BiographyMarcelo Bertalmío (Montevideo, 1972) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Universidad de la República, Uruguay, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2001. Since 2006 he is an Associate Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where currently he heads the Graduate Studies commission and is the vice-head of the Information and Communication Technologies Department.
His publications total more than 6,000 citations. He was awarded the 2012 SIAG/IS Prize of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics of the USA (SIAM) for co-authoring the most relevant image processing work published in the period 2008-2012. Has received the Femlab Prize, the Siemens Best Paper Award, the Ramón y Cajal Fellowship, and the ICREA Academia Award, among other honors. He is an Associate Editor for SIAM-SIIMS and the secretary of SIAM's activity group on imaging. Has an ERC-Starting Grant for his project “Image processing for enhanced cinematography”. Has written a book titled “Image Processing for Cinema”, published by CRC Press / Taylor & Francis.
His current research interests are in developing image processing algorithms allowing to shoot cinema with no more artificial lighting than what people present at the scene need to be able to see. The approach is to work out software methods mimicking neural processes in the Human Visual System, and apply them to images captured with a regular digital movie camera.