Ignacio Alvarez

Research Scientist in Intel Labs

Research areas

  • Autonomous Driving

  • User Experience & Design

  • Ubiquitous / Affective Computing

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)



Ignacio received his International PhD in Computer Science from University of the Basque Country (Spain) and Clemson University (USA) in 2011. Ignacio's research is focused on the development of intelligent, connected, automated vehicles that augment human mobility with safer and more enjoyable experiences. Previous to Intel, Ignacio worked for 8 years at BMW leading R&D and product development for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Vehicle Telematics Services and User Interface Solutions in Europe, America and Asia.

Blogs & Publications

"Peace of Mind", An Experiential Safety Framework for Automated Driving Technology Interactions
IEEE ITSC2018, 7/25/2018

Human - System Cooperation in Automated Driving: A Multidisciplinary Review and Appraisal
International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, 6/1/2018

Towards understanding emotional reactions of driver-passenger dyads in automated driving
International Conference on Face and Gesture - Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding (HBU), 3/1/2018