Work History

Work History
Dec 2010 - Present

Research Scientist

Larus Technologies Corporation

Design, development, validation and deployment of algorithmic solutions for the territorial security and defense markets. Research on high-level information fusion, machine learning, data mining, maritime domain awareness, vessel anomaly detection, surveillance mission plan optimization and risk management.

Sep 2009 - Present

Part-Time Instructor

University of Ottawa

Taught the following courses as a part-time instructor:

  • CSI 4106 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • ITI 1121 Introduction to Computing II
  • CSI 1308 Introduction to Computing Concepts
Sep 2008 - Apr 2012

Research Assistant and PhD Candidate

University of Ottawa

Research on wireless sensor and robot networks, i.e. the augmentation of wireless sensor networks with mobile robots to provide self-healing and fault reactive capabilities.

Sep 2008 - Apr 2012

Teaching Assistant

University of Ottawa

I was a teaching assistant for the following courses:

  • CSI 2132 Databases I
  • CSI 1306 Computing Concepts for Business
  • ITI 1120 Introduction to Computing I
  • CSI 2372 Advanced Programming Concepts with C++
  • CSI 4118 Computer Networks and Protocols
  • CSI 3131 Operating Systems
Sep 2011 - Feb 2012

Intern

Larus Technologies Corporation

Research on risk management in sensor networks and the maritime world

Sep 2003 - Aug 2008

Associate Instructor

Universidad Central de Las Villas

As an associate instructor, I taught the following courses:

  • Assembly Language (2003 - 2007)
  • Programming Windows (2003 - 2008)
  • Introduction to Computing (2003 - 2006)
  • Programming Languages (2006 - 2007)
  • Operating Systems I (2007 - 2008)
Sep 2003 - Aug 2008

Research Associate

Universidad Central de Las Villas

As a member of the Artificial Intelligence Lab, I conducted research on associative neural networks, evolutionary computing, swarm intelligence, knowledge-based clustering and rough sets

Education

Education

BACHELORS

Universidad Central de Las Villas

My master's thesis was concerned with the creation of NeuroDeveloper, a computational platform that tested several associative neural network models (and their parametric as well as feature definition configuration) against a given problem

Sep 2008 - Feb 2012

PHD Doctorate

University of Ottawa

PhD dissertation entitled "Towards Fault Reactiveness in Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Carrier Robots". It features the following scientific contributions:

- A distributed protocol that allows a robot team to cooperatively surround a geographical point of interest with multiple, concentric sensor layers was proposed.

- The use of Computational Intelligence techniques (evolutionary and bio-inspired metaheuristic optimization) to derive good-quality replacement trajectories for one or more mobile robots to replace damaged sensors with passive, spare ones throughout the deployment field.

- A multi-modular architecture of a risk management framework for wireless sensor networks was also part of the thesis contributions. The risk visualization and risk assessment modules were completed. The former relies on an evolving clustering algorithm based on the shadowed set formalism and the latter is a rule-based module.

Jan 2004 - Apr 2006

MASTERS

Universidad Central de Las Villas

My master's thesis was concerned with the development of NeuroEvaluator, a computational platform that analyzed several associative neural network models (and their parametric as well as feature definition configuration) and recommended the most suitable one for a given problem

Skills

Skills

Robots

Wireless Sensor

COMPUTER SCIENCE

C++

JAVA

data fusion