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pere-pau vázquez

ViRVIG Group
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

We are organizing EuroVis 2017 in Barcelona. 

about me

associate professor 

Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona (UPC)

member of ViRVIG group

research

molecular visualization
volume rendering
mobile rendering
applications of Information Theory to visualization and graphics

teaching

Introduction to Graphics and UI design

Fast Realistic Rendering
Visualization
Mobile Programming

contact

pere(dot)pau   (at)  cs.upc.edu

Dep. Computer Science
C/ Jordi Girona, 1-3
Ed. Omega, D. 137
08034 - Barcelona

PhD Thesis

On the Selection of Good Views and its Application to Computer Graphics,  Pere-Pau Vázquez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. PhD in Software, Best PhD thesis award, 2003

PUBLICATIONS

2016

  • Adaptive Transfer Functions. Improved Multiresolution Visualization of Medical Models, Jesús Díaz-García, Pere Brunet, Isabel Navazo, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Frederic Pérez, Computer Graphics International 2016 (The Visual Computer), to appear.
  • An experimental study on the effects of shading in 3D perception of volumetric models, José Díaz, Timo Ropinski, Isabel Navazo, Enrico Gobetti, Pere-Pau Vázquez, The Visual Computer, 2016, to appear, DOI:10.1007/s00371-015-1151-6 
  • Optimized Screen-Space Ambient Occlusion in Mobile Devices, Marc Sunet and Pere-Pau Vázquez, Proc. Web3D 2016, to appear. 
  • Optimized Skin Rendering for scanned models, Roger Hernando, Antoni Chica, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Proc. Winter School in Computer Graphics 2016, to appear. 
  • A software framework for the development of projection-based Augmented Reality Systems, M. Sunet, M. Comino, D. Karatzas, A. Chica, P. Vázquez, Proc. IADIS Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing 2016, to appear.
  • Enhanced Magnification for Reduced Movement in Virtual Reality Environments, E. Monclús, I. Navazo, P. Vázquez. IADIS Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing, to appear
  • Human-Document Interaction - a new frontier for document image analysis, D. Karatzas, V. Poulain, M. Rusiñol, A. Chica, P. Vázquez, International Symposium on Document Data Analysis, to appear

2015

  • Real-Time Molecular Visualization Supporting Diffuse Illumination and Ambient Occlusion, Robin Skanberg, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Víctor Guallar, and Timo Ropinski, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE VIS 2015), 2015
  • High quality illustrative effects for molecular rendering, Pedro Hermosilla, Víctor Guallar, Pere-Pau Vázquez, and Àlvar Vinacua, Computers & Graphics (CAD & Graphics Proceedings), 2015, accepted
  • Instant Visualization of Secondary Structures of Molecular Models, Pedro Hermosilla, Víctor Guallar, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Àlvar Vinacua, Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine, 2015, DOI: 10.2312/vcbm.20151208
  • Perceptual effects of volumetric shading models in stereoscopic desktop-based environments, José Díaz, Timo Ropinski, Isabel Navazo, Enrico Gobetti, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Computer Graphics International, 2015
  • Adaptive on-the-fly molecular ribbons generation, Pedro Hermosilla, Víctor Guallar, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Àlvar Vinacua, EuroVis 2015, poster
  • Feature-Preserving Downsampling for Medical Images, Jesús Díaz-García, Pere Brunet, Isabel Navazo, Frederic Pérez, Pere-Pau Vázquez, EuroVis 2015, poster

2014

  • Data-Aware Picking for Medical Models, Eva Monclús, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Isabel Navazo, Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics -- Theory and Applications, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44911-0_4, 2014
  • Minimizing User Movement with Zoom in Place, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Eva Monclús, Isabel Navazo, 2nd International Workshop on Immersive Volumetric Interaction, 2014

2013

  • DAAPMed: a data-aware anchor point selection tool for medical Models in VR environments, Eva Monclús, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Isabel Navazo, Proc. International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, Best Paper Award, 2013
  • Morpho-volumetric measurement tools for abdominal distension diagnose, Monclús, E.; Muñoz, I.; Navazo, M.; Vázquez, P.; Accarino, A.; Barba, E.; Quiroga, S.; Azpiroz, F., Congreso Español de Informática Gráfica, 2013

2012

  • Adaptive Cross-Sections of Anatomical models, José Díaz, Eva Monclús, Isabel Navazo, and Pere-Pau Vázquez. Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. Pacific Graphics), 2012.
  • Fast Illustrative Visualization of Fiber Tracts, Jesús Díaz and Pere-Pau Vázquez, International Symposium on Visual Computing, 2012
  • Practical Volume Rendering on Mobile Devices, Marcos Balsa and Pere-Pau Vázquez, International Symposium on Visual Computing, 2012
  • Full High Dynamic Range Images for Dynamic Scenes, R. Ramírez-Orozco, I. Martín, C. Loscos, and Pere-Pau Vázquez, SPIE Optics, Photonics, and Digital Technologies for Multimedia Applications, 2012, Best Student Paper Award
  • Uncertainty Visualization of Brain Fibers, P. Hermosilla, R. Brecheisen, P.-P. Vázquez, and A. Vilanova, Congreso Español de Informática Gráfica, 2012 
  • Multi-Modal Medical Image Registration Using Normalized Compression Distance, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Jordi Marco, IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 7, No.1, pp. 47-63 ISSN: 1646-3692, 2012

