Hello, My Name is Alex.

I'm an assistant professor at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

I'm also a teacher in Computer Science in a High School in Barcelona, Spain

Sitges is my hometown.

My Education

Currently developing my PhD Degree in Computing. Thesis related to Virtual Reality from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

Master Degree in Design and Programming of Videogames from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. 2007

Pedagogical qualification course. 2000

Bachelor Degree in Informatics Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. 1995


Work Experience

I've been teaching Computer Science since 1999. I have worked in several high schools teching programming, databases, web pages and videogames.

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Since 2008 to the current year I've been teaching Computer Graphics and videogames programming.

Institut Pedralbes

I started a new project in Institut Pedralbes related to the official videogames course from Generalitat de Catalunya in 2019. I taught videogames programming with Unity and C# and I took several courses about cooperative learning.

Innovació en Formació Profesional (IFP)

I've been teaching videogames programming in IFP from 2018 to the current year.

I also have taught programming in Unity

Escola Pia de Catalunya

The videogames official course from Generalitat de Catalunya was implemented for the first time in Spain in Escola Pia de Catalunya in 2015. I was part of the team of teachers that run the project and taught videogames programming until 2017. I also taught several subjects of the 3D Animation official course until 2019.

Escola de Noves Tecnologies Interactives (ENTI)

I worked in ENTI in 2017 and 2018 teaching videogames programming.

I taught Unity and programming games for web with Phaser.

Tecnocampus (UPF)

I worked in Tecnocampus in 2018 teaching videogames programming.

I taught how to program videogames with Unity

Centre d'Estudis Politècnics (CEP)

I worked in CEP from 1999 to 2014 teaching several subjects related to programming in C/C++, data bases, web programming in PHP and Javascript.

Escola Universitària Gimbernat i Tomàs Cerdà

I worked in Escola Gimbernat from 2001 to 2014 teaching web programming and videogames programming for both the Bachelor degree and the Master degree that the school was offering.


Technical skills

I've been teaching computer science for more than 20 years.


Soft skills

I also know how to manage a team of teachers, design the syllabus of different subjects related with programming videogames, databases or web programming.

I have worked designing timetables, the schoolar calendar, organizing the contents of the course.

I got several courses related to cooperative learning and new teaching methodologies.


Avatars rendering and its effect on perceived realism in Virtual Reality

A.Ríos, N.Pelechano.
MARCH: Modeling and Animating Realistic Crowds and Humans 2020.
Workshop in 3rd IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (AIVR)

Follower behavior under stress in immersive VR

A.Ríos, N.Pelechano.
Virtual Reality Journal. Springer. March 2020

Smooth transitioning between two navigation metaphors for Virtual Reality applications

I. Salvetti, A. Rios, N. Pelechano.
Congreso Español de Informatica Grafica. CEIG'19 Sección Española de Eurographics (EGse)
June 26-28. San Sebastián (Spain). 20189

Users’ locomotor behavior in Collaborative Virtual Reality

A. Rios, M.Palomar, N. Pelechano.
Motion Interaction and Games (MIG)
November 8-10. Limassol (Cyprus). 2018

Follower behavior in in a Virtual Environment

A.Ríos, D.Mateu, N.Pelechano.
Virtual Humans and Crowds in Immersive Environments (VHCIE) March 18. Reutlingen (Germany). 2018

Fireman Rescue: A Serious Game for Fire Fighting Training

A. Ríos, C. Bonet, J.L. Morales, A. Alavedra, A. París, M. Guillén
Spanish Computer Graphics Conference (CEIG)
June 28-30. Sevilla (Spain). 2017

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Contact me

Edifici Omega, despatx 111

C/Jordi Girona 31

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

08034 Barcelona, Spain