PEOPLE

Alejandra Ciria

In 2007, Alejandra Ciria got her B.Sc. in Psychology from the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLA-P). In 2013 she got her Master in Cognitive Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM). In 2019, she obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology in the area of Experimental Psychology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Since 2012, she is a member of the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory. Currently, she is a full-time associate professor in the area of Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Psychology at the UNAM. Her research focuses on perceptual optimization processes (sensory attenuation and sensory enhancement), computational modeling of perception under the predictive processing framework, as well as the study of prediction error dynamics as a self-regulating mechanism.
 

Bruno Lara

Bruno Lara is a Professor at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM) and the Head of the Cognitive Robotics Lab at the Science Research Center at the UAEM since 2005. He holds a PhD in Mechatronics from King's College London. He did a postdoc in the TheoriLabor in the University of Jena, working on evolutionary robotics, and then a postdoc in the Max Planck Institute for Psychology Research in Munich, focusing on research on Cognitive Robotics and internal models. In 2011 and 2012, he spent a sabbatical stay in the Adaptive Systems Lab at the Humboldt- Universitat zu Berlin. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow.  He did a further stay, also funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2019 in the Adaptive Systems lab of Prof. Hafner.

Diana Valenzo

She got her master in cognitive sciences and her B.Sc. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos. She is a Ph.D student in computational modelling and scientific computing at present. Her research topic focuses on the implementation of certain predictive mechanisms in artificial agents in order to generate a coherent behaviour in them. The central interest of this research is to contribute, from the perspective of cognitive robotics, to the increasing debate about predictive mechanisms proposed by diverse areas of cognitive sciences. 

José Manuel Pardo

Manuel Pardo has a degree in philosophy from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM) and a master degree in Cognitive Sciences from the same University. Currently, he is studying his Ph.D. at the UAEM science research center in the area of computational modeling and scientific computing, conducting research work in the field of evolutionary robotics.

Marco Flores

He studied a B.Sc. in Language and Hispanic Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), receiving the degree in 2018. Nowadays, he estudies a masters in Sciences in the field of Computational Modelling and Scientific Computation (MCCC) in the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM).  He collaborates with the Laboratorio de Psicolingüística, Faculty of Psychology , UNAM; and the Laboratorio del Desarrollo Cognitivo y del Lenguaje, Faculty of Psychology, UNAM. Currently he is a member of the Laboratorio de Robótica Cognitiva, Centro de Investigación en CIencias (CInC), UAEM. He is studying language multimodal integration and the emergence of the McGurk Effect.

Dadaí Astorga

Dadai Astorga got her B.Sc. in psychology at/from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM) and got her master in Cognitive Science at the same university. She is currently studying his PhD in the Computational Modelling and Scientific Computing program at the Science Research Center at the UAEM.
Since 2015, she is a member of the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory.

Eduardo Rojas

Eduardo completed his undergraduate studies in psychology and a master's degree in Cognitive Sciences at the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos (UAEM). He is currently studying his PhD in the Computational Modelling and Scientific Computing program  at the Center for Scientific Research of the same university.  

Leonardo Noriega

Leonardo studied the bachelor in psychology from 2008 to 2012 at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos. In 2019 he received his Master in Cognitive Sciences degree at the same University. Currently, he is a teacher at bachelors and high school levels. His research topic centers around affective predictions, decision making and the stress response. He is an active member of the Cognitive Robotics Lab since 2018.

Andrea Sandoval

Andrea graduated in Mechatronic Engineering, she is an intern in the Laboratory of Cognitive Robotics at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM) and is developing a project on Evolutionary Robotics. She works in the development of autonomous robot controllers through evolutionary processes modelled with genetic algorithms.

FORMER MEMBERS

 

Dr. Esau Escobar Juarez

Dr. Wilmer Gaona 

Dr. Dairon Alfonso Rodríguez Ramírez

Dra. Andrea Avena Koniegsberger

M.Sc. Andres Zules

M.Sc. Jorge Luis Hernandez Ochoa

M.Sc. Marcela Zarate

M.Sc. Oscar Alejandro Peña Granados

M. Sc. Francisco Granados

M.Sc. Edany Salazar Cacho

M. Sc. David Castillo Arceo

M.Sc. Karla Javiera Baeza Mariscal

M.Sc. Abraham Martínez Allende

M.Sc. Javier Vargas