2011

  • Using Normalized Compression Distance for Image Similarity Measurement: An experimental study, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Jordi Marco, The Visual Computer, 2011.
  • Accurate Multi-Modal Image Registration Using Compression, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Jordi Marco, IADIS Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing, 2011
  • Efficient Selection of Representative Views and Navigation Paths for Volume Data Exploration, Eva Monclús, Pere-Pau Vázquez, and Isabel Navazo, Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences, Linsen, L.; Hagen, H. Hamann, B. Hege, H.-C. (Eds), Ed. Springer, Mathematics and Visualization Series, ISBN 978-3-642-21607-7, 2011
  • The ViRVIG Institute, C. Andújar, I. Navazo, Pere-Pau Vázquez, G. Patow, and X. Pueyo, SBC Journal on 3D Interactive Systems, 2011

2010

  • Realtime Ambient Occlusion and Halos with Summed Area Tables, José Díaz, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Florent Duguet, Isabel Navazo, Computers & Graphics, Vol. 34, Num. 4, pp 337--350, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cag.2010.03.005, 2010
  • Depth-enhanced Maximum Intensity Projection, José Díaz and Pere-Pau Vázquez, IEEE/EG Volume Graphics, pp 93--100, 2010
  • Cost-effective Feature Enhancement for volume datasets, José Díaz, Jordi Marco, and Pere-Pau Vázquez, Proc. Vision, Modeling, and Visualization, 2010
  • NPR techniques using the Geometry Shader, Pedro Hermosilla and Pere-Pau Vázquez, GPU Pro, 2010

