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  • Name: Octavi Estapé Ortega
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  • Driving License: B-1


  • 2007-2008 Master in Information, Communication and Audiovisual Media Technologies (TICMA) at the UPF. Specialization in Software Engineering for Audiovisaul Media (EIMA). Thesis title: “Object parameter extraction for control in vision-based tabletop systems”. Grade of the thesis: 9.
  • 2000-2002 Ingegneria delle Telecomunicazioni at Politecnico di Torino (Italy). Project title: “Integrazione della visione in un sistema di automazione globale”. Final grade 110/110. Double Degree.
  • 1996-2002 Ingeniería en Telecomunicación (especialidad Telemática) at Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyers de Telecomunicació de Barcelona (UPC). Final Grade: 7.45.

Technical Skills

  • Java: developer for 7 years: J2SE, Applets, XML, JMF, JAI,, Android.
  • C/C++: Visual C++, OpenCV and DirectX. Image analysis in Linux and Windows.
  • C#: computer vision using In-Sight and VisionPro (Cognex).
  • Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and MS SQL Server.
  • PHP, HTML, JavaScript and jQuery: product development, web site of the company and internal documentation systems.
  • Operating systems: Windows and Linux at administrator level.
  • Other applications: office tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access,, image manipulation (Photoshop, GIMP), vectorial drawing (Freehand, Inkscape), version control systems (SVN, GIT, CVS, Visual Source Safe, Bazaar), documentation and project management (Redmine, Mediawiki, phpCollab, dotProject), mathematical simulation (Matlab, Octave).


  • Catalan: Native language.
  • Spanish: Native language.
  • English: Upper level.
  • Italian: Medium-upper level

Professional Experience

  • June 2010 - Present: Sociedad Ibérica de Construcciones Eléctricas, S.A. (SICE). Software developer in traffic enforcement applications. Using C/C++ and computer vision libraries (OpenCV, Tesseract) for vehicle detection, tracking, ANPR/LPR and OCR.
  • June 2008 - January 2010: R&D developer at Investigación y Control S.L. Machine Vision software development in C# using In-Sight SDK and Vision Pro libraries (Cognex).
  • December 2002 - September 2007: Senior software developer at Activa Software S.L. Definition of specifications, implementation, and support of software applications for the broadcasting sector. Development in Java, SQL, PHP and Visual C++.
  • September 2002 - December 2002: Tecat Seguridad S.A. (now Astra Sistemas S.A.) Access database development.
  • April 2002 - July 2002 – CERCOM Project in Politecnico di Torino developing machine vision software in Java: JMF, RMI, KVM and XML.

Personal projects

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