Lab Members


Carlos Delgado Kloos

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Carlos Delgado Kloos received a PhD degree in Computer Science from the Technische Universität München and a PhD degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He is currently Full Professor of Telematics Engineering at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Director of the Erasmus Mundus Master’s Programme on “Network and eBusiness Centred Computing”, Director of the on-line Master Máster online en “Gestión y Producción en e-Learning” and Coordinator of the eMadrid network. Additionally, he is Vice-President for Infrastructures and Environmental Affairs. His main research interest focuses on Technology-Enhanced Learning.

Dr. Carlos Alario Hoyos

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Dr Carlos Alario-Hoyos is a postdoctoral researcher and teaching assistant in the Department of Telematics Engineering at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid with the fellowship Alianza 4 Universidades. He received M.S. and PhD degrees in Information and Communication Technologies from the Universidad of Valladolid, Spain, in 2007 and 2012 respectively. His main research interests include MOOCs, interoperability and software educational tools. During the last year he has been involved in the design and enactment of MOOCs deployed in the platform MiríadaX.

rcrespoDr. Raquel Crespo García

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Raquel M. Crespo García is Associate Professor in the Telematics Engineering Department at the University Carlos III of Madrid. She received her MSc degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid in 1999 and her PhD degree in Communications Technologies from the University Carlos III of Madrid in 2007. She has been involved in a number of European, national and regional research projects, mainly related to technology enhanced learning. Her current research interests are in adaptation, intelligent tutoring systems, computer supported collaborative learning and learning analytics and educational data mining.

IriaDr. Iria Manuela Estévez Ayres

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Dr. Iria Estévez-Ayres is an assistant professor at the Telematics Engineering Department at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She obtained her Telecommunication Engineering degree from Universidad de Vigo in 2001 and her PhD from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2007. After several years working in the research field of Distributed Real-Time Systems, with a focus on the applicability of service-oriented architectures to real-time and networked embedded systems, she switched her research interests to the field of Technology-Enhanced Learning, focusing on m-learning, MOOCs, and on the applicability of technology-enhanced techniques to active learning courses.

Dr. María Carmen Fernández Panadero

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Carmen‭ ‬Fernández-Panadero‭ ‬is‭ ‬an‭ ‬associate‭ ‬professor‭ ‬of‭ ‬Telematics‭ ‬Engineering‭ ‬at‭ ‬Universidad‭ ‬Carlos‭ ‬III‭ ‬of‭ ‬Madrid.‭ ‬She‭ ‬has‭ ‬a‭ ‬degree‭ ‬in‭ ‬Physical‭ ‬Sciences‭ ‬from‭ ‬Universidad‭ ‬Complutense‭ ‬of‭ ‬Madrid‭ ‬and‭ ‬a‭ ‬PhD‭ ‬in‭ ‬Communications‭ ‬Technologies‭ ‬from‭ ‬Universidad‭ ‬Carlos‭ ‬III‭ ‬of‭ ‬Madrid.‭ ‬She‭ ‬has‭ ‬been‭ ‬working‭ ‬for‭ ‬Andersen‭ ‬Consulting‭ ‬in‭ ‬projects‭ ‬related‭ ‬with‭ ‬multimedia‭ ‬technology‭ ‬and‭ ‬Internet‭ ‬programming.‭ ‬Since‭ ‬1999‭ ‬she‭ ‬works‭ ‬at‭ ‬the‭ ‬Department‭ ‬of‭ ‬Telematics‭ ‬Engineering‭ ‬at‭ ‬the‭ ‬Carlos‭ ‬III‭ ‬University‭ ‬of‭ ‬Madrid‭ (‬UC3M‭) ‬where‭ ‬she‭ ‬has‭ ‬participated‭ ‬as‭ ‬researcher‭ ‬in‭ ‬several‭ ‬national‭ ‬and‭ ‬international‭ ‬projects.‭ ‬Her‭ ‬main‭ ‬research‭ ‬interests‭ ‬include‭ ‬dynamical‭ ‬systems‭ ‬characterization,‭ ‬creative‭ ‬learning‭ ‬environments‭ (‬simulators,‭ ‬3D-virtual‭ ‬worlds,‭ ‬mixed‭ ‬reality‭) ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬use‭ ‬of‭ ‬gamification‭ ‬and‭ ‬storytelling‭ ‬to‭ ‬orchestrate‭ ‬learning‭ ‬experiences‭ ‬and‭ ‬provide‭ ‬transmedia‭ ‬learning‭ ‬outcomes.

