boado, CSIC-Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Feb - Apr


Funded by: German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), grant no. 03SX291
Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Frank Kirchner, DFKI-Bremen, Germany

Aug - Dec


Funded by: Basque Government
Principal Investigator: Iñaki Urzay, Panda Security SL, Basque Country

Feb - Jun

From locomotion to cognition

Funded by: SNF (Swiss National Science Foundation)
Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Rolf Pfeifer, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Collaboration with the 'Moving target seeking with prediction and planning' sub-project.

Dec'99 -

An academic study of re-use technologies

Funded by: Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, UK
ITT REF: CU016-0000000618
Principal Investigator: Professor Mike Pidd, Lancaster University, UK
This project reviewed current and emerging approaches to software construction, composition and re-use.



Aug 2013 -
April 2014

Lecturer, DigiPen Institute of Technology Europe-Bilbao

At DigiPen, I taught in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation degree.

Fall 2013: Quaternions and interpolation.

Spring 2014: Machine learning.

Nov 2013 -
Dec 2013

Udako Euskal Unibertsitatea

Through UEU, I teach the basics of programming to teenagers.

Bideo-jokoen programazioa Scratch bidez



Aug 2015 -

Data science senior researcher, VICOMTech-IK4

May 2014 -
Aug 2015

Data science researcher, CICtourGUNE

My research here focuses on the analysis of tourism data in the context of the centre's "Tourism systems in the Digital Age" research area.

Aug 2013 -
April 2014

Lecturer, DigiPen Institute of Technology Europe-Bilbao

At DigiPen, I taught in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation degree.

Feb 2012 -
Oct 2013

Researcher, Fundación Zain Fundazioa

At Zain I researched the use and application of artificial intelligence algorithms for the development of analysis tools for built heritage.

Nov 2011 -
Feb 2012

Researcher, Universidad del País Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

I researched the application of artificial intelligence algorithms to the analysis of built heritage.

Project name: "Programa de investigación en tecnologías para la conservación y revalorización del Patrimonio Cultural"

Jan 2011 -
Oct 2011

Freelance Researcher in Artificial Intelligence

During this period I worked as a freelance Artificial Intelligence researcher and became involved in the application of artificial intelligence in the development of technology for the management and analysis of built heritage.

Oct 2007 -
Dec 2010

Researcher, Neuroengineering Department, Health Unit, Fatronik-Tecnalia

At the Neuroengineering Department of Fatronik, my research was centred around "Intelligence and biorobotics", applying artificial intelligence to robotic systems.

Oct 2005 -
Oct 2007

Freelance Mathematician specialised in Casino Mathematics
NOF Consulting (

During this period I worked as a freelance mathematician developing probability models of slot machine games for the gambling industry.

Mar 2004 -
Oct 2005

Mathematician - Barcrest Games

My job consisted mainly in developing probabilistic models of the games to calculate the return percentage. To model these processes I used either Excel spreadsheets or C++, depending on which was more appropriate in each case. I also used Stochastic Dynamic Programming and Decision Theory to calculate the best estrategy for some games.

Aug 2003 -
Feb 2004

Contractor for the Analysis & Research department
National Air Traffic Services Ltd (NATS)

My role involved very different tasks from analysing data and producing documents to reporting the results of the analysis to doing the parameter review for the Short Term Conflict Alert (STCA) system. STCA alerts air traffic controllers to potential conflicts (mid-air collisions).



July 2009

Torres Quevedo
BOE no. 164, 08/07/2009, Sec. III Pág. 57252.

1998 - 2001

Pre-doctoral grant from the 'Programa de Formación de Investigadores del Departamento de Educación, Universidades e Investigación' department of the Basque Country.
BOPV 1998152 - 13/08/1998 Disposición: 15015.
BOPV 1999185 - 27/09/1999 Disposición: 16125.
BOPV 2000169 - 04/09/2000 Disposición: 15695.
BOPV 2001174 - 07/09/2001 Disposición: 16620.



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  1. Oses N, Gerrikagoitia JK, Alzua-Sorzabal A (2016) Monitoring and benchmarking the performance of a destination's hotel industry: The case study of Bilbao in 2014. Tourism Management Perspectives, Volume 19, Part A, July 2016, Pages 48-60; DOI: 10.1016/j.tmp.2016.05.002. (SCImago Impact Factor: 0.693, Q2 in 2014) [Download PDF]

  2. Oses N, Legarretaetxebarria A, Quartulli M, Garcia I, Serrano M (2016) Uncertainty reduction in measuring and verification of energy savings by statistical learning in manufacturing environments. Accepted for publication in International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM); The final publication is available at Springer via [Download PDF] (SCImago Impact Factor: 0.437, Q2 in 2014)

  3. Oses N, Gerrikagoitia JK, Alzua-Sorzabal A (2015) Sampling method for monitoring the alternative accommodation market. Accepted for publication in Current Issues In Tourism; DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2015.1127336. (SCImago Impact Factor: 0.880, Q1 in 2014) [Download PDF]

  4. Oses N, Gerrikagoitia JK, Alzua-Sorzabal A (2016) Evidence of hotels' dynamic pricing patterns on an Internet distribution channel: the case study of the Basque Country's hotels in 2013-2014. Journal of Information Technology and Tourism Vol. 15 (4), pp 365-394; DOI: 10.1007/s40558-015-0046-8 [Download PDF]

  5. Oses N, Legarretaetxebarria A, Quartulli M, Garcia I, Serrano M (2015) Measuring and verification of energy savings by statistical learning in manufacturing environments. 2015 Virtual Concept International Workshop - INDUSTRIE 4.0. Donostia/San Sebastián, 26 - 27 November 2015. Electronic Proceedings of Virtual Concept International Workshop ISBN 978-2-9548927-1-9.

