The University of Cambridge will be at Virtual Reality Observatory (OVR18) Second Edition, which will take place on 18 and 19 July at the Polo de Contenidos Digitales de Málaga.

Medina Media, the organizer of the event, has started to announce the speakers of the main event held in Spain on Virtual Reality (VR, AR, MR, 360, eSports, Video Games, Serious Games, etc.).

In this way, María Pérez Ortiz, the researcher from Córdoba (in south Andalusia), who is working at the University of Cambridge, was introduced today as another of the stars of the event.

María Pérez Ortiz is Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Cambridge and Hughes Hall College. His main research field is Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and its impact on society. But he is also developing scientific works related to Virtual Reality, a subject she will talk about in OVR18.

Among her scientific achievements, this young Andalusian researcher, who has already received an award from the BBVA Foundation, has worked on a revolutionary system based on Artificial Intelligence that helps predict compatibility between organ donors and recipients.

The researcher from Cordoba will share her first-hand experience as a foreign researcher in The United Kingdom at the Virtual Reality Observatory 2018 (OVR18). Maria will present the project on Automatic Learning in which she is currently working and which aims to better understand human visual perception.

According to María Pérez Ortiz, “There are many uses of automatic learning in Virtual Reality. If we can create a model of how the normal observer perceives the environment (for example, colour) we can better represent what the observer sees and this will have a big impact on the simulation of virtual environments, looking more realistic.”.

María Pérez Ortiz also explains its use in video games: “For example, it’s not very clear right now how to simulate night vision in video games. In addition, this model could be customized to the characteristics of the observer and even used to mitigate the effect of certain visual impairments. His presentation is sponsored by the Foreign Trade Promotion Agency of Andalusia (EXTENDA).

The participation in the OVR18 of the Spanish researcher María Pérez Ortiz, from the University of Cambridge, contributes to Medina Media’s strong commitment to increasing women visibility in the world of New Technologies.