Dr. María‭ ‬Blanca‭ ‬Ibáñez Espiga

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Dr‭ ‬María‭ ‬Blanca‭ ‬Ibáñez‭ ‬is‭ ‬a‭ ‬Visiting‭ ‬Professor‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬Department‭ ‬of‭ ‬Telematics‭ ‬Engineering‭ ‬at‭ ‬the‭ ‬Universidad‭ ‬Carlos‭ ‬III‭ ‬de‭ ‬Madrid.‭ ‬She‭ ‬received‭ ‬her‭ ‬Ph.D.‭ ‬degree‭ ‬in‭ ‬Computer‭ ‬Science‭ ‬from‭ ‬l’‬Institut‭ ‬National‭ ‬Polytechnique‭ ‬de‭ ‬Grenoble‭ (‬France‭)‬,‭ ‬and‭ ‬her‭ ‬B.Sc.‭ ‬and‭ ‬MsC.‭ ‬in‭ ‬Computer‭ ‬Science‭ ‬from‭ ‬the‭ ‬Universidad‭ ‬Simon‭ ‬Bolivar‭ (‬Venezuela‭)‬.‭ ‬Her‭ ‬main‭ ‬research‭ ‬interests‭ ‬are‭ ‬the‭ ‬use‭ ‬of‭ ‬MUVEs‭ ‬and‭ ‬augmented‭ ‬reality‭ ‬for‭ ‬education.

Dr. Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino

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Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino is a Visitant Associate Professor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he has been working for 9 years. In 2003, he received his Telecommunication Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and in 2009 his PhD in Telematics Engineering from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He obtained his acreditation in May 2012 as Associate Professor by the ANECA agency from the Spanish Ministry of Education. He also received the AMPER award for the best Master Thesis in Telematics Engineering by the Spanish Association of Telecommunications Engineering. Moreover, he received a special PhD award by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He has made two long research stays: one in Ireland for more than 3 months at the Intel company in 2005, and another in Germany for more than 6 months at the Fraunhofer Institute of Technology in 2009-2010. In addition to this, he is author of more than 40 scientific publications and has participated in more than 20 research projects. His present research interests include intelligent tutoring, semantic web, learning analytics, and gamification.

Mario MuñozDr. Mario Muñoz Organero

Mario Muñoz-Organero received an M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering in 1996 from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and a Ph. D. In Telecommunications Engineering in 2004 from the Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain. He is an Associate Professor of Telematics Engineering at the Carlos III University of Madrid, currently holding the post of deputy director at the Polytechnic School of this university. His main current research interests are in mobile distributed and service oriented technologies and architectures, information systems, artificial intelligence, smart environments, adaptive systems and applications for the Internet of Things. He has participated as a member of the research team in several European-funded projects su ch as E-LANE.

He has participated as principal investigator in several regional, national and international funded research projects such as, among others, the Spanish funded OSAMI project, the European funded GEEWHEZ project (FP7/2007-2013), the Spanish funded project “HAUS. Hogar digital y contenidos Audiovisuales adaptados a los USuarios”, the Spanish funded project “ARTEMISA Arquitectura para la eficiencia energética y sostenibilidad en ambientes inteligentes”, the Spanish funded project IRENE – Incentivación del reciclaje de embases con NFC en España IRENE (PT-2012-1036-370000), the Spanish funded Project COMINN – Centro comercial interactivo con interacción natural (IPT-2012-0883-430000) or the Spanish funded Project REMEDISS – Red médica social sensorizada (IPT-2012-0882-430000) inside the Carlos III University of Madrid. He is the main author or co-author of more than 100 cientific publications in jou rnals, magazines and peer reviewed international conferences.

Derick‭ ‬Leony

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Derick‭ ‬Leony‭ ‬received‭ ‬his‭ ‬B.Sc.‭ (‬2006‭) ‬in‭ ‬Computer‭ ‬Science‭ ‬and‭ ‬his‭ ‬M.Sc.‭ (‬2007‭) ‬in‭ ‬Telecommunications‭ ‬from‭ ‬Galileo‭ ‬University,‭ ‬Guatemala,‭ ‬and‭ ‬he‭ ‬obtained‭ ‬his‭ ‬M.Sc.‭ (‬2010‭) ‬in‭ ‬Telematic‭ ‬Engineering‭ ‬from‭ ‬University‭ ‬Carlos‭ ‬III‭ ‬of‭ ‬Madrid.‭ ‬Currently,‭ ‬he‭ ‬is‭ ‬a‭ ‬PhD‭ ‬student‭ ‬and‭ ‬a‭ ‬teaching‭ ‬assistant‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬Department‭ ‬of‭ ‬Telematic‭ ‬Engineering‭ ‬at‭ ‬University‭ ‬Carlos‭ ‬III‭ ‬of‭ ‬Madrid.‭ ‬His‭ ‬research‭ ‬interests‭ ‬lie‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬analysis‭ ‬of‭ ‬activity‭ ‬patterns‭ ‬in‭ ‬learning‭ ‬environments‭ ‬and‭ ‬their‭ ‬relationship‭ ‬with‭ ‬students‭’ ‬affective‭ ‬states.


