John Edison Muñoz Cardona (He/Him)

John Edison Muñoz Cardona
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Location: Games Institute, EC1
Status: Active


Dr. Muñoz research focuses on using human body signals to create more "humanized" assistive technologies based on games and interactive systems. John's research has been applied mainly in healthcare scenarios from physical activity promotion for the seniors to neurorehabilitation games for stroke patients. John employs multidisciplinary collaboration and user-centered design to create assistive interactive applications with games, virtual reality applications and social robots. John as co-developed multiple games and tools to create adaptive and intelligent technologies using a physiological computing technique called Biocybernetic Adaptation. John is currently a UX Research Scientist and Product Designer of J&F Alliance Group creating adaptive biofeedback applications for mental wellbeing and de-escalation training in first responders using virtual and augmented reality.

Research Interests

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Physiological Computing
  • Games for health
  • Virtual Reality
  • Human Robot Interaction
  • Biofeedback Training
  • Game Design
  • Aging
  • Wearable Computing
  • Brain Computer Interfaces

Industrial Research

Current position: UX Research Scientist at J&F Alliance Group, VA, USA. [](


  • 2022, Postdoctoral Fellow, Interactive Assistive Technologies, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2018, Doctorate, Human Computer Interaction, Universidade da Madeira, Portugal
  • 2014, Mater in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira, Colombia
  • 2011, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Physics Engineering, Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira, Colombia


  • SYDE 162 - Human Factors in Design
    • Taught in 2022
  • SYDE 543 - Cognitive Ergonomics
    • Taught in 2023, 2024
  • SYDE 644 - Human Factors Testing
    • Taught in 2023, 2024

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Graduate studies

  • Not currently accepting applications for graduate students