Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering
Western University, Canada
My doctoral research focused on the diagnosis of temporal lobe epilepsy using magnetic resonance imaging. More particularly, I was interested in the detection and lateralization of epileptic foci using machine learning techniques. I studied quantitative imaging (pure T1 and T2 maps) along with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and I performed the analysis using support vector machines. My algorithms were implemented using python numpy and the scikit-learn library. The results were published in the Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics Journal
Master of Engineering in Computer and Systems Engineering
Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
My masters project consisted in the measurement of atherosclerotic plaque from CT images, in the context of cardiovascular disease. To this purpose I implemented the fast marching algorithm in C++ to model and 3D print vascular models. Given my interest in software design, I wrote the relevant code according to the OSGI specification. Since this is a Java-native component-based architecture, I wrote and tested the corresponding C++ framework. My master thesis received the “Gonzalo Esguerra” national award conferred by the Colombian Radiology Association.
Electronic Design and Automation Engineering
Universidad de La Salle, Colombia
My final year project was a robot that was able to follow a person’s gaze and then use this information to position the cursor on a computer screen. This final project consisted of a pan-tilt mechanism, the control and communications circuitry and software. The relevant code was written using the Java Media Framework and LabView.