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, ICT for elderly people, Serious Games, the Internet of Things, and Intelligent Systems. In 2012, I was awarded an IBM Faculty Award (Students for a Smarter Planet) to support my research in intelligent environments for education.
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), as Chair of the Mexican ACM SIGCHI Chapter (CHI-Mexico) and as head of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (IHCLab). 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.
I am currently pursuing a PhD in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at 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.