Dr. Samira Hosseini obtained her BSc degree in Applied Physics from the University of North Tehran, Iran, and her MSc degree in Polymer Chemistry and a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She served as a postdoctoral associate at Department of Electrical engineering, School of Engineering and Sciences, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, and as a postdoctoral fellow at Research Laboratories of Electronics (RLE) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. Currently, she is Director of Writing Lab at the Institute for the Future of Education within Tecnologico de Monterrey which focuses on Educational research, Faculty training, and enhancing the publication record of Tecnologico de Monterrey. She also holds the position of Research Professor at the School of Engineering and Sciences, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. She is the Publication Chair at International Congress on Educational Innovation which takes place on an annual basis in Monterrey, Mexico and the founder of a workshop series titled Future of Educational Innovation which has received the technical sponsorship from IEEE-Region 9 as well as IEEE-Education Society. She is the author/co-author of more than 50 scientific publications and the inventor/co-inventor of 6 intellectual properties. Samira is the recipient of the Hero of the Year award for her outstanding achievements at Tecnologico de Monterrey. Moreover, two intellectual properties lead by her research team were selected for the Best Invention of the Year award by convocatoria programa jalisciense de fomento a la propiedad intelectual by the government of Guadalajara, Mexico. She is a level-1 member of the Mexican National Academy of Researchers and is on the Editorial Board of different international journals including Computers & Electrical Engineering, Journal of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence in Education, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje, and Revista Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, among others. Moreover, Samira is trained as a certified executive & leadership coach accredited by International Coaching Federation and is certified in Goal Mapping and coaching crisis as well as coaching students.
Iván Acebo Choy obtained his BA degree in Art History from Wabash College (Indiana, USA), an MA in Art Studies from Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City, Mexico), and a Ph.D. degree in Art Sciences from the University of Havana, Cuba. He has served as Cultural Attaché for the Canadian government in Mexico and has worked in the editorial industry in Canada. He also has taught Art and Art Theory and continues to produce academic publications about modern and contemporary Latin American art. Currently, he is the National Coordinator of Writing Lab in the Center for Educational Innovation at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico.
Sofía Reveles Huizar graduated as a Biomedical Engineer with a concentration in Biomedical Microtechnology from Tecnologico de Monterrey. Her experience includes coordinating the Biomedical Engineering department in a private hospital. She is co-author of research articles and a book. She currently serves as Internal Coordinator of Writing Lab at the Institute for the Future of Education at Tecnologico de Monterrey.
Dr. Genaro Rebolledo obtained his MSc and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. He is an active member of the International Association of Artificial Intelligence in Education; his main research interest is affective computing in Education. He has held faculty positions in academic institutions in the United Kingdom (Coventry University, University College London) and the United States (Worcester Polytechnic Institute). He has co-authored several journal and conference papers and book chapters and is an active reviewer for high-ranking Journal Editorial Committees. Genaro has worked on educational and technological innovation projects focusing on technology that adapts to students' affective and cognitive differences. He has also worked in the car industry (Jaguar-Landrover) in the United Kingdom to develop emotional awareness for the in-cabin experience. Genaro has collaborated in start-up incubation projects at Singularity University in California. He is currently working on several educational innovation projects as a Research Professor in the Writing Lab at the Institute for the Future of Education on the Monterrey campus of Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.
Dr. Asad Abbas received his Ph.D. degree in Management Science from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, People's Republic of China. For his doctoral candidacy, he secured the CAS-TWAS President's Fellowship. During his Ph.D. candidacy, he was selected as Young Scholar by CPRsouth and IDRC, Canada. He was awarded a full scholarship to attend a training workshop at the Yuan Ze University, Taiwan. He obtained his master's degree in Informatics from Örebro University, Sweden. For his master's research work, he received a travel grant from the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Countries (SPIDER), SIDA, Sweden. Dr. Abbas is a Research Professor at the Writing Lab, Institute for the Future of Education, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. He has several publications in highly reputed journals, such as the Journal of Innovation and Knowledge, Education and Information Technologies, Accountability in Research, Journal of Public Affairs and international conference proceedings of the ICSSSM2017, ICEGOV2020, IEEE FIE2020, and IEEE EDUCON2021. He is a candidate-level member of the National System of Researchers in the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) of Mexico. He is currently working as a guest editor and reviewer of many prestigious, indexed international journals and conferences. His current research focuses on innovation and technology management, knowledge management, information systems, soft skills, and higher education.
