The eMadrid Network is a project funded by the Government of the Region of Madrid, which promotes research and development of technologies to support learning (Technology-Enhanced Learning). Coordinated by the University Carlos III of Madrid, it has as partners the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and UNED, having other universities and companies as associated entities.
eMadrid Partners (and Management Committee members):
- Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (coordinator)
Carlos Delgado Kloos received a PhD degree in Computer Science from the Technische Universität München and a PhD degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He is currently Full Professor of Telematics Engineering at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Director of the Erasmus Mundus Master's Programme on "Network and eBusiness Centred Computing", Director of the on-line Master Máster online en "Gestión y Producción en e-Learning", Director of the Nokia Chair at his university and Coordinator of the eMadrid network. Additionally, he is Associate Vice-Chancellor of International Relations. His main research interest focuses on Technology-Enhanced Learning.
Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino is a Visitant Associate Professor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he has been working for 9 years. In 2003, he received his Telecommunication Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and in 2009 his PhD in Telematics Engineering from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He obtained his acreditation in May 2012 as Associate Professor by the ANECA agency from the Spanish Ministry of Education. He also received the AMPER award for the best Master Thesis in Telematics Engineering by the Spanish Association of Telecommunications Engineering. Moreover, he received a special PhD award by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He has made two long research stays: one in Ireland for more than 3 months at the Intel company in 2005, and another in Germany for more than 6 months at the Fraunhofer Institute of Technology in 2009-2010. In addition to this, he is author of more than 40 scientific publications and has participated in more than 20 research projects. His present research interests include intelligent tutoring, semantic web, learning analytics, and gamification.
- Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Juan de Lara holds a Ph.D in Computer Science (2000, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), and is Engineer in Computer Science (1996, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Technical Engineer in Computer Science (1994, Universidad de Castilla la Mancha). He is currently associate profesor (permanent position) at the Computer Science Department of the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid where he teaches Software Design. He is the (co-)author of more than 100 papers in international conferences and journals, and has been visiting researcher at McGill University (Montreal), the Technical University of Berlin, the “Sapienza” University of Rome and the University of York (UK). His current research interests are in the areas of Model-Driven Engineering and Modelling and Simulation. Personal web page.
Manuel Alfonseca is a doctor in Electronics Engineering (1972) and Computer Scientist (1976), both degrees obtained at the Universidad Politecnica of Madrid. He teaches and does research at the Department of Computer Science of the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid, where he was director of the Higher Polytechnical School (2001-2004). Previously, he was Senior Technical Staff Member at the IBM Madrid Scientific Center, where he worked from 1972 to 1994. He is a member of the Spanish Association of Scientific Journalism and has published over 200 papers and books on computer science, popular science and juvenile literature, with different awards in these fields.
- Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Baltasar Fernández-Manjón is associate professor in the Department of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence (DISIA) at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). He received Bachelor in Physics (major in Computer Science) and a PhD in Physics from the UCM. He is IEEE senior member, member of the IFIP Working Group 3.3 "Research on the Educational uses of Communication and Information Tecnlogies") and of the Spanish Technical Committee for E-learning Standarization (AENOR CTN71/SC36). He leads the Complutense e-learning research group <e-UCM> (www.e-ucm.es). His main research interests are e-learning technologies, educational uses of serious games, application of educational standards and user modelling.
Pilar Sancho Thomas is lecturer at UCM and has a PhD in Computer Engineering (2009) and a Master Degree in Physics. She is expert in ICT uses in the classroom, including games and virtual worlds. She is the head of the Nucleo project about developing soft skills and constructive learning in students by using different ICT aplications.
- Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Miguel Rodríguez Artacho (Ph. D.) is researcher and assistant professor at UNED University, Spain. He is a member of the Learning Technologies and Cooperative Systems group (LTCS group http://ltcs.uned.es ) at LSI Department. Main research focuses on the development of learning content specifications to model individual and collaborative learning processes, learning resources and tools. Since 1999 actively participates in Learning Technology standardization groups like CEN-LTWS, ISO-JTC1/SC36 and others and currently co-holds the technical secretariat of Spanish e-learning standardization body AEN/JTC1/SC36. He has been invited panelist of LT related conferences and has several publications concerning educational content modeling and collaborative learning environments.
