About me

Short bio
I am an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science department of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, working with the ViRVIG research group. I obtained my PhD in Computing from UPC in 2018, under the supervision of Carlos Andújar and Antonio Chica. My thesis focused on the creation of realistic natural scenarios, leveraging machine learning techniques and real data to improve procedural and example-based modeling algorithms. After that, I was hired as a postdoctoral researcher by the CNRS in the LIRIS laboratory in Lyon, working on procedural modeling of mountainous landscapes and the simulation of natural phenomena such as dunes, glaciers and ecosystems. My current research project deals with the generation of hiking paths networks and the modeling of degradation effects caused by outdoor activities. I have published in journals such as ACM Transactions on Graphics and Computer Graphics Forum, and presented in top conferences like SIGGRAPH Asia and Eurographics.
  • 2024-present: Assistant Professor,Computer Science department, UPC
  • 2022-2024: Maria Zambrano research fellow, ViRVIG research group, UPC
  • 2021-2022: Part-time instructor, UPC and UdG
  • 2018-2020: Postdoctoral researcher, GEOMOD team at LIRIS (CNRS, Université de Lyon)
  • 2014-2018: PhD Student and Teaching assistant, Barcelona School of Informatics
  • 2009-2011: Research assistant, MOVING research group (now ViRVIG)
  • 2007-2009: Teacher, extracurricular programming course at Sagrat Cor Diputació high school
  • 2014-2018: PhD in Computing, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
  • 2012-2014: master in Innovation and Research in Informatics, Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB)
  • 2012: graduate exchange student during the spring semester at Georgia Institute of Technology (GeorgiaTech)
  • 2006-2011: degree in Informatics Engineering (Computer Science), Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB)
  • Catalan: native
  • Spanish: native
  • English: fluent
  • French: good
  • Japanese: learning
  • Committee member of 100 Cims, an all-year round activity organized by the catalan mountaineering clubs federation (FEEC)
  • Former member and secretary of VGAFIB, the Video Games Association of Facultat d'Informatica de Barcelona, a students association dedicated to game development