Monica Tentori, Associate professor at CICSE (see more about monica …)

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Research interests: Ubicomp, HCI, Medical informatics, Assisted cognition, CSCW
    
 
Monica Tentori es investigadora del departamento de ciencias de la computacion, CICESE. Monica Tentori investiga la experiencia humana del cómputo ubicuo para diseñar ambiente subicuos que efectivamente mejoran las interacciones de los humanos con su mundo. Su trabajo de investigación es una intersección entre interacción humano-computadora y cómputo ubicuo particularmente en el diseño, desarrollo, y evaluación de interfaces naturales, herramientas de captura y acceso para la reflexión de comportamiento, y nuevos modelos de interacción del cómputo ubicuo. Su trabajo se ha aplicado a la salud y a entornos urbanos para apoyar las necesidades de niños con autismo y sus cuidadores, adultos mayores, trabajadores hospitalarios, y servicios de conocimiento al ciudadano. El trabajo de investigación de de la Dra. Tentori demuestra que los ambientes ubicuos efectivamente diseñados tiene el potencial para promover un estilo de vida saludable, independencia, y mejorar la atención, comportamiento, y carga de trabajo. La Dra. Tentori obtuvo la licenciatura en ciencias computacionales en UABC, y la maestria y doctorado en ciencias de la computacion de CICESE. La Dra. Tentori realizo su entrenamiento pos-doctoral en la Universidad de California, Irvine. Monica Tentori fué la primer mujer latin american y la primer mexicana en obtener el prestigioso reconocimiento Microsoft Research Fellowship en 2013 por su trabajo de investigación.
 
 
Monica Tentori investigates the human experience of ubiquitous computing to inform the design of ubiquitous environments that effectively enhance humans’ interactions with their world. Her research intersecting human-computer interaction and ubiquitous computing particularly focuses on designing, developing, and evaluating natural user interfaces, self-reflection capture tools, and new interaction models for ubiquitous computing. Her work is being applied to healthcare and urban living to support the needs of urban citizens, hospital workers, elders, and individuals with autism and their caregivers. Tentori’s research demonstrates that effectively designed ubiquitous environments have the potential to promote healthy lifestyles and independence, and positively impact attention, behavior, and workload. Monica Tentori was the first Latin American woman and first Mexican who received the prestigious award Microsoft Fellowship in 2013 for her research work.
 
I am an Associate Professor in the department of computer science at CICESE. My research interests are in human-computer interaction, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, assistive and educational technologies, computer-supported cooperative work and medical informatics. I am an alumna of the computer science school at UABC, of the department of computer science at CICESE and of the School of Information and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine. I did my master and doctoral studies under the supervision of Jesus Favela and my post-doctoral training with Gillian R. Hayes. I am happy to say that I have a very nice and strong relationship to both of them. Both Jesus and Gillian are amazing researchers and had and continue positively and strongly influencing my life and research. So I am pretty grateful to both of them!

I was born on July, 8, 1980 in the smoggy Mexico city. When I was four years old, my parents, Joel Tentori and Carmen Espinosa and my  sister Priscilla Tentori move to Ensenada. My parents are retired but they did their career as lecturers on physical education training specialized in basketball and swimming. Of course, for my parents exercise was very important so I used to swim and play basketball. On my past days as a basketball player, I competed on national championships since I was in elementary school until I hurt my knee in the first year of college. But I can still dunk! (just kidding, hahaha). Right now I like to do yoga, suspension training and running/hiking.