Carlos Marañes

I am an experienced Computer Scientist AI developer VR researcher

Carlos Marañes

Computer Scientist

Since I was a kid I have had a strong interest in computers. I discovered the power of computer animating with Adobe Flash Player (now abandoned, sadly) at a very young age, which served as a stepping stone to introduce me to the world of videogames, which is now one of my main hobbies. At that point I had something clear: I wanted to raise computation to its maximum exponent.

To move in that direction, I did my bachelor's degree in computer science, where my knowledge ranged from hardware to understanding complex machine learning models. Then, I expanded my skills in computer science pursuing a master's program in robotics, graphics, and computer vision. Afterward, my interest in machine learning led me to the decision of going abroad for half a year as an exchange student at the University of Freiburg, Germany. There I took computer science courses that involved implementing and testing state-of-the-art deep learning architectures and also automating the design of machine learning models.

However, before starting my master's studies I spent a year working as a researcher in the Graphics and Imaging Lab group at the University of Zaragoza, under the supervision of Ana Serrano and Diego Gutierrez. During this time I published two papers! Additionally, during my bachelor's I did an internship in a tech company in software development which thought me how to work as a team and improve my skills in the handling of databases and developing back-end architectures.

But not everything that I do is computer-related, I also enjoy playing my alto saxophone in the local music band, just as Lisa Simpson does.


Towards assisting the decision-making process for content creators in cinematic virtual reality through the analysis of movie cuts and their influence on viewers' behavior

Carlos Marañes, Diego Gutierrez, and Ana Serrano

International Transactions in Operational Research, JCR Q2 (IF: 4.193)

[Paper] [BibTex]

Exploring the impact of 360º movie cuts in users' attention

Carlos Marañes, Diego Gutierrez, and Ana Serrano

IEEE VR 2020, Core Ranking: A* (Nominated for Best Paper Award)

[Paper] [Supplementary Material] [BibTex]

Presented in IEEE VR 2020 (Atlanta, USA)

Invited paper in WICED 2020 (Norrköping, Sweden)

Where I worked


Graphics and Imaging Lab
Undergraduate Researcher (Sept 2019 - Sept 2020)

Synthesis of user behavior in Virtual Reality and storytelling in VirtualReality. I have been working with both traditional and VR eye-trackersfor computing metrics in my own Unity generated experiments.

Hiberus Tecnología
Software Intern (Jul 2018 - Sept 2018)

Web application development assistant


Master's in Robotics, Graphics and Computer Vision
Universidad de Zaragoza (Sept 2020 - Feb 2022)

Average grade: 9.43/10, 1 H.M.

Thesis: Study and metrics for analyzing storytelling understanding invirtual reality (9.5/10)

Computer Science (Master of Science)
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Apr 2021 - Sept 2021)

Exchange Program

BEng Computer Science
Universidad de Zaragoza (Sept 2015 - Jul 2019)

Average grade: 8.38/10, 6 H.M.

Thesis: Cognitive event segmentation in virtual reality: application toa full footage (9.5/10, H.M.)


  • All
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Robotics
  • Graphics
  • Aragón TV
  • 15 May 2020

I appeared on the news!

Appearance in the local news telling about our work published in IEEE VR and how was the experience of exposing it online.

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  • 7 May 2020

Appearance of the radio!

Appearance on several local radios to explain our paper Exploring the impact of 360º movie cuts in users' attention and the management of the online conference due to the coronavirus.

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Onda Cero Zaragoza
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Aragon Radio
  • 1 May 2020

Appearance of the newspaper

Our paper Exploring the impact of 360º movie cuts in users' attention had a great impact such that several newspapers got very interested in.

El Periódico de Aragón

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