PhD Robert Porzak
Doctor of educational psychology, the head of Experimental Psychology, Neuropsychology and Cognitive Psychology Labs in Psychology Department of Economics and Innovation University in Lublin (WSEI, Poland). His specialty at the university is methodology, statistics and psychometrics, with special focus on computerized adaptive testing (CAT) online surveys and online educational tools. He leads Organizational and Management Psychology specialization. He leads research projects focused on implementation of cognitive psychology and neuropsychology in the area of teaching and decision making. He is a leader and main researcher in such international projects granted from EU like: MAT – Young Inventors University (Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education) - assessment of chess and cognitive training for young chess players; LearnIT - Learning with ICT use (Erasmus+) - innovative EEG biofeedback for students learning intensively; Career Tree (Erasmus+) - preparation of online tool supporting career planning. He published four scientific books and over 50 articles presenting research and application tools for diagnosis and multidimensional development of gifted children, the model of establishing conditions to facilitate development in education, the role of hope and coherence in development and entrepreneurship, Internet activity of secondary school pupils and many others. Co-founder and member of management board in “You Have a Chance” Foundation, focused on scientific research and education of prophylactic and prevention of substance and behavioral addiction and aggression among teenagers, leads also consulting company delivering trainings and coaching for entrepreneurs and employees.
PhD Jan Przewoźnik
Doctor of psychology, works in The West Pomeranian Business School, is International Master in chess, former champion of Poland and ten times team champion of Poland. He is also the first class trainer – during his educational career he delivered trainings for more than 180 organizations and 17.000 participants, among them top juniors, champions and vice-champions of Poland in chess. He works as a consultant-psychologist in Polish Chess Federation, delivering coaching for young promising chess players in Youth Academy of Chess (1998 – 2016). As a partner of Economics and Innovation University in Lublin (WSEI, Poland) he was team member of research project focused on implementation of cognitive psychology and neuropsychology in the area of teaching and decision making. The project MAT – Young Inventors University (Polish Ministry of Science and High Education), assessment of chess and cognitive training for young chess players – was granted from EU. He has written 25 books on chess, psychology of chess, social economy, trainings on selling skills, teamworking and communication, among them: The Blumenfeld Gambit (1991, with M. Pein), Oxford: Pergamon Chess; Przewoźnik, J. (1993), Überprüfe deine Schachphantasie. Würzburg: Schachverlag u. Vertrieb Olbrich GmbH; Einmal etwas anderes (1994, with D. Końca), Würzburg: Schachverlag u. Vertrieb Olbrich GmbH; How to Think in Chess (2002, with M. Soszynski), Milford: Russell Enterprises; Test of Predispositions in Chess (2005), Warsaw: Polish Chess Federation; Creative Problem Solving (2012), Warsaw: a Wolter’s Kluwer; Thinking strategies in complex chess positions (2013), Lublin: Catholic University od Lublin.
Monika Baryła-Matejczuk, PhD
A psychologist, lecturer in the Psychoprophylaxis and Psychological Support Unit of the Faculty of Pedag. and Psychology. Trainer and psychoeducator at the Centre of Human Development and Psychoeducation, trainer in professional competence (Competence and talent assessment in SMEs), trainer in the use of the "Learning from Analogies" methodology. She prepares and implements national and international scientific and implementation projects. She is a researcher in such international projects granted from EU like: ISTEW - Improvement Science Training for European Healthcare Workers (Erasmus); LearnIT - Learning with ICT use (Erasmus+) - innovative EEG biofeedback for students learning intensively; Career Tree (Erasmus+) - preparation of online tool supporting career planning. She holds training sessions and workshops in the field of personal and professional development of young people and adults (e.g. adaptation training, interpersonal training, workshops in communication, cyberbullying, workshops in employment counselling, coaching for the long-term unemployed). She cooperates with the Centre of Diagnosis and Therapy. She is the author of publications on personal and professional functioning of teachers, non-routine professional activity, positive psychology, mental health and psychological support. She delivers courses in the methodology of psychological research, psychological support, communication and interpersonal training, adaptation training and diagnosis of the need for psychological support. As a professional and practitioner psychologist she is committed to humanistic psychology, positive psychology, a holistic approach to humans.
Dariusz Zapała, Ph.D.
