I am a postdoc at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M, Spain). I received my PhD in CS from the same university, working with Ignacio Aedo and Paloma Díaz at the DEI Interactive Systems Laboratory. Previously, I received a M.Sc. in CS from Università Sapienza di Roma (Italy). At UC3M I work on research projects in the areas of end-user development and rapid prototyping of ubiquitous, sensor-based and tangible interaction.
My research addresses one question, that I approach from different perspectives: in a world that is constantly changing, how to empower end users with technological tools to design and build their own artifacts? The perspectives include understanding the role of users as designers, developing toolkits for the rapid prototyping of ubiquitous interaction, investiganting the intertwinings of the physical and the virtual world and exploring the use of novel interaction techniques in different contexts (e.g., cultural heritage).