A few non-work-related things about myself:
Born on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. I grew up and went to college in Barcelona, which I think is a very beautiful and fascinating city.
Compulsive reader A little bit of everything, including science fiction, fantasy, history and drama.
Avid music listener. Also a little bit of everything, with emphasis on rock, blues, good pop, alt-country and celtic music.
I like some movies a lot. Most of my favorite movies are classics, like ‘The Quiet Man’ or ‘All About Eve’.
Carlos or Carles? A lot of people ask me whether my name is Carlos or Carles. The answer is that it is both, it just depends on what language you are using. In Spanish, it is written Carlos and pronounced [karlos] (in the SAMPA phonetic alphabet, here is a chart). This is the version of my name that appears in my passport and all other official documents. In Catalan, it is written Carles and pronounced [karl@s]. This is how most of my friends call me, and is the form that I use to sign scientific papers. But I answer to both. So now you know.