Manuel Castro, Electrical and Computer Engineering educator in the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED) has a doctoral industrial engineering degree from the ETSII/UPM. Professor of Electronics Technology inside the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Is co-chair of the conference FIE 2014 (Frontiers in Education Conference) to be organized in Madrid, Spain, by the IEEE and the ASEE. He is Fellow member of IEEE and member of the Administration Committee (AdCOM) (2005–2010) of the IEEE Education Society and Chair of the IEEE Spain Section (2010-2011). He has been awarded with the 2009 Edwin C. Jones, Jr. Meritorious Service Award of the IEEE Education Society
- Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Edmundo Tovar, Computer Engineering educator, has a Ph. D. (1994) and a Bachelor’s degree (1986) in Computer Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). He is Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) from the IEEE Computer Society. He is Associate Dean for Quality and Strategic Planning in the Computing School of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. From this last position he is in charge of the training for academic staff, the introduction of innovative solutions including new pedagogies; new approaches that improve student learning of technical skills and cultural skills, improved methods of blended learning and others. He works in the open educational resources area. Leader of an Innovation Group in Education in the UPM. He is Executive Director of OCW UPM Office and member elected of the Board of Directors of the OpenCourseWare Consortium. Author of many papers in Engineering Education, he is member of the Steering Committee of and cochair for Europe of Frontiers Education Conference (FIE) and member of IEEE RITA Editorial Committee. He is IEEE Senior Member, Past Chairman of the Spanish Chapter and, as member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Education Society, he is currently chair of the Distinguished Lectures Program for the IEEE Education Society.
Óscar M Bonastre holds a Ph.D in Telecommunications (Technical University of Valencia, Spain) and is Engineer in Computer Science (University of Alicante, Spain). He is member of research group GICAC (Grupo de Innovación en la Gestión de Calidad de Centros Universitarios) of UPM. Also, he is associate professor at University Miguel Hernandez where he teaches Data Bases and Advanced Distributed Systems. He is IEEE Senior Member, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Education, member of IEEE Board Directors (Education Society, Spain section) and member of educational resources committee of same IEEE chapter. His research interests are Semantic Web, Open Educational Resources, Linked Data, Social Networks and Multimedia Content Distribution through IP video and Interactive Television. Dr. Bonastre promotes IPTV technologies and interactive multimedia content distribution as chair of International Workshop on IPTV Technologies and Multidisciplinary Applications (editions 2009 to 2011) and guest editor of the scientific journals IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Image Communication and Multimedia Tools and Applications.
- Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Gregorio Robles is a professor at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid, Spain), where he got his PhD in February 2006. His teaching responsibilities focus on the areas of computer networks, free software and free culture. In addition, Gregorio spends his time researching the development process in free software projects from a software engineering perspective, and new tecnology-enhanced teaching methods such as gymkhanas with mobile devices.
Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona received a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Currently he is associate professor in the Department of Telematics and Computing of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, where he is also head of department. He is also director of the master's program on free software and founding member of the GSyC/LibreSoft research group targeted at several aspects of the research on free software and communities of creation and innovation, both in URJC. His main research area is free software development.
- Gabriel Díaz (UNED, coordinator)
- Mario Muñoz (UC3M)
- Francisco Saiz (UAM)
- Pilar Sancho (UCM)
- Jesús González Barahona (URJC)
- Óscar Martínez Bonastre (UPM)
- Pilar Rodríguez (UAM, coordinator)
- Pablo Moreno (UCM)
- Sergio Martín (UNED)
- Gregorio Robles (URJC)
- Óscar Martínez Bonastre (UPM)
Technology Transfer Committee:
- Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino (UC3M)
- Juan de Lara (UAM)
- Miguel Rodríguez Artacho (UNED)
- Pablo Moreno Ger (UCM)
- Gregorio Robles (URJC)
- Mercedes de la Cámara (UPM)