Dr Grecia Garcia Garcia

Post:Research Fellow (Informatics)
Other posts:Associate (Informatics)
Location:CHICHESTER 1 C1-301
Email:G.Garcia-Garcia@sussex.ac.uk
Personal homepage:http://users.sussex.ac.uk/~gg44/

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Biography

I studied Computer Science at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). There, I focused on several topics, such as artificial intelligence, semantic web, knowledge representation, graph theory and analysis of algorithms.

After working as a software developer for a year and a half, I decided to continue my studies abroad. I got a scholarship from CONACyT and I came to CALPS (previously the RepCog Lab) at Sussex University, where I obtained a PhD in Cognitive Science with Dr. Richard Cox and Prof. Peter Cheng as my supervisors. My interest areas became more broader and I became interested in external representations, interactive learning environments, curriculum and cognitive science. 

Currently, I am working in industry and academia. I do web usability studies at Oban Multilingual, where my focus is on cultural similarities and differences. I am a Teaching Fellow in Computer Science for the Human-Computer Interaction module for the PGCert course. I also work as a Research Fellow for the Cognitive Science of Tactile Graphics project at Sussex University, where I help design, conduct and analyse experiments and evaluate the Grapa Tools Suite. 

Role

In this postdoctoral post I help with the design, setup, execution and analysis of experiments. I am also supporting the evaluation of the Tactile System that is being developed.

Qualifications

PhD in Cognitive Science: Sussex University

BSc Computer Science: National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). 

Activities

  • Aikido practitioner 
  • Salsa dancer
  • Music fan
  • Rock climber... sometimes