Hi! Welcome to my Website. I hold an Adjunct Professor position in HCI and Applied Software Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chile in Santiago, Chile. I also hold a Master's Degree in Engineering (Diplôme d'Ingénieur) from École Centrale de Nantes, France.

My research interests include Social Computing, Human Factors in Computing Systems (i.e., Human-Computer Interaction), and Computer Science Education.

Currently, I am interested in studying interpersonal communication and cooperative practices in face-to-face and computer-mediated scenarios using qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as analyzing human traces and interaction on the Social Web. I aim to apply this knowledge to design and evaluate new technology to connect people in a variety of scenarios, such as families, local communities, and educational settings.

Over the past few years, I have been studying intergenerational interaction with an emphasis on designing and evaluating technology for promoting the social integration of older adults; running workshops on developing computational thinking as a way to observe group-work and creative practices of K-8 students; and observing and coaching software development teams in academic scenarios. I am also highly interested in the potential of computer-based technology for providing wellbeing. Overall, my research work tends to be a crossing of multiple disciplines; particularly, computer science, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.

Last updated: May 9, 2018