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 Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico while holding a postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. Currently, she is Director of Writing Lab in the Center for Educational Innovation at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. She also holds the position of research professor at the School of Engineering and Sciences, Tecnologico de Monterrey. She is the author/co-author of more than 25 scientific publications, 19 book chapters and is the inventor/co-inventor of 4 intellectual properties. She is a member of the Mexican National Academy of Researchers (level one) and is on the Editorial Board of different international journals.
Isela Stefany has a bachelor degree in International Business from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León, San Nicolas, Mexico, in which she went on an academic exchange to Cologne Business School in Cologne, Germany. Isela obtained a master's degree in International Business with concentration on Human Resources. Isela has worked on multinational firms in Monterrey and has applied Lean methodologies to improve the business processes. She has worked as Master Data and Human Resources Generalist and has experience using ERPs, data systems, and employee systems. Having Spanish as her native language, Isela is also proficient in English, Italian and German languages. She has interest in talent management, by training and developing people.
Alberto Moreno obtained a bachelors degree in Humanities and a minor in Education from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas, USA. After graduation, Alberto was accepted into the prestigious “Teach for America” program, where he furthered his studies at Southern Methodist University, became a certified teacher and eventually moved into a recruitment position within the organization. Since making the transition to Mexico, Alberto has worked for multinational corporations in Finance where he has handled clients from North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), and APAC (Asia-Pacific) regions. Alberto is a forward-driven professional whose responsibility, commitment, and efficient collaboration in team environments have led him to thrive in always-changing, challenging work environments.
Dr. Genaro Rebolledo obtained his MSc and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Systems and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, being awarded the distinction of “Best Young Researcher” given by the International Association of Artificial Intelligence in Education. Genaro has been an active faculty member in academic institutions in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Mexico. In the United Kingdom, he was a full-time researcher at both the London Knowledge Lab, University College London (UCL) and the Serious Games Institute, Coventry University. In Mexico, he was a full-time researcher and Dean of the Informatics Department at the Universidad Veracruzana as well as a member of Mexico’s National Research System (SNI I). He has co-authored 8 journal papers, 24 conference papers, and 3 book chapters and is a member of the Editorial Committee of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. Genaro has collaborated with educational and technological innovation projects in the United Kingdom (Jaguar Landrover) and the United States (Singularity University). Currently, he is a Mentor in the Writing Lab, Campus Monterrey, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.
Asad Abbas received his Ph.D. degree in Management Science from the University of Science and Technology of China, 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, and 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. He has five-years' professional working experience in Pakistani private and public sector organizations. Dr. Abbas is a full-time Mentor at the Tecnologico de Monterrey Writing Lab. He has several publications in highly reputed journals, such as Accountability in Research, Journal of Innovation & Knowledge, Journal of Cases on Information Technology, and also IEEE conference proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Services Systems and Services Management (ICSSSM), Dalian, People's Republic of China. His current research focuses on Public Administration and Management, Innovation Management and Electronic Government.
Kingsley Okoye received his Ph.D. in Software Engineering from the School of Architecture Computing and Engineering, College of Arts Technologies and Innovation, University of East London, UK in 2017. He also completed a Master's degree in Technology Management in 2011 and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science in 2007. He is a MIET member at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK. and a Graduate Member in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE. He is a devoted researcher to Industry and Academia in operational, hardware and software fields of computing in areas such as Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Advanced Analytics, Software Development and Programming, and Business Process Management. Therefore, Kingsley has had the opportunity to do case studies and work in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural teams of various business and academic units that serve multiple industries. This includes serving as a software programming lab tutor for undergraduate students. He also serves as editorial board member and reviewer in reputable journals and conferences and has contributed to research and project outcomes by assessing and evaluating their impacts upon the scientific and industrial communities. It is Kingsley's personal mission to foster sustainable technical research and provide solutions through critical thinking, creative problem solving and cross-functional collaboration. His Research interests include Process Mining, Business Process Modeling and Automation, Learning Analytics and Systems, Semantic Web Technologies, Knowledge Management, Big Data Analysis and Process Querying, Internet Applications and Ontology. Kingsley is a Data Architect in the Writing Lab of Tecnologico de Monterrey.
Arturo Arrona Palacios obtained his BSc degree in Criminology and his MSc degree in Criminology and Forensic Sciences from the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico. Currently, he is working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Writing Lab in the Center for Educational Innovation at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. He is author/co-author of 12 scientific articles, a book, and a book chapter. He is a candidate-level-member of the National System of Researchers in the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico.
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.
Nisrine is a Moroccan student in EMINES School of Industrial Management, Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique. She is currently studying Industrial Management which includes the development of competencies in autonomy, efficiency, and empowerment through communication skills to prepare students for the professional world. She has experience with computer sciences, analytics, and optimization research. She has an interest in using these skills to solve real and challenging problems in the business world. Nisrine is a summer intern of Writing Lab. Her focus during her internship is on Innovative Educational projects.
Sofía is a Biomedical Engineering student with a concentration in Biomedical Microtechnology at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. Sofía has worked as a research assistant at the Brain, Language and Cognition Lab at the University of Texas in San Antonio and has had experience in the Clinical Engineering field. She is currently working as Research Assistant for Writing Lab and is involved in various research projects.
Fernando Adalid Torres Armenta has a bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Nanotechnology with research performed in the Modality of Research and Innovation at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. He has worked with Dr. Eduardo Martínez Guerra, PhD, in the "Synthesis and electro-optical characterization of nanolayers through chemically-controlled reaction at a monoatomic layer" at CIMAV Monterrey. He participated in the 2018 Nano Andes Congress. His major areas of interest are nanomaterials with biological applications and chemical kinetics. Currently, he is Research Assistant at Writing Lab, a part of TecLabs of Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Damaris Alvarez is a Biotechnological Engineering student at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus, with a concentration in Molecular Biology. She has worked as a research intern at the Centro del Agua para América Latina y el Caribe with Carmen Salinas Ph.D. in the development of a microalgae-based sunscreen. She was part of the workshop and visit planning committee at the Congress, "NUCLEUM 2019." Currently, Damaris is working as a Research Assistant for Writing Lab, and she is working alongside Scintia to prepare a Bio-Art exhibition titled “Synesthesia” for Monterrey’s Contemporary Art Museum (MARCO).