Teaching

Teaching

Teaching

2020/2021

University of Nottingham

  • Supervisor in the module “Research Project in Computer Science (MSc CS)” (COMP4003)
2019/2020

University of Nottingham

  • Member of the supervisory team in the Nottingham Summer Engineering Research Programme (NSERP) for the projects “Should we talk to robots?”, “User interface for robots in manufacturing”, and “Computer mimic human strategy to learn how to find an object from a related object”
2018/2019

University of Nottingham

  • Statistics tutor and lecturer in the module “Studying Human Performance” (MM4SHP UK)
  • Co-supervisor in the module “MEng Individual Project” (MM4MPR), with Dr Sue Cobb as main supervisor
2017/2018

University of Nottingham

  • Tutor in the module “Ergonomics Methods” (MM4ERM) 

  • Statistics tutor and lecturer in the module “Studying Human Performance” (MM4SHP UK)

  • Literature Review tutor in the module “Investigatory Methods for Innovation in Engineering and Management” (MM3IEM UK)

  • Co-supervisor in the module “MEng Individual Project” (MM4MPR), with Dr David Branson III as main supervisor, for the Final Project “Children with Autism: An Interactive NAO Robot Mathematics Game”

  • Literature review tutor/supervisor with Dr Sue Cobb of a group of 8 students from the module “Contemporary Issues in Human Factors and Interactive Systems” (MM4HSD)

2016/2017

University of Nottingham

  • Demonstrator in the course “Basic Statistics with SPSS (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)” (MHSBST)

  • Support tutor in the module “Ergonomics Methods” (MM4ERM) 

Publications

Publications

Publications

Conferences

Egede, J., Galvez Trigo, M.J., Hazzard, A., Porcheron, M., Bodiaj, E., Fischer, J.E., Greenhalgh, C., and Valstar, M. (2021), “Designing an Adaptive Embodied Conversational Agent for Health Literacy: a User Study”. In 21th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA ’21), September 14–17, 2021, Virtual Event, Japan. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 8 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3472306.3478350

Egede, J.O., Jaiswal, S., Galvez Trigo, M.J., Price, D., Elliot, N., Nixon, N., Krishnan, D.B., Morriss, R., Liddle, P., Greenhalgh, C., and Valstar, M. (2021), “Design and Evaluation of Virtual Human Mediated Tasks for Assessment of Depression and Anxiety”. In 21th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA ’21), September 14–17, 2021, Virtual Event, Japan. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 8 pages.

Galvez Trigo, M.J., Porcheron, M., Egede, J., Fischer, J.E., Hazzard, A., Greenhalgh, C., Bodiaj, E., and Valstar, M. (2021), “ALTCAI: Enabling the Use of Embodied Conversational Agents to Deliver Informal Health Advice during Wizard of Oz Studies”. In 3rd Conference on Conversational User Interfaces (CUI ’21), July 27–29, 2021, Bilbao (online), Spain. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 5 pages. https://doi.org/ 10.1145/3469595.3469621

Standen, P.J., Brown, D.J., Kwiatkowska, G.M., Belmonte M., Galvez Trigo, M.J., Boulton, H., Burton, A., Hallewell, M.J., Shopland, N., Blanco Gonzalez, M.A., Milli, E., Cobello, S., Mazzucato and A., Traversi, M. (2021), “Teachers’ perspectives on the adoption of an adaptive learning system based on multimodal affect recognition for learners with learning disabilities and autism”, In: Sottilare R.A., Schwarz J. (eds) Adaptive Instructional Systems. Design and Evaluation. HCII 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12792. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77857-6_31

Galvez Trigo, M.J., Standen, P.J. and Cobb, S.V.G. (2018). “Why are educational robots not being used in Special Education schools despite proof that they are beneficial for their students?”, Proc. 12th ICDVRAT with ITAG, pp. 46-54, ISBN 978-0-7049-1548-0.

🏆 [Winner of the ‘Best Student Paper Award’] 🏆

Galvez Trigo, M.J., and Brown, D.J. (2014). “Remote Operation of Robots via Mobile Devices to Help People with Intellectual Disabilities”, International Conference on Interactive Technologies and Games (iTAG), 2014. pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1109/iTAG.2014.10

🏆 [Winner of the ‘Best Paper Award’] 🏆

Standen, P.J., Brown, D.J., Hedgecock, J., Roscoe, J., Galvez Trigo, M.J., Elgajiji, E. (2014). “Adapting a humanoid robot for use with children with profound and multiple disabilities”. Proc. 10th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies. ICDVRAT. The University of Reading, Reading, UK, pp. 205-211. ISBN 0704915466

Standen, P.J., Brown, D.J., Roscoe, J., Hedgecock, J., Stewart, D.S., Galvez Trigo, M.J. and Elgajiji, M. (2014). “Engaging Students with Profound and Multiple Disabilities Using Humanoid Robots”. In: Stephanidis C., Antona M. (eds) Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Universal Access to Information and Knowledge. UAHCI 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8514. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07440-5_39

Journals

Standen, P.J., Brown, D.J., Taheri, M., Galvez Trigo, M.J., Boulton, H., Burton, A., Hallewell, M.J., Lathe, J.G., Shopland, N., Blanco Gonzalez, M.A., Kwiatkowska, G.M., Milli, E., Cobello, S., Mazzucato, A., Traversi, M. and Hortal, E. (2020), “An evaluation of an adaptive learning system based on multimodal affect recognition for learners with intellectual disabilities”. Br J Educ Technol, 51: 1748-1765. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.13010

🏆 [Winner of the ‘Best Student Paper Award – Runner up’ at the Engineering Research Showcase at the University of Nottingham in 2019] 🏆

Galvez Trigo, M.J., Standen, P.J. and Cobb, S.V.G. (2019), “Robots in special education: reasons for low uptake”, Journal of Enabling Technologies, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 59-69. https://doi.org/10.1108/JET-12-2018-0070

Standen, P.J., Brown, D.J., Hedgecock, J., Roscoe, J., Galvez Trigo, M.J., Elgajiji, E. (2016). “Adapting a humanoid robot for use with children with profound and multiple disabilities”. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 399-406.

