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Jose Rojas

4 Normanton Park, #9-115, 119001, Singapore email: jose.rojasr@gmail.com


Mobile: 00 65 84032453

Research Interests
Everyday, mundane information and communication technologies and the processes
whereby they become so. Ubiquitous Computing and the transformation of novel
technologies into everyday tools. Use of ICT for development to support marginalised
groups and developing economies.

Education
2005-to date PhD Computing Science, University of Glasgow
Thesis: A Model of Appropriation of Information and
Communication Technology – PhD Candidate. Oral defense has
been passed. Currently awaiting review of thesis final version.
2003-2004 MSc Human-Centred Computer Systems, University of Sussex
(Distinction)
Thesis: Factors influencing the Development of a Computer
Training Program for Healthy Elderly
1995-2000 BSc Computer Systems Engineering, Universidad Tecnologica de
Mexico
Thesis: Heuristic Evaluation as an Informal Method in Usability
Engineering

Fieldwork Experience
2008 Conducted fieldwork in Japan, South Korea, China and Mexico
exploring the influence of different milieux in the appropriation of
ICT

Publications
2009 “The Appropriation of Information and Communication
Technologies: A Cross-Cultural Perspective”, HCI International
2009
“A Model to Explore the Appropriation of Technologies across
Countries” workshop on Culture and Technologies for Social
Interaction at INTERACT 2009
Artefact “A Model of Appropriation of Information and
Communication Technologies in Everyday Life” presented at
Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) 2009
2007 “The Cultural Construction of Ubicomp” (position paper),
Workshop on Culture and Collaborative Technologies, CHI 2007

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Invited Talks
2008/10 “A Preliminary Model of the Appropriation of Information and
Communication Technologies” at the Faculty of Business, Nankai
University, Tianjin, China
2008/07 “A Preliminary Model of the Appropriation of Information and
Communication Technologies” at Meme Media Lab, Hokkaido
University, Japan

Teaching Experience
2007 Lecturer, University of Glasgow
Course: Information Systems 3
2006 Demonstrator, University of Glasgow
Course: Information Systems 3
2005 Lecturer, Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico
Course: Collaborative Systems

Scholarships and Awards


2008 Ubicomp Grand Challenge - Early Career Exchange Award
2008 The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
2005-2009 Full Scholarship CONACYT (National Council of Science and
Technology) Mexico to undertake a PhD degree at the University of
Glasgow
2003-2004 Full Scholarship CONACYT (National Council of Science and
Technology) Mexico to undertake a Masters degree at the
University of Sussex

Employment
2009-2010 Research Fellow – Interactive and Digital Media Institute –
National University of Singapore, Singapore
2002-2003 Coordinator, Futurekids Mexico
2000-2002 Technical Support, EDS Mexico
1999-2000 Manager of Development, Wise Advice Consulting
1998-1999 Instructor, CompuEducacion Mexico

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Volunteer Work
1993-1995 Missionary, LDS Church, Mexico City
2004 Software Instructor, CyberSeniors, Brighton, UK
2005-2008 Committee Member, International Society at the University of
Glasgow, UK
21-24/09/2008 Student Volunteer, Ubicomp 2008 Conference, Seoul, South Korea
19-24/07/2009 Student Volunteer, HCI International 2009 Conference, San Diego,
USA
2009-2010 Software Instructor, Intergenerational IT Bootcamp, Singapore city,
Singapore
14-26/08/2010 Language Volunteer, Youth Olympic Games, Singapore

References can be requested from:


Dr. Matthew Chalmers
Reader
University of Glasgow
Department of Computing Science
Sir Alwyn Williams Building
Glasgow
G12 8QQ
UK

Phone: 044 01413304500


Email: matthew@dcs.gla.ac.uk
Website: http://web.mac.com/matthewchalmers/DCS/Home.html

Dr. Geraldine Fitzpatrick


Senior Lecturer
University of Sussex
Department of Informatics
Brighton
BN1 9RH
UK

Phone: 044 01273678982


Email: G.A.Fitzpatrick@sussex.ac.uk
Website: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/users/geraldin/index.html

Prof. Ryohei Nakatsu


Director Interactive and Digital Media Institute
National University of Singapore
IDM Institute
21 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119077

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Phone: 0065 6516 7616
Email: idmdir@nus.edu.sg
Website: http://www.idmi.nus.edu.sg/ourpeople/prof_nakatsu.htm

Last Updated: October 2010