Created by F. Sepulveda

Last update: Aug. 11, 2014

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Personal Information 

Born in Santiago, Chile

Positions Held:

  • Since July 2014: Academic Director, University of Essex's Ageing & Assisted Living Network

  • May 2006-present: Reader, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, U.K.

  • 2004-present: Co-ordinator of the Brain-Computer Interfaces group

  • Sept. 2002- May. 2006: Lecturer, Computer Science Dept., University of Essex, U.K.

  • Feb. 1999 - Aug., 2002: Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark

  • 96-98: FAPESP Post-Doctoral Fellow and later Assistant Professor (Prof. Dr.), Biomedical Engineering, UNICAMP, Brazil


  • Ph.D. Summa Cum Laude in Biomedical Engineering from UNICAMP - Brazil (with a research fellowship in the Bioengineering Unit, The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK) - 02/96 

  • M.Sc. in Bioengineering from Clemson University, USA - 06/90

  • B.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, USA (having been chosen the Outstanding Student in the class of '88) - 05/88

Other Professional Activities:

  • 2008-present: Disability Liaison Officer in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

  • 2008-present: Member of the Accessibility Forum at the Univ. of Essex

  • 2011-2013: Academic Offences Officer, CSEE

  • 2008-2010: CSEE Web Coordinator

  • 2003-2005: Harassment Advisor at the University of Essex

  • 2002-2004: Careers advisor in the Computer Science Dept., University of Essex

Awards as a Student:

  • Winner, Student Competition, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1994

  • Finalist, Student Competition, XVth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Jyvaskyla, Finland, 1995

  • 'The Outstanding Student', Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, May, 1988

  • 'Letter of Recognition', for services to the Physical Sciences Department, Santa Barbara City College, California, USA, June, 1986

  • Several times in the Dean's Honors List as an undergraduate student

I am a member of the following scientific societies: 

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society


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