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Maria Galvez Trigo

Maria Galvez Trigo

(she/her)

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

School of Computer Science and Informatics

Email
GalvezTrigoM@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
Abacws, Room 1.07, Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4AG
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

My name is Maria Jose Galvez Trigo, although most people call me Marisé (mah-rees-eh),
and I am Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University, and part of the Human-centred Computing (HCC) Research Section and its Subgroup in Computational and Human-centred Robotics.

I’m interested in Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Human-Computer Interaction and applications of Machine Learning in those areas, with accessibility and co-design as key aspects of my research.

Publication

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2016

  • Standen, P. J., Brown, D. J., Hedgecock, J., Roscoe, J., Galvez Trigo, M. and Elgajiji, E. 2016. Adapting a humanoid robot for use with children with profound and multiple disabilities. Presented at: Proceedings 10th Internationall Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies, Gothenberg, Sweden, 2-4 September 2014Proceedings 10th Internationall Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies, Vol. 9.

2014

Articles

Conferences

Research

Current and Recent Research Projects

  • NETWORKPLUS: UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Plus (UK-RAS+)
    • Role: Co-I
    • Dates: Sep 2023 - Sep 2026
    • EPSRC
  • TAS ART: Augmented Robotic Telepresence
    • Role: Co-PI
    • Dates: Sep 2022 - Sep 2023
    • UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub, Integrator Programme, UK
  • Verifiably Human-Centric Robot Assisted Dressing
    • Role: Co-I
    • Dates: Sep 2022 - Sep 2023
    • UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub, Consolidator Programme, UK
  • EMRECRN - East Midlands Robotics ECR Network Event
    • Role: Co-PI
    • Dates: Jul 2022 - Nov 2022
    • Connected Everything II: Accelerating Digital Manufacturing Research Collaboration and Innovation
  • TARICS: Trustworthy Accessible Robots for Inclusive Cultural experienceS
    • Role: PI
    • Dates: Apr 2022 - Apr 2023
    • UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub, Pump Priming Programme, UK
  • TASA: Towards Accessible Smart Assistants
    • Role: PI
    • Dates: Feb 2022 - Aug 2022
    • School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln, UK
  • Understanding Interaction and Perception in Collaborative Work via Cobots
    • Role: Co-I
    • Dates: Apr 2021 - Sep 2022
    • Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, University of Nottingham, UK

Work as Researcher on other projects

  • Chatty Car
    • Role: Research Fellow
    • Dates: Feb 2021 - Feb 2022
    • Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub, Agile Programme, UK
  • Trustworthy Human-Robot Teams      
    • Role: Research Fellow
    • Dates: Feb 2021 - Feb 2022
    • Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub, Agile Programme, UK
  • Trustworthy Human-Swarm Partnerships in Extreme Environments
    • Role: Research Fellow
    • Dates: Feb 2021 - Feb 2022
    • Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub, Agile Programme, UK
  • Interactive Agents with Literacy, Trust, and Comprehension-aware Artificial Intelligence
    • Role: Researcher and lead Software Developer
    • Dates: Apr 2019 - Apr 2021
    • Department for International Development (DFID), UK
  • Virtual-Human guided tasks for automatic analysis of depression and anxiety  
    • Role: Researcher and lead Software Developer
    • Dates: May 2019 - Apr 2021
    • National Institute for Health Research, UK
  • ICUBE: Industrial Co-bots Understanding Behaviour
    • Role: Researcher
    • Dates: Apr 2019 - Feb 2022
    • Smart-Products Beacon at the University of Nottingham & Horizon Digital Economy Research, UK
  • MaTHiSiS: Managing Affective- learning THrough Intelligent atoms and Smart InteractionS
    • Role: Research Assistant
    • Dates: Aug 2016 - Apr 2019
    • H2020 programme of the EU, grant agreement ID: 687772
  • EDUROB: Educational Robotics for Students with Learning Disabilities      
    • Role: Research Associate
    • Dates: Oct 2013 - Nov 2014
    • LLP of the EC, grant agreement: 543577-LLP-1-2013-1-UK-KA3-KA3MP

Teaching

Current teaching

I am part of the National Software Academy (NSA), where I am the module lead for Agile Software Development (MSc in Software Engineering).

Past teaching

In previous institutions I have been lead for modules on User Experience Design.

I have also taught in a variety of modules, including Concept Development for a games computing programme, and Studying Human Performance and Ergonomics Methods for human factors and human-computer interaction programmes.

