Service

I have served on different committees in the department, including the Undergraduate Program Committee, the Graduate Program Committee, and the Diversity Committee. I have also served in several committees at the college and university level. They are all listed at the bottom.

Stuff I do outside of class and research...

Wacky things I build

ETD Collection

http://dopey.cs.vt.edu/etd

CS Peers

This page has a list of our peer institutions with links to the universities and the CS departments there.

Awards

  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2011
  • Co-Chair Coalition to Diversify Computing (2014-2015), Chair (2010-2011); Past-Chair CDC (2011-2012)
  • Invited Panelist at the Science Colloquium “Does Race and Culture Impact Hispanic American and African American Communities Access To Science and Technology Resources and Knowledge? Issues In U.S. STEM Competitiveness” part of Diversity Week Celebration, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
  • ACM Service Recognition Award for Service as Member of Steering Committee of the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, 2011
  • ACM Service Recognition Award for Service as Member of Steering Committee of the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, 2012
  • ACM Service Recognition Award for Service as Co-Chair of the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, 2009
  • Invited Keynote Speaker, Latin-American Conference on Web Research (LA-WEB) 2008, Vittoria, Brazil, Oct 2008.
  • IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitors Program (2008-2010)
  • “Leading Research Collaborators” List, Office of the Vice President for Research, Virginia Tech, for the FY 2007 (First and Second Quarter) #36 on list
  • Multi-Cultural Fellow, Office of the Vice President for Multicultural Affairs, Virginia Tech (2004-2010)
  • NSF Career Award, 1999-2003
  • Virginia Tech Researcher of the Week, September 8-12, 2003
  • Frontiers in Education Faculty Fellow, 1999, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship at Naval Research Laboratory (Summer 1998)
  • Minority Fellowship to attend Workshop “Compiling Scheme”, July 1996, Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Indiana University, and McGraw-Hill.
  • Minority Fellowship to attend Workshop “Using Scheme to Understand Programming Languages”, June-July 1995, Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Indiana University, and McGraw-Hill.
  • Performance Award, Naval Research Laboratory, Department of the Navy, (1994)
  • Performance Award, Naval Research Laboratory, Department of the Navy, (1991)
  • Performance Award, Naval Research Laboratory, Department of the Navy, (1990)
  • Outstanding Performance Rating and Performance Award May 1993, Naval Research Laboratory, Department of the Navy
  • Alan Berman Research Publications 1992 Naval Research Laboratory for Ballas, J. A., Heitmeyer, C. L., & Pérez, M. A. (1992) Direct Manipulation and Intermittent Automation in Advanced Cockpits.
  • Graduate Fellowship, Economic Development Administration, Government of Puerto Rico 1992-1995.
  • Honors Fellowship, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, The George Washington University 1987-88.
  • Sigma Zeta Honorary Science Society, 1982, Ball State University.
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 1981, Ball State University.
  • College of Business Dean's Honor List, Winter Quarter 1980, Ball State University.

Professional Service for ACM SIGCHI

  • Co-Chair for Work-In-Progress for ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference 2008, Florence, Italy.
  • Associate-Chair for Papers for ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) 2001.
  • Reviewer ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) 2014 Paper and Work-in-progress.
  • Reviewer ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) 2012 Work-in-progress.
  • Reviewer ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) 2010.
  • Reviewer ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) 2007.
  • Reviewer ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) 2005.
  • Reviewer ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) 2004.
  • Reviewer ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) 2002.
  • Reviewer ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) 2001.

Professional Service for Personal Information Management

  • Organizing Committee for "PIM 2013 — A Workshop Affiliated with Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology 2013," Montreal, Canada, November 1-6, 2013.
  • Program Committee for "Personal Information Management — PIM 2012, Workshop CSCW 2012: The 2012 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work," February 11-15, 2012, Seattle, Washington.
  • Organizing Committee for "Personal Information Management: PIM 2009. Personal information intersections: What happens when PIM spaces overlap?" ASIS&T 2009 Workshop, November 7-8, 2009, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Guest Co-Editor of Special Issue on Keeping, Re-finding and Sharing Personal Information on ACM Transactions on Information Systems. Guest Editors: Susan Dumais, William Jones, Deborah Barreau, Robert Capra, and M. A. Pérez-Quiñones, ACM TOIS 26(4), September 2008.
  • Organizing Committee for "Personal Information Management, SIGIR 2006 Workshop," August 10-11, 2006, Seattle, Washington.
  • Organizing Committee for "The PIM Workshop: An NSF-Sponsored Invitational Workshop on Personal Information Management," January 27-29, 2005, Seattle, Washington.

Professional Service for Computing Education

  • Associate Editor for the ACM Transactions of Computing Education (former ACM’s JERIC), 2001-2013.
  • Reviewer ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education 2015.
  • Reviewer ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education 2014.
  • Reviewer ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education 2013.
  • Reviewer ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education 2012.
  • Reviewer ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education 2010.

Professional Service for other HCI Conferences and Journals

  • Member Technical Program Committee Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces (CADUI) 2006.
  • Member Technical Program Committee Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces (CADUI) 2004.
  • Reviewer journal Interaction with Computers 2013.
  • Reviewer for ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work 2012.
  • Reviewer for Workshop on the Impact of Pen-based Technology on Education (WIPTE) 2007.
  • Reviewer for IEEE Portables 2007.
  • Reviewer for Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces (CADUI) 2004.

