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My Research Interests

My primary research interests lie in multimodal Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and games user research (GUR). My research is focused on the technical and multi-sensory aspects of designing, developing and testing user interfaces (UIs) from video games of any kind. For example, my current research includes simulation of physical wind in racing video games.

My research also concerns Auditory Display. This branch of computer science studies the design and use of sound parameters and sonification to convey information at the computer interface. I am particularly interested in the design and use of Auditory Display in multimodal human-computer interfaces (including virtual reality environments), with the purpose of supporting learning of the sciences, among other applications.

My short bio:

Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz graduated in Computer Systems engineering and obtained his MSc in Computer Science from the University of Colima, Mexico. Miguel received his PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the Centre for Research in Cognitive Science (COGS), University of Sussex, UK. Dr. Miguel Garcia-Ruiz took a virtual reality workshop at Salford University, England, and a computer graphics techniques internship at the Madrid Polytechnic University, Spain. Dr. Miguel Garcia-Ruiz has published various books and more thant 60 scientific papers in academic journals, and has directed a video documentary about an introduction to virtual reality. Dr. Miguel was a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Business and IT of the  University of Ontario, Canada, where he participated in a research project on combating social deviations with technology, He was an Assistant Professor with the College of Telematics, University of Colima, Mexico. Currently, Miguel is an Associate Professor with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science from Algoma University, Canada. Dr. Garcia-Ruiz was a member of Mexico's National System of Researchers (SNI) of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), and was awarded the Innovation Educator of the Year, given by the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) in 2015.


2019:

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Fernandez-Robles, J.L., Gaytan-Lugo, L.S., Hernandez-Gallardo, S.C., & Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2019). Quantitative literacy in third grade students using a Serious Game. RELATEC Revista Latinoamericana de Tecnologia Educativa, 18(1). PDF

Santana-Mancilla, P.C., Rodriguez-Ortiz, M.A., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Gaytan-Lugo, L.S., Fajardo-Flores, S.B., & Contreras-Castillo, J. (2019). Teaching HCI skills in higher education through game design: A study of students’ perceptions. Informatics, 6(2):22. PDF

Duran-Vega, L.A., Santana-Mancilla, P.C., Buenrostro-Mariscal, R., Contreras-Castillo, J.J., Anido-Rifon, L.E., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Montesinos-Lopez, O.A., & Estrada-Gonzalez, F. (2019). An IoT system for remote health monitoring in elderly adults through a wearable device and mobile application. Geriatrics, 4(2). PDF

Book chapters:

Garcia-Ruiz, M. A., Santana-Mancilla, P. C. & Gaytan-Lugo, L. S., (2019, April). A user study of virtual reality for visualizing digitized Canadian cultural objects. In Yang, K.C.C. (Ed.). Cases on Immersive Virtual Reality Techniques. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. PDF

Santana-Mancilla, P.C., Gaytan-Lugo, L.S., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Rodriguez-Ortiz, M. & Fajardo-Flores, S. (2019). Use of serious games for teaching and learning of competencies in higher education. In Castro, L.A. & Rodriguez, M.D. (Eds.) Human-computer Interaction and its Applications in Mexico. Mexico City: Mexican Association of Human-Computer interaction. PDF

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings publications:
 
Garcia-Ruiz, M. A., Santana-Mancilla, P. C. & Gaytan-Lugo, L. S. (2019). A usability study of an interactive auditory display for supporting learning of molecular structure. In Proceedings of EdMedia ‘19, The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. PDF






2018:

Peer-reviewed journal articles:
Santana-Mancilla, P. C., Montesinos-López, O. A., Garcia-Ruiz, M. A., Contreras-Castillo, J. J. & Gaytan-Lugo, L. A. (2018). Validation of an instrument for measuring the technology acceptance of a virtual learning environment. Acta Universitaria, 29, e1796. doi. http://doi.org/10.15174.au.2019.1796 PDF

Garcia-Ruiz, M. A., Santana-Mancilla, P. C. & Gaytan-Lugo, L. S. (2018). Integrating Microcontroller-Based Projects in a Human-Computer Interaction Course. International Journal of Industrial and Manufactoring Engineering, 12(10). PDF

Book chapters:
Garcia-Ruiz, M. A., Santana-Mancilla, P. C. & Gaytan-Lugo, L. S., (2018). Developing a digital library of digitized cultural objects: Lessons learned on preliminary user studies and 3D Scanning process. In C. Ippoliti (Ed.), Moving beyond the wow factor: the savvy librarian's guide to technology innovation in academic libraries. Lanham, ML: Rowman & Littlefield. PDF