Biography

I am Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University, and part of the Human-centred Computing (HCC) Research Section and its Subgroup in Computational and Human-centred Robotics.

I previously worked as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Computer Science at the University of Lincoln, where I am currently Associate member of the Interactive Technologies Lab (IntLab), the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS) and the Autism Research Innovation Centre (ARIC). Before this, I worked as Researcher in the Mixed Reality Lab and the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Hub at the University of Nottingham, where I’m also an Associate member.

I have a multi-disciplinary profile with a background in Computer Science, Engineering, and Human Factors. I am interested in robotics, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) and applications of Machine Learning (ML) in those areas.

Most of my research is interdisciplinary, and it involves educational robots, industrial robots, and other, mainly embodied, Autonomous Systems, exploring the uptake of and trust in these systems, as well as control interfaces and novel ways of interaction that could improve the accessibility and inclusiveness of these technologies. For this, I have a strong focus on direct co-research and co-design with end-users.

I’m originally from Toledo, Spain, although I’ve lived in different parts of Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. Besides my job I love dancing (various dance styles), watersports (kitesurfing, windsurfing) and music (singing, piano, guitar and drums).

Honours and awards

  • 2023: Honorable mention - Poster, First International Symposium on Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS'23)
  • 2022: Best Paper Award, ACM International Conference in Conversational User Interfaces (CUI 2022)     
  • 2021: Students Choice Award at the Sue Watson Presentation Event, University of Nottingham 
  • 2021: 1st prize at the Sue Watson Presentation Event, University of Nottingham        
  • 2021: 3MT Competition Winner, Human Factors Research Group, University of Nottingham
  • 2019: Best Student Paper Award - Runner-up, Engineering Research Showcase, University of Nottingham   
  • 2018: Best Impact Poster Award, Medicine and Health Sciences Postgraduate Research Forum, University of Nottingham       
  • 2018: Best Research Poster Award on Research Quality - Runner-up, Engineering Research Showcase, University of Nottingham          
  • 2018: Best Poster Award, Human Factors Research Group poster competition, University of Nottingham   
  • 2017: Best Research Slide Award - Runner-up, Engineering Research Showcase, University of Nottingham        
  • 2017: Display with the Greatest Contribution to Human Factors - Shared award, Human Factors Research Group Showcase, University of Nottingham      
  • 2017: Best Poster Award - Runner-up, Human Factors Research Group poster competition, University of Nottingham    
  • 2014: Best Student Paper Award, International Conference in Interactive Technologies and Games 
  • 2014: Best Paper Award, International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies    
  • 2014: Cátedra Indra Award to the best Final Project - Finalist, Indra and University of Castilla la Mancha, Spain 

Professional memberships

  • Member of IEEE
  • Member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
  • Professional Member of ACM
  • Senior member of the Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom (SRUK)

Academic positions

  • 2023 - present: Lecturer (Assistant Professor), School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University
  • 2022 - 2023: Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Computer Science, School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln
  • 2019 - 2022: Researcher, School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham
  • 2016 - 2019: Research Assistant, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nottingham
  • 2013 - 2014: Research Associate, School of Computer Science, Nottingham Trent University

Committees and reviewing

Committees

  • Co-Chair of the UK-RAS Early Career Forum
  • Member of the Wom=n Research & Equity Committee of the Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom (CERU/SRUK)

Funding Reviewing

  • Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Grant reviewer, UKRI and TAS Hub

Supervisions

I am especially interested in supervising postgraduate research students in the areas of:

  • Human-Robot Interaction/Human-Robot Collaboration
  • Human-Computer Interaction for Autonomous Systems
  • Robotics and Interactive Technologies for Accessibility
  • Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Assistive Robotics (Socially or Physically)
  • Educational Robotics

Current Supervision

Current PhD supervision in collaboration with the University of Lincoln:

  • Thomas Davies: "Exploring the processing of robotic emotional stimuli"

Current PhD supervision in collaboration with the University of Lincoln and the University of Cambridge:

  • Alex Elias: "Co-Creation & Trust to Address Regulatory, Ethical and Interactional Challenges in the Adoption of HRI Robots in Industry"
  • Bethan Moncur: "Deciding to implement emerging technologies: the help of digital technologies in planning for the implementation of robotics and autonomous systems in food manufacturing firms"

Specialisms

  • Accessible computing
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Assistive robots and technology
  • Social robotics
  • Human-robot interaction