Marcelo Bertalmío (Montevideo, 1972) is a full professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, in the Information and Communication Technologies Department. He 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.
His publications total more than 9,700 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 was Associate Editor for SIAM-SIIMS and elected secretary of SIAM's activity group on imaging. Has obtained an ERC Starting Grant for his project “Image processing for enhanced cinematography” and an ERC Proof of Concept Grant to bring to market a tone mapping algorithm patented in 2016. He's co-IP of two H2020 projects, HDR4EU and SAUCE, involving world-leading companies in the film industry. Has written a book titled “Image Processing for Cinema”, published by CRC Press in 2014, and is preparing two other books, for Springer and Elsevier.
His current research interests are in developing image processing algorithms for cinema that mimic neural and perceptual processes in the human visual system.