Javier Sanchez was born in Barcelona, on November 24th 1973. He received his degree in Telecommunication Engineering (ETSETB) from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in July 2002. During the academic year 2001-2002 he was an exchange student in Erasmus program at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) . He did his Master Thesis at the Signal Processing Laboratory (LTS) on non-rigid registration algorithms applied to 3D brain images.
He joined the Computer Vision and Image Analysis Group at the Signal Processing Laboratory (LTS) led by Prof. Jean-Philippe Thiran as a Ph.D. student in September 2002. He carried out validation studies with nonrigid registration at the Computational Radiology Laboratory in 2006.