I work as Research Associate in the autonomous IoT project (AIOT) at the Mixed Reality Lab at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham. My research interests include human-computer interaction (HCI), Ubiquitous computing – tangible user interfaces (TUI)-, IoT and pervasive healthcare.
During my Ph.D at Computer Science, PUC Chile I worked about understand the impact of novel interfaces to support the self-report of emotions at informal care context. I’m interested in how digital skills affect preferences of interfaces (Tangibles, Mobiles, and Ambient) in complex contexts e.g informal caregivers: moms with kids under oncological treatment, caregiver of dependent elderlies and isolated caregivers.
As well I’m studying social networks used by mothers caregivers and how this platform provides support, understanding which types of issues are relevant for them in Chilean context. Here you can find more information about my research projects.
My research was supported by the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research of Chile (Conicyt) awarded in 2013. In 2014 I received the Latin America PhD Fellowship award from Microsoft Research.
I completed my B.sc in Computer Science at the University of Santiago in Chile. I worked as software engineer and PM in R&D before start my career as researcher in Human-Computer Interaction and my Ph.D journey 🙂