LUIS FRANCISCO-REVILLA


  4411 Spicewood Springs Rd. #1405 · Austin, Texas, 78759, USA
  Phone +1-512-232-2983 · FAX +1-512-471-3971 · revilla@ischool.utexas.edu
Curriculum Vitae PDF version


AREAS OF
INTEREST
My research interests revolve around Human-Centered computing. They include, but are not limited to, Hypermedia, Internet, Intelligent User Interfaces, Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, CSCW, and Artificial Intelligence.

EDUCATION Computer Science, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University
Dissertation: Multi-model Adaptive Spatial Hypertext
Advisor:        Dr. Frank M. Shipman, III
College Station, Texas, USA
12/04
Computer Science, Master of Science
Texas A&M University

Thesis:  Mars Medical Assistant
Advisor: Dr. Frank M. Shipman, III
College Station, Texas, USA
12/98
Electronic and Communications Engineering, Bachelors
Universidad Iberoamericana

Thesis: Sistema de Control y Monitoreo Programable
Mexico City, Mexico
05/92

RESEARCH
EXPERIENCE
Multi-Model Adaptive Spatial Hypermedia (MASH)
Texas A&M University. Disertation
Investigated how to improve information delivery in contexts such as the Web which rely on general purpose presentations that require readers to adapt to them. Presented MASH, a innovative approach that combines the augmented expressiveness of spatial hypermedia with the flexibility of adaptive hypermedia. Investigated how to automatically resolve conflicts between adaptation suggestions that originate from multiple independent models. Produced a robust theoretical framework, designed and implemented a functional system and evaluated the approach qualitative and quantitative. MASH has generated several publications – five publications currently in print and several more in preparation.
Visual Knowledge Builder (VKB)
Texas A&M University. Center for the Study of Ditial Libraries
Investigated the authoring, use and distribution of spatial hypermedia information. Designed and developed the third release of VKB, a presentation-oriented spatial hypermedia system implemented in Java. VKB has generated a large volume of publications and it provides a robust platform used by several researchers.
Path Manager
Texas A&M University. Center for the Study of Ditial Libraries
Investigated how to aid managers of distributed digital collections by providing mechanisms that automatically assess the relevance of changes of electronic documents such as Web pages. Created innovative approaches for measuring the syntactic and semantic distance between two versions of a document or between a document and a sub-collection. In addition, Path Manager addressed the issue of finding lost items and/or locating appropriate replacements. Path Manager has produced four publications, two system pre-releases and is currently on its third iteration of implementation and evaluation.
Walden's Paths
Texas A&M University. Center for the Study of Ditial Libraries
Explored how to create coherent presentations using digital materials such as Web pages, which have been created by third parties having alternative audiences and settings in mind. Designed and implemented a system that supports the authoring and reading of these presentations (called paths) in distributed environments. Devised approaches that by gathering, ordering, and annotating the Web pages, support path authors (e.g. teachers) to recontextualize the materials to meet their particular audience and settings. The Walden’s Paths project has been very prolific, resulting in the publication of thirteen papers.
Mars Medical Assistant (MMA)
Texas A&M University. Masters Thesis
Explored the use of multiple models to adapt the content and presentation of hypermedia documents. Investigated how to deliver medical information regarding diagnosis, treatment, and reference to astronauts on a mission to Mars. Designed and implemented a system that adapted the information delivery in response to characteristics of the user (e.g. knowledge, etc.), the situation (e.g. emergency, communication conditions, etc.) and task (e.g. diagnosing a patient, individually learning a procedure, etc.). Published and disseminated the project findings through three independent publications including my thesis.
Research Summer Internship
FX Palo Alto Laboratory
Conducted research in the area of digital video, mixed media, and the Internet. Investigated and implemented novel approaches to the presentation of mixed media on digital environments. Details of the project cannot be presented here due to a non-disclosure agreement.

TEACHING
EXPERIENCE
University of Texas
Assistant Professor
Austin, Texas, USA
01/06 -         
Teaching at graduate level: Intelligent User Interfaces and Adaptive Hypermedia
Texas A&M University
Teaching Assistant
College Station, Texas, USA
08/97 - 06/98
Teaching at freshman level: Pascal laboratory.
Universidad Iberoamericana
Lecturer
Mexico City, Mexico
01/92 - 01/94
Teaching at senior and junior level: Linear Control, Control Fundamentals, Circuit Analysis, C and Computer Architecture. Teaching at junior and sophomore level: Circuit Analysis laboratory and Linear Control laboratory.

PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE
University of Texas. School of Information
Assistant Professor
Austin, Texas, USA
01/06 -        
Research and Teaching: Work on WARP, DCM, and VKB projects.
Texas A&M. Center for the Study of Digital Libraries
Postdoctoral Research Associate
College Station, Texas, USA
02/05 - 01/06
Research, Design and Development: Work on MASH, VKB, Path Manager and Walden's Paths projects.
Texas A&M. Center for the Study of Digital Libraries
Research Assistant
College Station, Texas, USA
08/98 - 12/04
Research, Design and Development: Work on MASH, Path Manager and Walden's Paths projects.
FX Palo Alto Laboratory
Research Summer Internship
Palo Alto, California, USA
05/01 - 08/01
Research: I conducted research in the area of digital video, multimedia and the Internet.
NCR
Consultant
Mexico City, Mexico
01/96 - 08/96
Industry Planning, Project Management, Solution Design and Solution Development: Description: I worked as a Consultant for the entire Latin America Area for the Retail industry. I served as a mediator between international software companies and the Latin America market.
NCR / AT&T G.I.S.
Industry Manager
Mexico City, Mexico
01/95 - 01/96
Major Accounts Management, Sales, Product Marketing and Project Management: I handled several major accounts (such as JC Penney's, 7-Eleven and others) in Mexico with responsibilities for several million dollars. I worked closely with my customers and international software providers at high management level (CEO and MIS)
NCR / AT&T G.I.S.
Solution Specialist
Mexico City, Mexico
02/94 - 01/95
Sales Support, Application Design, Maintenance and Customer Support: I had extensive participation in the project for the Fiscal Approbation of NCR's Point Of Sale equipment.
Universidad Iberoamericana
Full time lecturer / Electronic Laboratories Coordinator
Mexico City, Mexico
11/92 - 01/94
Teaching and Management: I taught at senior and junior level and was the manager for the staff and equipment of the Electronics and Communications Engineering Laboratory.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
  1. Francisco-Revilla, L., and Shipman F.M., "Conflict Management in Multi-model Adaptive Hypermedia", submitted for publication to the Journal of Digital Information, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA. http://journals.tdl.org/jodi/article/view/jodi-174
  2. Karadkar U.P., Francisco-Revilla, L., Furuta R., Shipman F.M., Arora A., Dash S., Dave P. and Luke E., "Metadocuments Supporting Digital Library Information Discovery", in International Journal on Digital Libraries, Vol. 4, No. 1 (August 2004), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 25-30. DOI PDF
  3. Karadkar U.P., Francisco-Revilla, L., Furuta R., Hsieh, H., Shipman F.M., "Evolution of the Walden's Paths Authoring Tools", In Computers in the Social Studies Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 2001), www.cssjournal.com. (Also published in Proceedings of WebNet 2000 - World Conference on the WWW and Internet, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 30-November 4, 2000, ACM Press, New York, USA, pp. 299-304) PDF
  4. Shipman F.M., Furuta R., Hsieh, H., Francisco-Revilla, L., Karadkar U.P., Rele, A., Shenoy, G., and Brenner, D.A., "Using the Internet in the Classroom: Variety in the Use of Walden's Paths", In Computers in the Social Studies Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 2001), www.cssjournal.com. (Also published in in Proceedings of Ed-Media '99, Seattle, Washington USA, June 19-24, 1999, pp. 335-340) HTML

