Julia Guerrero Viu

I am a PhD Candidate working under the supervision of Prof. Belen Masia and Prof. Diego Gutierrez at Graphics and Imaging Lab, at Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain). Previously, I studied Bachelor in Computer Engineering at Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain) and Master in Computer Science with specialization in Artificial Intelligence at University of Freiburg (Germany). My research interests lie among the fields of computer graphics, perception science, computer vision and deep learning. My PhD thesis focuses on better understanding how our brains visually perceive material appearance in order to build intuitive, perceptually-based representations of appearance for visual content creation. In my free time, I love volunteering in scientific outreach activities and raising visibility of women in STEM.

  • Download my CV here
  • Email: juliagviu (at) unizar.es
  • City: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Phone: +34 648629137
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-2077-683X


TexSliders: Diffusion-Based Texture Editing in CLIP Space

Julia Guerrero-Viu, Miloš Hašan, Arthur Roullier, Midhun Harikumar, Yiwei Hu, Paul Guerrero, Diego Gutierrez, Belen Masia, Valentin Deschaintre

Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2024

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Predicting Perceived Gloss: Do Weak Labels Suffice?

Julia Guerrero-Viu*, J. Daniel Subias*, Ana Serrano, Katherine R. Storrs, Roland W. Fleming, Belen Masia, Diego Gutierrez

Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2024)

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The Visual Language of Fabrics

Valentin Deschaintre*, Julia Guerrero-Viu*, Diego Gutierrez, Tamy Boubekeur, Belen Masia

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2023)

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Towards latent representations of gloss in complex stimuli using unsupervised learning

Julia Guerrero-Viu, Ana Serrano, Belen Masia, Diego Gutierrez

Vision Sciences Society (VSS) Meeting, 2023


Bag of Baselines for Multi-objective Joint Neural Architecture Search and Hyperparameter Optimization

Sergio Izquierdo, Julia Guerrero-Viu, Sven Hauns, Guilherme Miotto, Simon Schrodi, Andre Biedenkapp, Thomas Elsken, Difan Deng, Marius Lindauer, Frank Hutter

2021 ICML Workshop on Automated Machine Learning - International Conference on Machine Learning

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Semi-Supervised Disparity Estimation with Deep Feature Reconstruction

Julia Guerrero-Viu*, Sergio Izquierdo*, Philipp Schröppel, Thomas Brox

2021 Women in Computer Vision Workshop - Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

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What's in my Room? Object Recognition on Indoor Panoramic Images

Julia Guerrero-Viu*, Clara Fernandez-Labrador*, Cédric Demonceaux, José J. Guerrero

2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

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* Equal contribution

Research Stays

Research Intern at Adobe Research

June 2023 - September 2023

Supervised by Dr. Valentin Deschaintre

Junior Research Intern at Graphics and Imaging Lab


Supervised by Dr. Julio Marco and Prof. Diego Gutierrez

Denoising of physically based renders in challenging scenarios using Deep Neural Networks (210 h.)

Collaboration Research Scholarship at Robotics, Perception and Real Time Group

2018 - 2019

Supervised by Prof. Josechu Guerrero

Use of indoor 3D layouts for object recognition on omnidirectional images (8 months ‐ 15h./week)
Funded by Spanish Ministry of Education (Competitive National Scholarship)

Teaching & Supervision


Programming Fundamentals

2022/23 & 2023/24

BSc in Industrial Technologies Engineering
Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)


Optical illusions and deep learning models: Performance analysis and comparisons to human perception


Jorge Esteban Merino ‐ BSc in Computer Engineering
Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)

BSc Thesis (In Progress)

Disentangled latent representations of material appearance with unsupervised learning


Santiago Jiménez Navarro ‐ MSc in Robotics, Graphics and Computer Vision
Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)

Internship ‐ 225 hours & MSc Thesis (9.5/10.0 Matricula de Honor)

Prediction of perceived glossiness with supervised learning


Fernando Gómez Osta ‐ BSc in Computer Engineering
Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)

Internship ‐ 188 hours


Una ingeniera en cada cole

March 2024 - April 2024

I have participated in this year's edition of "Una ingeniera en cada cole" ("A female engineer in every school"), as I have been doing for the last nine years. This is a dissemination initiative organized by AMIT-Aragon in regional primary schools (children aged 6‐12) about engineering and science, aiming to increase the visibility of women in STEM, stop gender stereotypes and act as role-model for young girls. Together with my colleagues, we visited three schools: CEIP Hermanos Marx and Colegio Sagrado Corazón Moncayo in Zaragoza, and CEIP Asuncion Pañart Montaner in Ainsa (Huesca).

11F ‐ International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 2023

We celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11th February. Around this day, I participated in several dissemination activities, including a couple of visits to high schools in Zaragoza and the young researchers' talks organized by AMIT-Aragon and CSIC. We discussed about many critical issues of research nowadays, such as compensations, temporary contracts, mobility, or academic pressure, which are even more notorious in the case of women as an underrepresented gender in our field.

European Researchers' Night

September 2022

We celebrated the European Researchers' Night at Universidad de Zaragoza. Together with my colleagues from Graphics and Imaging Lab, we organized a dissemination activity for children and families about the research areas of our lab. We also showed a few virtual reality demos to the attendees, who enjoyed a lot.



I was honoured to receive the WONNOW Award from Microsoft and CaixaBank, a recognition for the best female student in STEM degrees in Spain. This award gave me the opportunity to give interviews in national and regional media, such as El Periodico de Aragon, eldiario.es, Aragon Radio and RTVE (07:15). Recently, I have been included in the "Científicas e innovadoras" online platform, a repository of Spanish female scientists considered influential to inspire young people.