Pere Obrador

Company:
Telefónica I+D, S.A.U.
Title:
Research Scientist
Group:
Multimedia
Address:
Plaza de Ernest Lluch i Martin, 5
E-Mail:
pere at tid dot es
Mobile/Landline:
+34 93 123 3349
Pere Obrador

  • 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 division. 1995-2000.
    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.
    Color harmonization.
    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.
    Video-cartooning.
  • Research Scientist: Telefonica I+D. October 2008-September 2011.
    Multimedia Storytelling.
    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 classi ers. 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 classi ers. 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
    Multimedia Storytelling

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