Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ph. D., Project Leader
I am a professor of the Ateneo de Manila University. I teach in the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science. My areas of specialization are educational technology, intelligent tutoring systems, and affective computing. In 2011, I established the Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences through a grant from the Department of Science and Technology’s Engineering Research and Development for Technology program.
I am currently studying students’ behavior and affect while using intelligent tutors, educational games, and other learning software. My collaborators include Dr. Rose Luckin and Dr. Kaska Porayska-Pomsta of the London Knowledge Lab, Dr. Ryan Baker of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Joseph Beck and Dr. Ivon Arroyo of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Noboru Matsuda of Texas A&M, and Dr. Amy Ogan of Carnegie Mellon University
Jessica O. Sugay, Research Associate
I am a Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science of the Ateneo de Manila University. I am currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Education, majoring in Information Technology Integration. I am also the Moderator of the student organization, the Computer Society of the Ateneo.
Walfrido David A. Diy, Lecturer
I am a lecturer in Ateneo de Manila University’s Department of Information Systems and Computer Science. I am interested in all things game-related, which includes affect-sensitive interfaces for games.
Eric Cesar E. Vidal, Jr., Lecturer
I am an Instructor at the Ateneo de Manila University. I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science at Ateneo in 2001 and 2005, respectively. I was previously a graduate research assistant at Ateneo doing computer graphics research and teaching, and subsequently, a researcher at the National University of Singapore Games Lab in charge of developing an artificial intelligence planning system for game applications.
I am presently a researcher of the Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences, and I am currently developing an augmented reality framework for instructional games. My current research interests include augmented reality, serious games, computer graphics and artificial intelligence.
JM Santos, Developer
I’m helping in the development of an engine for augmented reality instructional games. I received my B.S. degree in Computer Science at the Ateneo in 2016. I’m interested in games, anything that involves interactive multimedia, and graphic design.
Melvin Luis Mendoza, Student
I am part of the MAGIS development team, making educational augmented reality games. I received my BS Computer Science degree in 2016, and my BS Digital Games Design and Development degree in 2017. I also teach Computer Science electives, particularly those from the Interactive Multimedia track.
Jaclyn Ting Ting M. Lim, Research Assistant
I am a Research Assistant at the Ateneo de Manila University. I received my B.S. degree in Architecture at the University of Santo Tomas in 2001. I was previously a graphics designer at Matahari Studios Philippines, then at the MIME Lab and the Social Robotics Lab at the National University of Singapore. Afterwards, I became a licensed architect, first apprenticing at ARK LMFB Development Incorporated, and subsequently working as a project architect at Casas+ Architects.
I am presently a researcher of the Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences, and I am currently designing for augmented reality instructional games. My current research interests include augmented reality, serious games, computer graphics and design.
Victor “Icon” Ortega, Research Assistant
I am a lecturer in Ateneo de Manila University’s Department of Information Systems and Computer Science. I do all things game-related, from playing them to studying them to making them. My work as a research assistant is focused towards the game design of minigames and the game development of virtual and augmented reality apps. I graduated in 2017 with a degree in Computer Science, specialization in interactive multimedia.