Israel Gutiérrez Rojas

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Israel Gutiérrez is research assistant, associate teacher and PhD student in the Telematics Department of the University Carlos III of Madrid. He is Bsc. in Telecommunications and Msc. in Telematics Engineering. After working several years in the private sector in projects related to the innovation in the web and mobile devices, in 2009 he was part of the European ICOPER project (eContent Plus program) which objective was to develop best practices in the usage of competence-oriented standards in e-learning. Now, he is developing his PhD in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning, helping teachers and students to be aware of what’s happening in their classes with classON. He teaches tech related topics, like computer fundamentals, mobile applications or multimedia. He’s also in the process of founding a venture that is part of the current educational revolution.

Julio VillenaJulio Villena Román

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Telecommunications Engineer from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (ETSIT) in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), 1997, he began his professional career as a researcher at the UPM (Research fellowship). Founding member (1998) and currently Technology Director at Daedalus, he is an associate professor of the Department of Telematics engineering at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid since 2002. He directed research projects related to the Intelligent Systems and wrote many international publications.

Víctor Corcoba Magaña

Víctor Corcoba Magaña received his M.Sc. degree in computer science from the University of Granada (Spain), in 2009. Between 2008 and 2010, he worked as a researcher in the department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (University of Granada) developing systems based on comprehension of texts in natural language, smart information smart web search strategies and automatic learning of action protocols for decision-making. In 2009, he obtained a fellowship for senior students of the Ministry of Education and Science linked to the research group called M4M (University of Granada). At this time, his research was the application of techniques of data mining and automatic identification of features in biological database. Moreover, in this same year, he collaborated in the project to implement electronic signature in Caja Granada(Spain). In 2010, he got a FPI scholarship from Ministry of Education and Science for PhD student in the Departament of Telematic Engineering at the University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain. His present research is focused on efficient driving, machine learning, mobile devices and visual object recognition. Other research interests include data mining, pattern recognition and bioinformatics. He has participated in six conferences and published in two journals related to intelligent transportation systems.

Javier Rafael Sánchez

Javier Rafael Sánchez is a telematics engineering student in the University Carlos III of Madrid. Nowadays he is working as a scholarship holder in the group doing his final project.

This final project is called ARC (Augmented Reality Communication) and it is an augmented reality communication platform based on QR-codes for android devices.


Diego VillaranDiego Villarán

Diego Villarán Molina received‭ ‬his‭ ‬B.Sc. Telecommunication Engineering degree from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2012. Currently Research Assistant in the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid within the Gradient laboratory. Involved in developing Augmented Reality solutions for mobile devices for educational purposes.

‬His‭ ‬research‭ ‬interests‭ ‬lie‭ in developing Augmented Reality applications for portable devices (currently for Apple iOS devices), creating and programming 3D environments and interfaces for the students to easily comprehend difficult or ambiguous concepts.

José Antonio RuipérezJosé Antonio Ruipérez Valiente

Jose A. Ruiperez-Valiente completed his BSc and MSc in telecommunications engineering at Universidad Catolica de San Antonio and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) respectively. He has worked both in the private (Accenture and Group Multimedia Vocento) and public sector (UC3M). Right now he is a PhD candidate at UC3M and Research Assistant at Institute IMDEA Networks. He has also done a research stay of 3 months at MIT. As a student he has received several awards which prove his learning and solving problem capacities. He has also published in several important Journals and Conferences related to his main fields of research. His research is focused nowadays in learning analytics and educational data mining.

jodiazjJose Antonio Díaz Jaime 

José Antonio Díaz Jaime received his Bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Systems Engineering from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He is currently working at the Department of Telematics Engineering at Carlos III University of Madrid and finishing his Master Degree in Telematic Engineering. His current interests include among others technology enhance learning, the design of virtual worlds and simulation environments, and adaptive learning. His current work focuses especially on technological support to learning management systems.

Ruth Gonźalez Novillo
José Antonio Gascón Pinedo
Elías Romero

Former members

Dr. Abelardo Pardo
Dr. Luis de la Fuente Valentín
Dr. Sergio Gutiérrez
Dr. María del Mar Pérez Sanagustín
Dr. Hugo Alexer Parada Gálvez
Álvaro Agea Herradón
Aurora Avilés López-Sepúlveda
Elsa Bartolomé Vaquero
Iván Bernabé Sánchez
Claudi Brito Pacheco
José Pablo Escobedo del Cid
Sergio Galán
Jorge González González
Sofía Martínez Andrés
David Maroto Paredes
Diego Morillo
Sonia Múñoz Benítez
Selene Pinillos
Iago Quiñones
Gustavo Adolfo Ramírez González
Álvaro Reina Nieves
Francisco Sánchez Bermúdez
Juan Luis Sanz Moreno
Carlos Valencia López
Jaime Valle Alonso