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings publications:

Garcia-Ruiz, M. A., Santana-Mancilla, P. C. & Gaytan-Lugo, L. S. (2018). Integrating microcontroller-based projects in a human-computer interaction course. In proceedings of ICHCI 2018. Oct 15-16. London, United Kingdom. PDF

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. Interdisciplinarity collaboration in the development of a virtual reality application for learning molecular structure. In Proceedings of International Conference on Education, Teaching and Learning: Interdisciplinarity in a Knowledge-based Society. Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, 6-7 October. PDF

Iniguez-Carrillo, A.L., Gaytan-Lugo, L.S., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Maciel-Arellano, R. (2018). Development of a usable and accessible conversational interface for a Mexican university system. In Proceedings of ACM CHI 2018 CHI Across Borders Workshop, Montreal, Canada. PDF




2017:

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings publications:

Garcia-Ruiz, M. A., Santana-Mancilla, P. C., Gaytan-Lugo, L.S. (2017). A Usability study on low-cost virtual reality technology for visualizing digitized canadian cultural objects: Implications in education. In Proceedings of EdMedia 2017: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Washington, DC, U.S.A. PDF

Santana-Mancilla, P. C., Garcia-Ruiz, M. A. & Gaytan-Lugo, L. S. (2017). Use of low-cost hardware in human-computer interaction classes across Mexico and Canada. In ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (HCI across borders Symposium). Boulder, CO, U.S.A. PDF


2016:

Peer-reviewed published book:
Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (Ed.). (2016, May 3). Games user research: A case study approach. Boca Raton, FL: A K Peters/CRC Press. ISBN 9781498706407. Link

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings publication:
Garcia-Ruiz, M. A., Santana-Mancilla, P. C., & Gaytan-Lugo, L.S. (2016). Measuring Technology Acceptance of Makey Makey as an Input Device in a Human-Computer Interaction Class. In Proceedings of EdMedia 2016: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Vancouver, BC, Canada.  PDF

Peer-reviewed journal article:

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Jimenez Estrada, V., & Woodman, D. (2016). Towards development of an effective low-cost interactive whiteboard for promoting student engagement in sociology courses. Avances en Interaccion Humano-Computadora, 0(1), 35-36. PDF


2015:

Peer-reviewed journal articles:
Gaytan-Lugo, L. S., Santana-Mancilla, P. C., Santarrosa-Garcia, A., Medina-Anguiano, A., Hernandez-Gallardo, S. C., & Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2015). Developing a serious game to improve reading comprehension skills in third graders. Research in Computing Science, 89, pp. 71–79. PDF

Santana, P.C., Gonzalez, F.J., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Ordaz, A., Magana, M.A. (2015). Social cloud computing: an opportunity for technology enhanced competence based learning. IEEE Latin American Transactions, 13(1). PDF

Peer-reviewed book chapter:
Garcia-Ruiz, M. A., Santana, P. C. (2015). Introduction to usability in video games (in Spanish). In Munoz-Arteaga, J., Gonzalez-Calleros, J. M., Sanchez-Huitron, A. (eds.). Human-computer interaction in Mexico (La interaccion Humano-Computadora en Mexico). Naucalpan, Mexico: Pearson Education. PDF

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings publications:
Garcia-Ruiz, M. A., & Santana-Mancilla, P. C. (2015). Development and Usability Testing of Simulated Wind in a Racing Video Game. In Proceedings of The 2015 IEEE Games, Entertainment, and Media (GEM) Conference, Toronto, Canada.  PDF

Gaytan-Lugo, L.S., Hernandez, S.C., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2015). Towards Improving Global Comprehension in Third Graders through a Serious Game. In Proceedings of the 7th Latin American Conference on Human Computer Interaction (CLIHC 2015) November 18 – 21, Cordoba, Argentina. PDF


2014:

Peer-reviewed journal article:
Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Molina, I, Santana, P. (2014). Using effective stereoscopic molecular model visualizations in undergraduate classrooms. International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education, 5(1). PDF

Peer-reviewed book chapters:
Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Edwards, A., Aquino Santos, R. (2014). Overview of virtual reality environments for supporting comprehension of narrative lecture. In Chavez-Mendez & Acosta-Diaz, R. (eds.). Reading using paper-based, electronic and digital media (in Spanish). Colima, Mexico: University of Colima. PDF