  6. Oses N, Gerrikagoitia JK, Alzua-Sorzabal A (2015) Modelling and prediction of a destination's monthly average daily rate and occupancy rate based on hotel room prices offered online. Tourism Economics; DOI: 10.5367/te.2015.0491 (SCImago Impact Factor: 0.512, Q2 in 2014) [Download PDF]

  7. Oses N, Dornaika F, Moujahid A. (2015) Fine grained recognition of masonry walls for built heritage assessment. Proc. SPIE 9406, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXXII: Algorithms and Techniques, 94060I (February 8, 2015); DOI: 10.1117/12.2078288

  8. Oses N, Gerrikagoitia JK, Alzua-Sorzabal A (2015) Dynamic pricing patterns on an Internet distribution channel: the case study of Bilbao's hotels in 2013 Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism (ENTER) 2015, pp 735-747. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-14343-9_53 [Download PDF]

  9. Oses N, Dornaika F, Moujahid A. (2014) Image-Based Delineation and Classification of Built Heritage Masonry. Remote Sensing. 2014; 6(3):1863-1889. DOI: 10.3390/rs6031863 (Impact Factor: 2.623, Q1 in 2013) [Download PDF]

  10. N. Oses, F. Dornaika (2013). Image-based Delineation of Built Heritage Masonry for Automatic Classification M. Kamel and A. Campilho (Eds.): ICIAR 2013, LNCS 7950, pp. 782--789. Springer, Heidelberg (2013). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39094-4_90 [Download PDF]

  11. Oses N., Azkarate, A. (2013). New protocols for built heritage protection in the Basque Country: towards an automatic analysis tool for built heritage In M. Lazzari, E. Cano & M.A. Rogerio-Candelera (eds). Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage. London: CRC Press. ISBN: 978-11-380-0009-4. DOI: 10.1201/b15577-97 [Download PDF]

  12. Iñigo Mendialdua, Noelia Oses, Basilio Sierra and Elena Lazkano (2012) Positive Predictive Value based dynamic K-Nearest Neighbor M. Graña et al. (Eds.): Advances in Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, pp. 59--68. IOS Press, 2012, DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-105-2-59 [Download PDF]

  13. N Oses Component-based simulation: Hierarchical structures, modularity, and reuse Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany. 2010. ISBN 3838390849.

  14. N Oses, M Hoffmann, RA Koene (2010) Embodied moving-target seeking with prediction and planning E.S. Corchado Rodriguez et al. (Eds.): HAIS 2010, Part II, LNAI 6077, pp. 478--485. Springer, Heidelberg (2010). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13803-4_59 [Download PDF]

  15. Oses N. (2009) Bitz&Pizzas: optimal stopping of a slot machine bonus game OR Insight, vol.22(1): 31-44. DOI: 10.1057/ori.2008.4 [Download PDF]

  16. Rodríguez-de-Pablo, C; Loichate, M; Oses, N; González, M; Buiza, C; Yanguas, J (2008) Technological Assistance Tool for Elderly's Autonomy Enhancing and care-givers support based on the use of portable devices and the Web Gerontechnology, Volume 7 Issue 2, 2008. DOI: 10.4017/gt.2008. [Download PDF]

  17. Oses N. (2008) Markov chain applications in the slot machine industry OR Insight, vol.21(1):9-21. DOI: 10.1057/ori.2008.53 [Download PDF]

  18. Oses N., Freeman J. (2006) Hitting the jackpot with OR OR Insight, vol.19(3):21-30. DOI: 10.1057/ori.2006.13 [Download PDF]

  19. Oses N., Pidd M. and Brooks R.J. (2004) Critical Issues in the Development of Component-Based Discrete Simulation Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Volume 12, Issues 7-8, November 2004, Pages 495-514, Edited by S. Robinson and S.J.E. Taylor. DOI: 10.1016/j.simpat.2004.06.005 (Impact factor: 0.969, Q3 in 2004) [Download PDF]

  20. Oses N., Pidd M., Brooks R.J. (2002) ‘Component-based simulation’ In: Proceedings of the Simulation Study Group Two-day Workshop, 20-21 March 2002, Birmingham. Eds. Eldabi, T., Robinson, S., Taylor, S.J.E. and Wilcox, P.A. [Download PDF]

  21. Pidd M., Oses N., Brooks R.J. (1999) Component-based simulation on the web? Proceedings of the 1999 Winter Simulation Conference. Eds. D.T. Sturrock, G.W. Evans, P.A. Farrington, and H.B. Nemhard. 5-8 December 1999, Phoenix AZ. DOI:10.1109/WSC.1999.816877 [Download PDF]



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