Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Lecturer in Computing Science

School of Computing at Ulster University

Oct 2020 – Present Jordanstown, United Kingdom
Teaching and researching in the area of Connected Health at the Smart Environments Research Group (SERG) as part of the Northern Ireland Connected Health Innovation Centre (NI-CHIC). NI-CHIC promotes business led collaborative Connected Health research between academia, industry and government.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Associate in Computer Science

School of Computing at Ulster University

Mar 2017 – Sep 2020 Jordanstown, United Kingdom
Research on the area of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) at the Smart Environments Research Group (SERG) as part of the Northern Ireland Connected Health Innovation Centre (NI-CHIC). NI-CHIC promotes business led collaborative Connected Health research between academia, industry and government. I was involved in the following projects: Worktivity (a research-based mobile app to help reduce occupational sitting in office environments), iMPAKT (a research-based mobile app to collect and analyse data from Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from nurses), a project to address Social Isolation in the elderly using sensors, and a project to use thermal images and data analysis for an early detection of Diabetic Foot Disease. I was awarded a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Building Capacity and Networking project grant to develop low-cost monitoring to assist people with dementia and their caregivers using smart microphones. The GCRF project was in collaboration with CICESE (Centro de Investigacion y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada) from Mexico.
 
 
 
 
 

KTP Associate

Computer Science Department of the University of Liverpool and Riverview Law

Mar 2015 – Feb 2017 Bromborough, United Kingdom
Research on the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques to develop a software product to automate existing manual processes involving the identification, extraction and manipulation of data from certain types of legal documents. Data captured was then used by intelligent automatic visualisation and reasoning mechanisms. The research was part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Liverpool and Riverview Law. In addition to the main KTP project, I also contributed with an Information Extraction software tool for Riverview Law and Vodafone’s Project Swift.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Associate

Computing Science Department at Newcastle University

Sep 2013 – Feb 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Research on the use of Data Mining techniques for understanding the behaviour of car drivers in real and simulated scenarios. The research was part of the Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy (SiDE) project and was aimed at developing predictive models that could improve the safety of drivers and other road users.
 
 
 
 
 

Demonstrator

Computer Science Department of the University of Liverpool

Jan 2010 – May 2013 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Part-time job in which I demonstrated practicals related to Computer Science subjects to undergraduate students in a laboratory.
 
 
 
 
 

Data Analyst and Programmer

Corporacion Power Builders

Mar 2009 – Sep 2009 Mexico City, Mexico
Took a course on the SAS programming language. I participated in a project in the area of business intelligence of Banamex, a subsidiary of Citigroup, by cleaning databases, optimising code, writing documentation and migrating data.
 
 
 
 
 

Java Instructor

Centro de Investigacion Cibernetica

Feb 2009 – Apr 2009 Mexico City, Mexico
Taught a 60-hour course on the Java programming language at a beginners/intermediate level.
 
 
 
 
 

Junior Java Programmer

Emerk2 Desarrollos

Sep 2007 – Oct 2008 Mexico City, Mexico
Started as a part of a training program funded by the Mexican government in which a software project was delivered. Later I participated as a database designer and programmer in other projects for companies such as Schneider Electric.

Accomplish­ments

Grant - Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Building Capacity and Networking

Project entitled: ‘Low-cost monitoring to assist people with dementia and their caregivers using smart microphones’. This project was a collaboration between Ulster University and CICESE (Centro de Investigacion y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada) from Mexico. One of the main objectives of the project was to build a strong collaboration relationship between the Smart Environments Research Group (SERG) at Ulster University and researchers from CICESE.

Certification - PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate in Project Management, License 298991

Certification - PRINCE2 Foundation certificate in Project Management, License 298984

Certification - CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership (QCF), License P04472226

Certification - UK Driving Licence

Award - ACTION 2014: Changing Age

Participated and won the first place of the ACTION 2014 programme at Newcastle University, aimed at ‘Addressing Societal Challenges through Enterprise’.

Scholarship - Scholarship from the Mexican government through CONACYT to study a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Liverpool.

Recent Publications

Activity recognition is one of the most active areas of research in ubiquitous computing. In particular, gait activity recognition is …

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