Acosta-Díaz, R., Chavez-Mendez, M.G., Contreras-Castillo, J.J., Ordaz-Carrillo, A., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2014). Youth and the use and abuse of reading on mobile devices. In Chavez-Mendez & Acosta-Diaz, R. (eds.). Reading using paper-based, electronic and digital media (in Spanish). Colima, Mexico: University of Colima. PDF

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings publications:
Gaytan Lugo, L.S., Santana Mancilla, P.C., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Santarrosa Garcia, A. & Medina Anguiano, A. (2014, November). Developing a serious game to improve reading comprehension skills in third graders. In proceedings of V Mexican Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (MexIHC), NovaUniversitas, Oaxaca, Mexico.  PDF

Gaytan Lugo, L.S., Hernandez, S.C., Santana Mancilla, P.C. & Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2014, November). A contextual study and usability testing of videogames to inform the design of a serious game to improve reading comprehension. In Proceedings of Mexican International Conference on Computer Science (ENC'14). NovaUniversitas, Oaxaca, Mexico. PDF

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Santana, P., Aquino-Santos, R. (2014). Using mixed research methodologies in the development of olfactory displays for video games. In Proceedings of ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Toronto, April. PDF
 



2013:

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Cortes Duenas, H., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2013). Design and development of a haptic device for academic research. Lecture Notes on Information Theory, 1(3), 114-117. PDF

Per-reviewed published book:
Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (Ed.) (2013).  Cases on usability engineering: Design and development of digital products. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. ISBN13: 9781466640467. Link

Per-reviewed conference proceedings publications:
Rodriguez-Ortiz, M.A., Santana, P., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2013). El Encanto: a serious game for learning community intervention by social work students. In Proceedings of International Congress of Educational Research (COMIE), Mexico City. PDF

Garcia-Diaz, J.M., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Aquino-Santos, R., Edwards-Block, A. (2013). Evaluation of a driving simulator with a visual and auditory interface. In Proceedings of ACM 6th Latin American Conference on Human Computer Interaction (CLIHC 2013), Costa Rica. PDF

Armeria Zavala, L., Hernandez Gallardo, S.C., Garcia-Ruiz, M. (2013). Designing interactive activities within Scratch 2.0 for improving abilities to identify numerical sequences. In Proceedings of ACM IDC, New York.  PDF

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., and Santana, P.C. (2013). Design, evaluation and impact of educational olfactory interfaces. In Proceedings of the Nineteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Chicago, IL, August.  PDF

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Santana, P.C., Molina, I. (2013). Towards effective use of stereoscopic visualization of molecular models in educational settings. In Proceedings of Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2013), University of Toronto. PDF

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Martinez Venegas, L. (2013). Application of an online virtual reality environment for teaching a second language to high school students. In Proceedings of International Congress of Science Education. University of Colima, Mexico, May.   PDF



2012:

Peer-reviewed journal articles:
Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Valdez-Velazquez, L.L., Gomez-Sandoval, Z. (2012). A usability study on educational molecular visualization in a smartphone. Quimica Nova, 35(3), 648-653. PDF

Santana-Mancilla, P.C., Gonzalez-Vega, F.J., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2012). Enhancing social interaction in technology enhanced competence based learning. IEEE Learning Technology Newsletter, 14(2). PDF

Muro-Haro, B.P., Santana-Mancilla, P.C., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (August, 2012) Use of tangible interfaces to support reading comprehension of children with Down syndrome (in Spanish). El Hombre y la Maquina, 39, 19-25. Journal indexed in DOAJ, LATINDEX, PUBLINDEX, and REDALYC. PDF

Santana, P. C., Garcia-Ruiz, M. A., Acosta-Diaz, R., & Juarez, C. U., (2012). Service oriented architecture to support Mexican secondary education through mobile augmented reality. Elsevier Procedia Computer Science, 10, 721–727.  PDF

Peer-reviewed book chapter:
Alvarez Cardenas, O., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Carrillo, J.R., Mayoral Baldivia, G.M. (2012). Embedded System Using GNU/Linux for Automating Low Earth Orbit Satellite Tracking. In Aquino-Santos, R. and Edwards, A. (Eds.). Embedded Systems and Wireless Technology: Theory and practical applications.  Hershey, PA: IGI Global. PDF

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings
publication:
Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Aquino-Santos, R., Edwards, A. (2012). Towards usable olfactory human-computer interfaces for education. In Proceedings of Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2012), University of Guelph, Canada, June.  PDF

 

2011:

Peer-reviewed journal article:
Alvarez Cardenas, O., Carrillo Alcaraz, J.R., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2011). Propuesta para automatizar el seguimiento de satelites LEO. Telematica, 10(18).

