Claudio Feijóo holds an MSc and PhD in Telecommunication Engineering and an MSc in Quantitative Economics. He is Full Professor at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) where he researches on the future socio-economic impact of emerging information society technologies. Since 2014 he lives in China where he serves as Co-Director of the Sino-Spanish Campus at Tongji University in Shanghai as well as responsible for Asia affairs at UPM as Rector’s Delegate.
Laura Millán is an industrial design engineer from UPM. She holds a master in international leadership and her main research is about design methodologies applied to business models. She currently manages the Xiji Incubator, an incubator for foreign companies based in Tongji, Shanghai.
JOAN BRUNO RODRÍGUEZ After obtaining his master degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Joan Bruno oriented his career into the study, development and application of Design Methods, positioning conceptual design as a key driver for innovation. The need of attaining integrative visions stimulates his basic research, in which he constantly looks for new connections that link creativity, science and technology from a humanist perspective. As a practitioner, he has been responsible for the development of conceptual design methods in Altran, speaker in international conferences, advisor for the creation of innovation teams, and lecturer at Technical University of Madrid (UPM). As a PhD researcher, he has visited the College of Design & Innovation of Tongji University in Shanghai. In the field of social innovation, he has created several projects, using Design Methods as a natural complement to creativity. In his research, Joan Bruno intends to establish new relations between the art of Design Thinking and the practice of engineering formulation. He is passionate about discovering new cultures and knowledges, that remind him the need of amplifying our perspectives to face inspiring challenges.
Dr. Santos-Sopena holds a B.A., and M.A., in Foreign Languages and Literatures (English) from Universidad Complutense (Spain), a M.A., in Spanish Language and Literature from The Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.), a Ph.D., Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture - Comparative and Cultural Studies from University of Maryland - College Park, and a Certificate in Arts Administration from New York University (NYU).
He organizes international and educational programs, coordinates cultural events, and designs communication, social media and digital marketing strategies to promote several international students' services and arts management initiatives.
As an educator, he holds a very active research agenda in using technology in language, culture, history, film, and literature higher education courses and Applied Linguistics. He is interested in Online, Blended-Hybrid, and e-Learning courses.