Anasol Peña Rios

Research Manager, AI & Optimisation

BT is one of the world's leading communications services companies. BT serve the needs of customers in the UK and in 180 countries worldwide. Its main activities are the provision of fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as networked IT services.

I am a Computer Scientist researching and developing solutions to help people do their work more efficiently using Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

I can be creative and explore how future technology could be used to help people.

I talk to people in my company to understand their jobs and then use my knowledge to design software that can help them to do their job more easily.

I always had an interest in computers, so I did a Bachelors in Computer Engineering, a Masters degree in Web Development and a PhD in Computer Science. I did my undergrad in Mexico and worked as an IT Business Analyst and an IT Security Auditor in the Mexican financial sector. But for my postgraduate degrees, I secured a scholarship, left my job and I embarked in and adventure and I came to England to study. After that, I was lucky enough to secure a position as a researcher at one of the biggest telecom companies in the UK.

I love doing research and my goal is to develop useful things that help people.

I like reading and yoga. Sharing good moments with my friends and my family is my priority. Also food and movies are always a good combination. Being a person who grew in a big city, I love walking in the countryside and explore nature.

"Dream big, work hard" - Unknown