Peer-reviewed book chapters:
Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Vargas martin, M., Olsson, P. (2011). Overview of child abuses in 3D social networks and online video games. In Dudley, A., Braman, J., & Vincenti, G. (eds.). Investigating cyber law and cyber ethics: Issues, impacts and practices. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Aquino-Santos, R., Villasenor-Gonzalez, L.A., Rangel-Licea, V., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Edwards-Block, A.(2011). Emerging Networks for Social Applications. In Cruz Cunha, M.M. And Moreira, F. (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts. Hershey, PA:  IGI Global.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Edwards, A., Aquino-santos, R., Tashiro, J., Kapralos, B. (2011). Towards usable collaborative virtual reality environments for promoting listening comprehension. In Vincenti, G., & Braman, J. (Eds.). Multi-User Virtual Environments for the Classroom: Practical Approaches to Teaching in Virtual Worlds. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.


Peer-reviewed conference proceedings publications:
Aquino, R., Garcia, M., Edwards, A. (2011). A proposed automotive user interface and routing protocol for collision warning and inter-vehicular communications. In Proceedings of 5th International Symposium of Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCAMI 2011), Mayan Riviera, Mexico.

Muro-Haro, B.P., Santana, P.C., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Magana, M., (2011). A proposed tangible system to support reading and writing teaching to children with Down syndrome. In Proceedings of ENC 2011.



2010 and downwards:

Peer-reviewed journal articles:
Cortes Duenas, H.H., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Acosta-Diaz, R., & Santana, P.C. (2010). Design and development of a haptic device with educational applications (in Spanish). Ibero American Journal of Systems, Cybernetics, and Informatics, 7(2).

Aquino-Santos, R., Villasenor-Gonzalez, L.A., Rangel-Licea, V., Gonzalez-Potes, A., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Edwards-Block, A. (2010). A novel topological multicast routing algorithm (tomuro). Journal of Applied Research and Technology (JART), 8(1), 44-55.

Aquino-Santos, R., Villasenor-Gonzalez, L.A., Rangel-Licea, V., Gonzalez-Potes, A., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Edwards-Block, A., & Gani, A. (2010). Enhanced version of the topological multicast routing algorithm (tomuro). Journal of Applied Research and Technology (JART), 84.

Santos, R., Gonzalez-Potes, A., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Edwards, A., Rangel-Licea, V., & Villasenor-Gonzalez, L.A. (2009). Hybrid routing algorithm for emergency and rural wireless networks. Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 1(89).

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Valdez-Velazquez, L.L., & Gomez-Sandoval, Z. (2008). Integration of molecular scientific visualization in the classroom (in Spanish). Quimica Nova, 31(8), Pp 2184-2189.

Aquino-Santos, R., Gonzalez, A., Villasenor, L., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Rangel, V., & Edwards, A. (2008). Analysis of topological and geographical multicast routing algorithms on wireless ad hoc networks. Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 2(82), Pp 23-28.

Aquino-Santos, R., Gonzalez Potes, A., Rangel-Licea, V., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Villasenor-Gonzalez, L.A.,  & Edwards-Block, A. (2008). Wireless communication protocol based on edf for wireless body sensor networks. Journal of Applied Research and Technology (JART), 6(2), Pp 120-130.

Aquino-santos, R., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Gonzalez-Potes, A., Alvarez-Cardenas, O., Edwards Block, A., Sandoval-Carrillo, S., & Mayoral-Baldivia, M.G. (2008). Measurements for vehicular ad hoc networks in motorway environments. International Transactions on Computer Science and Engineering, 48(1), Pp 13-17.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Edwards, A., Aquino-Santos, R., & El-Seoud, S.A. (2008). Collaborating and learning a second language in a Wireless Virtual Reality Environment. Int. J. Mobile Learning and Organisation (IJMLO), 2(4), Pp 369-377.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Edwards, A., Aquino-Santos, R., Vargas Martin, M., & El Seoud, S.A. (2008). Auditory display as a tool for teaching network intrusion detection. IJET International Journal of Educational Technology, 3(2), Pp 59-62.

