Emmanuel Oquendo-Rosa

Oquendo Rosa

Faculty Mentor: Andy Lippman

Research Advisor: Thariq Shihipar

Home University: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Academic Department: Media Arts and Sciences


I am a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate student from Puerto Rico. I am interested in research within the field of Human Computer Interaction in order to improve the user experience and usability of novel software products. I enjoy working in new scalable technologies that empower users and elicit collaboration. Finally, I am also passionate about developing young disruptive leaders and entrepreneurs from my university through Idea Platform, a student organization which I founded two years ago. This is my second summer conducting research in MIT and this time I will be working as part of the MIT Media Lab’s Viral Communications group in a really interesting project called PubPub, a platform for totally transparent publishing.