REFEREED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
  1. Bogen,P.L., Francisco-Revilla, L., Furuta, R., Hubard, T., Karadkar, U.P., and Shipman, F.M. "Longitudinal Study of Changes in Blogs", in Proceedings of the 7th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2007, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 18-23, 2007, ACM Press, New York, USA, pp. 135-136. DOI PDF
  2. Francisco-Revilla, L. "Spatial Hypermedia for the Visually Impaired", in Proceedings of 2006 Symposium on Interactive Visual Information Collections and Activity, IVICA, College Station, TX, October 20-22, 2006 PDF
  3. 3. Davis, S., Bogen, P., Cifuentes, L., Francisco-Revilla, L., Furuta, R., Hubbard, T., Karadkar, U.P., Pogue, D., and Shipman, F.Francisco-Revilla, L., and Shipman, F.M. "Template-based Authoring of Educational Artifacts", in Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries, JCDL 2006, Chapel Hill, NC, ACM Press, New York, USA, June 11-15, 2006, pp. 242-243 DOI PDF
  4. Francisco-Revilla, L., and Shipman, F.M. "Parsing and Interpreting Ambiguous Structures in Spatial Hypermedia", in Proceedings of Sixteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, HT’05, Salzburg, Austria, September 6-9, 2005, ACM Press, New York, USA. pp. 107-116 DOI PDF
  5. Francisco-Revilla, L., and Shipman, F.M. "Instructional Information in Adaptive Spatial Hypertext", in Proceedings of ACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2004, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 28-30, 2004, ACM Press, New York, USA, pp. 124-133. DOI PDF
  6. Dave P., Francisco-Revilla, L., Karadkar U.P., Furuta R., Shipman, F.M., and Bogan P.L. "Incorporating Physical and Digital Artifacts into Growing Personal Collections", in Proceedings of Eighth European Conference on Digital Libraries, ECDL2004, Bath, England, September 12-17, 2004, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 3232, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 341-352. PDF
  7. Francisco-Revilla, L., and Shipman, F.M. "WARP: A Web-based Dynamic Spatial Hypertext", in Proceedings of HyperText 2004, Santa Cruz, CA, August 9-13, 2004, ACM Press, New York, USA, pp. 235-236. DOI PDF
  8. Francisco-Revilla, L., and Shipman, F.M. "Managing Conflict in Multi-model Adaptive Spatial Hypertext", in Proceedings of HyperText 2004, Santa Cruz, CA, August 9-13, 2004, ACM Press, New York, USA, pp. 237-238. DOI PDF
  9. Dave P., Bogen P., Karadkar U., Francisco-Revilla, L., Furuta R., and Shipman, F. "Dynamically Growing Hypertext Collections", in Proceedings of HyperText 2004, Santa Cruz, CA, August 9-13, 2004, ACM Press, New York, USA, pp. 171-180. DOI PDF
  10. Dalal, Z., Dash, S., Dave, P., Francisco-Revilla, L., Furuta, R., Karadkar, U., and Shipman. F. "Managing Distributed Collections: Evaluating Web Page Changes, Movement, and Replacement", in Proceedings of the Joint (ACM-IEEE) Conference on Digital Libraries 2004, Tuscon, Arizona USA, June 7-11, 2004, ACM Press, New York, USA, pp 160-168. DOI PDF
  11. Arora A., Barker E., Karadkar U.P., Dave P., Francisco-Revilla, L., Furuta R., Shipman F.M., Dash S., Dalal Z., "The Walden.s Paths Quiz Engine", in E-Learn 2003, Phoenix AZ, November 2003, AACE pp. 2052-2059. PDF
  12. Dave P., Karadkar U.P., Furuta R., Francisco-Revilla, L., Shipman F.M., Dash S., Dalal Z., "Browsing Intricately Interconnected Paths", in Proceedings of Hypertext 2003, Nottingham, England, August 26-30, 2003. ACM Press, New York, USA, pp. 95-103. DOI PDF
  13. Karadkar U.P., Kerne A., Furuta R., Francisco-Revilla, L., Shipman F.M., and Wang J., "Connecting Interface Metaphors to Support Creation of Path-Based Collections", in Proceedings of ECDL 2003, Trondheim, Norway, August 17-22, 2003, pp. 338-349. PDF
  14. Francisco-Revilla, L., Shipman, F.M., Furuta, R., Karadkar, U., and Arora, A. "Perception of Content, Structure, and Presentation Changes in Web-based Hypertext", in Proceeding of Hypertext '01, Aarhus, Denmark, August 14-18, 2001, ACM Press, New York, USA, pp.205-214. DOI PDF
  15. Francisco-Revilla, L., Shipman, F.M., Furuta, R., Karadkar, U., and Arora, A. "Managing Change on the Web", in Proceeding of JCDL '01, Roanoke Virginia, USA, June 24-28, 2001, ACM Press, New York, USA, pp.67-76. DOI PDF
  16. Karadkar, U., Francisco-Revilla, L., Furuta, R., Shipman, F., Arora, A., "Supporting Multilingual Paths over the WWW", in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries, Seoul, Korea, December 6-8, 2000, pp. 177-184. PDF
  17. Karadkar, U.P., Francisco-Revilla, L., Furuta, R., Hsieh, H., and Shipman, F.M., "Evolution of the Walden's Paths Authoring Tools" in Proceedings of WebNet 2000 - World Conference on the WWW and Internet, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 30-November 4, 2000, ACM Press, New York, USA, pp. 299-304. (Also published in Computers in the Social Studies Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 2001), www.cssjournal.com) PDF
  18. Karadkar, U., Francisco-Revilla, L., Furuta, R., Shipman, F., "Structuring Access to a Dynamic Collection of Digital Documents: The Walden's Paths Virtual Directories", Digital Documents and Electronic Publishing (DDEP00), Munich, Germany, Sept 13-15, 2000. Published as Digital Documents: Systems and Practices, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 2023, Springer, 2004, pp. 91-103. DOI PDF
  19. Francisco-Revilla, L., and Shipman, F.M. "Adaptive Medical Information Delivery: Combining User, Task and Situation Models", in Proceeding of IUI 2000, New Orleans, USA, Jan 9-12, 2000, ACM Press, New York, USA, pp.94-97. DOI PDF
  20. Furuta, R., Shipman III, F.M., Francisco-Revilla, L., Hsieh, H., Karadkar, U., and Hu, S. "Ephemeral Paths on the WWW: The Walden's Paths Lightweight Path Mechanism", WebNet (1) 1999, pp. 409-414. HTML
  21. Shipman, F.M., Furuta, R., Hsieh, H., Francisco-Revilla, L., Karadkar, U., Rele, A., Shenoy, G., and Brenner, D.A., "Using the Internet in the Classroom: Variety in the Use of Walden's Paths", in Proceedings of Ed-Media '99, Seattle, Washington USA, June 19-24, 1999, pp. 335-340. (Also published in Computers in the Social Studies Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 2001), www.cssjournal.com) AACE HTML