Cognitive psychologist and research assistant in Perception & Cognition Lab and Department of Experimental Psychology at The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Doctoral internship in Laboratory for Neural Injury and Repair, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health. Head and principal investigator of research projects funded by National Science Centre (PRELUDIUM, ETIUDA), Ministry of Health (Gambling Problem Fund) and EU (The European Regional Development Fund). Author of the publication in Neuroscience Letters, Journal of Motor Behaviour, Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis and The Polish Journal of Aviation Medicine, Bioengineering and Psychology. Ad hoc reviewer in The National Centre for Research and Development and Biomedical Signal Processing and Control. Member of the Polish Neuroscience Society (PTBUN) and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). Areas of interest: psychophysiology of cognitive functions, motor imagery and control, EEG, signal processing, sensorimotor rhythms, brain-computer interfaces.
Magda Janiak- project manager
International project specialists and Project Manager with over 6 years of professional experience.
MA in European Studies (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin), post graduate diploma: The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin: Financial Management and Accounting in projects co-financed from EU funds.; PRINCE 2 Certificate.
Areas of expertise:
- EU project management (Publication: “Guidance for drafting project applications” 2015, Project” Taking the road to employment-developing new skills and knowledge for unemployed persons”; Training Centre C.E.S.),
- Development of EU project at a national and international level related to the labour market, unemployment, social economy, entrepreneurship, tourism, nursing, information security, youth and mobility, education, fundraising.
- Voluntary sector – involved in third sector works: local animator for small NGOs in Lubelskie Region in social initiatives (around 30 local projects in 3 years of Programme), initiator of SMSIZS association establishment as an EU project expert, volunteer in organisation of annual sport event: „Bike Holiday”, member of the advisory board of I2 Foundation.
University of Alicante
Dr. Manuel Lillo-Crespo (PhD, MSCAnthr., MSN, MBAExec., BSN, RN)
is an Associate Professor and International Mobility Coordinator at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Alicante (Spain). Dr. Lillo-Crespo is a Phd in Health and Medical Anthropology and Nursing (specialization in: Health care analysis from an anthropological perspective), Master Degree in Science of Nursing & Research, Master Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology (specialization in Health and Medical Anthropology), Master Degree in Business Administration (Executive Level) as well as Bachelor in Science of Nursing and Registered Nurse.
He is a member of the Nursing Department at University of Alicante and considered as the Team Lead and Manager for International Research Projects. His areas of expertise are: Clinical and Healthcare Management and Administration, Nursing and Medical Development (including Project Management), Healthcare/clinical Anthropology (based mostly on Qualitative Research Methodology), and Educational Research. He is a member of the Editorial Board and Peer-reviewer of Impact Factor Journals such as: the Journal of Advanced Nursing (JAN) and the Journal of Transcultural Nursing (JTCN), and other Latin American and Spanish professional journals. He has published articles in different JCR impact factor journals, written book chapters and lecture in Scientific Events all over the world. Dr. Lillo-Crespo has been a member of the Nursing Competencies and Capabilities Commission for the Nursing Department, University of Alicante since the Bologna Process started in Spain throughout the European Union. Nowadays, he is an active researcher and team lead on different European Commission funded Projects such as: ISTEW Project (Improvement Science Training for European Healthcare Workers); Palliare Project (Evidence informed dementia care and family caring in the middle and advanced stages), PPS Project (Peer to peer Support fostering Active and Healthy Aging) and Multidimensional Analytical Training in Education (MATE Project). He is involved as researcher in other national research projects such as: e-Atencro (based in e-Health) in collaboration with ICT and New Technologies experts and academics and funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy as well as the Automanejo Project (coordinated by the University Autónoma de Tamaulipas) related to Self-management in Chronic Patients. Dr. Lillo-Crespo is also a Visiting-Professor at University of Tamaulipas and University of Coahuila, both in Mexico where he has developed several research projects and mentored PhD dissertations and courses. He is an external professor at University of Malaga (Spain) at the International Health Master Degree and the Healthcare Research Master Degree. He also teaches in other Master Degrees and Specialization Modules/Courses such as: Clinical and Community Nutrition, Healthcare Research, Emergencies, Active and Healthy Ageing and Palliative Cares. He is a professor at the Health Sciences PhD Programme, assessing nowadays PhD candidates worldwide. In the Clinical fieldwork his background as a clinician comes from the Emergency Room (E.R.) and the Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.). About his Management Background, he has boosted healthcare professional decision-making towards efficiency-based and evidence-based solutions to develop Transversal Innovative Care Models accomplishing social impact through translational research. He is also an active member of the European Innovative Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA).
