WHAT DO I DO?

I am a computer scientist and roboticist by training. My work aims to understand how we can make interactive computing technologies meaningful, intuitive, and appropriate. To this end, I specialize in the areas of Human-Robot and Human-Computer Interaction, and spend a lot of time coding, building prototypes, and implementing systems to test hypotheses. My research often brings together many disciplines like Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Rapid Fabrication, Interaction Design, and Social Psychology.

I also like sketching. Here's a timeline that I made a while ago to convey that my interests span many areas:

interests
BACKGROUND

Robotics Institute
Robotics Ph.D. Student
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA-USA. 2011 - present

Robotics Institute
Robotics M.S.
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA-USA. 2013

Universidad Simón Bolívar
Computer Engineering
Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela. 2008

+ My CV can be found here (last update: March '17).

CURRENT & PAST AFFILIATIONS

Disney Research
Disney Research Pittsburgh, 2012 - present

RERC-APT
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation
Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009 - 2014

GIA
Grupo de Inteligencia Artificial
Universidad Simón Bolívar, 2005 - 2008

MAC
Laboratorio de Aulas Computarizadas
Universidad Simón Bolívar, 2007