Professional Service for Diversity in Computing

  • Steering Committee for the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference (2014-present).
  • Chair, Coalition to Diversify Computing (2014-2015).
  • Invited Panelist in 2014 CMD-IT/CDC/CAHSI/AccessComputing Academic Career Workshop for Underrepresented Participants, March 2014 at the Allen Center at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
  • Program Chair for the 2014 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, Seattle, WA.
  • Organizing Committee for the 2013 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, Crystal City, VA.
  • Co-Chair of Computer Human Interaction Mentoring (CHIMe) 2012 Workshop (http://chime.hci.cs.vt.edu/), Co-located with CHI 2012, Austin, TX, May 5-6, 2012. Co-Chairs: Ron Metoyer, Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones.
  • Member of the Steering Committee for the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, 2011-2013.
  • Organizing Committee for the 2011 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, San Francisco, CA.
  • Co-Chair for Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, April 2009.
  • Co-Chair of Computer Human Interaction Mentoring (CHIMe) 2010 Workshop (http://chime.hci.cs.vt.edu/chime/), Co-located with CHI 2010, Atlanta, 9-10 April, 2010. Co-Chairs: Ron Metoyer, Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones.
  • Past-Chair, Coalition to Diversify Computing (2011-2012).
  • Invited Panelist in 2013 CMD-IT/CDC/CAHSI/AccessComputing Academic Career Workshop for Underrepresented Participants, April 11-14, 2013 at the Allen Center at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
  • Chair, Coalition to Diversify Computing (2010-2011).
  • Participant (by invitation) NSF CISE’s Broader Impacts for Research and Discovery Summit (http://www.nsfbirds.org/), June 21-23, 2010.
  • Co-Chair for CREU: Collaborative Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Computer Science and Engineering, program sponsored by Alliance between CRA-W/CDC, 2006-2010.

Committees

  • Member of the Publicity Committee, Fall 2014-present.
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Fall 2012-Summer 2014.
  • Chair of the Graduate Program Committee, Fall 2012-Summer 2014.
  • Member of the Graduate Program Committee, Fall 2008-Summer 2014.
  • Member of the Diversity Committee, Spring 2009-present.
  • Member of the Undergraduate Program Committee, Fall 2002-2008.
  • Member of a Faculty Search Committee, Fall 2003-Spring 2004.
  • Member of a Faculty Search Committee, Fall 2002-Spring 2003.
  • Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Virginia Tech Undergraduate Research in Computer Science (VTURCS), Fall 2000-2012.
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Fall 2000-Summer 2002.
  • Member of a Faculty Search Committee, Fall 2000-Spring 2001.
  • Member of a Faculty Search Committee for NVC, Fall 2001-Spring 2002.

University Service at Virginia Tech

  • Member of Search Committee for Latino/Hispanic Coordinator position in Multicultural Programs and Services, Virginia Tech (Spring 2013).
  • Chair of Search Committee for Assistant Director of the Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives at the Graduate School (Spring 2010).
  • Member of Search Committee for Vice-President of Diversity and Inclusion (Spring 2010).
  • Member of Search Committee for Faculty position in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Spring 2010).
  • Member of the Provost Taskforce on Race and the Institution, and Co-Chair of Graduate Student Sub-committee, Virginia Tech (2006-2007).
  • Invited member of the Virginia Tech Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Advisory Council (2008-2010).
  • Elected Chair of the Hispanic Faculty and Staff Caucus, Virginia Tech (2008-2009).
  • Member of Several Committee for Director, Center for Human-Computer Interaction (2004).
  • Member of Several Faculty Search Committees, Department of Computer Science (2000-present).
  • Member of the Diversity Committee, College of Engineering (2009-2010).
  • Multi-Cultural Fellow, Office of the Vice President for Multicultural Affairs, Virginia Tech (2004-2010).
  • Member of the Advisory Board for S-STEM: Scholarships for Countering Obstacles to Minority Participation in the Professoriate Program, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, Fall 2009.
  • Associate Member of the Race and Social Policy Research Center, Virginia Tech (2001-2005).
  • Founding Member of the Hispanic Faculty and Staff Caucus, Virginia Tech (2002-present).

Service to Latinos in the State of Virginia

  • Vice-President for the non-profit Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN), 2012-present.
  • Elected At-Large Member of the Board for the non-profit Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN), 2008-2012.

Professional Service in HCI in Latin America

  • Reviewer for Latin American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2013.
  • Program Committee for the 1st Joint Conference Interacción & MexIHC 2012 & 13th International Conference Interacción Persona-Ordenador (INTERACCION) & IV Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (MexIHC) 2012.
  • Member Steering Committee for Latin American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (CLIHC) 2005-2011.
  • Program Committee for Information Retrieval Track for Conference on Information Knowledge and Management (CIKM) 2007, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Program Committee for Latin American Web Congress 2007, Santiago, Chile.
  • Co-Chair Short Papers, Member Technical Program Committee IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (Interact) 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 10-14, 2007.
  • Program Committee for Symposium Human Factors in Computing (Simpósio de Fatores Humanos em Sistemas Compatcionais, IHC) Brazilian HCI Conference, Nov 9-22, 2006.
  • Member Technical Program Committee Interact 2005.
  • Session Chair for Keynote Speaker Paul Dourish, Latin American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, CLIHC 2005, Oct 23-26, 2005, Cuernavaca, México .
  • Co-Chair for Papers for Latin American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (CLIHC) 2005.
  • Reviewer for Special Issue HCI in Latin America, Journal Interaction with Computers, 2004.
  • Co-Chair for Workshops and Tutorials for Latin American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (CLIHC) 2003.

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Member of the Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC) (2006-present).
  • Member of the SIGCHI International Advisory Board (1997-2000).
  • Member of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) (1986-present).
  • Member IEEE Computer Society (1997-present).
  • Member Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR).
  • Member of ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) (1986-present).
  • Member of ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) (1986-present).