Current Research (2000-present)

My research is focused on the study and support of decision making in complex and dynamic environments.

I founded the Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory, where we conduct experiments using computer simulations that represent different real-world dynamic decision making situations. For a more detailed description of my research and the projects the laboratory currently pursues, please see the lab website.


Past Research (1997-2000)

I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow working at the Center for Interactive Simulations in the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University (now Tepper School of Business). I researched cognitive workload effects on performance in Real-Time Dynamic Decision Making (RTDDM) environments.

The main objective of this research was to develop and test a cost-benefit theory of adaptation for individual and team decision making. In RTTDM the management of cognitive resources plays a key role in the acquisition of decision strategies. 


Research Centers and Affiliations


In Mexico

  • Candidate to the Mexican System of Investigators (SNI) in 1996.
  • Interactive and Cooperative Technologies Lab: ICT

In Mexico - USA



For the description of projects, please see the current projects pursued by DDMLab.



For a list of publications, please see the publications section of the DDMLab page.



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