The Master’s degree in Applied Telecommunications and Engineering Management (MASTEAM, https://eetac.upc.edu/en/study/masters-degrees/masteam) organizes a weekly series of activities (talks, technical visits, discussion pannels) that complement the academic activities with real-world experiences from companies, research centres and institutions in the main topics of the master: Internet of Things. Smart Cities, 5G mobile communications, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Radio (SDR), cloud computing, augmented reality and audiovisual services, among others.
This week’s activity will be a talk from Dr Joan Llobera (i2Cat Foundation)
May 16th, 17:30h (duration 1h), classroom C4-021B, EETAC, Campus Castelldefels UPC.
Title: Video, virtual reality and challenges ahead in the future of media (Dr Joan Llobera, i2Cat Foundation)
Abstract: This talk will provide an overview of the activities of the Media team of the i2cat Foundation. Our current efforts are focused on combining fundamental research and practical innovation activities to ideate, research, develop and bring to the market media services and solutions. More specifically, we are working on multi-platform content production and delivery, combining innovative video formats. On the mid-term, we plan to combine such work with CGI-based virtual reality content, similar to videogames, smart interactive characters, machine learning for media, or innovative content management. We will overview current activities, what is planned for the coming years, and outline some specific examples of how we have dealt with specific engineering problems in the last 18 months.
Bio: Dr. Joan Llobera (male) is an electrical engineer and a virtual reality scientist. He obtained a double diploma in Electrical Engineering (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Télécom Paris) and holds 2 Masters, one in cognitive sciences (EHESS) and another in software (UPC). In 2012 he obtained a PhD at the Universitat de Barcelona on the topic of Stories in Virtual Reality. He also worked as a postdoc researcher at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and was trained in business creation by taking part in the EPFL/CTI Swiss Startup program. He recently joined the i2CAT Foundation as a senior researcher and works mainly as Technical Manager of the ImmersiaTV H2020 project.
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