David Rozado

David Rozado

Associate Professor

Te Pūkenga–New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Research Interests

Institutional Dynamics, AI Bias

Work Experience

Associate Professor

Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

April 2015 - Present

  • Lecturer of Data Science and Machine Learning

Postdoctoral Fellow


January 2012 - April 2015

  • Worked on accessibility, EEG-based motor imagery Brain Computer Interface for rehabilitation of upper extremity, eye tracking and pupilometry

Research/Teaching Graduate Assistant

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

February 2007 - December 2011

  • Worked on Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM), a bioinspired Machine Learning algorithm

Research Assistant

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

November 2003 - October 2005

  • Worked on bioinformatics algorithms for computational prediction of Exon Splicing Enhancers in human genome and selection of Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) for transcriptome analysis

Technical Skills

  • TensorFlow
  • Pytorch
  • Scikit-learn
  • Scrapy
  • Spacy
  • 🤗 Transformers
  • Python
  • R
  • Matlab
  • C++
  • JavaScript
  • Django
  • Flask
  • Node.js
  • mySQL


Ph.D in Computer Science

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

August 2011

M.Sc. in Bioinformatics

Freie Universität Berlin

August 2005

B.Sc. in Information Systems

Boston University

May 2002

Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education

Otago Polytechnic

November 2016


The Political Biases of ChatGPT
D RozadoSocial Sciences 12 (3), 148
In-Demand job skills monitor
D RozadoContemporary Research Topics, 31
Perceived Freedom of Expression at New Zealand Universities
Jamin Halberstadt, Arindam Basu, Barry Hughes, Ruth Hughes, Michael Johnston, James Kierstead, David RozadoPLOS ONE 17 (10), e0276367
Prevalence of Prejudice-Denoting Words in News Media Discourse: A Chronological Analysis
D Rozado, M al-Gharbi, J Halberstadt (2021) Social Science Computer Review
Wide range screening of algorithmic bias in word embedding models using large sentiment lexicons reveals underreported bias types
D Rozado (2020) PLoS ONE 15(4): e0231189. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0231189
Why Are Nondiscrimination Statements Not Diverse?
D Rozado, S Atkins. Academic Questions, September 2018, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 295–303
Gaze Control Toolbar: A Low-Cost Software Solution for Gaze Based Computer Interaction
D Rozado. International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, 407-414
Otago polytechnic accessibility software hub: an open source repository of accessibility software for motor impairment
D Rozado, P Haden. OZCHI '17 Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Pages 428-432
Fast Human-Computer Interaction by Combining Gaze Pointing and Face Gestures
D Rozado, J Niu, M Lochner. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS)
Detecting Intention Through Motor-Imagery-Triggered Pupil Dilations
David Rozado, Martin Lochner, Andreas Düenser, Ulrich Engelke. Human–Computer Interaction
Development of a low-cost upper limb rehabilitation system using BCI, eye-tracking and direct visual feedback
A Duenser, D Rozado, B Howell, G Rosolen, M Callisaya, M Lochner, M Cochrane. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies
Analysis of maritime team workload and communication dynamics in standard and emergency scenarios
David Rozado, Martin Lochner, Andreas Duenser, Margareta Lutzhoft, Ben Brooks. 14th World Conference on Transport Research
Voxvisio – Combining Gaze And Speech For Accessible HCI
D Rozado, A McNeill, D Mazur. RESNA/NCART 2016 Conference Proceedings
FaceSwitch-Low-Cost Accessibility Software for Computer Control Combining Gaze Interaction and Face Gestures
D Rozado, J Niu, A Duenser. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction
Improving Video Based Heart Rate Monitoring
J Lin, D Rozado, A Duenser. 23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2015)
Gaze dependant prefetching of web content to increase speed and comfort of web browsing
D Rozado, A El Shoghri, R Jurdak. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 78, 31-42
Visual and Manual Control for Human-Robot Tele-operation
A Duenser, M Lochner, U Engelke, D Rozado. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 1-1
Controlling a Smartphone Using Gaze Gestures as the Input Mechanism
D Rozado, T Moreno, J San Agustin, FB Rodriguez, P Varona. Human–Computer Interaction 30 (1), 34-63
Interacting with objects in the environment using gaze tracking glasses and speech
D Rozado, L Stephen, N Kottege. Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures
Low cost human-robot gaze estimation system
K Ishac, D Rozado. Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures
Gaze enhanced speech recognition for truly hands-free and efficient text input during HCI
MV Portela, D Rozado. Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures
Mouse and keyboard cursor warping to accelerate and reduce the effort of routine HCI input tasks
D Rozado. Human-Machine Systems, IEEE Transactions on 43 (5), 487-493
Using gaze based passwords as an authentication mechanism for password input
D Rozado. 17th European Conference on Eye Movements. ECEM 2013, Lund, Sweden.
Distributed Eye Tracking Network for Conveying Gaze of Remote Users in a Robotic Telepresence Scenario
D Rozado, B Ward, F Pauling. 17th European Conference on Eye Movements. ECEM 2013, Lund, Sweden.
Interacting with Objects in the Environment by Gaze and Hand Gestures
J Hales, D Rozado, D Mardanbegi. 17th European Conference on Eye Movements. ECEM 2013, Lund, Sweden.
Visualization of strand melting temperature in DNA Origami Design using caDNAno
D Rozado, P Valencia, G Coia, B Muir, O Hutt, D Winkler. International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials - ICEAN
Low cost remote gaze gesture recognition in real time
D Rozado, FB Rodriguez, P Varona. Applied Soft Computing 12 (8), 2072-2084
A high-resolution anatomical atlas of the transcriptome in the mouse embryo
G Diez-Roux, S Banfi, M Sultan, L Geffers, S Anand, D Rozado, A Magen, .... PLoS Biol 9 (1), e1000582
Gaze gesture recognition with hierarchical temporal memory networks
D Rozado, F Rodriguez, P Varona. Advances in Computational Intelligence, 1-8
Gliding and Saccadic Gaze Gesture Recognition in Real Time
D Rozado, J San Agustin, F Rodriguez, P Varona. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Interactive Systems
Optimizing hierarchical temporal memory for multivariable time series
D Rozado, F Rodriguez, P Varona Artificial Neural Networks–ICANN 2010, 506-518