Dr. Samira Hosseini obtained her BSc degree in Applied Physics from the University of North Tehran, Iran, 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, and as a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the USA. Currently, she is Director of the Writing Lab in the Center for Educational Innovation at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. She also is a research professor at the School of Engineering and Sciences, Tecnologico de Monterrey. Samira is a certified Goal Mapping and Leadership Coach. 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 the Writing Lab of Tecnologico de Monterrey. Moreover, two intellectual properties led by her research team were selected for the Best Invention of the Year award by the Fomento Jalisciense a la Propiedad Intelectual program, organized by the government of Guadalajara, Mexico. She is a member of the Mexican National Academy of Researchers (level one) and is on the Editorial Board of various international journals.
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.
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 Mentor 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, 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 full-time Mentor 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, Accountability in Research, Journal of Public Affairs, and international conference proceedings of the ICSSSM2017, ICETM 2019, ICGOV2020, IEEE FIE2020, and 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 management, technology policy, research ethics, 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 a 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 Industry and Academia in hardware and software fields in Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Advanced Analytics, Software Development and Programming, and Business Process Management. Kingsley serves as guest editor, editorial board member, and special-session organizer in reputable journals and conferences in Computing and Engineering. He has also worked as a Software Programming and Development tutor for undergraduates. He has contributed to research and project outcomes by participating, assessing, and evaluating their impact on the scientific and industrial communities. Kingsley is a Data Architect in The Institute for the Future of Education, in the Center for Educational Innovation, Tecnologico de Monterrey. 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. Kingsley's mission is to foster sustainable technical research and provide solutions through critical thinking, creative problem-solving and cross-functional collaboration. The outcomes of his research have been published as journal articles, books, book chapters, and conference proceedings with Best Paper Award in high-indexed and reputable journals, publications, and conferences in the areas of Computing and Educational Innovation. 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.
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. He received 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 Institute for the Future of Education at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. He is the author/co-author of various scientific articles, conference papers, a book, and a book chapter. He is a level 1 member of the National System of Researchers from the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico and is part of the editorial board of the journal Sleep Advances from the Sleep Research Society.
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.
Maria Jose is a detailed-oriented, responsible, and committed person who likes to be constantly learning and active. After high school, she spent two years in the United States working full time as an Au pair for a United States family while studying Sociology and Psychology at DePaul University in Illinois. Afterward, she returned to Mexico and entered college. She is currently studying for a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Industrial Engineering at Tecnologico de Monterrey, in Monterrey, Mexico. Since 2019, María José has volunteered for DistritoTec, an initiative that seeks to improve public spaces and build healthy communities. She is currently working as a Research Assistant at Writing Lab.
Sara Chaveznava is an economics student at the Tecnologico de Monterrey campus in Monterrey. Her main areas of interest are centered mainly on resource optimization, circular economy, and the environment. She is a media and research coordinator in the For One Morning association, which seeks to promote and improve green policies in the state of Nuevo León. She is also part of the collective, "We for Mexico," where she is Director of Social Responsibility and is also part of the internal team of the Society of Undergraduate Students in Economics. She is currently working as a research assistant for Writing Lab.
Ana Marie is currently majoring in Biomedical Engineering, with a minor in Micro-technology at Tecnologico de Monterrey on the Monterrey campus. Her fields of interest are Bioprocessing and Molecular, Cellular and Tissular Engineering. She has worked as Marketing Coordinator at the Biomedical Engineering Alumni Society (SAIMD) and has experience in hospital administration due to 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. She is currently working as a research assistant at Writing Lab.
Damian Espinoza is a Biomedical Engineering major with a minor in Biomedical Microtechnologies at Tecnologico de Monterrey. He has worked on synthetic biology projects on Tecnologico de Monterrey's team for the international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition since 2019, more specifically in research and experimentation, while also being one of the current team leaders. His main areas of interest include fields such as tissue engineering, molecular and synthetic biology, and the application of bioMEMS. Currently, he is working as a Research Assistant at Writing Lab.
Greta Villalobos is currently studying International Affairs at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey. Her areas of interest are the migration phenomena across Latin America, international law, and international trade. She was the president of the Central American Student Association, whose main goal was to gather funds for scholarships for their students on campus. She participates in volunteer activities involving teaching English to teenagers and teaching primary kids math, grammar, and Spanish, along with team-building activities. She has experience working in the departments of Human Resources and Psychology due to previous jobs and internships she has been part of. Currently, she is working as a Research Assistant at Writing Lab.
Nina Díaz is currently studying International Relations at Tecnologico de Monterrey. Her areas of interest are education, children’s rights, and gender equality studies. She is a member of the Student Association in International Relations (SALRI) as head of Marketing and Imaging. She is also a member of the feminist student collective, Alto, in internal logistics. In addition to her volunteer experience in the organization, Tierra de Artistas, she is currently working as Research Assistant in the Writing Lab.
Yasmine is an industrial engineering management student at the Emines School of Industrial Management at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Morocco. As a concentration for her final year, she chose Data Science. Yasmine has always shown great interest in Information Technology and AI. She has worked on different projects related to data science such as house price predictions, exploring Covid-19 recovery rates, and object detection using deep learning for a mechatronics R2D2 prototype. Along with her studies, she works as an online freelancer in the field of Data Science. As part of her fourth year engineering program, Yasmine had to intern in a university or company abroad; hence, she accepted her current intern position with us in Writing Lab at Tecnologico de Monterrey.