Ms. Mar Forner-Ruiz (MsC, RN)
is finishing her Master Degree in Healthy Science Research at the University of Alicante. Nowadays, she is working as a Registered Nurse at the Operation Room Area in Hospital Universitario de Torrevieja. She worked for two years as an Operation (OR) and Emergency Room (ER) Nurse in Clinica Vistahermosa and as a Primary Health Care (PHC) Nurse in Centro de Atención Primaria de Mutxamel too. During her studies, she obtained a research grant from the University of Alicante associated to MATE Project. Mar has been working actively in this European Research Project and she is a future PhD Candidate.
Ms. M. Cristina Sierras-Davó (MSN, MBA, RN)
has completed her Master Degree in Nursing Research at the age of 23 years at University of Alicante. Nowadays, she recently got her Master in Business Administration Degree, and she is working as Registered Nurse at OFTALVIST and also as Study Coordinator at Dermatology Area in Hospital General de Alicante. During her studies she obtained one research grant from the University of Alicante and another one from the Spanish Education Ministry both of them associated to ISTEW European Project. She was also the Co-Editor in Chief of IMPACT Journal. Currently, she is focus on her Phd research in the field of Healthcare Improvement and Quality Improvement. She is an experienced nurse with interest in evaluation tools for healthcare education in clinical contexts.
Mr. Jorge Riquelme-Galindo (MSN, RN)
is finishing his Master Degree in Nursing Research at the University of Alicante. Nowadays he is working as a Registered Nurse at the Intensive Care Unit in Clinica Vistahermosa Alicante and also is a Study Nurse at
Dermatology Area in Hospital General de Alicante. He has been working as an Emergency Room (ER) Nurse too. During his studies he obtained one research grant from the University of Alicante and another one from the Spanish Education Ministry both of them associated to Palliare Dementia Project. Jorge has been working actively in European Research Projects such as the ISTEW Project and Palliare Project and also collaborating with Latin-American Research Projects led by Dr. Manuel Lillo-Crespo. He is also the Co-Editor in Chief of IMPACT Journal, co-founder of Improving Actions in Health Association and future PhD Candidate.
Dr. Diana Gil González, PhD
in Sociology (2004) and Master of Public Health (2005). Senior Lecturer in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Department of Community
Nursing, Preventive Medicine and Public Health and History of Science. University of Alicante. Spain. She held the position of Vice Dean of Research, Posgraduate and International Affairs in the Faculty of Health Sciences in the University of Alicante, Spain until May. Nowadays she is the Director of the Social Responsibility Secretary. She is also section editor in Global Health Action Journal. Areas of expertise: teacher and researcher in global health and social determinants of inequalities in health, specifically international cooperation and health, migrations, social discrimination, occupational health, public policies and health, health services, gender issues, violence against women, and obesity, advertising and health. She has published over 57 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. She has participated in about 10 national and international research projects, which are related with health inequalities, health services, obesity, social discrimination and health, violence against women and global health. She has conducted a national survey of health in Spanish Roma population with the support of Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, Spain. She has collaborated with the Women’s Health Observatory of the Ministry of Health in Spain, and is member of the Observatory of Public Policies and Health and the CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública. Since 2011, she has been involved in different projects of the WHO collaborating Centre of Social Inclusion and Health in Alicante University. She has recently participated in a policy brief published by WHO about how health systems should response violence against minority women’s groups such as migrants and Romani Women.
Dr. Daniel Ruiz Fernández (PhD, Eng)
is a computer engineer and received his PhD degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Alicante in 2003. He is a professor in the department of Computer Technology at the University of Alicante lecturing in Computer Science degrees and masters. His areas of interest are medical informatics, e-health, telemedicine, decision support systems and clinical data analysis. He is also the academic coordinator of the E-heatlh degree at the University of Alicante and co-founder of the research group of medical informatics (IBIS research group). He has been the leader of numerous national and regional projects focused in medical informatics and he has published his works in national and international conferences and also in JCR indexed journals. He is a member of the Spanish Society of Medical Informatics and the Spanish Society of Biomedicla Engineering. He is also a senior member of IEEE society.
