Anasol Peña-Rios

Anasol is a Research Fellow at British Telecom Research Labs in Adastral Park (UK), and a Postdoctoral Researcher within the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex (UK).

Her research interests lie in the areas of mixed, augmented and virtual reality, ambient intelligence, internet-of-things, cyber-physical systems, computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), and HCI. Currently, her research focuses in the advancement of solutions for real-time support, collaboration and training via immersive technologies; embedding knowledge of computational intelligence, augmented reality and intelligent environments.

She graduated with a PhD in Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Advanced Web Engineering, both from the University of Essex, and has several years of professional experience in financial institutions and retail companies, working in close collaboration with international multidisciplinary teams.

She is Board Member and co-founder of the Immersive Learning Research Network, Associate Editor for MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) Computer Science Task Force, part of the Creative Science Foundation, Associate Member of the Association for Learning Technology and Member of IEEE, ACM and BCS. Additionally, she works actively in several conferences, workshops, and journals.