My name is Francisco Raul Ortega. Here you will find my publications, teaching courses, and other resources. More important, you will find my blogs.
Please take a look at the OpenHID Lab (hosted by HPDRC at FIU) at openhid.com. I also have a site for my books where I have been lucky to work with great co-authors and collaborators at 3dInputBook.com. If you are looking for my teaching site, please go to cs.fiu.edu/~fortega.
I was born in Chile to later reside in Concepcion, Chile until I was 14. Later, I came to the United States where I have lived in Miami,FL ever since. I hold dual citizenship from my birth place (Chile) and my home (USA).
I’m married to the most beautiful woman in the world, Luz and the luckiest dad of baby Sofia. My direct family consist of my 3 sisters, their children and their husbands as well as my Mom and Dad. I have to give a special thanks to my dad Francisco and my mom Patricia as well as my sisters Marcela, Cecilia and Jimena and their husbands Roberto, Kenny and Eddie. As well as all of their children.
I have successfully defended my Ph.D. Dissertation in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University and graduated Fall 2014. I’m also a GAANN Fellow provided by The Department of Education and supervised by Dr. Milani. I also received my Bachelor in Computer Science (cum laude) and Master in Computer Science from the same institution. I received McKnight (supplemental) Dissertation Fellowship for 2013-2014, from the Florida Education Fund. This also included the last semester of my Ph.D., which was Fall 2014.
My reseach concentrates in Human-Computer Interaction and 3D User Interfaces. My specific topic is about 3D Navigation using Multi-Touch Devices. I was co-advised by Dr. Rishe and Dr. Barreto. My Committe was also made of Dr. Clarke, Dr. Raju, and Dr. Zeng. While not in my committee, but always helpful to my dissertation and research was Dr. Adjouadi
My Chinese name is 智龙 (zhì lóng) given to me by Dan (Daisy) Lu.
The friendship of Frank Hernandez, Xabriel Collaso, Jaime Ballestesto, Eddie Garcia, Aaron Lebos, and Tessa Verhoef has always helped me to do my work much better.
If you want to see someone working on the evolution of language and someone who loves Artificial Intelligence, see my friend Tessa Verhoef.
Please feel free to email me at Francisco Raul Ortega .AT. GMAIL . COM . You can also call me at the DSP LAB at country code +1 area code 305 and number : 348 6072. I also have a site at Florida International University with some course information http://cis.fiu.edu/~forte007
Address: 11200 SW 8th St. Florida International University. ECS 243 Miami, FL 33199
Office: ECS-263 (appointments only or during office hours).