ROSARIO FERRER CASCALES
Ph.D. in Psychology. Full Professor in the area of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatment at the University of Alicante. Director of the Department of Health Psychology and of the Research Group Psychology Applied to Health and Human Behavior of the University of Alicante. Coordinator of the Educative Technology Innovation Group “Portal of Basic Psychology”. Her main lines of research are: the validation and development of assessment instruments; assessment of quality of life, psychological well-being and health; mental health and educative innovation. She has published a wide range of articles in relevant journals of the area and has participated as Principal Investigator in different research projects. She has participated as researcher in the following European Projects: Improvement Science Training for European Healthcare Workers (ISTEW); Interprofessional experiential learning (IPE) solutions: equipping the qualified dementia workforce to champion evidence informed improvement to advanced dementia care and family caring (Palliare), and Daphne Project: Light Camera and Action against gender violence. She has published courses in the Open Course Ware of the University of Alicante. She is a reviewer in international and high-impact journals. Finally, she has previous experience in the organization of activities related to research and innovation and has participated in various international and national research congress.
NATALIA ALBALADEJO BLÁZQUEZ
Ph.D. in Psychology. Graduate in Psychopedagogy. Master in Prevention and treatment in drug addiction. Associate Professor in the area of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatment at the Department of Health Psychology of the University of Alicante (Spain). Member of the Research Group Psychology Applied to Health and Human Behavior of the University of Alicante. Member of the Educative Technology Innovation Group “Portal of Basic Psychology” at the University of Alicante. Her main research lines are: health psychology applied to school; assessment and application of intervention programs in schools; training of teachers in Emotional Education; and educative innovation. She has published a wide range of articles in relevant journals of the area and has participated as Principal Investigator in different research projects. She is an active researcher of Multidimensional Analytical Training in Education (MATE Project) and Daphne Project: Light Camera and Action against gender violence. She have participated in numerous national and international congresses national and international research congresses. Finally she is consultant of the Training Centers for Teachers in Alicante.
MANUEL FERNÁNDEZ ALCÁNTARA
Assistant Professor in the Deparment of Health Psychology at the University of Alicante (Spain). Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Granada. Master in Health Care for the promotion of the autonomy of the people and the attention to the processes of end of life at the University of Granada. General Sanitary Psychology. Member of the PATH research group (Psychosocial and transcultural aspects of health and illness) and of the Psychology Applied to Health and Human Behavior research group. Researcher in the Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC). His main research lines are: process of grief and loss, child neuropsychology and neurodevelopment, and chronicity processes. Author of different articles indexed in the Journal Citation Reports and of conferences and presentations in national and international research congress.
She is a Research Assistant at the Faculty of Health Science, Department of Health Psychology at the University of Alicante (Spain). She is PhD in Health Sciente with specialization in Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatment as well as in Forensic Psychology. Graduate in Psychology. Graduate in Criminology. Master in Forensic Psychology. Master in Neurocriminology with high honours in all these disciplines. Her areas of expertise are: Clinical Psychology, Treatment of offenders, Juvenile risk factors for violence and victimization, Intervention in groups at high risk and Neuropsychology. She is reviewer in different scientific journals and international peer reviewed conferences. She has published articles in different JCR impact factor journals, written book chapters and participate in numerous scientific events. She is an active researcher of different European Commission funded Projects such as: ISTEW Project (Improvement Science Training for European Healthcare Workers); Palliare Project (Evidence informed dementia care and family caring in the middle and advanced stages), Multidimensional Analytical Training in Education (MATE Project) and Daphne Project: Light Camera and Action against gender violence.
University of La Laguna
Dr. Moisés Betancort Montesinos
(PhD in Psychology) is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Psychology and Speech Therapy Section at the University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain). Dr. Moisés Betancort is a PhD in Psychology (specialization in: Cognitive Psychology, Language processing and Psycholinguistic experimental designs).
