I am the Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Scientist at Libre AI, whose mission is to widely disseminate the benefits of AI and ML and make them accessible to the world. I am passionate about the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to support decision making processes. I also serve as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University College Dublin (UCD).
I was the Chief Data Scientist and VP at Citi’s Innovation Lab in Dublin, Ireland, and before that, I was a Research Staff Member at IBM Research - Ireland.
I hold a PhD (magna cum laude) in Computer Science from the Web Science Lab, L3S Research Center, in the University of Hannover, Germany, a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Central American University (UCA), El Salvador.
My research has advanced the state-of-the-art in personalized ranking and recommender systems and has demonstrated to be valuable for industrial practitioners. I regularly serve as a program committee member for RecSys, UMAP, and HT, and as reviewer for CIKM, WebSci, AAAI, ECML-PKDD, and ACM TWEB. I am also an entrepreneur and have served as IT consultant providing advice to a range of public and private organizations.
Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Computer Science,
Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany.
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computer Science,
The University of Freiburg, Germany.
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering,
Universidad Centroamericana 'José Simeón Cañas'
Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Scientist
February 2017 – Present
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University College Dublin
September 2017 – Present
Chief Data Scientist and VP
Citi Innovation Lab
February 2016 – February 2017 (1 year 1 month)
Research Scientist - Machine Learning & Data Science
January 2014 – January 2016 (2 years 1 month)
Lecturer in Computer Science: Machine Learning
Leibniz Universität Hannover
October 2013 – March 2014 (Winter Semester)
Senior Researcher and Principal Investigator
L3S Research Center
January 2013 – January 2014 (1 year 1 month)
Consultant in Information Technology
Central America and the Caribbean
2007 – 2008 (1 year)
Software Architect and Project Manager
Banco Agricola, S.A. (Leading bank in Latin America)
San Salvador, El Salvador
2005 – 2007 (2 years)
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau
August 2002 – 2004 (2 years)
Electrical Engineer and Energy Market Analyst
Unidad de Transacciones, S.A.
San Salvador, El Salvador
2001 – 2002 (1 year)
The hundred of millions of users who are actively participating in the 'Social Web' are exposed to ever-growing amounts of sites, relationships, and information. This work contributes state-of-the-art methods and techniques to the emerging field of 'Living Analytics', whose main goal is to capture people interactions in real-time and to analyze these data in order to relieve information overload. ISBN: 978-1492194248.