Aquino-Santos, R., Edwards-Block, A., & Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2007). A performance study of multicast routing algorithms on wireless ad hoc network. Computacion y Sistemas, 11(2), Pp 105-116.

El-Seoud, S.A., Anguera Iglesias, C., Franco, M., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Edwards, A. (2007). Employing collaborative learning strategies in online conflict resolution. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (IJET), 2(4).

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Gutierrez Diaz, S., Lopez Hernandez, H.C., Rivera Ibanez, S., & Ruiz Tadeo, A.C. (2007). State of the art of robot technology applied to greenhouses. Avances en Investigacion Agropecuaria, 11(3).

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2007). Virtual reality technology applied to education: The future is here (in Spanish). Iridia, 2(4).

Aquino-Santos, R., Edwards, A., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Alvarez-Cardenas, O., Sandoval-Carrillo, S., & Mayoral Baldivia, M.G. (2007). Topological multicast routing algorithms on wireless ad hoc networks. International Transactions on Computer Science and Engineering, 40(1).

Edwards, A., Peralta, F., Aquino, R., Ramos, A., & Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2007). Promoting cultural intelligence within the EFL/ESL curriculum. Mextesol Journal, 31(3).

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Gutierrez-Pulido, J.R. (2006). An overview of auditory display to assist comprehension of molecular information. Interacting with Computers, Elsevier, 18(4). PDF

Pulido, J.R., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Herrera, R., Cabello, E., Legrand, S., & Elliman, D. (2006). Ontology languages for the semantic web: A never completely updated review. Knowledge-Based Systems Journal, Elsevier, 19.

Edwards, A., Acosta, R., Santos, A., & Garcia-Ruiz, M., (2006). An open source information system for online counseling for a Mexican university. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 1(3).

Garcia-Ruiz, MA., Bustos Mendoza, C., Andrade Arechiga, M., & Acosta Diaz, R. (2006). An overview of virtual reality applied to teaching of molecular properties (in Spanish). Revista de Educacion Quimica, 17(1).

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Bustos Mendoza, C., & Lopez Rosas, D. (2005). Design of a Virtual X-ray room for the teaching of radiology safety (in Spanish). Revista de Bioingenieria y Fisica Medica Cubana. 6(2).

Acosta Diaz, R., Favela, J., Damian Reyes, P., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Gutierrez Pulido, J.R., & Gallardo, A.R. (2005). MIND: A tool for creating multimedia digital libraries of theses (in Spanish). Revista Iberoamericana de Sistemas, Cibernetica e Informatica.

Santos, R.A., Alvarez, O., Edwards, A., Gonzalez, A., Garcia-Ruiz, M., Galaviz, A., Cosio, M., & Martinez, A. (2005). A novel routing algorithm for wireless ad-hoc networks. International Transactions on Computer Science and Engineering. 26(1).

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (1998). Virtual reality in education: An overview (in Spanish). Educacion 2001, 43.

Peer-reviewed published books:

Vargas Martin, M., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Edwards, A. (Eds.) (2010). Technology for Facilitating Humanity and Combating Social Deviations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. ISBN-10: 160-960-0940. ISBN-13: 978-160-9600-945.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Aquino Santos, R., Gonzalez Potes, A., Edwards, A., Alvarez Cardenas, O., Mayoral Baldivia, M.G., & Sandoval Carrillo, S. (2009). Selected topics in mobile and ubiquitous computing (in Spanish). Colima, Mexico: University of Colima, Direccion General de Publicaciones. ISBN-13: 978-607-7565-35-2.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2006). Molecular binder: A multimodal virtual environment to assist learning. Colima, Mexico: University of Colima, Direccion General de Publicaciones. ISBN-10: 970-692215-6.     


