305 N. University St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2066
I am a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University where I currently work under supervision of Professor Daniel Aliaga. I received my M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain and my M.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Lunds Tekniska Högskola, Sweden, both in 2008.
From 2008 to 2010, I worked at the European Space Agency as a Computer Engineer in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. From January to May, 2010 I worked as a research assistant at McGill University in the Center of Intelligent Machines in Montreal, Canada. After this, I was awarded with a Fulbright Grant to initiate PhD. studies at Purdue Univerity, USA.
Research and Projects
As a research assistant at McGill University, I research on projector-camera systems. During that time, I implemented a complete and fully automated calibration system for multiple projectors with multiple planar areas with very cheap hardware.
During the Spring 2011 and Summer 2011, I have participated in a group-wide urban planning and modeling project, together with the University California Berkeley and the Metropolitan Transportation Commision. From Fall 2011 I have focused on urban reconstruction and urban inverse modeling.
Why a PhD.?
After spending fourteen months in the Netherlands at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) and five months in Montreal at McGill, my love for research and learning new theories became evident. Because of this, I feel the need to pursue a Ph.D. I need to expand my vision of the world, to develop new skills, to learn, to experiment, to interpret, to see, to go beyond, to develop a professional network, and to see from a more interdisciplinary point of view. It is a necessary step in my long journey of constant learning to reach my goal, discover new techniques, to see from new points of view, to have a new abstraction, and to be able to collaborate in a field such as computer graphics.