Active projects

  • Human Brain Project web
    • Funding agency: European Commission. H2020 FET Flagship Project
    • Tasks: RUP 7.3.2, SGA1-T7.3.2, SGA1-T1.4.2, SGA2-T1.4.4, SGA2-T7.3.8, SGA2-T7.3.9
    • Duration:
      • RUP: September 2013 - March 2016
      • SGA1: April 2016 - March 2018
      • SGA2: April 2018 - March 2021
  • Cajal Blue Brain web
    • Funding agency: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
    • Duration: 2009 - 2019
  • VIANA: VIsualización ANalítica Avanzada
    • Funding agency: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)
    • Duration: Jan 2018 - Dec 2020

Recent past projects

  • NAVAN: Nuevos Avances en Visualización Analítica
    • Funding agency: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)
    • Duration: Jan 2015 - Dec 2017 (Extended until Jun 2018)
  • RASimAs web

For a full list of past projects you can follow this link


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Pyramidal Explorer

A new tool to interactively explore and reveal the detailed organization of the microanatomy of pyramidal neurons.

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NeuroScheme is a tool that allows users to navigate through circuit data at different levels of abstraction using schematic representations.

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MSPViz is a new tool for for the analisys of structural plasticity models using abstract levels and a set of views composed by schematic representations on each level.

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NeuroTessMesh / NeuroLOTs

NeuroTessMesh / NeuroLOTs is a set of tools and libraries that allow creating neuronal meshes from a minimal skeletal description.

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ViSimpl integrates a set of visualization and interaction tools that provide a multi-view visual analysis of brain simultation data.

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MeLVin is a web-based tool that integrates a meta-descriptive language and a visual environment for coordinated view application design.

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ClInt Explorer

ClInt Explorer is an application that uses supervised and unsupervised learning techniques to cluster neurobiological dataset.

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DC Explorer, Pyramidal Explorer and ClInt Explorer are the core of an application suite designed to help scientists to explore their data. Vishnu is a communication framework that allows them to interchange information and cooperate in real-time.

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Projectional Radiograph Simulator

This simulator provides a safe environment where the procedure can be rehearsed, reducing all kinds of radiological risk to the patient or even the radiographer.


  • FiReS: property management for Filtering, Retrieval and Search

    • Description: FiReS is a library that allow registering type-independent properties in objects. FiReS also provides tasks that can use the registered properties for filtering, search, sorting operations over a set of objects.
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  • NeuroLOTs: Libraries and tools for generating neuronal meshes

    • Description: NeuroLOTs is a set of libraries and tools for generating neuronal meshes and for visualizing them at different levels of detail using GPU-based tessellation. Providing tools for the generation of 3D polygonal meshes that approximate the membrane of neuronal cells, from the morphological tracings that describe the morphology of the neurons. The 3D models can be tessellated at different levels of detail, providing either homogeneous or adaptive resolution along the model. The soma shape is recovered from the incomplete information of the tracings, applying a physical deformation model that can be interactively adjusted.
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  • nsol: neuroscience objects library

    • Description: nsol is a library that provides data structures to handle basic neuroscientific data, mainly cortex morphologies and structures as Spine, Soma, Neuron, Colum, etc... It also provides some readers and writers to load and store dataset.
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  • scoop: simple color palettes and mappers

    • Description: scoop is a library for color palettes and color mappers based on QColor.
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  • ReTo: Render auxiliary Tools

    • Description: ReTo provides tools for Camera, Shader manager, Picking funcionallity, Object Loader, Spline navegation and a TextureManager.
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Latest publications

  • Aaron Sujar, Juan Jose Casafranca, Antoine Serrurier, Marcos Garcia, Real-time animation of human characters’ anatomy, Computers & Graphics, Volume 74, 2018, Pages 268-277, ISSN 0097-8493,
  • Juan J. Garcia-Cantero, Juan P. Brito, Susana Mata, Sofia Bayona and Luis Pastor. "NeurotessMesh: A tool for the Generation and Visualization of Neuron Meshes and Adaptive on-the-Fly Refinement". Front. Neuroinform., 22 June 2017. DOI:
  • 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:
  • Pablo Toharia, Oscar D. Robles, Isabel Fernaud-Espinosa, Julia Makarova, Sergio E. Galindo, Angel Rodriguez, Luis Pastor, Oscar Herreras, Javier DeFelipe and Ruth Benavides-Piccione. "PyramidalExplorer: A New Interactive Tool to Explore Morpho-Functional Relations of Human Pyramidal Neurons". Front. Neuroanat., 06 January 2016. DOI:
  • Pablo Toharia, Juan Morales, Octavio de Juan, Isabel Fernaud, Angel Rodríguez, and Javier DeFelipe "Musical Representation of Dendritic Spine Distribution: A New Exploratory Tool. Neuroinformatics. 2014; 12(2): 341–353. 2014 Jan 7. DOI: 10.1007/s12021-013-9195-0
An exhaustive list of publications can be found here


  • Luis Pastor

    Professor. ETSII-URJC, CCS

  • Sofía Bayona

    Faculty. ETSII-URJC, CCS.

  • Marcos García

    Faculty. ETSII-URJC, CCS

  • Susana Mata

    Faculty. ETSII-URJC, CCS.

  • Ángel Rodríguez

    Faculty. ETSIINF-UPM. CCS

  • Pablo Toharia

    Faculty. ETSIINF-UPM, CCS.

  • Juan Pedro Brito Méndez

    Postdoctoral researcher. CCS

  • Francisco González de Quevedo

    Project Manager. URJC

  • José Miguel Espadero

    System admin. URJC.

  • Aaron Sujar

    PostDoctoral researcher. URJC.

  • Sergio E. Galindo Ruedas

    PhD Student, FPI. URJC

  • Juan José García Cantero

    PhD Student. URJC

  • Cristian Rodíguez Bernal

    PhD Student. URJC

  • Gonzalo Bayo Martínez

    PhD Student.URJC

  • Isabel Vidaurre

    PhD Student. URJC

  • Cosmin Toader

    Software Engineer. URJC

  • Iván Velasco

    Master student. URJC

  • Iago Calvo

    Undergraduate student. URJC