I’m currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Imagineering Institute (Malaysia) led by Prof. Adrian Cheok. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) and recently, my D.Phil. in Experimental Psychology at the Crossmodal Research Laboratory led by Prof. Charles Spence, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford (Pembroke College, UK). During my D.Phil., I visited Prof. Jeremy Wolfe’s Visual Attention Lab as a Research Trainee and worked with Dr. Marianna Obrist as a Research Fellow at the SCHI Lab, School of Informatics and Engineering, Sussex University.
My research focuses on applied crossmodal perception, which has led me to work on a number of entrepreneurial projects. Together with some colleagues, we founded NEUROSKETCH, and recently, Flying Fish Research. We’re are also working on a number of start-up and consultancy projects (see below).
I have participated in several conferences including IMRF, Pangborn, SXSW, ABA, Digital Biscuit, and ESOMAR. My research has been published in journals such as Perception, Food Quality and Preference, Frontiers in Psychology, Journal of Sensory Studies, and Flavour, and has been covered by several media news (i.e., BBC, ScienceShot, Daily Mail, and NPR). I have also been invited as a speaker to various companies, universities (e.g., Oxford, Sussex, Harvard, Sabana, Javeriana), and events (e.g., Experimental Food Society, Royal Institution, Digital Biscuit), and have taught several tutorials and seminars in Experimental Psychology and Marketing.
Both, as a the co-founder of NEUROSKETCH and Flying Fish Research, and from the Crossmodal Research Laboratory, I have designed and developed projects for Diageo, Roja Dove, Takasago, Corona, Seguros Bolívar, Colombina, Sea Tech, Givaudan, Dow Chemical, Pfizer, Terpel, and many other companies from around the world, in a variety of topics such as multisensory experience design, food and drink, packaging, branding, consumer research, advertising, marketing, research, and innovation.