Peer-reviewed book chapters:

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Tashiro, J., Kapralos, B., & Vargas Martin, M. (2010). Crouching tangents, hidden danger: Assessing development of dangerous misconceptions within serious games for healthcare education. In Hai-Jew, S. (Ed.). Virtual Immersive and 3D Learning Spaces: Emerging Technologies and Trends. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. PDF

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Vargas Martin, M., Aquino-Santos, R., Alvarez-Cardenas, O., Edwards, A., & Mayoral-Baldivia, M.G. (2010). An overview of auditory feedback for intrusion detection with applications to wireless networks. In Pierre, S. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Next Generation Mobile Networks and Ubiquitous Computing. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Edwards, A., Aquino-Santos, R., El-Seoud, S., & Vargas Martin, M. (2010). Desktop virtual reality applications for training personnel of small business. In Ritke-Jones, W. (Ed.) Handbook of research on virtual environments for corporate education: Employee learning and solutions. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.  PDF

Aquino-Santos, R., Rangel-Licea, V., Mendez-perez, A., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Edwards-Block, A., Flores-Flores, E. (2010). Analyzing IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.16e technologies for single-hop inter-vehicle communication. In Watfa, M. (ed). Advances in vehicular Ad-hoc networks: Developments and challenges. Hershey, PA: IGIGlobal.

ALJa’am, J.M., ElSeoud, S., Edwards, A., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Jaoua, A. (2009). An assistive computerized system for children with intellectual and learning disabilities. In Mokhtari, M. et al. (eds.) Ambient Assistive Health and Wellness Management in the Heart of the City. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, no. 5597/2009, Springer-Verlag.

Aquino-Santos, R., Rangel-Licea, V., Mendez, A., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Edwards-Block, A. (2009).  Analyzing IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.16e technologies for single-hop inter-vehicular communications. In  Watfa, M. K. (Ed.) Advances in vehicular ad-hoc networks: Developments and challenges. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Aquino-Santos, R., Rangel-Licea, V., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Gonzalez-Potes, A., Alvarez-Cardenas, O., Edwards, A., Mayoral-Baldivia, M.G., & Sandoval-Carrillo, S. (2009). Inter-vehicular Communications using Wireless Ad Hoc Networks. In Guo, H. (ed.) Automotive Informatics and Communicative Systems: Principles in Vehicular Networks and Data Exchange. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. ISBN: 978-1-60566-338-8-h/c.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Edwards, A., Aquino-Santos, R., & El-Seoud, S.A. (2008). Wireless Collaborative Virtual Environments Applied to Language Education. In Ahmad, A.M.A. & Ibrahim, I.K. (eds.) Multimedia Transcoding in Mobile and Wireless Networks. Hershey, PA, U.S.A.: IGI Global. ISBN: 978-1-59904-984-7

Qi, L., Vargas Martin, M., Kapralos, B., Green, M., & Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2007). Toward sound-assisted intrusion detection systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, no. 4804, Springer-Verlag.

Perez Ruvalcaba, S.L., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Vera Noriega, A. (2004). Application of multisensory virtual reality in the management of stress of academic exams (In Spanish). La Psicologia Social en Mexico, 10, ISBN: 968-5411-09-1.
             
Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (1997). The concept of multimedia in the digital era. In Feria, L. (Ed.) Services and Information Technologies: A Latin American Experience (in Spanish). Direccion General de Publicaciones, University of Colima, Mexico. ISBN: 968-6190-79-1.

Peer-reviewed conference and workshop publications:

Vargas Martin, M., Jóhannsdottir, K., Reynaga, G.B.,Tashiro, J., and  Garcia-Ruiz, M.A.  (2010). Unconscious Mistakes: Authenticating with Something you Don’t Know? Or an Infallible Liveness Test? In Proceedings of Canadian Conference on 23rd Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), Calgary, AB.

Edwards, A., Morfin Diaz, J.A., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Aquino Santos, R. (2010). Language Box: An Online repository for listening comprehension materials and activity generator. In Proceedings of ICL 2010, Hasselt, Belgium.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Vargas Martin, M., Kapralos, B., Tashiro, J.S., & Acosta-Diaz, R. (2010). Best practices for applying sonification to support teaching and learning of network intrusion detection. In Proceedings of Ed-Media 2010 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, June 29-July 2, Toronto, Canada.

Cortes Duenas, H.H., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Acosta-Diaz, R., & Santana, P.C. (2010). Design and development of a haptic device with educational applications (in Spanish). In Proceedings of Ninth Ibero American Conference on Systems, Cybernetics and Informatics (CISCI), Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

Lam, J., Collins, C., Kapralos, B., Hogue, A., & Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2010). Wiimote-controlled stereoscopic visualization with sonic augmentation. ACM FuturePlay 2010, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 5-8.

Brown, A., Vargas Martin, M., Kapralos, B., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. & Green, M. (2009). SONIDO: Using sonification to enhance teaching and learning of network intrusion detection. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Humans and Computers (HC 2009). December 9-10 2009, Hamamatsu, Japan.

