Ph.D., Information and Communications Technology

Postdoctoral Researcher

Mind, Brain, and Behavior Research Center-CIMCYC

Campus de Cartuja s/n

18071 Granada – Spain


Physiological markers of neurological conditions, Physiological markers of impairment and cognitive state, Processing of biomedical signals, Temporal aspects of visual perception



Ph.D., Information and Communications Technology
University of Vigo – Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

Thesis title: Study of temporal vision and brain blood flow regulation
Thesis directors: Stephen L. Macknik (Barrow Neurological Institute) and José Luis Alba Castro (University of Vigo)


B.sc. Telecommunication Engineering
University of Vigo, Spain

Dual Specialization: Telematics; Signal Processing and Communications
Undergraduate thesis: Exporting OSGi services as SOAP-based web service



 Diaz-Piedra, C., Rieiro, H., & Di Stasi, L. L. (2021). Monitoring army drivers’ workload during off-road missions: An experimental controlled field study. Safety science, 134, 105092.

 Diaz-Piedra, C., Rieiro, H., Cherino, A., Fuentes, L. J., Catena, A., & Di Stasi, L. L. (2019). The effects of flight complexity on gaze entropy: An experimental study with fighter pilots. Applied ergonomics, 77, 92-99.

 Rieiro, H., Diaz-Piedra, C., Morales, J. M., Catena, A., Romero, S., Roca-Gonzalez, J., Fuentes L. J., & Di Stasi, L. L. (2019). Validation of electroencephalographic recordings obtained with a consumer-grade, single dry electrode, low-cost device: A comparative study. Sensors, 19(12), 2808.

 Morales, J. M., Díaz-Piedra, C., Rieiro, H., Roca-González, J., Romero, S., Catena, A., Fuentes L. J., & Di Stasi, L. L. (2017). Monitoring driver fatigue using a single-channel electroencephalographic device: A validation study by gaze-based, driving performance, and subjective data. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 109, 62-69.

 Di Stasi, L. L., Díaz-Piedra, C., Ruiz-Rabelo, J. F., Rieiro, H., Carrion, J. M. S., & Catena, A. (2017). Quantifying the cognitive cost of laparo-endoscopic single-site surgeries: Gaze-based indices. Applied ergonomics, 65, 168-174.

 Diaz-Piedra, C., Sanchez-Carrion, J. M., Rieiro, H., & Di Stasi, L. L. (2017). Gaze-based technology as a tool for surgical skills assessment and training in urology. Urology, 107, 26-30.

 Leal-Campanario, R., Alarcon-Martinez, L., Rieiro, H., Martinez-Conde, S., Alarcon-Martinez, T., Zhao, X., LaMee J., Osborn Popp P. J., Calhoun, M. E., Arribas, J. I., Schlegel, A. A., Di Stasi, L. L., Rho, J. M., Inge, L.,  Otero-Millan, J., Treiman, D. M., & Macknik, S. L. (2017). Abnormal capillary vasodynamics contribute to ictal neurodegeneration in epilepsy. Scientific reports, 7(1), 1-14.

 Di Stasi, L. L., Diaz-Piedra, C., Rieiro, H., Carrión, J. M. S., Berrido, M. M., Olivares, G., & Catena, A. (2016). Gaze entropy reflects surgical task load. Surgical endoscopy, 30(11), 5034-5043.

 Di Stasi, L., Diaz-Piedra, C., Rieiro, H., Ruiz-Rabelo, J., Cardenas, D., Cherino, A., Olivares, G., Fuentes, L., & Catena, A. (2016). Gaze-entropy as a task load index for safety-critical operators: military pilots and surgeons. Journal of Vision, 16(12), 1341-1341.

Diaz-Piedra, C., Rieiro, H., Suárez, J., Rios-Tejada, F., Catena, A., & Di Stasi, L. L. (2016). Fatigue in the military: towards a fatigue detection test based on the saccadic velocity. Physiological measurement, 37(9), N62.

Di Stasi, L. L., Gianfranchi, E., & Diaz-Piedra, C. (2020, July). Hand-Skin Temperature Response to Driving Fatigue: An Exploratory Study. In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 3-14). Springer, Cham.

Rieiro, H., Castro, J. A., Martinez-Conde, S., & Macknik, S. L. (2015, October). A registration algorithm for microscopy images of the capillary bed. In Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing V: Proceedings of the 5th Eccomas Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing (VipIMAGE 2015, Tenerife, Spain, October 19-21, 2015) (p. 157). CRC Press.

Costela, F. M., Otero-Millan, J., McCamy, M. B., Macknik, S. L., Di Stasi, L. L., Rieiro, H., … & Martinez-Conde, S. (2015). Characteristics of spontaneous square-wave jerks in the healthy macaque monkey during visual fixation. PLoS One, 10(6), e0126485.

Rieiro, H., Sanchez-Vives, M., Cui, J., Reig, R., & Macknik, S. (2013). The neural basis of temporal brightness effects. Journal of Vision, 13(9), 317-317.

Macknik, S., Rieiro, H., Cui, J., Ledo, M., Afrasiabi, M. R., & Martinez-Conde, S. (2013). The neural correlates of flicker fusion. Journal of Vision, 13(9), 318-318.

Alarcon-Martinez, L., Rieiro, H., Demirci, T., Leal-Campanario, R., Martinez-Conde, S., & Macknik, S. (2013). The Role of Abnormal Blood Flow in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 54(15), 4607-4607.

Rieiro, H., Martinez-Conde, S., & Macknik, S. L. (2013). Reply to Gorea and Tyler: Casting light on previous bumps in the dark. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(15), E1331-E1331.

Rieiro, H., Martinez-Conde, S., & Macknik, S. L. (2013). Perceptual elements in Penn & Teller’s “Cups and Balls” magic trick. PeerJ, 1, e19.

Rieiro, H., Martinez-Conde, S., Danielson, A. P., Pardo-Vazquez, J. L., Srivastava, N., & Macknik, S. L. (2012). Optimizing the temporal dynamics of light to human perception. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(48), 19828-19833.

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