Dr. Gianluca CERNIGLIARO is a Senior R&D Engineer at i2Cat Foundation (Barcelona, ES). He received his B.S. and M.E. degrees in telecommunication engineering from the Politecnico di Torino (Turin, IT) and his Postgraduate Master Degree and PhD in Telecommunication Systems and Technologies from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM, Madrid, ES). Between 2008 and 2013, he has been a member of the Grupo de Tratamiento de Imágenes, Image Processing Group (UPM). In 2013 he joined Valeo (Tuam, Ireland), working on Computer Vision based Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). In 2016-2018, he worked on Point Cloud Compression for 8i (www.8i.com, Wellington, NZ).
His research interests include VR, AR, multi-view video coding, 3D video coding, Point Cloud Compression and Computer Vision. He joined i2CAT foundation in 2019 to lead the technical advances in the development of video technologies. He has been the Technical Leader of the EU H2020 project VR-Together, currently is the Technical Coordinator of H-EU project XRECO, and he’s involved in several other projects on regional, national and European level.