Cris is a versatile Software Engineer with four years of experience in web development across different areas of the tech stack. She studied Software and Computer Engineering at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and is currently completing her PhD at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL); during which she has done two internships at Google.
Her research ‘Beyond Playing to Win: Broadening the Study and Use of Gameplaying Agents when Provided with Distinct Behaviours’ is focused on expanding the research on game-playing agents beyond the objective of winning at them. She looks at 1) broadening the scope by diversifying agents goals and heuristics; 2) broadening the vision by proposing a team of agents to assist game development; 3) broadening the usage by eliciting diverse automated gameplay, and 4) broadening the horizon by analysing the strengths of the agents from a Player Experience perspective instead of their performance.
Cris is passionate about solving problems and learning. Outside of her work, she enjoys playing video games and TTRPGs. Random facts are that Portal and TLOU are two of her favourite game series and her chosen superpower would be teleportation.