Anasol Peña-Rios

Anasol obtained her PhD at the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex. Her project was related to Mixed Reality Lifestyles and investigated how decomposed software and hardware can be combined to create a type of educational cross reality object that can be constructed using end-user programming to support collaborative learning by teams of geographically dispersed students working inside a mixed reality immersive learning environment using concepts of constructionism, learning design & end-user programming.

Her research was part of the ScaleUp project, a research collaboration between the University of Essex, UK and King Abdul-Aziz University, KSA which aimed to scale-up existing technology in intelligent inhabited environments from smaller facilities to a complete campus with multi-story large footprint buildings.

She completed a MSc in Advanced Web Engineering at the University of Essex, UK and a BEng in Computer Science at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico and has several years of work experience in different finantial institutions in Mexico in the areas of web development and IT audit & security.

Her main research interests lie in end-user programming, mixed reality, web technology, human–computer interaction (HCI), internet-of-things, emergent technologies and immersive learning.

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