For a summarized PDF CV click here.  I am completing this online resume. I have other resumes in Google Scholar, ResearchGate, LinkedIn and Academia. However, I rarely update those.


Professional Experience

  • Quiver app, Spanish translator of the app for some sections, 2015.
  • University of Canterbury, Computer Science Department, Robot animator for teaching videos, 2013.
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️  Robotics GRE. Product & Research Manager,  We were the first company distributing social robots in Latin America, 2011-2012.  
  • IISA Mexico, Sales Engineer, Sales of GE Medical Equipment, 2008.
  • Johnson and Johnson Mexico, Supervisor of endoscopic surgery, 2007-2008.
  • Starmedica Hospitals, Biomedical Engineer. Maintenance and operation of Biomedical Equipment, 2007.

 Academic Experience



Reviewer, conferences, and workshops

I have been reviewer of  about 11 full papers and Late Breaking Reports in conferences like: HRI’16 , ICSR’15 , HAI-14, DIS’16 (Designing for interactive systems), and IDC’16 (Interaction design for children) and Journal such as Journal of Sensors and Actuators. I have attended conferences, seminars and workshops like:

  • 25th Int. Conf. of Human Robot Interactive Communication (RO-Man), NY, 2016.
  • 11th International Conference of Human-Robot Interaction, Christchurch, NZ, 2016.
  • International Conference of Social Robotics 2014, Sydney Australia, 2014.
  • OzCHI, Christchurch, 2013.
  • 7th International Conference of Human-Robot Interaction, Boston MA, USA, 2012.
  • 4th International Symposium of Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and Robotics, Osaka University, Japan, 2011.
  • 5th International Conference of Human-Robot Interaction, Osaka, Japan, 2010.
  • BETT 2010, Powering learning, London, UK, January 2011.
  • XLV ICSID Inter-design Monterrey, Design Avenue a path of meaningful innovation. October, Monterrey, México, 2009.
  • ICMI- MLMI  11th International Conference on Multimodal Interface Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction, Cambridge, USA, 2009.
  • CICLing 2007, 8th Internacional Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, Febrero, 2007.
  • XXVIII National Conference in Biomedical Engineering, Acapulco, Guerrero, México, November 2005.


  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Inmigration Centre Christchurch, I have given talks about Digital skills for business, 2014/2015.
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️ IPENZ, Future in Tech ambassador, 2014-2016.
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Student´s represent in the HITLab NZ, 2013-2014.
  • Red Global de Mexicanos, Public relationships, 2013/2015.
  • TEDx Christchurch, Volunteer, 2013-2015.
  • Over 40 Demos and presentations of Human-Robot interaction since 2012.
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Funder of the UC Spanish club.
  • Canterbury-Westland Schools, Science &Technology Fair, 2012, NZ.
  • Lego Annual Brick Show 2012, Christchurch, NZ.
  • Trainer in a summer course in Universum Museum, UNAM 2010.
  • Support to Communality Libraries IBBY- México UAM. 2002.

Other courses

  • 2015: Science video communication by Science Media Centre,
  • 2014: PhD Research Innovation and Commercialisation, University of Auckland Business School
  • 2013: Scientific writing, (Stanford online), Statistics One and Design Thinking (Coursera)


  • Finalist Mathematics Internal Contest Level I, CECyT 11. 1996.
  • 2nd Best Elementary student in the region of Tlalnepantla, 1992.
  • 1st place “Así es mi estado”  writing contest in the region of Tlalnepantla, 1992.
  • Design Robot Contest, International Conference of Social Robotics 2010. “Poko. The pet.”  Robot to assist and accompany children who have working parents and stay alone long time.   Singapore, 2010, Participant.
  • Ironwork´s contest, Eisenkraft, Mexico,  2010,  Participant.
  • Prototypes contest IPN, 1996-1997, Participant.
  • Contest “El Niño y la mar”, 1992, Participant.


I am member of the Royal Society of New Zealand,  the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery. Locally I am meber of the  UC Posgraduate Students Association, UC Spanish club (founder) and  Jürgen and me started the Meetup Robotics Christchurch.


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