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 50 scientific publications, 22 book chapters and is the inventor/co-inventor of 6 intellectual properties. Samira is the recipient of the Hero of the Year award for her outstanding achievements at Writing Lab. Moreover, two intellectual properties proposed by her research team were selected for the Best Invention of the Year award. She is a member of the Mexican National Academy of Researchers (level one) and is on the Editorial Board of different 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 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.
Haruna Hussein obtained his Ph.D. in e-Learning with a focus on gamified learning from the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, SAR. Serving as a principal investigator from 2012 to 2019, Haruna has been involved with or has led various research projects of different national and international organizations, having total funding of $1,303,021 US . Haruna has initiated and established a project for the creation of a hybrid Health Information Science (HIS) program in Tanzania, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States and funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Office of AIDS Research (OAR). In 2019, he was elected and served as General Secretary and Executive Member of the Pan-African Health Information Association, dubbed AHILA. With regards to awards, Haruna has received more than 21 awards including a Tom Hall Small Global Health Education Grant from the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) in 2017, the Distinguished Leadership Award in Recognition of Exceptional Leadership and Devoted Services to the AHILA Tanzania Chapter in 2014, and several other scholarships, fellowships, academic achievements, and travel grants from various organizations. He has also attended and presented papers and posters at various international conferences. Lately, he is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Writing Lab in the Center for Educational Innovation at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. His research interests lie in the area of e-learning, game-based learning, gamification, technology-enhanced learning, e-Health literacy, adolescent sexual health education, innovation in teaching and learning, health information literacy, and participatory design research. Throughout his carrier, he has published more than 15 articles in peer-reviewed international journals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.