Who Am I?
Victor M. R. Penichet received his PhD from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) in November 2007. He received his degree in Computer Science from the same University in June 2003, where his PhD was done within the doctoral program “Arquitectura y Gestión de la Información y del conocimiento en sistemas de red” (quality mention by the ANECA) funded by Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha (2004-2007).
He has been working in universitary educational issues in the Superior School of Software Engineering, UCLM, since 2003/04: associated lecturer, assistant lecturer, conferences, lecturer in the Master in Web Technologies. In March 2009, he got the accreditation to be Associate Professor. He has been involved in several Official Master Degrees: Master in Human-Computer Interaction at University of Lleida, Master in Legal Aspects of Disability at the Law Faculty at the UCLM.
For a year and a half, he worked in a private enterprise as projects coordinator, analyst, enterprise coordinator, developers group coordinator, and Administration consultant. He has participated in several I+D+i projects. Co-founding and secretary member of a spin-off company, Symbia IT, for several years.
From June 2005 to January 2006, he worked in the Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI) at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) funded by the European ADVISES TMR. From November 2009 to February 2009, he worked in the same research institute for a post-doc stay. From August to September 2013 he stays at the University of St Andrews working whithin the SACHI research group.
He belongs to the ISE Research Group (ISE) of the Research Institute in Computer Science of Albacete (I3A) at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM).
His current research is focused on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), especially on movement based interaction including gestures as well as full body interaction. Distributed User Interfaces (DUI), Tangible User Interfaces (TUI) and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) are also on his main interest.
The application of such research into real and social special interest environments has been a must. That is the reason because the vast majority of the research projects and even his students’ final projects are applied to tele-medicine, people with special needs, and so forth.
As a result of his research there are many publications in several national and international conferences and journals. He is involved in various research projects in collaboration with some other universities and companies.
His PhD Thesis, TOUCHE (Task-Oriented and User-Centred Process Model for Developing Interfaces for Human-Computer-Human Environments), received the Cum Laude qualification, Doctor Europeus.
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Where you can find me
The biggest obstacle: Fear