About me

Hi, I’m a PhD student working on computational interactions and adaptive visualizations on music learning, in the HICUP research group at the University of Primorska, Slovenia, supervised by Matjaž Kljun and Klen Čopič Pucihar. Before that, I earned my bachelor’s (BS) and master’s (MS) degrees in Computer Science from De La Salle University, Philippines.

For my PhD research, I am exploring spatiotemporal and heuristic modelling to develop dynamic personalized visualizations for piano learners. Generally, I am interested in understanding and modelling user proficiency and designing interventions to improve their learning experiences. I am especially interested in creative activities such as music playing, performances and other similar activities. We enable this through user modelling and designing intelligent interfaces. To know the latest updates on this research you may check them out here.

On the side, I am co-founding Vice Chair and now Secretary of the Manila ACM SIGCHI Chapter. I am also Director of UX Philippines. I have served as a Consultant to several startups and initiatives such as Senti AI and CityMunch.

UPDATE! 08/09/2021 - HICUP Lab is co organising Human-Computer Interaction Slovenia (HCI SI) Conference this year. I will be serving as Local Organiser chair of the conference.

UPDATE! 05/07/2021 - My improved research statement has been accepted as part of the Doctoral Consortium track of ACM International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (MobileHCI 2021).

For more detailed information, you may visit my bio or download the latest version of my CV here. If you are interested to collaborate, please contact me via email.

Fun fact: I used to do photography. You can check out my old photos here.