I am Research Fellow at Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, University of Nottingham, working in the area of Human-Robot Interaction and Human-Computer Interaction.
Previously, I worked as part of the EPSRC project "Autonomous Internet of Things", at the Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham.
My research focuses on human-robot collaboration, human-computer interaction, IoT, and a socially responsible approach for designing technology. I am particularly interested in understanding the impact of technology through a user-centered research focus in different contexts, i.e healthcare, domestic environments, and factory domains.
My background is in Computer Science, I received my Ph.D. at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, working at the HumaLab research group. During this time I explored:
How digital skills affect preferences of interfaces: Tangibles, Mobiles, and Ambient.
Technology and social network use in complex contexts, i.e mothers of children with chronic illness, informal caregiver/unpaid carers of dependent elderlies and isolated caregivers.
Human Robot Interaction
The Human Robot Collaboration for Allergen-Aware Factory Cleaning project investigates the potential of human-robot collaboration, integrated with IoT sensors for cleaning and allergen detection on a factory floor.
More details here.
Internet of Things
Autonomous Internet of Things: Home Essentials Study
The A-IoT is an EPSRC project that looks at the interaction between humans and autonomous agents. The data produced by the Internet of Things (IoT) is likely to keep growing, beyond human capacity to turn it into meaningful information that can be acted on. More details about the project here.
Retraining 100 women into technology careers.
The TechUP programme retrains in technology 100 women from the Midlands and North of England, particularly from underrepresented communities, and gives them the opportunity to interview with a company for an internship/apprenticeship/job. More details here
Informal Caregivers Wellbeing
Technology for Informal Caregivers
More details soon.
Socially responsible technology
Domestic scenarios, privacy, and impact of technology in mental health
More details soon.
2019 - Teaching Assistant, Mixed Reality Technology. University of Nottingham.
2016 - Lecturer, Engineer and Software requirements. Andrés Bello University, Santiago, Chile.
2014 - Instructor, Advanced Programming, Python. Finis Terrae University, Santiago, Chile
2012-2014 - Adjunct Instructor, Introduction to Programming, Python and Java. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Computer Science Discovery Day
Ada Lovelace Day 2018
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion