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Currently I am a Postdoctoral Researcher (KTP Associate) within the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex (UK), and a Research Fellow at  British Telecom Research Labs in Adastral Park, UK.

My current research focuses in the advancement of solutions for real-time support, collaboration and training via immersive technologies; embedding knowledge of computational intelligence, augmented reality and intelligent environments.

I hold a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Essex (UK), where I am part of the Intelligent Environments Research Group (IEG) and the Immersive Education Lab (iEL). Previously, I completed a MSc in Advanced Web Engineering at the University of Essex (UK) and a BEng in Information Technology at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mexico). I have several years of professional experience in financial institutions and retail companies, working in close collaboration with international multidisciplinary teams.

I am board member of the Immersive Learning Research Network, board member of the Creative Science Foundation, associate editor of EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning, and professional member of IEEE, ACM, BCS and ALT. Additionally, I work actively in several conferences, workshops, and journals.

My research interests lie in the areas of mixed, augmented and virtual reality (MR/AR/VR), artificial intelligence (AI), ambient intelligence (AmI), internet-of-things (IoT), cyber-physical systems (CPS), intelligent environments, computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW), technology-enhanced learning (TEL), and human-computer interaction (HCI).

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