Education

PhD in Biomedical Engineering
Western University

My doctoral research focused on the diagnosis of temporal lobe epilepsy using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). You can find my thesis here. For this I studied quantitative imaging (pure T1 and T2 maps) along with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and I performed machine learning analyses. 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.  With my interest in software design, my code followed the OSGI specification. Since OSGI 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.