Alejandro Catalá Bolós

Alejandro Catalá PhD (2012, Universitat Politécnica de València – UPV), MSc (2008, UPV), Ing. (2006,UPV) is a scientific researcher working actively in topics concerned about Human-Computer Interaction and Intelligent User Interfaces. He has served as a postdoc at the Human Media Interaction department of the University of Twente (NL) to work in the research project coBOTnity, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship grant. Previously, he has also served as a postdoc at the Laboratory of User Interaction and Software Engineering (LoUISE) research group of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), and the Information Systems and Software Engineering (ISSI) group of the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV).

He is an assistant professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). He joined the Intelligent Systems group at the Research Center in Intelligent Technologies (CiTIUS) of the University of Santiago de Compostela, by means of the International Postdoctoral Program 2017/2 at Campus Vida and later with a Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación grant. His broad and his mixed background on computer engineering, software engineering, and human-computer interaction have allowed him to deal with a diversity of research problems and contribute to more than 70+ scientific publications.

His current research interests include interaction technology in diverse contexts such as creativity, learning, health and entertainment. He likes to build computing systems that are closer to users, better understood and easier to use, combining multimodality with tangible interaction and robotics. At CiTIUS, he explores how to introduce meaningful multimodal user interactions in conversational interfaces enhanced with explainable AI and studying its effects on trustworthiness.

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