Elena Garces

Elena Garces

Tech Manager | Senior Research Scientist

Seddi Labs


I am a Senior Researcher and Manager at SEDDI (Madrid) where I lead the optical capture and rendering teams. Before that, I was a Juan de la Cierva Fellow at MSLab of the URJC, and a Postdoctoral Researcher at Technicolor R&D (France) led by Dr. Erik Reinhard. I completed my Ph.D. in 2016 in the Graphics and Imaging Lab of the University of Zaragoza (Spain) advised by Prof. Diego Gutierrez. During my Ph.D. I had the opportunity to intern twice at Adobe Research (San Jose & Seattle, US), where I had great experiences collaborating with Sunil Hadap, Aseem Agarwala and Aaron Hertzmann.

My research interests span the fields of computer graphics, computer vision, and applied machine learning. In particular, I currently work on digitizing fabric materials for the Fashion Industry, as well as machine learning-based simulations of avatars, in collaboration with Dan Casas.

I proudly received the 2017 Premio de Investigación de la Sociedad Científica Informática de España y Fundación BBVA. Press coverage: FBBVA, Innova Spain, El País, El Mundo El Español

You can contact me at

Internships and full time positions available at SEDDI! Feel free to contact me directly if you have experience in computer vision, render, and/or machine learning!