Resume


Name
Francesc PINYOL i MARGALEF
Birth
8th August 1969, Reus, Catalonia, Spain
Sex
Male

Educational Background

4/1993-10/1998 Ph.D. thesis in the Signal Processing Laboratory (LTS) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland: "Three-dimensional Reconstruction of DNA Molecules from Stereoscopic Noisy Images". Spanish title: 4/2002.
9/1987-3/1993 Graduation in Telecommunication Engineering (communications), from ETSETB, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona.

Experience

12/2013-
Freelance
7/2012-12/2013 Medialab Barcelona / dualStream, Barcelona
  • Participation in projects:
  • Teaching:
    • 2013-2014:
      • Digital TV lab
      • Digital video lab
    • 2012-2013:
      • Digital TV lab
      • Digital video lab
      • theory Mathematics 2nd Engineering: probability (2nd semester)
3/2006-7/2012 Centre of Digital Television, Departament de Tecnologies Mèdia - DTM,Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona
  • Scientific advisor in Digital TV area.
  • Participation in 6th framework European projects:
    • SUIT (DVB-T, RTP streaming, SVC, WiMax, C++)
    • Portivity (MPEG Laser streaming, GPAC, C++)
  • Participation in national projects:
    • Tarifa (i2cat): Future internet
    • Trilogy (P2P, MPEG-4 Scalable Video Coding)
    • RAFFI (MHP, DNIe, VNC)
    • Raudos, Raudos 2
    • Transgame (Linux, DVB tools)
    • Phidias (SVC)
    • i3Media (DVB-PCF)
  • Participation in projects for companies:
  • Participation in the organization of ICME 2011 (International Conference on Multimedia and Expo)
  • Teaching:
    • Director of a PhD thesis
    • 2011-2012:
      • exercises Calculus and Algebra 1st Architecture
      • lab Multimedia Communications (MCDEM)
    • 2010-2011:
      • exercises Calculus and Algebra 1st Architecture
      • lab Multimedia Communications (MCDEM)
    • 2009-2010:
      • exercises de Mathematics 2nd Engineering
      • lab Multimedia Communications (MCDEM)
    • 2008-2009:
      • theory Calculus 1st Architecture
12/2002-3/2006 Inspecta, Bellaterra - Cerdanyola del Vallès
  • Classification techniques for natural cork stoppers on wine bottles, according to their appearance (shapes and colour), and application to industrial machinery (C++, Matlab, OpenCV).
  • Viability report fot the analysis and colour detection in cork disks for stoppers (Matlab).
4/2000-5/2002 R&D department. Intelligent Software Components (iSOCO). Sant Cugat del Vallès.
  • WAP application. Integration with existing Delphi application (WML, Delphi, Java, Corba).
  • Writing of documentation about WAP gateways.
  • Electronic commerce application (WWW shop). Back-office for products catalogue database. Delphi GUI and database integration.
  • Personal content (obtained from WWW) aggregation. Java programming (servlets) at HTTP protocol (SSL) level. Automatic personal authentication in sites. Information retrieval from obtained HTML code.
  • Technical solutions and market possibilities exploration for interactive digital television applications. Writing of an internal presentation. Innovation department.
  • Simulation techniques (special attention in those based on multiagents and artificial intelligence) and dedicated software study, for an European project about simulation of business models for multimedia content digital distribution. Writing an internal presentation. Innovation department.
11/1998-3/1999 Application of own detection and reconstruction algorithms to the reconstruction of filiform objects. Laboratory for Computation and Visualization in Mathematics and Mechanics, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
11/1998-3/1999 Responsible for analytical geometry exercices courses. Chaire de géometrie. Département de mathématiques. EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
4/1997-5/1997 Development of a demonstration of the future system "Teaching over WWW" (Java), Signal Processing Laboratory of EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
8/1996-10/1996 Development of an intranet utility to manage personal absences, using CGI (Java). Signal Processing Laboratory of EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
2/1996-10/1998 Web master at Signal Processing Laboratory of the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
9/1992-3/1993 Diploma Thesis Work in Electrical Engineering in the Signal Processing Laboratory of the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. The subject of this work was: "Statistical modeling of hierarchical subband images by vector quantization and arithmetic coding" (C).

Other projects


Training and courses

1/2015
"Eines i programari de reconeixement de textos manuscrits", CVC, Associació d'arxivers i gestors de documents de Catalunya, Barcelona (5h)
11/2002 "Consultoria acústica", Col·legi Oficial d'Enginyers de Telecomunicació de Catalunya, Barcelona. (12h)
10/2002 "Ràdio digital (DAB)", Col·legi Oficial d'Enginyers de Telecomunicació de Catalunya, Barcelona. (12h)
7/2002 "Infraestructures comunes de telecomunicació", Col·legi Oficial d'Enginyers de Telecomunicació de Catalunya, Barcelona. (12h)
3/2001-3/2002 "Programa d'especialització en xarxes i serveis de telecomunicació", Associació Catalana d'Enginyers de Telecomunicació, Barcelona. (136h)
9/2001 "El impulso de la televisión digital terrenal en España", Universitat Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Barcelona (15h)
4/2001 "Televisión interactiva", Recoletos Conferencias y Formación, Madrid. (16h)
2/2000 "Infraestructures comunes de telecomunicació", Associació Catalana d'Enginyers de Telecomunicació, Barcelona. (12h)
4/1996 "Traitement des signaux et images", EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
2/1996 "IRIX administration", EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
3/1995-3/1996 "Communication Networks", post-graduate course in the Computer Science Departement of the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
7/1994 "EMBS-IEEE Biomedical Imaging", Ile de Berder, Brittany, France.
1/1994-12/1994 "Virtual Reality and Multimedia", post-graduate course in the Computer Science Departement of the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
10/1985-7/1987 "Computer Programming Course", Europe Company Corporation, Barcelona.

Society membership

IEEE No. 02627990,
Associació Catalana d'Enginyers de Telecomunicació
No. 887

Computer skills

Operating systems UNIX (Linux, IRIX), MS Windows
Computer platforms PC, Silicon Graphics, SUN, Android
Languages C, C++, bash scripts, Python, Java, HTML, PHP3, CGI, OpenGL, OpenCV, Inventor, Pascal.
Databases MySQL/MariaDB
Office suits / Word processing
LibreOffice, OpenOffice, LaTeX, LyX, MS Office.
Cloud computing
Amazon Web Services
Others Django, Apache HTTP server, OpenSSL
Version control
Git (github: cescp), Subversion, CVS

Language skills

Catalan mother tongue.
French very fluent, oral and written.
Spanish very fluent, oral and written.
English very fluent, oral and written.

Publications


http://www.francescpinyol.cat/cv_en.html
Last update: 11th September 2015