He is a member of the Clinical Psychology, Psychobiology and Methodology Department at University of La Laguna. His areas of expertise are: Experimental design, multivariate data analyses. He develops the role of methodology in different competitive research groups. He is reviewer in different scientific journals and international peer reviewed conferences. He has published articles in different JCR impact factor journals, written book chapters and participate in numerous scientific events. He has a positive active research evaluation by the national agency for the research activity (CNEA). He has been part of the research team in national competitive project, European project. Actually he is involved as part of the research team in two national competitive project and Multidimensional Analytical Training in Education (MATE Project). He co-directed five doctoral theses, currently co-ordinating two doctoral theses, I have participated in different doctoral theses commission at the University of La Laguna. He member of the doctoral commission of Psychology and member of the permanent commission of investigation of the University of La Laguna.
Ramón Aciego (PhD in Psychology)
Ramón Aciego (PhD in Psychology) is a Tenured Professor at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain). Dr. Aciego is part of the Education Psychology’s department. Currently, Dr. Aciego teaches the subjects of “Psychology of Education” and the “Final Degree Project” in the Psychology Undergraduate Program. Moreover, he teaches the “Final Degree Project” of the Master Program in Secondary Teacher Training, also imparted at the University of La Laguna.
This teaching activity is compatible with the Presidency of the Canary Islands School Council. Mr. Aciego was elected in the plenary session that took place in November 2016. The Canary Islands School Council is the consultative institution that channels the participation of the different
sectors affected by the general programming of school teaching, both the general and special regime school teaching in the non-university field. This consultative institution advises the Spanish Government in all those plans and projects that affect the non-university education policy.
Dr. Aciego has served as the Academic Director of the Master's Degree in Educational Psychology at the University of La Laguna, which he assumed from his first edition in the academic year of 2008-2009 until September 2015. Ramón Aciego has been Coordinator of Quality of the Faculty of Psychology, from June 2008 to September 2010. From September 2002 to February 2008, Dr. Aciego was the Coordinator of the Technical Unit for Evaluation and Improvement of Teaching Quality at the University of La Laguna. Moreover, he also served as the Director of the Department of Educational Psychology, Evolutive and Psychobiology, from February 1994 to May 1998.
The research topics in which Dr. Aciego currently focuses are the Resolution of mathematical problems: psychological processes and instructional implications; Chess as an educational resource; Strategies and programs for personal growth and values development in adolescents.
Some of his recent publications are:
Aciego, R., García, L., & Betancort, M. (2012). The benefits of chess for the intellectual and social-emotional enrichment in schoolchildren. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 15, 551-559. http://dx.doi.org/10.5209/rev_SJOP.2012.v15.n2.38866
Aciego, R., García, L., & Betancort, M. (2016). Efectos del método de entrenamiento en ajedrez, entrenamiento táctico versus formación integral, en las competencias cognitivas y sociopersonales de los escolares. Universitas Psychologica, 15(1) 15-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.11144/Javeriana.upsy15-1.emea
Consejo Escolar de Canarias (2015). Proyecto Newton “Matemáticas para la vida”: Una vía para el aprendizaje significativo de las matemáticas. [Elaboración técnica: Aciego, R.; Ramos, J.E.; Cartaya, G.; Berriel, M.D.; y Ayala, J.J.]. La Laguna: Consejo Escolar de Canarias. - Gobierno de Canarias (ISBN: 978-84-608-3133-4) http://www.consejoescolardecanarias.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/DOCUMENTO_EJECUTIVO_PROYECTO_NEWTON_2015.pdf
López, A., Aciego, R., García-Déniz, M., García-Quintero D., y Ramos E. (2017). Evaluación del Proyecto Newton. “Matemáticas para la Vida” de 3º a 6º de Educación Primaria Números, Revista de Didáctica de las Matemáticas, 95, 43-59 ISSN: 1887-1984 http://www.sinewton.org/numeros.
Vizcaino, L. y Aciego, R. (2016). Valoración de una experiencia de educación afectivo-sexual para personas con discapacidad intelectual. Siglo Cero 46 (4), 45-58 http://dx.doi.org/10.14201/scero20154644558.
