October 24-26, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Speaker: Karina Rodriguez-Echavarria


Karina Rodriguez-Echavarria

Research Officer
University of Brighton
School of Computing, Mathematical & Information Sciences
234 Watts Building
Brighton East Sussex
United Kingdom

Karina is a research fellow at the University of Brighton working as part of the EPOCH European Network of Excellence. She obtained her computing engineering degree from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superior de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico in 1999. She completed her PhD at the University of Wolverhampton in the area of knowledge-based engineering in 2005. Currently, her research involves the assembly and visualisation of interactive virtual environments for Cultural Heritage, including studying their usability. Other research interests are exploring the socio-cultural impact of the use of these technologies in museums and heritage sites.

Karina will present Producing Interactive Digital Media Based Exhibitions to Engage Students with Cultural Heritage: Brighton Fishing Museum, A Case Study. [Paper]