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Professional Experience

10/2014 -

Intel Corporation
Intel Labs: Research Scientist
Systems and Software Research Division, End to End Systems Prototyping Lab. Technical Lead in Automotive and Big Data Protoyping Solutions

Portland, OR, USA

11/2013 -

Senior Project Manager, IT
Department Head:
Customer Relationship Management, ConnectedDrive Asia Pacific Region,
IT Innovations
IT Infrastructure hosting

Beijing, China

01/2013 -

Project Manager, ConnectedDrive Asia Pacific Region
Vehicle Telematics, Location Based Services, Teleservices, Car2Car communication, V2I, Connected vehicle applications, Browser Apps, Smartphone Apps & IT Innovations

Beijing, China

02/2012 -

BMW Group
IT Architect, IT Build, Customer To Business Services.
Project Management.
IT Solutions, Systems Architecture, Speech Technologies, Authentication, Automotive HCI

Munich, Germany

03/2011 - 01/2012

Human Centered Computing Division - Clemson University
Research Assistant
Project Lead & Management.
Automotive HCI, Voice Applications, Brain Computer Interfaces,

Clemson, SC, USA

09/2009 - 01/2012

BMW IT Research Center
Research Associate
IT Innovations: User Help, Mobile platforms and Human Factors

Greenville, SC, USA

05/2009 - 08/2009

Castillian Institute of Spanish Language
IT Media Department
Web master micastellano.com and mi castellano.tv
Web content management and design for www.ilcyl.com.

Burgos, Spain

03/2008 - 12/2008

Group BMW
Marketing and Services Owner’s Manual Department
Internship: product management, multimedia software design and quality testing.

Munich, Germany

09/2007 – 02/2008

TIK Engineer Kommunikation
Internship: 3D Graphics.

Stuttgart, Germany

02/2006 – 08/2006

Spanish Government.
Media Department, Burgos Location
Internship: DataBases, Technical Reports & Media Relationship

Burgos, Spain



06/2011 - 12/2012

PhD. in Computer Science
School of Computing.
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain

03/2011 - current

Research Assistant
School of Computing.
Human Centered Computing Division

Clemson SC, USA

01/2009 - 06/2011

Research Assistant (FPI) @ GICAP (Applied Computational Artificial Intelligence Group)

Burgos, Spain

09/2009 - 03/2011

Research Associate
Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering.
Human Computer Interactions

Clemson SC, USA

01/2009 - 06/2011

Ph. D in Communication and Media
Research field: communication and Information technologies. Research Assistante (FPI) @ CAYPAT (Communication and Marketing Research Group)

Burgos, Spain

08/2007 - 01/2009

MS Communication and Media
Cross-media communication, corporative image, graphic design, media production and multimedia applications.

Offenburg, Germany

09/2006 – 07/2007

Media and Information Science
Exchange student with Erasmus Scholarship.
Courses on Design, new media technologies, 3D Animation, and marketing.

Offenburg, Germany

10/2003 - 07/2006

BA in Communication and Media:
Communication and Media Management & Design.

Burgos, Spain

10/2001 - 09/2003

BS Telecommunication Engineering
Computer systems and networks, software design.

Valladolid, Spain


International Baccalaureate.
Science & Technology.

Burgos, Spain



Maggie Hendrie, Ben Hooker, Ignacio Alvarez (2015) Prototyping adaptive automotive UX: a design pedagogy approach, in extended Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutoUI 2015, Nottingham, UK, September 1-3

Ignacio Alvarez, Laura Rumbel,(2015) How my car got to know me: reflection on in-vehicle user modelling. in extended Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutoUI 2015, Nottingham, UK, September 1-3

Ignacio Alvarez, Laura Rumbel, Robert Adams,(2015) Skyline: a Rapid Prototyping Driving Simulator for User Experience in Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutoUI 2015, Nottingham, UK, September 1-3

Myounghoon Jeon, Andreas Riener, Ignacio Alvarez, Thomas M. Gable, Steven Landry, Michael A. Ness, Bruce N. Walker, Jan Hammerschmidt, Rene Tuennermann, Thomas Hermann, In-vehicle Auditory Interactions, in Extended Proceedings of International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD) 2015, Graz, Austrya, 08-10.07.2015.

