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.
Ana Sofia is a Biotechnology Engineer with a concentration in bioprocesses at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. Ana has worked as a research assistant in the Biotechnology Center within Tecnologico de Monterrey. Currently, she is the Assistant Director of the Writing Lab as part of TecLabs of Tecnologico de Monterrey. She has authored two chapters in the 3rd edition of “Encyclopedia of Analytical Sciences,” a review article entitled, “BioMEMS in their major applications,” and a conference article with a major focus on technologies for improving dental education. Ana is also a strong researcher involved in various investigation lines of Writing Lab.
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.
Mario Antonio Martinez earned the Artium Baccalaureus from Vassar College, the Master of Arts in Teaching from Bennington College and the Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas Tech University, where he was a Helen DeVitt Jones Fellowship recipient. In addition to his formal qualifications, he received specialized training in research from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso. He has taught in public elementary schools in the United States for seven years. Dr. Martinez has held appointments at the University of New Mexico, Houston Community College (as a Texas Success Initiatives coach), the Harris County Department of Education and as a volunteer at Literacy Advance of Houston. He has written as author/co-author in the fields of mental health education, safety science education and quantitative linguistics. His current research interests include using the R statistical language to support innovation in research methods and educational practice. Dr. Martinez has three years of experience as a private consultant, mentoring writers for publication. As a full-time Mentor of Writing Lab, he emphasizes lean writing aligned towards principle aims, refining the review of literature to fill lacunae and developing reproducible methods.
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.
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.
Michelle is a biomedical engineering student at the Tecnologico de Monterrey. She is an honours student and a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society as well as the Academic Society for Science and Engineering. Her interests include developing prosthetics with emerging technologies for future generations. She has experience with R, Visual Basic, Scilab and Solidworks. She is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks English, French and German. As the senior research assistant within Writing Lab, Michelle is conducting extensive research on institutional and international topics. She is shortlisted for studying a master’s degree at the University of Essex, U.K.
Luis Fernando Herbozo is a Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student at Tecnologico de Monterrey. He currently is Director of Strategic Planning of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Student Chapter ITESM, Campus Monterrey. Since November 2018, Luis has worked for Writing Lab as a Research Assistant. Luis is involved in several areas of research, including the Tec21 model.
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.
Jarrod is an International Relations student at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. He is currently in his second semester of exchange at Tecnologico de Monterrey. Formerly President of the RMIT First Nations Association, he has worked extensively in community development of indigenous groups both in Australia and abroad. He has interned with the social enterprises, Social Ventures Australia, in venture philanthropy; and RegenR8 in language reclamation. Jarrod has professional interests in evidence-based learning and equitable-education access. He is a native English speaker and is developing Spanish-speaking skills formally through Tecnologico de Monterrey and socially through immersion.
Diego is a student of Nanotechnology and Chemical Sciences. He has extensive research experience, including stays in the Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) at Harvard-MIT and in the Microsystem Technology Laboratories (MTL) of MIT. Additionally, Diego participates in organizing symposia and student society events, both at Tec and MIT. His interests include materials engineering and nanotechnology for applications in energy and biomaterials. He has presented his work at international conferences, and he currently has a manuscript in preparation as a co-author . Diego is joining Writing Lab as a research assistant, focusing on Innovative Educational projects and open access to scientific literature.