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Other Professional Activities

Professional Memberships



  • Best KTP Associate 2016
    University of Essex, UK. December 2016.

  • Best Video Award
    10th International Conference on Intelligent Environments 2014 (IE’14), Shanghai, China; July 2014.

  • University of Essex Full PHD Studentship
    University of Essex, UK. October 2009.
    A 4-year fully-funded studentship to work as a doctoral researcher within the ‘Scale Up’ project, a collaboration between King AbdulAziz University (KSA) and Essex University (UK).

  • Santander Universities Scholarship
    Santander Universities, UK. October 2009.
    Mobility grant given by Santander Universities (£5000) to international students to study a postgraduate course at a university within the Santander Universities network.

  • FIDERH – Central Bank of Mexico Studentship
    Central Bank of Mexico, Mexico. October 2009.
    FIDERH is a Federal Trust managed by the Central Bank of Mexico, which for over 40 years has been supporting graduate studies.

  • Undergraduate Best Semester Grades Award
    Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico. January 2001.

Editorial Work


Organising Committee


Technical Program Committee / Reviewer

  • IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems 2017 (FUZZ-IEEE’17)
    Naples, Italy – July 9-12, 2017.

  • Immersive Learning Research Network Conference 2017 (iLRN’17)
    Coimbra, Portugal – June 26-29, 2017.

  • IEEE International Conference on Computers, Software & Applications – Symposium on Computing Education & Learning Technologies CELT
    Atlanta, Georgia, USA – June 10-14, 2017.

  • The 11th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE’15)
    Prague, Czech Republic, 15-17 July 2015.

  • 5th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC) 2013
    Colchester, UK, 17 – 18 Sep 2013.

Invited Talks

  • “Immersive Technologies in Field Service Operations”
    Presented at Ada Lovelace Day (Women in STEM). University of Essex, Colchester, UK. 10 Oct 2017.

  • “Challenges and Opportunities for KTP Associates”
    Presented at the University of Essex’ “Winter Celebration of KTP 2017”. Wivenhoe House Hotel, Wivenhoe, UK. 12 Dec 2017.
  • “Mixed reality collaborative environments”
    Invited presentation at “Creativity, Ideas & Innovation” Workshop. The Business School – Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. 18 Nov 2014.
  • Invited as a Mixed-Reality Specialist/Consultor to MobileSummer 2013 (Mobiilikesäkoulu 2013). Mustiala Park, Tammela, Finland. 23-24 May 2013.

In the media

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