Dr. Kingsley Okoye received his Ph.D. in Software Engineering from the University of East London, UK, in 2017. He also completed an MSc in Technology Management in 2011, and a BSc in Computer Science in 2007. He is an MIET member at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK, and a Graduate Member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is a devoted researcher in both Industry and Academia in hardware and software fields of Computing such as Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Advanced Analytics, Software Development and Programming, and Business Process Management. He has served as a Software Programming and Development tutor for the undergraduates. He has worked as a Data Architect, and currently is a Research Professor (Mentor) in The Institute for Future of Education, in the Center for Educational Innovation, Tecnologico de Monterrey. He is a member of the Mexican National Academy of Researchers (SNI) candidate level. He is also a member of the Machine Intelligence Research Labs, USA, and a member of the IEEE SMCS Technical Committee (TC) on Soft Computing. It is Kingsley's mission is to foster sustainable technical research and development, and provide solutions through critical thinking, creative problem-solving and cross-functional collaboration. He has contributed to research and project outcomes by participating, assessing, and evaluating their impact on the scientific and industrial communities. He has more than 35 scientific publications published as Books, Journal articles, Book chapters, and Conference proceedings (including Best Paper Award) in high-indexed Q1/Q2 reputable journals, book publishers, and conferences in the areas of Computing, Higher Education, and Educational Innovation, as a result of his research. He also serve as guest editor, editorial board member, program committee, co-chair and special-session organizer in reputable journals and conferences in Computing and Education; such as Computers and Electrical Engineering (Elsevier), Journal of Big Data (Springer), and IEEE sponsored (Scopus-indexed) conferences and workshop. His research interests include Process Mining and Automation, Semantic Web Technologies, Learning Analytics and Systems Design, Computing Education, Educational Innovation, Knowledge Engineering and Data Management, Internet Applications and Ontology.
Alexander holds a PhD in Network and Information Technologies from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), a Master of Education degree from Athabasca University, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from York University. His funded research includes a behavioral biometrics-based and machine learning aided framework for student assessment that promotes accessibility, efficiency, and academic integrity. His work on learning analytics received an award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology. His approach fosters collaboration and positions the learner as a co-creator of knowledge. His areas of research include Technologies for the future—developing a robust immersive model of learning delivery that addresses shortcomings of the industrial-era teaching methods; Learning, and social flourishing—promoting inclusiveness and accessibility to learning for students traditionally left behind. Dr. Amigud has a strong track record of academic publishing, collaboration and innovation.
Having as a mother tongue the English language, Daniel has served as a writer, editor and proofreader of format and style in the United States. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in addition to holding two degrees of masters; namely, Master's in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MBA from the University of Dallas in Texas. He has professional experience in the healthcare sector where he served as CEO and CFO of hospitals, nursing homes and medical centers. Owner of a publishing and editing company, Daniel has spent the last decade publishing and editing books and documents for authors and speakers. Inspired by experiences lived in Monterrey, Daniel wrote and published two novels set in locations in the same city; he co-authored a third book and published a book of short stories. Supporting the teaching work of the professors of Tecnologico de Monterrey through the Writing Lab, Daniel participates in the translation, editing and revision of the format of the scientific products that are published in indexed journals or presented in congresses. His work is part of the effort to disseminate the Educational Innovation that the teachers in the Tecnologico de Monterrey carry out in the classrooms and labs.
Fernando Torres Guerra earned his Engineer in Nanotechnology and Chemical Sciences degree from Tecnológico de Monterrey. During his last year of studies, he developed a research project focused on designing functional foods, in this case, the encapsulation of quercetin and vitamin D for incorporation into dairy products. In 2022, he was selected to be part of the 3rd generation of Tec Trainees working in Strategic Innovation Projects and Writing Lab at Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Luis Acosta is a final-year Biomedical Engineering student with a concentration in Biomedical Micro-technologies. He has participated in two student table managements in his curriculum in the department of Design and Images; he has also collaborated on two projects published in scientific journals. He has instructed English and French languages to children in elementary and secondary education classes as a member of the volunteer Project 99. His current interests include education, neuroscience, and neuro-engineering. He currently serves as a research assistant in the Writing Lab.
Ana Marie is currently studying Biomedical Engineering, in addition to a minor in Micro-technology at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey. She is a research intern at The Shin Lab in Harvard Medical School and her research involves the fields of biomaterials and tissue engineering. She held the position of Marketing Coordination at the Biomedical Engineering Alumni Society (SAIMD) and has experience in hospital administration field because of a previous internship in the department of Institutes Management of the Zambrano Hellion Hospital. She has participated as a volunteer in projects with children with disabilities such as DS and ASD through the Discover and Learn (D&A) association and currently, she is working as a research assistant at Writing Lab.
Ruy Sandoval is currently in the eight semester of B. S. Mechanical Engineering in Tecnologico de Moterrey. He has done research of airfoil performance in Montreal Polytechnic. He also participated actively in student groups and is currently looking to develop research in areas such as fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and mechanical design. Currently, he is working as a research assistant at Writing Lab.