About me ...

Currently ...

At the moment I am an associate professor at the UPM and a member of both Mining Data and Simulation Group (MiDaS) and Modeling and Virtual Reality Group (GMRV). The GMRV is formed by researchers from the URJC and the UPM. I am also member of the Centre for Computational Simulations (CCS).

Previously ...

In 2010 I received a PhD in Computer Science from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). Previously, in 2003 I obtained my degree in Computer Science at the UPM. Between 2004 and 2012 I worked as assistant teacher at the URJC in Computer Science and Engineering related subjects. Between 2012 and 2016 I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Human Brain Project at the URJC. Between 2000 and 2003 I worked as assistant developer in the "Departamento de Tecnología Fotónica" (DTF) of the UPM where I held a grant during a year. During 2001 and 2002 I enjoyed a grant for a practice period at a company called Telefónica.

Contact information

At UPM ...

Despacho 4102. E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informátios (ETS Ing. Inf.)
Campus de Montegancedo. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
28660, Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain
+34 91 067 2864 (Tel)
+34 91 336 7848 (Fax)
pablo.toharia [at] upm.es
ptoharia [at] fi.upm.es
ptoharia [at] gmrv.es

At URJC ...

pablo.toharia [at] urjc.es
ptoharia [at] gmrv.es


Active projects

  • Human Brain Project (FET Flagship H2020) SGA2
  • Cajal Blue Brain Project
  • Visualización Analítica Avanzada

Past projects

  • Human Brain Project (FET Flagship H2020) SGA1
  • Nuevos Avances en Visualización Analítica
  • Human Brain Project (FET Flagship FP7) Ramp-Up
  • GATARVISA: Algoritmos, Técnicas y Aplicaciones de Realidad Virtual y Simulación Avanzada (S-0505/DPI/0235). Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid 2006-2007, 2008-2009
  • Efficient 3D object representation and visualisation in low-cost clusters. CICYT. 2002-2003


External publication lists

Selected publications

  • Sergio E. Galindo, Pablo Toharia, Oscar D. Robles, Luis Pastor. "ViSimpl: Multi-View Visual Analysis of Brain Simulation Data". Front. Neuroinform., 07 October 2016. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fninf.2016.00044
  • "PyramidalExplorer: A new interactive tool to explore morpho-functional relations of pyramidal neurons". Pablo Toharia1,5, Oscar D. Robles Sanchez1,5, Isabel Fernaud2, Julia Markova3, Sergio Galindo1, Angel Rodriguez4,5, Luis Pastor1,5, Oscar Herreras3, Javier DeFelipe2,3, Ruth Benavides-Piccione2,3
  • Pablo Toharia, Juan Morales, Octavio de Juan, Isabel Fernaud, Angel Rodríguez, Javier DeFelipe: Musical Representation of Dendritic Spine Distribution: A New Exploratory Tool. Neuroinformatics 12(2): 341-353 (2014)
  • Pablo Toharia, Oscar David Robles, José Luis Bosque, Angel Rodríguez: Scalable shot boundary detection. The Journal of Supercomputing 64(1): 89-99 (2013)
  • José Luis Bosque, Oscar David Robles, Pablo Toharia, Luis Pastor: Analyzing scalability of parallel systems with unbalanced workload. The Journal of Supercomputing 64(1): 110-119 (2013)
  • José Luis Bosque, Pablo Toharia, Oscar David Robles, Luis Pastor: A load index and load balancing algorithm for heterogeneous clusters. The Journal of Supercomputing 65(3): 1104-1113 (2013)
  • Pablo Toharia, Oscar David Robles, Ricardo Suárez, José Luis Bosque, Luis Pastor: Shot boundary detection using Zernike moments in multi-GPU multi-CPU architectures. J. Parallel Distrib. Comput. 72(9): 1127-1133 (2012)
  • José Luis Bosque, Oscar David Robles, Pablo Toharia, Luis Pastor: Evaluating scalability in heterogeneous systems. The Journal of Supercomputing 58(3): 367-375 (2011)
  • Pablo Toharia, Alberto Sánchez, José Luis Bosque, Oscar David Robles: GCViR: grid content-based video retrieval with work allocation brokering. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 22(11): 1450-1475 (2010)


Currrently ...

  • Sistemas Operativos (UPM) :: web ::
  • Sistemas Distribuidos (UPM) :: web ::
  • Proyectos de Instalación Informática (UPM) :: web ::
  • Big Data (EIT-Data Science, UPM)
  • Information Visualization (EIT-HCID, UPM)
  • Realidad Virtual e Interacción (Máster en Informática Gráfica Juegos y Realidad Virtual, URJC) :: web ::

In the past ...

  • Diseño de Aplicaciones (UPM) Web :: web ::
  • Computación de alto rendimiento (UPM)
  • Estructura de Computadores (URJC)
  • Organización de Computadores (URJC)
  • Estructura y Tecnología de Computadores (URJC)
  • Ampliación de Arquitectura de Computadores (URJC)
  • Laboratorio de Arquitecturas Avanzadas de Computadores (URJC)
  • Laboratorio de PCs (URJC)
  • Informática Básica (URJC)
  • Técnicas y Dispositivos para Realidad Virtual (URJC)