University of Puerto Rico

Contacts

University of Puerto Rico Resource Center for Science and Engineering PO Box 23334 San Juan, PR 00931-3334

cawt@upr.edu

RP - (787) 765-5170 - Ext. 2117
MA - (787) 832-4040 - Ext. 3766

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// our Cawt team

Center for the Advancement of Wearable Technologies

Arturo Hernández-Madonado

UPR-Mayagüez
Project Director

Madeline Torres-Lugo

UPR-Mayagüez
Co-PD, IRG1

Brad R. Weiner

UPR-Río Piedras
Co-PD, IRG2

Liz Díaz

UPR-Río Piedras Education and Outreach

María Amador

UPR-Mayagüez Innovation Ecosystem

Emmanuel Arzuaga

UPR-Mayagüez
IRG3

Abel Baerga

UPR-Medical Sci.
IRG1

Zhongfang Chen

UPR-Río Piedras IRG2, IRG3

Gladys Colón

External
Evaluator

Maria del C. Cotto

UAGM-Gurabo
IRG2

Lisandro Cunci

UAGM-Gurabo
IRG1, IRG3

Ubaldo Córdova

UPR-Mayagüez
IRG3 Co-Leader

Yeiza M. Hernández- Bianchi

UPR-AC Project Administrator

Sra. Noelma Galiano

UPR-Mayaguez Administrator

Moraima de Hoyos

UPR-Mayagüez Innovation Ecosystem

Abniel Machin de Jesús

UAGM-Cupey,
IRG2

Maribella Domenech

UPR-Mayagüez
IRG1 Co-Leader

Eduardo Juan

UPR-Mayagüez
IRG1

Ram Katiyar

UPR-Río Piedras IRG2 Co-Leader

Manuel Lobato

UPR-Rio Piedras Innovation Ecosystem

Juan López-Encarnación

UPR-Cayey
IRG2

César Lozano Paulino

UAGM-Gurabo
IRG2

Vilmali López

UPR-Río Piedras
IRG1

José Lugo

UPR-Mayagüez
IRG3

Francisco M. Marquez

UAGM-Gurabo
IRG2

Gerardo Morell

UPR-Río Piedras
IRG2 Co-Leader

Eduardo Nicolau

UPR-Río Piedras
IRG1

Santander Nieto

Univ. del Turabo
IRG2

Luis Pericchi

UPR-Río Piedras
IRG3

Rita Frontera

UPR-Central Administration

Pedro J. Resto

UPR-Mayagüez
IRG1

Manuel Rodríguez-Martínez

UPR-Mayagüez
IRG3 Co-Leader

Luis Rosa

UPR-Humacao
IRG2

Juan A. Santana Palacio

UPR-Cayey
IRG2

Heydi Sierra

UPR-Mayagüez
IRG1, IRG3

Wandaliz Torres

UPR-Mayagüez
IRG3

Josee Vedrine-Pauleus

UPR-Humacao
IRG2

José Vega

UPR-Mayagüez Innovation Ecosystem

Julian Velev

UPR-Río Piedras
IRG3

Mari L. Zapata

UPR-Mayagüez Innovation Ecosystem

Camilo Mora

UPR-Mayagüez
IRG1

Xianyong Wu

UPR-Rio Piedras
IRG2

A. Ahmed ElSaid

UPR-Mayagüez
IRG3

Jose E. Lugo Martinez

UPR-Rio Piedras
IRG3

Dr. José M. Rivera

UPR - Rio Piedras
IRG1

Dr. David Suleiman

UPR - Mayaguez
IRG2

Dr. J. Guillermo Araya

UPR - Mayaguez
IRG3
// CAWT EOD Main Goal

Contribute to the diversity of the national
workforce in HTI and ML.

Emilia Clarke
Overall goals and strategies 1
CAWT - Advance science research towards wearable technologies.
* Strengthen existing and develop new critical science research facilities to carry out cutting-edge research in WT.
* Promote the development of interdisciplinary R&D at the Human-Technology Interface(HTI) at UPR’s research universities and 4-year colleges.
Emilia Clarke
Overall goals and strategies 2
CAWT - Contribute to the diversity of the national STEM workforce.
* Introduce concepts and principles related to the HTI and Machine Learning (ML) in K-12 and University level curricula.
* Enable Hispanic students to obtain graduate degrees in fields related to the HTI and ML.
Emilia Clarke
Overall goals and strategies 3
CAWT - Develop leadership in the field of wearable technologies.
* Partner and collaborate with national laboratories and centers, including the Georgia Institute of Technology Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) and Manufacturing Institute (GTMI).
* Mentor postdocs, graduate fellows and young faculty with strategic partners.
*Establish cross-sector partnerships, including with industry.
Emilia Clarke
Overall goals and strategies 4
CAWT - Enable the Jurisdiction to attain long-term sustainability for wearable technology R&D applications.
* Mature three IRGs into internationally competitive research groups.
* Develop infrastructure to insert PR into the Big Data revolution.
* Attain research cohesiveness to partner and compete successfully for national science and engineering centers and institutes.
Overall goals and strategies 5
CAWT - Contribute to PR’s economic development by enhancing the capacity for innovation and technology transfer in wearable devices.
* Partner with the industrial sector in PR, particularly medical devices, to commercialize intellectual products from CAWT.
* Contribute to the implementation of the Jurisdiction S&T policy, particularly in the strengthening of science, technology and innovation in PR’s economic development strategy.