I work as a research professor in the School of Telematics at the Universidad de Colima in Mexico. My research interests focus on Human-Computer Interaction, Smart Environments, and Intelligent Systems.
I am head of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (IHCLab). I am a Senior Member of the ACM and IEEE. I'm currently serving as President of the Mexican Association on Human-Computer Interaction (AMexIHC), and as Chair of the Mexican ACM SIGCHI Chapter (CHI-Mexico). I am a member of the Mexican Academy of Computing (AMexComp) and the Mexican Society of Computer Science (SMCC). Additionally, I serve on the editorial board of the JMIR Human Factors and Avances en Interacción Humano Computadora journals, and in the reviewers board of Geriatrics.
I have been part of international research projects in the fields of HCI and Smart Environments. In 2005 I was part of the "The Living Space" project, funded by the MIUR (Ministero Italiano dell’Università e la RIcerca – Italian Ministry for University and Research) between CREATE-NET and Georgia Tech. In 2012, I was awarded an IBM Faculty Award (Students for a Smarter Planet) to support my research in intelligent environments for education.
I hold a PhD (with honors -Sobresaliente Cum Laude-) in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) at the Research Center for Telecommunication Technologies (atlanTTic) from the University of Vigo, focusing on technology adoption by elderly people, contributing to smart home care systems through interactive television and the Internet of Things. I received an M.Eng. degree (with honors -Mérito Escolar-) in Computer Science at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) and a Bachelor degree in Telematics Engineering from the University of Colima.