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Jose Rojas

4 Normanton Park, #9-115, 119001, Singapore Mobile: 00 65 84032453

email: jose.rojasr@gmail.com

Research Interests

Everyday, mundane information and communication technologies and the processes whereby they become so. Ubiquitous Computing and the transformation of novel technologies into everyday tools. Use of ICT for development to support marginalised groups and developing economies.

Education

2005-to date

PhD Computing Science, University of Glasgow Thesis: A Model of Appropriation of Information and Communication Technology – PhD Candidate. Oral defense has been passed. Currently awaiting review of thesis final version.

2003-2004

MSc Human-Centred Computer Systems, University of Sussex (Distinction) Thesis: Factors influencing the Development of a Computer Training Program for Healthy Elderly

1995-2000

BSc Computer Systems Engineering, Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico Thesis: Heuristic Evaluation as an Informal Method in Usability Engineering

Fieldwork Experience

2008 Conducted fieldwork in Japan, South Korea, China and Mexico exploring the influence of different milieux in the appropriation of ICT

Publications

2009

“The Appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies: A Cross-Cultural Perspective”, HCI International

2009

“A Model to Explore the Appropriation of Technologies across Countries” workshop on Culture and Technologies for Social Interaction at INTERACT 2009

Artefact “A Model of Appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies in Everyday Life” presented at Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) 2009

2007

“The Cultural Construction of Ubicomp” (position paper), Workshop on Culture and Collaborative Technologies, CHI 2007

Invited Talks

2008/10

“A Preliminary Model of the Appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies” at the Faculty of Business, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

2008/07

“A Preliminary Model of the Appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies” at Meme Media Lab, Hokkaido University, Japan

Teaching Experience

2007

Lecturer, University of Glasgow Course: Information Systems 3

2006

Demonstrator, University of Glasgow Course: Information Systems 3

2005

Lecturer, Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico Course: Collaborative Systems

Scholarships and Awards

2008

Ubicomp Grand Challenge - Early Career Exchange Award

2008

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

2005-2009

Full Scholarship CONACYT (National Council of Science and Technology) Mexico to undertake a PhD degree at the University of Glasgow

2003-2004

Full Scholarship CONACYT (National Council of Science and Technology) Mexico to undertake a Masters degree at the University of Sussex

Employment

2009-2010

Research Fellow – Interactive and Digital Media Institute – National University of Singapore, Singapore

2002-2003

Coordinator, Futurekids Mexico

2000-2002

Technical Support, EDS Mexico

1999-2000

Manager of Development, Wise Advice Consulting

1998-1999

Instructor, CompuEducacion Mexico

Volunteer Work

1993-1995

Missionary, LDS Church, Mexico City

2004

Software Instructor, CyberSeniors, Brighton, UK

2005-2008

Committee Member, International Society at the University of Glasgow, UK

21-24/09/2008 Student Volunteer, Ubicomp 2008 Conference, Seoul, South Korea

19-24/07/2009 Student Volunteer, HCI International 2009 Conference, San Diego, USA

2009-2010

Software Instructor, Intergenerational IT Bootcamp, Singapore city, Singapore

14-26/08/2010 Language Volunteer, Youth Olympic Games, Singapore

References can be requested from:

Dr. Matthew Chalmers Reader University of Glasgow Department of Computing Science Sir Alwyn Williams Building Glasgow G12 8QQ UK

Phone: 044 01413304500 Email: matthew@dcs.gla.ac.uk Website: http://web.mac.com/matthewchalmers/DCS/Home.html

Dr. Geraldine Fitzpatrick Senior Lecturer University of Sussex Department of Informatics Brighton BN1 9RH UK

Phone: 044 01273678982 Email: G.A.Fitzpatrick@sussex.ac.uk Website: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/users/geraldin/index.html

Prof. Ryohei Nakatsu Director Interactive and Digital Media Institute National University of Singapore IDM Institute 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road Singapore 119077

Phone: 0065 6516 7616 Email: idmdir@nus.edu.sg Website: http://www.idmi.nus.edu.sg/ourpeople/prof_nakatsu.htm

Last Updated: October 2010