Brown, A., Vargas Martin, M., Kapralos, B., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Green, M. (2009). Towards music-assisted intrusion detection (Poster). IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, Oakland, CA, U.S.A.

Aquino-Santos, R., Gonzalez-Potes, A., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Edwards-Block, A., Alvarez-Cardenas, O., Mayoral-Baldivia, M.G., Sandoval-Carrillo, S., & Ortigosa-Martinez, F. (2009). Monitoring physical variables in greenhouse environments. In proceedings of IIbero-American Conference on Trends in Engineering Education and Collaboration, ISTEC General Assembly, Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Vargas Martin, M., Ibrahim, A., Edwards, A., & Aquino-Santos, R. (2009). Combating child exploitation in Second Life. In Proceedings of IEEE Toronto International Conference – Science and Technology for Humanity (TIC-STH).

AlJa'am, J., Jaoua, A. ElSofany, H., Alsuwaidi, H., Alkuwari, N. Hamda Aldosari, H., ElSeoud, S., Edwards, A., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Lazarus, B. (2009). A Tutorial-Based System for Children with Intellectual Disability. In proceedings of the ICTA 2009: The second International Conference on Information and Communication Technology & Accessibility, Hammamet, Tunisia.

Mendoza-Gonzalez, R., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Vargas Martin, M. (2009). A measurement model for secure and usable e-commerce websites. In Proceedings of 22nd Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering IEEE CCECE 09.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Edwards, A., Aquino-Santos, Alvarez-Cardenas, O., &Mayoral Baldivia, G.M. (2008). Integrating the Sense of Smell in Virtual Reality for Second Language Learning. In Proceedings of Elearn 2008, Las Vegas, NV. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Iniguez-Carrillo, A. (2008). Usability evaluation of an educational virtual environment for English learning. In Proceedings of 2nd Mexican Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction (MexIHC), Mexicali, Mexico.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., El-Seoud, S.A., Edwards, A. AL-JA'AM, J.M., & Aquino-Santos, R.(2008). Integrating the sense of smell in an educational human-computer interface. In Proceedings of International Interactive Computer Aided Learning International Conference (ICL), Villach, Austria.

Qi, L., Vargas Martin, M., Kapralos, B., Garcia-Ruiz ,M.A., & Green, M. (2007). Toward sound-assisted intrusion detection systems. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Information Security (IS '07), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, November 26-27, 2007, pp 1634-1645.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Edwards, A., Aquino-Santos, R., Vargas Martin, M., & El Seoud, S.A. (2007). Using auditory display to teach network intrusion detection. International Interactive Computer Aided Learning International Conference (ICL), Villach, Austria.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Edwards, A., El-Seoud, S.A., & Aquino Santos, R. (2007). Collaborating and learning a second language in a wireless virtual reality environment. Second International Conference on Interactive Mobile and Computer Aided Learning, Amman, Jordan.

El Seoud, S.A., Anguera Iglesias, C., Franco i Casamitjana, Edwards, A., & Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2007). Collaborative e-learning: Possibilities and limitations of online conflict resolution. Second International Conference on Interactive Mobile and Computer Aided Learning, Amman, Jordan.

Garcia-Ruiz,M.A., Vargas Martin, M., & Kapralos, B. (2007). Towards multimodal interfaces for intrusion detection. 122nd Convention Audio Engineering Society, Vienna, Austria.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Edwards, A., & Aquino Santos, R. (2007). Using sonification to teach network intrusion detection: A preliminary usability study. Ed-Media 2007, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vancouver, Canada.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Vargas Martin, M., & Green, M. (2006). Towards a multimodal human-computer interface to analyze intrusion detection in computer networks. First Human-Computer Interaction Workshop MexIHC, Puebla, Mexico. Organized by CHI-Mexico chapter and Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico.

Edwards-Block, A., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Aquino-Santos, R. (2006). A collaborative online virtual reality platform for developing listening comprehension skills. 9th International Conference on Interactive Computer aided Learning (ICL2006). Carinthia Tech Institute, Villach, Austria.

Acosta-Diaz,R., Edwards, A., Aquino Santos, R., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Gutierrez-Pulido, J.R., & Contreras-Castillo, J.J. (2006) An online counseling platform for a Mexican university. Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) International Conference, Washington, D.C., May.    

