Elena Garces

Elena Garces

Director | Senior Researcher


I am a Senior Researcher/Juan de la Cierva Fellow at URJC and a Director at SEDDI (Madrid) where I lead a technology branch with expertise in render, optical capture, and AI. Before that, I was Postdoctoral researcher at MSLab of the URJC and at Technicolor R&D (France). I completed my Ph.D. in 2016 in the Graphics and Imaging Lab of the University of Zaragoza (Spain). During my Ph.D. I had the opportunity to intern twice at Adobe Research (San Jose & Seattle, US). 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

My research interests span the fields of computer graphics, computer vision, and applied machine learning. In particular, I currently work on digitization (optics & physics) of fabric materials, machine learning-based simulations of garments, and 3D scene reconstruction.

PhD students:
Henar Dominguez-Elvira (Ongoing), Mario Alfonso-Arsuaga (Ongoing), Carlos Rodriguez-Pardo (Finalized)

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