Zamora, H., Aciego, R., Martín-Adrián A., y Ramos E. (2017). Evaluación del “Proyecto Newton. Matemáticas para la vida” en Educación Infantil y Primer Ciclo de Primaria. Números, Revista de Didáctica de las Matemáticas, 95, 25-41 ISSN: 1887-1984 http://www.sinewton.org/numeros.
Vytautas Magnus University
Dr. Judita Kasperiuniene.
Lecturer and researcher at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. Judita has PhD in Education sciences with background in Informatics (MSc., Kaunas University of Technology, LT, 1994) and distance learning pedagogy (Master Complémentaire en pédagogie universitaire et de l'enseignement supérieur, University of Liege, BE, 2005). Teaches university courses “Augmented reality technologies” (4 ECTS, bachelors level), “Creative multimedias” (4 ECTS, bachelors level). The same time Judita is responsible for co-ordination and administration of Aleksandras Stulginskis University distance learning activities; teaches and mentors university professors and educational staff in e-learning provision. Judita empowers academics by providing the support and tools they need to survive and thrive in the ever changing world of education; encourages and mentors students in using modern technologies for learning. The same time Judita is a part-time lecturer at Aleksandras Stulginskis University. She teaches courses “Social media and communication on the net” (3 ECTS, language of instruction- EN), “Educational technologies” (6 ECTS, master level), “Educational innovations” (6 ECTS, master level).
Her research interests cover self-regulated learning, adult education, technology enhanced learning, creative thinking, augmented reality technologies, bio-feedback techniques. Judita is an expert in project management, administration, team leading, curriculum development including multimedia and virtual learning materials (participating as researcher and team member in Global Grant Measure, Lithuanian science foundation, Fp7, Erasmus+, Unesco, Phare, LdV, Grundtvig, Socrates, Structural funds, Equal, Cross-border cooperation and other projects from 1995). Judita is an expert in e-learning quality assurance in higher education and a co-author of four books and book chapters in this area. Judita is certified e-learning quality evaluator (from 2008), certified ECDL evaluator (from 2003), Erasmus+ evaluator (2017, 2014). Two weeks and longer trainings and re-qualification courses in Pisa, Italy (2017, 2016), Umea, Sweden (2014, 2015), Malmo, Sweden (2014), Umea, Sweden (2014), Oslo, Norway (2011), Roma, Italy (2005), Goteborg, Sweden (2000), Oslo, Norway (2000), Budapest, Hungary (2000).
Membership in professional bodies – European distance education network (EDEN), National Distance Education Association (LieDM), Lithuanian Association of Adult Education (LSSA), Lithuanian Computer Society (LIKS), and Association of Lithuanian Public Internet Access Points (VIPT).
Number of publications (2011-2016) - 20; from which Claritive Analytics -3; other internationally referred - 15; books and chapters - 3.
Edgaras Ščiglinskas (PHD(c), MSc)
is a research assistant at the Department of System Analysis, Faculty of Informatics, Vytautas Magnus University. He received a Master degree (Applied Informatics) in 2015 from Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania. His research interests are: multimedia systems and its application, virtual and augmented reality systems, signal processing and mathematical modelling, systems control using feedback. He is a member of Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology as a junior research fellow. He is working as developer in Multimedia and IT projects (local and international) in collaboration with experts of various research and technologies areas.
Dr. Aušra Vidugirienė (PhD, Informatics, MSc, Applied Informatics, BSc, Informatics)
is an Associate Professor and a Researcher at the Faculty of Informatics, Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania).
She is a member of the Faculty of Informatics at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas. Her areas of expertise are: emotion regulation modeling using bio-feedback, multimedia systems control using feedback, signal processing and prediction. She has published articles in different JCR impact factor journals, written a book chapter and presented her research results in Scientific Conferences all over the world. Dr. Aušra Vidugirienė worked as a researcher in various national (funded by Lithuania‘s Ministry of Education and Science) and international (FP6) level projects. She also worked as an expert in several European Commission scientific project evaluation processes (FP7, Horizon2020) and works as an expert in national scientific and business project evaluation processes. Now she is an active researcher and takes part in European Commission funded Project: Multidimensional Analytical Training in Education (MATE Project). She teaches in Master Degrees and Bachelor Specialization Courses (in the Faculty of Informatics) such as: Coding and Compression, Analysis of Algorithms, and System Analysis and Modeling.