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Acosta-Diaz, R., Andrade-Arechiga, M., & Contreras-Castillo, J.J. (2006). Application of a collaborative virtual environment for learning molecular biology. Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) International Conference, Washington, D.C., May.   

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Edwards, A. (2006). Using audiovisual cues in virtual reality for learning English as a second language. I International Conference Teachers of English to Spanish Speakers (TESS). University of Jaen, Spain.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Perez Ruvalcaba, S.L. (2005). Application of multimodal virtual reality for students stress treatment (in Spanish). VII International Workshop on Computer Science, University of Colima, Mexico, November.

Garcia-Ruiz, M. A., & Alvarez Cardenas, O. (2005). Application of virtual reality to support collaborative work of small and medium enterprises (in Spanish). Sixth Computer Science International Congress, Colima Institute of Technology, Mexico.

Perez Ruvalcaba, S.L., Solorio Perez, D., Nunez A.C., & Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2005). Application of multisensorial virtual reality in the treatment of student stress during exams. XIX Forum of University Specialists on Foreign Languages Teaching (FEULE), University of  Colima, Mexico.

Edwards Block,A., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Estrada Gonzalez, F. (2005). Virtual reality applications in the foreign language Classroom. XIX Forum of University Specialists on Foreign Languages Teaching (FEULE), University of  Colima, Mexico.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Bustos Mendoza, R. (2005). Application of a collaborative virtual environment for learning molecular biology, Medicine Meets Virtual Reality XIII, Long Beach, CA., U.S.A.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2005). Usability analysis of digital libraries. International Forum of Information Technologies. Interfaces, University of Colima, Mexico.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Bustos Mendoza, C.R., Luquin Perez, J.M., Perez Ruvalcaba, S.L., Patino Cardenas, D.R., & Vera Noriega, A. (2004). An exploratory study of virtual reality application in stress management during exams (In Spanish). Third Ibero American Conference of Systems, Cybernetics and Informatics (CISCI), July. Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

Acosta Diaz, R., Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Banda Montes, C.A., Barajas Alcala, O.A., Ramirez Alcaraz, J.M., Damian Reyes, P., & Bustos Mendoza, C.R. (2004). Implementation of a high performance cluster to solve computational scientific problems. Third Ibero American Conference of Systems, Cybernetics and Informatics (CISCI), July. Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

Cervantes Medina, L.A., & Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2004). Development of a collaborative virtual reality tool to support medical diagnosis (In Spanish). International Workshop of Computer Science, Workshop of Medical Computing and Medical Informatics. University of Colima, Mexico.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Acosta Daz, R. et al. (2004). Exploring multimodal virtual environments for learning biochemistry concepts. Proceedings of Ed-Media, Lugano, Switzerland, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Bustos Mendoza, C.R. (2004). Using hardware-based voice recognition to interact with a virtual environment. Proceedings of Workshop on Intelligent Computing (IVEVA), Mexico City, Mexico, Mexican Society of Artificial Intelligence.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., & Acosta Diaz, R. (2003). Implementing accessibility to a digital library using virtual reality techniques. Ninth International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM), Montreal, Canada.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Ceja Castillo, A.E., & Mendoza Chavez, C.I. (2003). Voice recognition systems in virtual environments (in Spanish). Fifth International Workshop of Computer Science, University of Colima, Mexico.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2002). Binding virtual molecules sounds good!: Exploring a novel way to convey molecular bonding to students. Proceedings of E-learn 2002, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 16-19 October, Montreal, Canada.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2001). Using non-speech sounds to convey molecular properties in a virtual environment. International Conference of New Technologies in Science Education (CINTEC), University of Aveiro, Portugal, 4-6 July.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (2000). Simulating molecular bonding using spatial audio in a desktop virtual environment. Proceedings of the Fourth Human Centred Technology Postgraduate Workshop, University of Sussex, School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences, Inglaterra.

Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (1999).   Digital libraries and virtual environments for the teaching of molecular biology.  Ninth Colloquium of library automation, University of Colima.
 
Garcia-Ruiz, M.A. (1999). Molecular biology learning goes virtual. In Proceedings of the 3rd Postgraduate Workshop on Human Centred Technologies. School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences. University of Sussex,  Brighton, England.


Contact information:

Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz, BEng, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor
Algoma University
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Office: WW105G
1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, P6A 2G4
Phone: 705-949-2301 ext. 4312
Email: miguel dot garcia at algomau.ca

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