I received a B.S in Computer Systems Engineering in 2004 and a M.S in Information Technology in 2007 by the Ramon Llull University (School of Electronic and Computer Engineering La Salle). The final thesis, entitled "Learning Kernels for Support Vector Machines classification", was written in the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA).
From 2007 to 2010, I was a Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh (School of Medicine). At the same time, I became a member of the Human Sensing and Component Analysis groups. Under the direction of Dr. Fernando De la Torre these groups focus on the understanding of human behavior and the development of novel methods to better represent information, respectively. In 2010, I received a M.S. in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.
At the end of 2010, I became a Research Assistant at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA). At the same time, I started a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Science under the supervision of Prof. Rosalind Picard, director of the Affective Computing group at the MIT Media Lab. In 2015, I completed my Ph.D. and became a Research Scientist in the same lab.
My most recent research focuses on the development of intelligent tools that further the understanding of humans on a global scale to foster greater health and quality of life.