Ignacio Alvarez, Hanan Alnizami, Jerone Dunbar, France Jackson, Juan E. Gilbert, (2015) Help on the road: Effects of vehicle manual consultation in driving performance across modalities, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Volume 73, January, Pages 19-29, ISSN 1071-5819, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2014.07.001

Andreas Riener, Myounghoon Jeon, Ignacio Alvarez, Franco Zambonelli, Special Issue on “The Social Car: Socially-inspired Mechanisms for Future Mobility Services”, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Volume 14, October 2014, Pages 66-70, ISSN 1574-1192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmcj.2014.08.007.(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1574119214001394)

Workshop "Social, Natural, and Peripheral Interaction: Together and Separate", DOI: 10.1145/2667239.2667282 Conference: 6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI '14), September 17-19, Seattle, WA, USA

Ignacio Alvarez (2013) Guest Speaker in Real Time Traffic Information in China Forum (RTIC), presentation BMW ConnectedDrive, the Future of Telematics in Electrical Vehicles, Beijing, China, November 7th.

Darnell, S., Mack, N., Jackson, F., Alnizami, H., James, M., Ekandem, J., Alvarez, I. , Andujar, M., Moon, D., Gilbert, J. 2013. Human-Computer Interfaces for Speech Applications. In A. Tucker (Ed.) Computer Science Handbook (3rd ed.).

Alvarez I., Gilbert, J.E., Lopez-de-Ipiña, K. (2012) The Voice User Help, a smart vehicle assistant for the elderly. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence, UCAmI 2012, San Sebastian, Spain

Alvarez I., Lopez-de-Ipiña, K., Daily, S.B., Gilbert, J.E., (2012) Emotional Adaptive Vehicle User Interfaces:moderating negative effects of failed technology interactions while driving, in Proceedings of 2nd Workshop of Automotive Natural Interfaces, together with 4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces, AutoUI'12, Portsmouth, NH, October 17th-19th, p. 57-60

Ekandem J., Davis, T., Alvarez, I. , James, M. Gilbert, J.E. (2012) Evaluating the Ergonomics of BCI Devices for Research and Experimentation. In Ergonomics Journal, Taylor & Francis

Alvarez, I. , Alnizami, H., Dunbar, J., Johnson, A., Jackson, F., & Gilbert, J.E. (2011) Designing Driver-centric Natural Voice User Interfaces. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, Salzburg, Austria, pp. 166-169.

Alvarez, I. , Amin, R., Bhavsar, P., Deng, J., Dey, K., He, Y., Jackson, C., Johnson, J., LiChen, C., Tupper, L., Woolbrigh, W., Xu L., Yang, Y., Brooks R., Chowdhury, M, Wang, K., Martin, J. and Taiber, J. (2011), Clemson's Intelligent Transportation Platform (IITP), Winner of USDOT Connected Vehicle Technology Challenge, in 18th World Congress in Intelligent Taransportation Systems, Orlando, CA, USA, October 16-20, 2011

Andujar, M., Ekandem, J.,Alvarez, I., James, M. and Gilbert, J.E., (2011), Are Educational Video Games All They're Cracked Up To Be?: A Physiological Approach For Measuring Engagement in Educational Video Games vs. Conventional Learning Techniques, inE-Learn 2011--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, October 18-21

Alvarez, I., Fischer, H.P., (2011), iHelp: The Ubiquitous Vehicle User Help, Workshop User Experience in Cars. In conjunction with 13th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 2011), Lisbon, Portugal, September 05-09

Darnell, S.S., Alvarez, I., Ekandem, J.I., Woodard, D.L. and Gilbert, J.E. (2011), MyDash: The Biometric Digital Dashboard, In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces for Automotive Applications (MIAA `11) organized at the 2011 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI `11), February 13, 2011, Palo Alto, CA, pp. 53-56.

Alvarez, I., Martin, A., Dunbar, J., Taiber, J., Wilson, D., and Gilbert, J (2010). Voice Interfaced Vehicle User Help. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (Automotive UI 2010) in-cooperation with ACM, 29th November 2010, Pittsburgh, PA, pp.42-49.

Alvarez Martinez, I., “Evolución Tecnológica de la Fotografía” (2009) Book Chapter in: Moreno Gallo, M.A., Miguel Sáez de Uzbarain, A., Un siglo de fotografía en Burgos. Paisaje y sociedad (1840-1940), Ed. Sol, 185 pp. Burgos.



ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) | http://www.acm.org/

IEEE Computer Society | http://www.computer.org

HFES (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society)| http://www.hfes.org

SACNAS (Society for Advance of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) | http://www.sacnas.org


Academic Review Work

- IEEE- ISCI (Symposium on Computers & Informatics)

- HFES Computer Systems

- Automotive UI


- ACM - UbiCom

- IEEE - International Electric Vehicle Conference

- IEEE Symposium on Wireless Telecommunications Applications

- IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering & Industrial Applications

- IEEE International Conference on Electronics Design, Systems and Applications

- IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering & Industrial Applications

- International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making

- Guest Editor @ Elsevier Pervasive Computing

- International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making

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