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
  1. Francisco-Revilla, L., and Shipman, F.M. "Shared Readings in Spatial Hypermedia", in Fourth Workshop on Spatial Hypertext, Santa Cruz, CA, August 9, 2004. available at: http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/~shipman/SpatialHypertext/SH4/luis.pdf or PDF
  2. Francisco-Revilla, L., and Shipman, F.M. "MASH: A Framework for Adaptive Spatial Hypermedia", in Third Workshop on Spatial Hypertext, Nottingham, UK, August 26, 2003. available at: http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/~shipman/SpatialHypertext/SH3/luis.pdf or PDF
  3. Francisco-Revilla, L., and Shipman, F.M. "Adaptive Medical Information Delivery: Combining User, Task and Situation Models", in SIGWEB Newsletter, Vol 8, Number 1, February 1999, ACM Press, New York, USA, pp. 18-20. DOI PDF
  4. Francisco-Revilla, L. "Adaptive Medical Information Delivery", in ACM Hypertext '99 Doctoral Consortium, Darmstadt, Germany, February 1999, pp.6-7.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE      
Program Co-Chair ACM-IEEE JCDL 2009, Austin, TX 2007-2009
Reviewer ACM: Transactions on the Web (TWEB). 2008
Reviewer International Journal on Digital Libraries (IJDL). 2008
Program Co-Chair ACM-IEEE JCDL 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 2008
Program Committee ACM Hypertext 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 2008
Program Committee CLIHC 2007: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2007
Program Committee ACM: CIKM 2007, Lisbon, Portugal 2007
Program Committee ASIS&T Annual Meeting 07, Milwaukee, WI 2007
Program Committee ACM 15th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Arlington, VA. 2006
Reviewer ASIS&T 7th Information Architecture Summit, Vancouver, BC. Canada. 2006
Program Committee ACM Hypertext 2006, Odense, Denmark. 2006
Reviewer ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB) 2005 - present
Student Volunteer ACM-IEEE JCDL 2003, Houston, TX. 2003
Chair of Student Volunteers ACM Hypertext 2002, College Park, MD. 2002
Student Volunteer ACM Hypertext 2001, Aarhus, Denmark. 2001
A/V Coordinator ACM-IEEE JCDL 2001, Roanoke, VA. 2001
Student Volunteer ACM Hypertext 2000, San Antonio, TX. 2000
Student Volunteer ACM Digital Libraries 2000, San Antonio, TX. 2000

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES Association for Computing Machinery 1997 - present
American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 2006 - present
 

LANGUAGES English (fluent)
Spanish (fluent)
French (beginner)
German (intermediate)
 

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