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Leadership Bio

Dr. Antoni Perez-Navarro

Dr. Antoni Perez-Navarro has a phD in Physics for the Universitat AutÚnoma de Barcelona(UAB) since 2000. He got his bachelor in physics, also from UAB, in 1995.

He currently holds the position Deputy Director of Research at eLearn Center at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and is lecturer in the Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication department (EIMT department), since 2005. His association with the university dates from 2002, starting as a teaching consultant. Between the years 2010 and 2014, he has been the academic director of the postgraduate of Geographic Information Systems (at UOC), and between 2011 and 2014 he has been postgraduate coordinator of his department. Nowadays is the director of the Technological Observatory of the EIMT department and director of the technical collection of books of editorial Ediuoc.

Apart from his activities at UOC, he works, since the year 2007, at Escola Universit‡ria Salesiana de Sarri‡ (EUSS), part of UAB, where he gives classes in Industrial Engineering grades. He has also collaborated with Cartographic and Geologic Institute of Catalonia (ICGC) in its International Course on Management and Applied Techniques in Cartography.

His teaching activities range from the fields of physics and GIS in telecommunication engineering, computer science, multimedia and industrial engineering. He has also written several teaching materials in these fields, and has created more that 100 teaching videos about these topics.

Before starting his career in academia, he has worked as a GIS professional between the years 2000 and 2005 in Aurensis, S.L.. That work includes project management and design of new GIS software.

His main research interests are indoor positioning and prevention of diseases via smartphones. Regarding education, he has several contributions in journals and congresses. His main contributions are mathematical notation in physics and mathematics in online environments; and the introduction of video as a learning tool in the virtual classroom, which received the Best Innovation Project Award at UOC in 2010 with the project Present@. Nowadays, the use of video as teaching material in STEM subjects is his main focus of research in education and he is supervising a doctoral work in this topic.

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