Daniel Linares is currently pursuing a Ph.D. Degree in Environmental Design and Planning and an M.S. in Computer Science with an emphasis in HCI at Virginia Tech. His research work focuses on investigating ways to improve workers' productivity and developing systems to implement those improvements in challenging environments such as industrial and construction applications. His research currently focuses on technologies such as voice agents and Augmented Reality systems to provide multimodal solutions to address activity support and knowledge delivery during scenarios with significant cognitive loads. He also is working towards technology developments in the construction industry such as smart construction, cyber-physical systems, BIM Management, and Data Analysis.