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Sandra Malpica Mallo, Ph.D. Student

smalpica@unizar.es

Universidad de Zaragoza, I3A


Hi! I am currently a 4th year Ph.D. student working under the supervision of Prof. Belen Masia and Prof. Diego Gutierrez at the Graphics and Imaging Lab. I obtained my Bachelor degree at Universidad de Zaragoza, majoring in Computer Engineering (with a Computer Science mention) in 2017. Later, I obtained my Master degree at the same university, majoring in Biomedical Engineering in 2018. During 2019 and 2020 I spent some months as an intern with Adobe Research and Facebook Reality Labs respectively. Those experiences allowed me to learn in new environments, meet great researchers and step out of my comfort zone!

I am really interested in the particularities of human perception, and how to take advantage of those to solve current computer graphics limitations, either software- or hardware-caused. So far, my main research interests are moving around human perception (specially visual-related perception) and virtual reality. 

CV (Last updated on 10/2021)

Publications

2022

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Larger visual changes compress time: The inverted effect of asemantic visual features on interval time perception

Sandra Malpica, Belen Masia, Laura Herman, Gordon Wetzstein, David Eagleman, Diego Gutierrez, Zoya Bylinskii, Qi Sun
PLOS One (17) 2022

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Journal (JCR Q1)

2021

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Multimodality in VR: A survey

Multimodality in VR: A survey
Daniel Martin*, Sandra Malpica*, Diego Gutierrez, Belen Masia, Ana Serrano
ACM Computing Surveys, 2022

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Journal (JCR Q1)

2020

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Auditory Stimuli Degrade Visual Performance in Virtual Reality

Sandra Malpica*, Ana Serrano, Diego Gutierrez, Belen Masia
Scientific Reports, 10, 2020

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Journal (JCR Q1)

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Crossmodal perception in virtual reality

Sandra Malpica*, Ana Serrano*, Marcos Allue, Miguel Bedia, Belen Masia
Multimedia Tools and Applications, 79(5), 2020

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Journal (JCR Q2)

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Has half the time passed? Investigating time perception at long time scales

Sandra Malpica*,  Belen Masia, Laura Herman, Gordon Wetzstein, David Eagleman, Diego Gutierrez, Zoya Bylinskii, Qi Sun
Journal of vision, 20(11), 2020 - VSS abstracts

Conference

2019

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A Similarity Measure for Material Appearance

Manuel Lagunas, Sandra Malpica,  Ana Serrano, Elena Garces,   Diego Gutierrez, Belen Masia
ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 38(4) (SIGGRAPH 2019)

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Journal (JCR Q1)

2017

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Improved intuitive appearance editing based on soft PCA

Sandra Malpica, Miguel Barrio,  Diego Gutierrez, Ana Serrano
CEIG 2017

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Work Experience

Research

Graphics and Imaging Lab, Universidad de Zaragoza (Gobierno de Aragon)

December 2018 - PRESENT
4 year competitive predoctoral grant. Awarded by Aragon's government

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Research internship

Facebook Reality Labs

September 2020 - December 2020
Internship carried out within the Mixed Reality Team, under the supervision of Alex Locher

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Research internship

Adobe Research

April 2019 - June 2019
Internship carried out within the Graphics, Imaging and Learning Lab, under the supervision of Qi Sun and Zoya Bylinskii

Previous works

Graphics and Imaging Lab

December 2016 - July 2018
Research assistant and junior researcher (N4)

Abaco Digital

June 2015 - September 2015
Curricular internship

Teaching

Bachelor level

Image editing and composition - Product development and design engineering degree (Universidad de Zaragoza)

2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic years

Informatics - Electronics engineering degree (Universidad de Zaragoza)

2019/2020 academic year

Master level

Virtual Reality - Master in robotics, graphics and computer vision (Universidad de Zaragoza)

2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic years

Supervision

Current students

MsC thesis: Investigating auditory-triggered suppressive effects in virtual reality - Daniel Jiménez (master student)

January 2022 - PRESENT

Former students

Development of a tool for data recording and visualization while exploring content in virtual reality (9.0/10)- Pedro José Pérez (undergrad student)

2020/2021 academic year

BSc thesis: Implementation and analysis of 2D scanpath prediction models (7.5/10)- Mihuel Gómez (undergrad student)

2020/2021 academic year

MsC internship: Unity pipeline for perceptual experiments - Daniel Jiménez (master student)

2020/2021 academic year

Reviewing and conferences

Reviewing experience

2022

SIGGRAPH, ISMAR

2021

VRST, ISMAR, VIRE, IEEEVR,

2020

EUROVR, VIRE

2019

GRAPP, SAP, VRST

Conference organization

2022

Program comitee member for CEIG

2021

International program comitee member for VRST