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Pablo Gonzalez Oliveras

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About me

I am PhD Student at KTH. I joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Speech, music and hearing Division) in December 2021, under the supervision of Professors Olov Engwall, Ali Reza Majlesi & Iolanda Leite.

As a broad picture, the topic of my investigation revolves around Social robotics for Education. Zooming in, I am interested in Culturally Informed Robots, or better said, the intersection of both worlds (Culturally Informed Social Robots For Education). I (very modestly) collaborated in a few  of projects involving Furhat robot (CORALL) acting as a host in language cafe for Swedish learners (as a second language) and planning to get involved in a project where Furhat will behave as both culturally neutral and informed Math student for pre-service teachers.
In the beginning of 2022 I have been working on a Review study of the literature around "Attitudes towards educational robots" in the past 10 years. I believe this study will nurture the whole research by incorporating as many points of views as possible before going deep.
My PhD is very tightly related to the WASP-HS projectCIRILA (Culturally informed robots for learning activities)

I am currently sharing my knowledege and experience to theTechnology-Enhanced Education Group, which I joined in May 2022. Also, from September 2022 I'm contributing to the The Mathematics Teacher Education-group.


Short Bio

Academic background

  • Bachelor in Computer Science (UPV, 1995)
  • MSc Software Engineering (UPV, 1997)
  • Master's in Teaching in Mathematics & Computer Science (UCAM, 2016)
  • Master's in Technology & Education (UOC, 2018)
  • Higher studies in Anthropology and Social Psychology (URV, 2015)

Professional work

  • IBM Research Group (Southern Europe region; Data Replication, Data Mining, SW Architecture) -- 10 years
  • SW Engineering and Database Consultancy in several technological companies (Telefonica, Merced Services, AngryQuestions..) -- 15 years


  • Visiting lecturer at University of Winchester (Computer Science) - 1 year
  • Visiting teacher at Lochside Academy; Aberdeen (Computer Science) - 1.5 years


Keywords: Computer Science, Social Robotics, Educational Robotics, HRI, AI, HCI, Reinforcement Learning, Learning Analytics, Cognitive science, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Mathematics, Linguistics, Languages, Intercultural Communications