1999 - 2009

  • Automatic view selection through depth-based view stability analysis, Pere-Pau Vázquez, The Visual Computer, Vol. 25, Num. 5, pp 441--449, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00371-009-0326-4, 2009
  • The Virtual Magic Lantern: an interaction metaphor for enhanced medical data inspection, Eva Monclús, José Díaz, Pere-Pau Vázquez, and Isabel Navazo, 16th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, pp 119--122, 2009
  • An interactive 3D framework for anatomical education , Pere-Pau Vázquez, Knut Hartmann, Timo Götzelmann, Andreas Nürnberger, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Vol 3, Number 6, pp. 511-524. Ed. Elsevier, ISSN: 1861-6410, 2008
  • Rendering Falling Leaves on Graphics Hardware, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Marcos Balsa, International Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting, 2008
  • Vicinity Occlusion Maps: Enhanced Depth Perception of Volumetric Models, José Díaz, Héctor Yela, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Computer Graphics International (CGI), pp 56--63, 2008
  • Single Pass GPU Stylized Edges, Pedro Hermosilla and Pere-Pau Vázquez, Proc. of Ibero-American Symposium on Computer Graphics, 2008
  • Representative Views and Paths for Volume Models, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Eva Monclús, and Isabel Navazo, Smart Graphics, 2008
  • 3D virtual model for training in endoscopical repair of subcondilar fractures of the mandible, J. A. Hueto, G. Raspall, E. Monclús, P. Vázquez, J. Díaz, and I. Navazo, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Proc. 12th Annual Conference of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery, 2008
  • S3Dc: A 3Dc-based Volume Compression Algorithm, Héctor Yela, Isabel Navazo, and Pere-Pau Vázquez, Congreso Español de Informática Gráfica (CEIG), 2008
  • Automatic Light Source Placement for Maximum Visual Information Recovery, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Computer Graphics Forum, number 2, pages 143-156, 2008
  • Omni-directional Relief Impostors, Carlos Andújar, Javier Boo, Pere Brunet, Marta Fairén, Isabel Navazo, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Alvar Vinacua, Computer Graphics Forum, (Proc. of EuroGraphics), 2007
  • MTCut: GPU-based Marching Tetra Cuts, Eva Monclús, Isabel Navazo, Pere-Pau Vázquez, International Conference of Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics, 2007
  • Correlating Text and Images: Concept and Evaluation, T. Götzelmann, P. Vázquez, K. Hartmann, A. Nürnberger, T. Strothotte, Smart Graphics, 2007
  • Tessellation-Independent Best View Selection, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Carlos Andújar, International Conference on Computer Graphics and Artificial Intelligence (3IA), 2007
  • Mutual Text-Image Queries, T.Götzelmann, P. Vázquez, K. Hartmann, T. Gerber, A. Nürnberger, T. Strothotte, Spring Conference on Computer Graphics, 2007
  • Real Time Falling Leaves, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Marcos Balsa, International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP), 2007
  • Realtime automatic selection of good molecular views, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Miquel Feixas, Mateu Sbert and Antoni Llobet, Computers & Graphics, Volume 30, Issue 1, Pages 98-110, 2006
  • A programmable Tutor for OpenGL Transformations, Carlos Andújar and Pere-Pau Vázquez, EuroGraphics, Education Session, 2006
  • Generación de penumbras con hardware gráfico, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Dani Susín, Novática, 2005
  • Way-Finder: guided tours through complex walkthrough models, Carlos Andújar, Pere-Pau Vázquez, and Marta Fairén, Computer Graphics Forum, Vol. 23 (3), pp. 499-508, 2004
  • Bandwidth Reduction for Remote Navigation Systems Through View Prediction and Progressive Transmission, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Mateu Sbert, Future Generation Computer Systems International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 8, Pages 1251-1262, 2004
  • Virtual Museums: New Added-Value for Museums Web Sites, J. Majó, J. Martínez, and Pere-Pau Vázquez, Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism (ENTER'04), 2004
  • Point-Based Modeling from a Single Image, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Jordi Marco and Mateu Sbert, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Proc. of ICCS'2004), vol. 3039, pp. 245-251, 2004
  • On the fly selection of best views using graphics hardware, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Mateu Sbert, 4th IASTED International Conference on Visualization, Image, and Image Processing, VIIP, 2004
  • Dinamización de las páginas web de los museos, J. Majó, J. Martínez, and Pere-Pau Vázquez, TURITEC, 2004
  • Automatic View Selection Using Viewpoint Entropy and its Application to Image-Based Rendering, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Miquel Feixas, Mateu Sbert, and Wolfgang Heidrich, Computer Graphics Forum, 22(4), pp. 689-700, 2003
  • Perception-based illumination information measurement and light source placement, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Mateu Sbert, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, number 2669, pp. 306-316, Proc. of ICCSA, 2003
  • Automatic Indoor Scene Exploration, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Mateu Sbert, Proc. of 6th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Artificial Intelligence, pp. 13-24, Limoges, France, 2003
  • Fast adaptive selection of best views, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Mateu Sbert, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, number 2669, (Proc. of ICCSA), 2003
  • Automatic Keyframe Selection Techniques for High-Quality Image-Based Walkthrough Animation Using Viewpoint Entropy, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Mateu Sbert, Journal of WSCG, (Proc. of Winter School in Computer Graphics), Volume 10, No.1, Pages 461-468, ISSN 1213-6972, 2002
  • Bandwidth Reduction Techniques for Remote Navigation Systems, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Mateu Sbert, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, number 2330, pp. 249-257, Proc. of International Conference on Computer Science, 2002
  • Image-based Modeling Using Viewpoint Entropy, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Miquel Feixas, Mateu Sbert, and Wolfgang Heidrich, Computer Graphics International, 2002
  • Viewpoint Entropy: A New Tool for Obtaining Good Views for Molecules, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Miquel Feixas, Mateu Sbert and Antoni Llobet, Eurographics/IEEE TCVG Symposium on Data Visualisation 2002
  • Applications of Information Theory to Computer Graphics, Mateu Sbert, Miquel Feixas, Jaume Rigau, Francesc Castro, and Pere-Pau Vázquez, Proc. of 5th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Artificial Intelligence, 3IA, 2002
  • Viewpoint Selection Using Viewpoint Entropy, Pere-Pau Vázquez, Miquel Feixas, Mateu Sbert and Wolfgang Heidrich, Vision, Modeling, and Visualization, T.Ertl, B. Girod, G.Greiner, H. Niemann, H.-P. Seidel (Eds.), pages 273-280, 2001
  • Unified Approach to Prefiltered Environment Maps, Jan Kautz, Pere-Pau Vázquez-Alcocer, Wolfgang Heidrich and Hans-Peter Seidel, 11th EuroGraphics Workshop on Rendering, 2000
  • El formato textual MDTL, Pere-Pau Vázquez and Pere Brunet, XIX Congreso Español de Informática Gráfica, short paper, 1999



Teaching, courses and Final Projects

Degree courses

Interacció i Disseny d'Interfícies (IDI)

Master Courses

Fast Realistic Rendering: GPU techniques for fast and realistic rendering. Part of the Computer Graphics intensification of the Master MIRI

Volume Visualization: Scientific Data Visualization course, part of the Computer Graphics intensification of Master MIRI

Final Projects

I commonly supervise final projects that have to deal with Computer Graphics, Visualization, Interaction, and Mobile applications.

More concretely, I have proposals for:

  • Development of a chart visualization tool in a mobile device.
  • Development of a visualization tool for medical data inspection.
  • Development of an interaction technique for a Virtual Reality set up using the MYO Armband.
  • Visualization of molecular models in a mobile device.

If you are interested on any of those, or you have an original idea, just drop me an e-mail and we can discuss it.