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Mariano Alcaniz
Associate Director

M.I.N.D. Lab, Polytechnic University of Valencia

Mariano Alcaņiz was born in 1962. He completed his Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Valencia (UPV) in 1985 and Ph.D. in 1992. Since 1986 he has been a scientific fellow at the Department of Graphical Engineering at the UPV, where he has dealt with Computer Graphics. His current position is Full Professor and director of the Medical Image Computing Laboratory (MedIClab). His research interests and current activity involve computer assisted medical interventions, virtual reality and HCI. He is author and co-author of more than 150 scientific papers in national and international scientific journals and conference proceedings.


  • Theoretical and Empirical Support for Distinctions Between Components and Conditions of Spatial Presence [>]
  • Presence in Educational and Entertaining Virtual Environments [>]
  • Abstracts from CyberTherapy 2005 (The Virtual Mirror: Mental Practice with Augmented Reality for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation) [>]
  • Comparing differences in presence during social interaction in augmented reality versus virtual reality environments: an exploratory study [>]
  • Internal consistency and reliability of the networked minds social presence measure [>]

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