Portrait of Mar Gonzalez Franco

Mar Gonzalez Franco

Senior Researcher



I am a researcher in the EPIC (Extended Perception Interaction and Cognition) team at Microsoft Research. In my research I try to advance Spatial Computing by building new devices and experiences. All while studying human behavior, perception and neuroscience.

2020 Events BIO Immersive Medicine of the Future panel, June 10, 2020 Frontiers in VR Editors Seminar, June 4, 2020 UW Reality Lab lecture, April 21, 2020 IEEE VR 2020 – Atlanta, March 20-27, 2020 (presenting) Tech Spirit – Barcelona, February 25, 2020 (speaker)


I graduated top class in Computer Science from URL, Barcelona 2008 and completed a Master in Biomedical Engineering in a join program between Universitat de Barcelona and Tsinghua University in China 2010. In 2014 I earned my PhD in Immersive Virtual Reality and Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Prof. Mel Slater at the EVENT-Lab, affiliated as…