Juan Pablo Peña is part of the Visiting Students Research Program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). During his Internship, he is conducting his research at the Sensors Lab, in the Electrical Engineering Department, CEMSE, KAUST. 

Education and Early Career

Juan Pablo Peña graduated from Mecatronichs Engineering B.S. at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City on May 2019. Additionally, on 2019 summer he worked on an augmented reality simulation for visual impairments created during his research internship at Ryerson University, Canada. Similarly, on 2018 he participated in an exchange program at Nagoya University in Japan resulted in the publication of his research about disabilities solution. At this moment, he is looking for a M.S. position in Computer Science.

Research Interests

Juan Pablo Peña is interested in programming and developing, in particular when related with computer vision and its broad potential applications, like object detection and augmented reality for instance.

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

  • Computer Vision
  • VR/AR environment design
  • Industrial automation
  • Product development
  • Interdisciplinary problem solving

Education Profile

  • B.S. Mechatronic Engineer, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, 2019.
  • MITACS Internship — Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2019.
  • Academic Exchange Program —Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, 2018.

Awards and Distinctions

  • First place award winner in ExpoDIMEI, Engineering Faculty, National Autonomous University of Mexico, industrial category. With the project in industrial automation “Krispy Krispy Froggy Flakes”.
  • Micro-energy generator prototype. Key team member in a project about energy harvesting using design and engineering methodologies in collaboration with an international recognized water company in México as partner organization.