ABOUT

SHORT BIO

I am Lise Meitner Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics working with Prof. Karol Myszkowski. I obtained my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Diego Gutierrez and Prof. Belen Masia at the Graphics & Imaging Lab (Universidad de Zaragoza). During my PhD I was the recipient of an Adobe Research Fellowship (honorable mention) in 2017, and a NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship in 2018. My thesis has been awarded with one of the Eurographics 2020 PhD awards.

RESEARCH TOPICS

My research spans several areas of visual computing, in particular: computational imaging, material appearance perception and editing, and virtual reality, with a focus on applying perceptually-motivated solutions. I am passionate about creating and applying fundamental knowledge about the perceptual system to improve human experiences and develop tools to assist content creation.


 

PUBLICATIONS

2020

Auditory stimuli degrade visual performance in virtual reality

Sandra Malpica, Ana Serrano, Diego Gutierrez, and Belen Masia

Scientific Reports, 2020

PDF Code Bibtex Journal (JCR Q1)

Panoramic convolutions for 360º single-image saliency prediction

Daniel Martin, Ana Serrano, and Belen Masia

CVPR Workshop on Computer Vision for Augmented and Virtual Reality, 2020

PDF Code Bibtex Workshop

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

Carlos Marañes, Diego Gutierrez, and Ana Serrano

Proc. of IEEE VR, 2020

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2019

A Similarity Measure for Material Appearance

Manuel Lagunas, Sandra Malpica, Ana Serrano, Elena Garces, Diego Gutierrez, and Belen Masia

Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2019

PDF Project page Bibtex Slides Journal (JCR Q1)

Advances on computational imaging, material appearance, and virtual reality

Ana Serrano

PhD thesis, 2019

PDF Slides PhD Thesis

Motion parallax for 360 RGBD video

Ana Serrano, Incheol Kim, Zhili Chen, Stephen DiVerdi, Diego Gutierrez, Aaron Hertzmann, and Belen Masia

IEEE TVCG (Proc. IEEE VR), 2019
> Best Journal Paper Nominee
> Invited to SIGGRAPH 2019 IEEE TVCG Session on Virtual and Augmented Reality

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Crossmodal perception in virtual reality

Sandra Malpica*, Ana Serrano*, Marcos Allue, Manuel Bedia, and Belen Masia

Multimedia Tools & Applications, 2019

PDF Journal (JCR Q2)

Structure-preserving style transfer

Santiago Calvo, Ana Serrano, Diego Gutierrez, and Belen Masia

Spanish Conference on Computer Graphics (CEIG), 2019

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Estudio del comportamiento atencional de usuarios en entornos virtuales

Ana Serrano, Belen Masia, and Diego Gutierrez

Re-visiones sobre arte, patrimonio y tecnología en la era digital (capítulo de libro), 2019

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2018

Saliency in VR: How do people explore virtual environments?

Vincent Sitzmann*, Ana Serrano*, Amy Pavel, Maneesh Agrawala, Diego Gutierrez, Belen Masia, Gordon Wetzstein

IEEE TVCG (Proc. IEEE VR), 2018
> Best Journal Paper Nominee

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2017

Movie Editing and Cognitive Event Segmentation in Virtual Reality Video

Ana Serrano, Vincent Sitzmann, Jaime Ruiz-Borau, Gordon Wetzstein, Diego Gutierrez, and Belen Masia

Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2017

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Attribute-preserving gamut mapping of measured BRDFs

Tiancheng Sun, Ana Serrano, Diego Gutierrez, y Belen Masia

Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. EGSR), 2017 > Also presented as a poster at SIGGRAPH 2017, and awarded with the 1st place at the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Final (undergraduate category)

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Convolutional Sparse Coding for capturing High Speed Video Content

Ana Serrano, Elena Garces, Diego Gutierrez, and Belen Masia

Computer Graphics Forum, 2017

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Dynamic range expansion based on image statistics

Belen Masia, Ana Serrano, and Diego Gutierrez

Multimedia Tools & Applications, 2017

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Intuitive Editing of Visual Appearance from Real-World Datasets

Julio Marco, Ana Serrano, Adrian Jarabo, Belen Masia, and Diego Gutierrez

Material Appearance Modeling Workshop, 2017

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Improved Intuitive Appearance Editing based on Soft PCA

Sandra Malpica, Miguel Barrio, Diego Gutierrez, Ana Serrano, and Belen Masia

Spanish Conference on Computer Graphics (CEIG), 2017.

