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Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions
Physiological modelling

Dr. Oscar Camara is an Associate Professor at the Information and Communication Technologies Department (DTIC) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). He obtained his Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from ETSETB in the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), in Barcelona, in 1999. He completed his Master and PhD in Image Processing in the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris, under the supervision of Prof. Isabelle Bloch, in 2000 and 2003, respectively. In 2004, he joined the group of Prof. David Hawkes and Prof. Derek Hill in London as postdoctoral researcher, first at the King´s College London and last at the University College London until 2007. From July 2007 to September 2011, he was a member of the CISTIB group lead by Dr. Alejandro Frangi at the DTIC of the UPF as Ramón y Cajal postdoctoral researcher. From October 2011, he is coordinating Physense, a research group at the DTIC. He is also coordinating, together with Dr. Javier Macía, the undergraduate degree of Biomedical Engineering at the UPF.

My research has mainly been focused on developing new signal and image processing and computational science methods for medical applications. Within classical signal and image processing fields, I have methodological contributions on multimodal image object recognition and fusion and motion analysis with knowledge-based constraints. Another field in which I have been strongly involved is computational modelling of different organs of the human body within the "Virtual Physiological Human" framework. Methodologies for improving computational imaging and computational models through its validation with controlled ground-truth data or through its personalization with patient-specific data will be presented. These methodological developments were applied in different clinical applications in the fields of oncology, neurology and cardiology.