Education & Training

  • Ph.D. in Intelligent Interaction Technologies

    University of Tsukuba, Japan - Nov. 2014

  • Master in Computer Science

    University of Tsukuba, Japan - Mar. 2011

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

    Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica - Feb. 2008

Research Interests

  • Subjective well-being
  • Social perception
  • Emotion expression, perception and regulation
  • Virtual agents & support systems
  • Bi-directional human/machine research

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2008-2014
    Monbukagakusho Postgraduate Scholarship
    Scholarship offered by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho).
  • 2014
    JEES Scholarship
    Doctoral program scholarship by the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JESS).
    The scholarship is aimed to the promotion of international understanding.