Christian E. López B. is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.  He holds a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, NY. He has worked as an Industrial Engineer in both the Service and Manufacturing sectors before pursuing his Ph.D.

     His current research focuses on the design and optimization of intelligent systems through the acquisition, integration, and mining of large-scale, disparate data. Furthermore, he is currently exploring the fields of Affective Computing and Gamification, with the objective to improve feedback and intervention mechanisms in educational and health-wellness applications. He is currently working on a project that aims to design a co-robot system capable of providing students customized feedback and interventions to enhance their performance and engagement. He is currently part of the Design Analysis Technology Advancement (D.A.T.A.) Laboratory at Penn State.

Research Interests:

Human Factors

-Machine Learning

-Data-mining

-Gamification

-Affective Computing

-Engineering Education

 

CHOT 2018 Spring IAB Meeting- Machine learning and genomics to advance personalized medicine

We were honored to present the research impact and insight of our project titled "An unsupervised machine learning method for discovering patient cluster based on genetic signatures" (see presentation) at the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT) 2018...

2018 CERS at Penn State-Second Place WINNER!!

Once again we participated in the College of Engineering Research Symposium, which took place April 10th, 2018 in the Nittany Lion Inn at Penn State. This time we won second place, which included a $200 prize, with our research "The quest towards...

USA Science & Engineering Festival ’18- the biggest celebration of STEM in the USA

I was excited to attend this great festival. The 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival was the most exciting, educational, and entertaining STEM festival in the US. The festival took place in Washinton D.C., from April 7-8th. There were so many exciting...

ASEE 2018 Mid-Atlantic Conference-Mining Facial expression in Engineering Lab Environments

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Mid-Atlantic Spring  2018 Conference, which took place at the University of the District of Columbia from April 6-7, was a great opportunity to network with peers in the field of Eng. education. In the...

ICS Symposium 2018: Harnessing the Power of Data

We took part in the 2018 Institute for CyberSiciene (ICS) symposium: Harnessing the Power of Data at Penn State.   This one-day conference, that focused on innovative computational research in the fields of Precision Health, Cybersecurity, and Smart Communities....

Penn State 2018 Graduate Exhibition

We were one of the 214 graduate students to present their research at the 2018 Penn State Graduate Exhibition. We presented our work done on facial keypoint data mining to improve personalized feedback, titled: "Towards Personalized Performance Feedback by Mining the...

Emerging Research National Conference in STEM ’18

I was able to be part of the 2018 Emerging Research National (ERN) Conference in STEM, celebrated in Washington, D.C. (February 22nd-24th). There were several great speakers, from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) presenting how the...

IME Graduate Open House and Poster Competition ’18 (first place winner!)

Once again, we were delighted to be part of the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) Department Graduate Open House.  There we had the opportunity to meet prospective graduate students and talk about all the great things the IME department, Penn State, and...

NSF National Robotics Initiative PI ‘17 Meeting

On November 9th 2017, I was honored to be part of the NSF National Robotics Initiative PI Meeting celebrated in Arlington, VA. There we presented an updated on the research works funded by the NSF NRI “Real Time Observation, Inference and Intervention of Co-robot...

SHPE ‘17 Conference

I had a great time at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 2017 Conference celebrated in Kansas City, MO (November 1st-5th, 2017).Once again,  I was honored to be an NSF ASSIST Travel grant recipient (#EEC-1548197) and participate in the NSF...

HENAAC ’17-Great Minds in STEM Conference

This was my first time attending the HENAAC- Great Minds in STEM Conference, celebrated in Pasadena California (October 18-22, 2017). I was honored to be a NSF ASSIST Travel grant recipient (#EEC-1548322) and participate in the NSF Leverage/ASSIST  Early-Career...

ASEE 2017 Mid-Atlantic Conference- Using Co-Robots to advance Ergonomic education

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Mid-Atlantic Section Fall 2017 Conference, which took place at Penn State Berks from October 6-7, was a great opportunity to learn the research work of other peers in the field of Eng. education. In this...

ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference ’17

I was honored to be a Tapia NSF Scholar (#CNS-1733570) and be part of the 2017 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference( Sept. -20-23, Atlanta, GA). For 16 years, this conference has been the premier...

IME PSU Faculty Fair- 2016 & 2017

Once again I was invited to be part of the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department  Faculty Fair. This was my second time representing the D.A.T.A. Lab and the research work Dr. Tucker and the graduate's student of the lab are exploring. This was a great...

Getting ready for the ASEE 2017 Mid-Atlantic Conference (October 6-7,2017)

We are getting ready for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Mid-Atlantic Section Fall 2017 Conference, taking place at Penn State Berks (Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building), PA from October 6-7, 2017. We will be presenting our work...

’17 ASME International DETC/CIE Conferences

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) & Computers & Information in Engineering (CIE) Conference was an extraordinary experience. I had the chance to get together with other researchers...

’17 ASEE Anunal Conference &Exposition-Where Engineering Education Takes Flight

The 124th American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, that took place in Columbus, OH ( June 23-28, 2017),  was a great experience to network, learn, and spread our research. The conference was a great opportunity to learn about...

ISE Magazine (June 2017)-Gaming helps personalized therapy level up

The research community is showing increase interest in our work on  Gamification and personalized systems.  Our research which was published in the  Journal of Computer in Human Behavior on January 2017  (see doc. here),  was the center of a news article published...

PSU IndustryXchange 2017- Connecting industry leaders and academics

We had a great time, during the first IndustryXchange sponsored by the College of Engineering at the Pennsylvaniaia State University. We had an opportunity to present our current research work on personalized learning systems and gain valuable insight on how...

2017 IISE Annual Conference & Expo-A glance to the future of ISE research

The 2017 IISE Annual Conference & Expo was a great experience. I had the chance to get together with old friends and professors from the RIT, as well as connect and get to know other ISE peers. The conference was a great opportunity to learn about the state-of-the-art...

Imagine RIT- 10 years of innovation and creativity

Once again, I had the privilege to attend to one of the greatest innovation and creativity festivals in the USA, Imagine RIT. This was the10 year anniversary and my 6th year attending. It was so great to visit the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the  Industrial...

Second Place WINNER!! at the 2017 CERS at Penn State (April, 4 2017)

We won the second place which included a $200 prize on the 2017 College of Engineering Research Symposium  which took place April 4th, 2017 in the Nittany Lion Inn at Penn State. We presented our work titled:  "Linking Creativity Measurements to Product Market...

Getting ready for the ACM Richard Tapia Conference (September 20-23, 2017)

We are getting ready for the 2017 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference. The conference will take place in Atlanta, GA, from September 20-23, 2017. We will be presenting our work titled: “Towards...

Getting ready for the ASME 2017 IDETC/CIE Conference (August 6-9, 2017)

We are getting ready for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) & Computers & Information in Engineering (CIE) Conference. This will take place in Cleveland, OH from August 6-9, 2017....

Getting ready for the ASEE 124th Annual Conference & Exposition! (June 23-28, 2017)

We are getting ready for the 124th American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, taking place in Columbus, OH from June 23-28, 2017. We will be presenting our work titled: "When to Provide Feedback? Exploring Human-CoRobot...
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