- Telecommunications Engineer (BS+MS) at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya.
Barcelona, Spain, 1991.
Master's Thesis in Speech Coding (sponsored by ENHER).
- Master's in EE Systems Image Processing.
University of Southern California. 1994-1995.
- Phd in Signal Theory and Communications. UPC.
Barcelona, Spain, July 2011.
"Media Aesthetics based Multimedia Storytelling".
- R&D Engineer, Dimat Telecommunications company. 1991-1993.
Modem design (Hardware + digital communications algorithms)
- Visiting Resarch Scholar, University of Southern California . 1994-1995.
Research in Fractal Image and Video coding.
- R&D Engineer, Hewlett Packard , Barcelona
Research in image compression for large format printers. Optimization and deployment of these algorithms in the final product.
- Research Scientist: Hewlett Packard Labs., Palo Alto. 2000-2005.
Multimedia browsing and video indexing.
Image processing for cameras and printers.
Video processing pipeline for hybrid photo-video camera.
Document balance with photographs.
- Manager: Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto. 2002-2005.
Project Manager for the Photo-Video research project.
Technology transfers to the Consumer Inkjet Printer division, and the Consumer Digital Camara division.
Participated in technology standards: Blu-ray, JPSearch.
- Research Scientist: Hewlett Packard Labs., Palo Alto. 2006-2008.
Automatic image selection for photo-books and slideshows.
Image appeal metric.
- Research Scientist: Telefonica I+D. October 2008-September 2011.
Image and Video Aesthetics.
Video near duplicate detection.
- Open Innovation Program Manager: Telefonica I+D. Since September 2011.
P. Obrador, M. Saad, P. Suryanarayan, and N. Oliver. Towards Category-Based Aesthetic Models of Photographs. In Proceedings of the international conference on Multimedia Modeling, MMM '12. January 2012.
P. Obrador. Media Aesthetics Based Multimedia Storytelling. PhD Thesis. UPC, Barcelona. July 2011.
A. Ciancio, A. L. N. Targino da Costa, E. A. B. da Silva, A. Said, R. Samadani, and P. Obrador. No-reference blur assessment of digital pictures based on multifeature classiers. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 20(1):64 -- 75, 2011.
P. Obrador, R. de Oliveira, and N. Oliver. Supporting personal photo storytelling for social albums. In Proceedings of the international conference on Multimedia, MM '10, pages 561--570, New York, NY, USA, 2010. ACM.
P. Obrador, R. de Oliveira, and N. Oliver. Audience dependent photo collection summarization. In Proceedings of the international conference on Multimedia, Grand Challenge'10, New York, NY, USA, 2010. ACM.
P. Obrador, L. Schmidt-Hackenberg, and N. Oliver. The role of image composition in image aesthetics. In International Conference on Image Processing, pages 3185 -- 3188. IEEE, 2010.
A. Moorthy, P. Obrador, and N. Oliver. Towards computational models of the visual aesthetic appeal of consumer videos. Computer Vision, ECCV 2010, 6315:1--14, 2010.
A. Ciancio, A. L. N. Targino da Costa, E. A. B. da Silva, A. Said, R. Samadani, and P. Obrador. No-reference blur assessment of digital pictures based on multifeature classiers. Electronics Letters, 45(23):1162 -- 1163, 2009.
X. Anguera, P. Obrador, T. Adamek, D. Marimon, and N. Oliver. Telefonica Research Content-Based Copy Detection TRECVID Submission. In NIST Trecvid 2009 Workshop notebook paper. 2009
X. Anguera, P. Obrador, and N. Oliver. Multimodal video copy detection of social media. In WSM '09: Proc. of the 1st SIGMM workshop on Social media. ACM, 2009.
Obrador, P., Anguera, X., de Oliveira, R., and Oliver, N. 2009. The role of tags and image aesthetics in social image search. In Proceedings of the First SIGMM Workshop on Social Media (Beijing, China, October 23 - 23, 2009). WSM '09. ACM, New York, NY, 65-72. DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1631144.1631158
P. Obrador and N. Moroney. Automatic image selection by means of a hierarchical scalable collection representation. In Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7257. IS&T/SPIE, 2009.
P. Obrador and N. Moroney. Low level features for image appeal measurement. In SPIE, Electronic Imaging, Image Quality and System Performance VI, volume 7242, pages 72420T--1--72420T--12. IS&T/SPIE, 2009.
N. Moroney, P. Obrador, and G. Beretta. Lexical image processing. In Proceedings of the 16th IS&T/SID Color Imaging Conference, pages 268--273, 2008.
P. Obrador. Region based image appeal metric for consumer photos. In 2008 IEEE 10th Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, pages 696--701, 2008.
P. Obrador, N. Moroney, I. MacDowell, and E. OBrien-Strain. Softbacks: single click photo selection for photo-book creation. In Symposium on document engineering. ACM, 2008.
Image and Video Aesthetics
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