Education

PhD in Biomedical Engineering,  Western University,  Canada
2009-2015

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
2005-2008

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
1997-2001

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.