Mikel Ariz was graduated with honors in Telecommunication Engineering by the Public University of Navarra (UPNA) in 2008. He spent 10 months during 2005/06 academic year at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, in France. In 2009, he was awarded one of the 20 'Becas Navarra 2009', valued in 40.000 euros and part of the 'Plan Internacional de Navarra (PIN) 2008-2011', whose goal was that the best academic records of universities in Navarra were able to do postgraduate studies in foreign universities of excellence. He graduated in the Master of Biomedical Engineering of the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 2010, standing out the realization of a final research project in diffusion magnetic resonance imaging at the renowned Florey Institute of Neuroscience. In 2011 he was awarded a grant 'Formación de Profesorado Universitario (FPU)' from the Ministry of Economy and Competitivity of the Government of Spain, for carrying out Ph.D. studies at the Public University of Navarra. He got his Ph.D. in 2016 with a thesis entitled 'Contributions to Head Pose Estimation Methods', in the field of image processing and computer vision. He did a two-month research stay in 2012 at the Imperial College London, under the supervision of Dr. Maja Pantic from the i-BUG group. He is, since 2015, a research technician at the Imaging Platform of the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), mainly developing algorithms for the analysis and quantification of medical images. He is involved in several research projects, and he is an associate professor at the Department of Histology and Pathological Anatomy and at the Engineering School (TECNUN) of the University of Navarra.