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Oscar Mayora Profile

Dr. Mayora obtained his Ph. D. at DIBE, University of Genoa, Italy in 2000. In the same year, he joined the Advance Interactive Systems Laboratory at VTT Electronics in Oulu, Finland, as an ERCIM Visiting Research Fellow. In August 2001 he was appointed Associate Professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey and Head of the Graduate Program in Computer Science in January 2002. Dr. Mayora is member of the Mexican National Research System (SNI-level 1) and is Senior Member of the ACM and SIG-CHI. He is the former president of ACM SIG-CHI for Mexico. He has participated as general chair of various conferences and is founder of Pervasive Health Conference, and Latin American Conference on HCI. Dr. Mayora has published over 100 papers in International Conferences and Journals and his Erdos Number is 3. He has participated as Guest Editor of special issues of Journals such as IEEE Intelligent Systems, EURASIP Signal Processing, Springer MONET and IMIA Journal on Methods of Information in Medicine. Dr. Mayora has coordinated projects in FP6 and FP7. Currently he is involved in projects in the topic of pervasive healthcare and assistive technologies (such as FP7 NYMPHA-MD on technologies for supporting Bipolar Disorder management where he is the Scientific Project Coordinator and in H2020 projects such as FIWARE-Mexico CSA and SmartSDK. Other relevant projects are FP7 MONARCA pioneer project on Bipolar Disorder where he was the Scientific Coordinator, FP7 INTERSTRESS on technologies for managing psychological stress and other projects at national level such as Ambient Aware Assistant –A3- and Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation-OTR). He is coordinator of MARIE CURIE UBIHEALTH Network putting together researchers from Europe, USA, China and Latin America and was part of other Internationally funded projects such as Turn-Out Burnout and Virtual Social Gym together with Philips, University of Trento and Technical University of Eindhoven under the framework of EIT ICT Labs. Dr. Mayora was the head of the former Ubiquitous Interaction Group and is currently leading the UBIHEALTH Group at CREATE-NET. In addition, Dr. Mayora is adjunct professor of at the University of Trento (Faculty of Cognitive Sciences, Interfaces and Communication Technology Program).