About me

Martín González-Rodríguez, PhD

I'm a computer scientist with a background in graphic design and photography who likes to improve user interaction.

I run the Human Communicacion and Interaction Research Group (HCI-RG) at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Oviedo.

ONCE Research Award

With Mercedes Cabrera (Spanish Ministry of Education)

November 4, 2008

Usability Lecture

TED Talks Conference (photo by Yeray Menéndez)

March 29, 2014

ASPAYM Research Award

With Graciela Blanco (Counselor of Social Welfare and Housing, Principality of Asturias, Spain)

June 2, 2015

Human Error in Aviation lecture

At IES Doña Jimena (Gijón, Principality of Asturias, Spain)

November 16, 2018


Below I briefly mention some of the core research tasks where I participated over the years.

Selected Awards

  • ASPAYM Award: Accessibility in information technology and Communication. Promoters: ASPAYM (Association of Paraplegic and Handicapped). Príncipe Felipe Congress Hall-Auditorium, Oviedo, Spain (June 2, 2015).
  • ONCE Award: Research and Development in New Technologies for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Promoters: ONCE (National Organization of the Spanish Blind) and the National Spanish Office for Education, Social Care and Sports. CIDAT, Madrid, Spain (November 4, 2008).
  • Vodafone Award: Research Project on Mobile Technologies. Promoters: Vodafone and the National Spanish Office of Industry, Tourism and Commerce. CSIC, Madrid, Spain (July 8, 2008).
  • TAW Award: Research Project on Web Accessibility. Promoters: CTIC Foundation (Center for the Development of Information and Communication Technologies in Asturias), Government of the Principality of Asturias and the National Spanish Office of Industry, Tourism and Commerce. Centro Municipal Gijón-Sur, Gijón, Asturias, Spain (November 22, 2005).
  • Doctorate Award: Research on Computer Science. Promoters: University of Oviedo. Paraninfo of the University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Asturias (January 28, 2001).

Selected Publications

Selected Projects

  • SHUBAI: Augmented Accessibility for Handicapped Users in Ambient Intelligence and Urban computing environments. Funds: MCYT (Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology). January 2010 to December 2012. TIN2009-12132.
  • HUMANDEV: HUMAN led DEVelopment. Funds: MITYC (Spanish Office of Industry, Tourism and Commerce). Partners: INDRA. July 2008 to December 2008. TSI-020100-2008-643.
  • SIAM: Advanced Multimodal Systems for the Digital Interactive Television. Funds: MITYC (Spanish Office of Industry, Tourism and Commerce). Partners: Mirada TV. July 2008 to December 2008. TSI-020100-2008-291.
  • SEELE: Automatic generation of Web Interfaces dynamically tailored to the requirements of different kinds of disabilities. Funds: FICYT (Asturian Office of Science and Technology). December 2005 to December 2007. IB05-152.
  • JEDI: Java Enabled Database over Internet. Funds: ESPRIT (European Strategic Program on Research in Information Technology). Partners: Guinti Multimedia, Anaya Multimedia and Transtools. September 1997 to December 1999. ESPRIT EP-24231.

Selected Conferences

  • Faisal, Nadeem CM; De Andres-Suarez, Javier; González-Rodríguez, Martín; Fernández-Lanvin, Daniel; Ahmad, Mudassar; Asif Habib, Muhammad (2018) Impact of Web Design Features on Irritation for E-commerce Websites. The 33rd ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing. April 9-13, 2018. Pau, France. DOI: 10.1145/3167132.3167205. ACM, USA.
  • Fernández, Carla; Florez, José; Zylich, Brian; González-Rodríguez, Martín; Labrador, Miguel; Fernández-Lanvin, Daniel; De Andres-Suarez, Javier; (2017) Real-Time Operating Hand Detection for the Optimization of Mobile Web Interfaces. IEEE 14th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS). October 20-25, 2017. Orlando, Florida, USA. ISSN (Online): 2155-6814. DOI: 10.1109/MASS.2017.74. IEEE Computer Society, USA.
  • González-Rodríguez, Martín; Mantilla, Fernando; (2010) Augmented Accessibility: towards an Augmented Reality environment accessible to disabled users. W3C Conference on Augmented Reality in the Web. June 15-16, 2010. Barcelona, Spain.
  • González-Rodríguez, Martín; González Gallego, Marcos; De la Puente Salán, Aitor; Manrubia Díez, Jorge; (2005) Automatic Navigability Testing system for the Web: An Agent-based Approach. International Network Conference. July 5-7, 2005. Samos, Greece.
  • González-Rodríguez, Martín; (1999) Automatic Usability Testing for Hypermedia Navigational Graphs. Quality Week Europe. November 1-5, 1999. Brussels, Belgium.










Below are my my teaching activities for this academic year.

Introduction to Programming


Information Architecture


Tutoring Program

My tutoring service is designed to provide guidance about undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. It is not available by e-Mail (since this channel is ambiguous and prone to spread misconceptions). The service is intented to help mastering knowledge in real-life engineering scenarios, not to solve exam problems of any kind!

PLEASE NOTICE that an appointment is needed. The request has to be received at least 24 business hours before the meeting. Please select your preferred tutoring time slot in my academic calendar included below and contact me to confirm your selection.

Academic Calendar

Tutorials and Books

I am the author of several academic books, educational video playlists and tutorials. All these documents are available for free download from my book Store. My most popular tutorials are included below.

Erasmus Mobility for Students

Below you will find the Erasmus interchange agreements I am coordinating.

Students who want to participate in this program must submit the Erasmus Learning Agreement (ELA) document available at the University of Oviedo's Erasmus Student Mobility Programme to me for approval. The list of subjets to be taken abroad must include a minimum of 30 ECTS. Please hurry up as the validation process may take up to two weeks!


University of Piraeus

Piraeus, Greece

For students of the Bachelor of Software Engineering of the School of Computer Science. A B2 vantage (or upper intermediate) English certificate is required.

Sapienza University of Rome

Rome, Italy

For students of the Bachelor of Software Engineering or students of the Master and Doctorate in Web Engineering of the School of Computer Science. A B2 vantage (or upper intermediate) English and a B1 threshold (or intermediate) Italian certificate are required.

University of Naples Federico II

Naples, Italy

For students of the Bachelor of Software Engineering of the School of Computer Science. A B2 vantage (or upper intermediate) English certificate is required.


Your comments and suggestions are important.

Address: Universidad de Oviedo; Departamento de Informática; Federico García Lorca s/n, Office 240; 33007 Oviedo; Spain.