Alcañiz, Mariano

Main research area: 
Virtual Reality
Other Research areas: 
Computer Graphics
Affiliation(s): 
M.I.N.D. Lab, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Country: 
Spain

Mariano Alcañiz was born in 1962. He completed his M.S.in Industrial Engineering at
the Technical University of Valencia (UPV) in 1985 and Ph.D. in 1992. Since 1986 he
has been a scientific fellow at the Department of Graphical Engineering at the UPV,
where he has dealt with Computer Graphics. His current position is Full Professor and
director of the Medical Image Computing Laboratory (MedIClab). His research interests
and current activity involve computer assisted medical interventions, virtual reality and
HCI. He is author and co-author of more than 150 scientific papers in national and
international scientific journals and conference proceedings. Computer assisted medical
interventions, virtual reality and HCI. He is author and co-author of more than 150
scientific papers in national and international scientific journals and conference
proceedings. Research interests include:
- Objective measures of presence using medical imaging
- Virtual therapy
- Emotional computing
- Pervasive computing and ubiquitous computing for human well being
- Natural man machine interface and influence on presence
- Seamless integration of AR interfaces