Alumni of La Salle-URL Mar González Franco, Microsoft HoloLens' project researcher
Spanish newspaper 'El País' posted last January 10 an article about Mar González Franco, alumni who studied Computer Science and Multimedia Engineering at La Salle Campus Barcelona-URL. In the article the current project in which González works as a researcher at Microsoft is explained: HoloLens spectacles. HoloLens combine virtual and augmented reality, fields in which the alumni is specialized, and aims to revolutionize the world with its next deployment in Windows 10, to be launched this year. Windows holographic aims to take out the operating system from the screen to the real world as 3D objects changing the way users and things interact. Thanks to products related to this new technology user will be able to move between video screens that are not on the wall or will be able to draw 3D objects with traditional Microsoft's Paint program. In the interview, González talks about her career: after graduating in La Salle-URL (prize for best academic record), she studied a master degree between University of Barcelona and Tsinghua University, the innovative center of China. On her return she began her PhD studies. Later she managed to reach the MIT MediaLab, Boston's pioneer in new media formats and techniques of expression. She began to Microsoft as a summer intern in 2013 and after returning to Barcelona for a while she got the call of Zhenyou Zhang, Microsoft innovation leader, to join his team. Since then González is part of one of the world most important teams specialized in virtual reality and works with other elite professionals to change people live.