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2016

An intuitive control space for material appearance

Ana Serrano, Diego Gutierrez, Karol Myszkowski, Hans-Peter Seidel, and Belen Masia

Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia), 2016

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Convolutional Sparse Coding for High Dynamic Range Imaging

Ana Serrano, Felix Heide, Diego Gutierrez, Gordon Wetzstein, and Belen Masia

Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. EUROGRAPHICS), 2016
> Best paper Honorable Mention

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Intuitive Editing of Material Appearance

Ana Serrano, Diego Gutierrez, Karol Myszkowski, Hans-Peter Seidel, and Belen Masia

SIGGRAPH (Posters), 2016

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Crossmodal perception in immersive environments

Marcos Allue, Ana Serrano, Manuel G. Bedia, and Belen Masia

Spanish Conference on Computer Graphics (CEIG), 2016 > Best paper (1 in 2)

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2015

Compressive High-Speed Video Acquisition

Ana Serrano, Diego Gutierrez, and Belen Masia

Spanish Conference on Computer Graphics (CEIG), 2015 > Best paper (1 in 2)

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An In-Depth Analysis of Compressive Sensing for High Speed Video Acquisition

Ana Serrano, Diego Gutierrez, and Belen Masia

ICCP (Posters), 2015

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2014

High temporal resolution video acquisition by using coded exposures and dictionary learning

Ana Serrano

Telecommunications Engineering Thesis, 2014.
> With honors

PDF (spanish) Master Thesis

ATLAS Pixel detector firmware upgrade: Reading out the standard output for the IBL-ROD via VME

Ana Serrano

Technical Report, Physics Department Internal Notes, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), 2014

PDF Technical report
 

INTERNSHIPS

INTERNSHIPS AND RESEARCH STAYS DURING MY PHD

SEP 2018 - NOV 2018

Visiting Researcher at the Computer Graphics group, Max-Planck institut informatik.

JUN 2017 - SEP 2017

Research intern at Adobe Creative Technologies Lab, Adobe Research.

JUN 2016 - AUG 2016

Visiting Researcher at the Stanford Computational Imaging group, Stanford University.

AUG 2015 - JAN 2016

Visiting Researcher at the Computer Graphics group, Max-Planck institut informatik.

APR 2015 - MAY 2015

Visiting Researcher at the Stanford Computational Imaging group, Stanford University.

JUN 2014 - AUG 2014

Summer Student at the ATLAS Pixel DAQ group, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
FPGA Firmware development for the upgrade of the ATLAS detector.
 

TEACHING

  • TEACHING HISTORY
  • 2019
    2016

    Programming Fundamentals

    Universidad de Zaragoza

     
  • 2018
    2017

    Image composition and editing

    Universidad de Zaragoza

     
  • SUPERVISED STUDENTS
  • This section contains info of previously supervised students at Universidad de Zaragoza and it is only available in Spanish.

  • Jan 2020

    Estudio y mejora de la reproducción de paralaje para la visualización de contenido 360º en realidad virtual

    Autor: Daniel Martín

    Master en Ing. Informática. MH 9.8/10.0 Resumen
  • Jul 2019

    Segmentación cognitiva de eventos en realidad virtual: aplicación a metraje completo

    Autor: Carlos Marañes

    Grado en Ing. Informática. MH 9.5/10.0 Resumen
  • Dic 2018

    Estudio y aplicaciones de la percepción sensorial humana en Realidad Virtual

    Autor: Sandra Malpica

    Master en Ing. Biomédica. MH 9.5/10.0 Resumen
  • Jun 2018

    Generación de escenas virtuales para evaluación de algoritmos de procesado de video 360

    Autor: Miguel Martinez

    Grado en Ing. de Diseño Industrial y Desarrollo de Producto. MH 9.5/10.0 Resumen
  • Sep 2017

    Edición en Realidad Virtual: influencia de técnicas sonoras en la continuidad narrativa

    Autor: Javier Camón

    Grado en Ing. de Diseño Industrial y Desarrollo de Producto. MH 9.5/10.0 Resumen
  • Sep 2017

    Estudio de modelos de representación de materiales para su uso en edición intuitiva de apariencia

    Autor: Miguel Barrio

    Grado en Ing. de Tecnologías y Servicios de Telecomunicación. SB 9.0/10.0 Resumen
  • Abr 2017

    Mejora de un modelo de representación de materiales para su uso en edición intuitiva de apariencia

    Autor: Sandra Malpica

    Grado en Ing. Informática. SB 9.4/10.0 Resumen
  • Abr 2017

    Edición cinematográfica y continuidad narrativa en realidad virtual

    Autor: Jaime Ruiz-Borau

    Grado en Ing. Informática. NB 8.5/10.0 Resumen
  • Feb 2017

    Transferencia de textura y estilo entre imágenes utilizando redes neuronales convolucionales: un enfoque orientado a la conservación de contenido

    Autor: Santiago Calvo

    Grado en Ing. de Tecnologías y Servicios de Telecomunicación. SB 9.2/10.0 Resumen
  • Dic 2016

    Percepción crossmodal en intornos inmersivos

    Autor: Marcos Allué

    Grado en Ing. Informática. SB 9.2/10.0 Resumen
  • Feb 2015

    Captura de imágenes de alto rango dinámico en un solo disparo mediante Compressive Sensing

    Autor: Nicolás Landa

    Grado en Ing. Informática. SB 9.3/10.0 Resumen
 

CONTACT

Get in touch


ADDRESS
Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Department 4: Computer Graphics
Campus E1 4, Room 216
66123 - Saarbrücken
Germany
PHONE
+49 681 9325 4016
EMAIL
anserran@mpi-inf.mpg.de