Book chapters

Standen, P.J., Brown, D.J., Hedgecock, J., Roscoe, J., Galvez Trigo, M.J., Elgajiji, E. (2015). “Adapting a humanoid robot for use with children with profound and multiple disabilities”.Technology, Rehabilitation and Empowerment of People with Special Needs. Pareto, L., Sharkey, P.M., Merrick, J. (eds.). ISBN: 978-1-63482-713-3 

Theses

🏆 [Finalist for the ‘Cátedra Indra Best Final Project Prize’ by Indra and the University of Castilla la Mancha] 🏆

Galvez Trigo, M.J. (2014). “Remote Operation of Robots via Mobile Devices to Help People with Intellectual Disabilities”, School of Computer Science, University of Castilla la Mancha, Spain

Work

Work

Work

Aug 2016 - current

Researcher

The University of Nottingham,
United Kingdom

Current projects

Chatty Car (Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub)

Project aiming to understand the relationship between driver and vehicle in automated Vehicles (AVs) to ensure the appropriate allocation of trust is achieved, particularly during the transfer of control.

Trustworthy Human-Robot Teams (Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub)

Interdisciplinary project exploring the different aspects related to trust within and towards human-robot teams in two essential tasks: robotic surgery and cleaning and disinfection of spaces.

Trustworthy human-swarm partnerships in extreme environments (Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub)

Project aiming to understand the barriers to trust in human-swarm partnerships and trial the implications of these, as well as to build an Artificial Intelligence (AI) recommender system and evaluate its trustworthiness with a proof-of-concept Hierarchical Agent Control (HAC) simulation platform.

Past projects

Cleaning Reassurance with a UVC robot – Feasibility study (Horizon Digital Economy Research)

Feasibility study exploring the use of a UVC cleanning robot along with a sensor network, and the way in which communication should happen between robot and the users of the spaces it cleans to create reassurance and trust.

Inter-ALTCAI – Interactive Agents with Literacy, Trust, and Comprehension-aware Artificial Intelligence (DfID Transform)

Project exploring the use of Intelligent Virtual Agents as an effective and engaging tool for delivering healthcare and wellbeing advice to expectant and nursing mothers in Nigeria.

ICUBE – Industrial Co-bots Understanding Behaviour (Smart-Products Beacon & Horizon Digital Economy Research)

Demonstrator project exploring the use of natural language as an effective tool to teach the task of sorting the laundry to an industrial co-bot.

VHQ2 – Virtual-Human guided tasks for automatic analysis of depression and anxiety (NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre)

Project developing objective measures for depression and anxiety using analysis of human behaviour, and exploring the effects of using an Intelligent Virtual Agent during the tasks used to assess depression and anxiety.

MaTHiSiS – Managing Affective- learning THrough Intelligent atoms and Smart InteractionS (Horizon 2020) – www.mathisis-project.eu/

Project assisting the educational process for learners and their tutors by creating a novel and adaptive “robot/machine/computer”-human interaction ecosystem to enhance learning for individuals with or without learning disabilities.

EDUROB – Educational Robotics for Students with Learning Disabilities (Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission) – www.edurob.eu/

Project exploring the use of robotics in education for people with learning disabilities and offer a solution for its integration in the education of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

I am a researcher in the areas of robotics, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) within the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Hub and part of the Mixed Reality Laboratory in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham.

I am also involved in teaching and supervision activities, as well as on software development.

I am also member of the Human Factors Research Group and, within the same role, I have been a researcher at the School of Medicine, division or Rehabilitation, Ageing and wellbeing, in the area of human-computer interaction.

Feb 2015 - July 2016

IT Consultant and Software Integrator

Edicom,
Spain

I worked on international projects involving global companies, from both the private and the public sectors, in order to introduce the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between them.

Oct 2014 - Mar 2015

Games Producer

Freelance 

I designed and developed a Serious Game for the Gateway to Birmingham Advice Services (GBAS) to be used to help people understand the tribunal process and be better prepared for a hearing.

Oct 2013 - Oct 2014

Research Associate

Nottingham Trent University,
United Kingdom

My research focussed on trying to find the more efficient way to engage and help students with learning disabilities using robotics as an educational tool.

Among other tasks, I was in charge of the development of an application for mobile devices to remotely control the humanoid robot NAO and worked side by side with students and educators, to better understand their requirements and get successful results.

Education

Education

Education

2016 - current

Multidisciplinary PhD in Rehabilitation & Health Care Research, and Human Factors

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

2007 - 2014

BEng + MSc Computer Science & Engineering (5-year degree + research project/placement)

University of Castilla la Mancha, Spain

Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands (ERASMUS year abroad)

Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain (SENECA exchange year)

Nottingham Trent University, UK (ERASMUS research placement year)