International Summer School on eXtended Reality Technology and eXperience

July 18 - 21, 2023 | Madrid

Hosted by GTI @UPM

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Meet our Invited Speakers



Mel Slater
Mel SlaterUB, Spain
Mel Slater is Distinguished Investigator at the University of Barcelona in the Department of Clinical Psychology and an active member of the Institute of Neurosciences. He is co-Director of the Event Lab. He has been awarded with various European Research Council Grants. He is a co-Founder of Virtual Bodyworks S.L. His main research area is virtual reality, understanding how and why it works with people, and applications in the area of cognitive neuroscience and psychology.
Mar González
Mar GonzálezMicrosoft Research, USA
Mar González is a neuroscientist and a computer scientist working as Research Manager at Google on creating a new generation of immersive technologies She leads the BIRD laboratory, which creates blended interactions in XR and explores multi-device futures and ML-enabled novel experiences.
Inmersiva XR
Inmersiva XRSpain
Inmersiva XR is the Spanish Association of XR. It is a non-profit association that provides a meeting point for professionals, companies, and followers of XR technologies to create synergies, exchange knowledge and connect among them.

Meet our Organizing Committee



Jesús Gutiérrez
Jesús GutiérrezUPM, Spain
Jesús Gutiérrez is assistant professor at the Image Processing Group (GTI) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain. His research interests are in the area of image and video processing, evaluation of user quality of experience, immersive media technologies, and visual attention and human perception. Currently, he is the chair of Immersive Media Group (IMG) of the Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG).
Narciso García
Narciso GarcíaUPM, Spain
Narciso García is a Professor of Signal Theory and Communications at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), where he leads the Grupo de Tratamiento de Imágenes (Image Processing Group). He has been actively involved in Spanish and European research projects, also serving as an evaluator, a reviewer, an auditor, and an observer of several research and development programs of the European Union. His current research interests include digital video compression, computer vision, and quality of experience.
Ester González-Sosa
Ester González-SosaNOKIA XR Lab, Spain
Ester Gonzalez-Sosa is a researcher at Nokia Extended Reality Lab in Madrid (Spain), where she investigates computer vision applied to extended reality and immersive communications, with a focus on real time performance and data-centric. In 2022 she received the Nokia Ada Lovelace award.
Pablo Pérez
Pablo PérezNOKIA XR Lab, Spain
Pablo Pérez is lead scientist at Nokia Extended Reality Lab in Madrid, Spain. He is currently leading the scientific activities of Nokia XR Lab, addressing the end-to-end technological chain of the use of Extended Reality for human communication: networking, system architecture, processing algorithms, quality of experience and human-computer interaction. He is also Nokia delegate in ITU-T SG12 and member of the board of VQEG

Telmo Zarraonandia
Telmo ZarraonandiaUC3m, Spain
Telmo Zarraonandia is an Assistant Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain).Telmo's research primarily focuses on exploring the potential of immersive technologies to support education and designing tools to eliminate obstacles to their widespread adoption by non-experts. He is a member of the committee of the group of Educational Games and Simulations of the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Education Society, and of the IEC evaluation group SEG 15 Metaverse.
Ana Tajadura-Jiménez
Ana Tajadura-Jiménez UC3m, Spain
Ana Tajadura-Jiménez is an Associate Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M, Spain) and Honorary Research associate at the University College London Interaction Centre (UCLIC, UK). She leads the i_mBODY lab, in which research focuses on understanding how sensory-based interaction technologies could be used to alter people’s perceptions of their own body, their emotional state and their motor behaviour patterns. In this sense, she is Principal Investigator of the projects Magic OutFit and BODYinTRANSIT (funded by an European Research Council Consolidator Grant).
Mario Montagud
Mario MontagudUV & i2CAT Foundation, Spain
Mario Montagud is a Senior Researcher (Ramón y Cajal fellow) and Part-Time professor at University of Valencia and i2CAT Foundation. He is (co-)author of over 100 scientific publications, has contributed to standardization within different organizations, and has participated in many research projects. His topics of interest include Next-generation Networks, Interactive and Immersive Media (e.g., Virtual/eXtended Reality), Accessibility, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Quality of Experience (QoE).
Elena Márquez Segura
Elena Márquez SeguraUC3m, Spain
Elena Márquez Segura is a Beatriz Galindo Distinguished Researcher at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). She has a multidisciplinary background and works at the intersection of Interaction Design (IxD), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Games and Play. In particular, her work centers on embodied design methods; and on designing and studying technology-supported physical and social experiences, many of which in the realms of games and immersive technologies.

Dan Casas
Dan CasasURJC, Spain
Dan Casas is Assistant Professor at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC, Spain). Previously he was Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow (2016–2018) at MSLab of the URJC. Dan received his PhD in Computer Graphics in 2014 from the University of Surrey (UK). His research interests are in the area of character animation through computer graphics, 3D reconstruction and computer vision techniques.
Ana Serrano
Ana SerranoUniversidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Ana Serrano is an Assistant Professor at Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain). She received her PhD in Computer Science in 2019 (awarded with one of the Eurographics 2020 PhD awards) and she was elected as Eurographics Junior Fellow in 2022. Her research spans several areas of visual computing, with a focus on applying fundamental knowledge about the perceptual system to improve image generation techniques and achieve more realistic and immersive content.
Lize De Coster
Lize De CosterUC3m, Spain
Lize De Coster is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie CONEX-Plus postdoctoral researcher at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). She obtained a PhD degree in experimental psychology with a focus on social neuroscience at Ghent University (Belgium) and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Francisco (USA). Her research, which focuses on (sensori)motor learning in different realities using neuroimaging, combines experimental psychology, neuroscience and HCI.