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 Center 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 Informátcios (ETS Ing. Inf.)
Center for Computational Simulation
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, Óscar D. Robles, Eduardo Ros, Luis Pastor, Jesús A. Garrido, "Simulation, visualization and analysis tools for pattern recognition assessment with spiking neuronal networks", Neurocomputing, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2020.02.114
  • 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)