Paola Pérez Leiva has a background in Microbiology and a MSc in Environmental Sciences from ETH Zürich. She has worked in Environmental Research from biological, social and technical perspectives holding positions in Bioremediation, Molecular Biology, Sustainable Development, Resource Management and Remote Sensing. She is passionate about using her interdisciplinary training to make science more accessible.
Research topic: Educating children as citizens of smart open cities
Architect (Universidad de los Andes - Colombia) and master graduated from the Erasmus Mundus Program in City Regeneration (Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette). Since 2006, she had been part of academic and non-governmental projects related to poverty reduction, social exclusion, population resettlement, community empowerment, social architecture and urban and regional planning.
Research topic: Using and adapting open citizen data for different user groups
Albert Acedo Sánchez studied Geomatic and Surveying Engineering at Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He worked as surveyor for six years. He finished his Master in Territorial Planning and Environmental Management at University of Barcelona in 2013, where he had the opportunity of being involved in some research projects related with hybridity in the public space. Then he took the Erasmus Mundus MSc. in Geospatial Technologies, focusing in the interaction between technology, space and citizens from a participatory point of view.
He holds a Master degree in Geospatial Technologies, achieved in 2014; and Engineering in Computer Science and Information, achieved in 2005 at National Polytechnic School in Quito-Ecuador. During 2006-2007 he made a course in Remote Sensing and GIS at CRECTEALC-INAOE in Puebla-Mexico. About his working experience: from 2014 to 2015 as a Head of Software Solutions Department at the City Hall in Quito-Ecuador; from 2009 to 2012 as Java-Oracle developer at the Internal Revenue Service in Quito-Ecuador; from 2007 to 2009 as a .Net-Oracle developer at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC; from 2004 to 2006 as a Java-Oracle programmer at the Social Security Institute in Ecuador.
Ngo Manh Khoi is currently a Ph.D candidate and researcher at Institute of New Imaging Technologies (INIT), Universitat Jaume I. He holds a Master degree from the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) PERCCOM. His research interests include communication network, eHealth, Smart Cities and mobile crowdsourcing. He has published one paper in the HealthCom 2015 Conference.
Research topic: Participatory sensing framework
Diego Pajarito is interested in Mobile Computing, Big Data Analytics, high performance spatial analysis, and its near-people applications. He was assistant teacher on GIS, Spatial Databases and Software Engineering at Bogotá’s District University “Francisco José de Caldas” for five years. Also worked as a consultant for different government agencies of Colombia like Ministries (Agriculture, Justice), Environmental Agencies and Planning Offices.
Research topic: Mobile services for green living
Master Graduate in Geo-informatics from Symbiosis International University. His research interest include Health GIS, Quality of life, Spatio-temporal analysis of Environmental risk & Exposure analysis, Geo-medicine and IOT for GI. In the past few years he worked with various Geospatial companies like ESRI and Hexagon Geospatial on projects related to Cloud of GIS, SDI creation and Public safety. He has also worked on several projects and papers related to Health, Environment and GIS for Quality living.
Research topic: Sensing quality of life
Marek holds Master degree in Applied Ecology (Czech University of Life science) and also in Geographical Information Management (Cranfield University). He started his career as a geomatics analyst in Geomatics Group (UK Environmental Agency) and later at the Joint Research Centre of European Commission (JRC-EC), where he had the opportunity to participate on phenological time-series-analysis, and software and product development. His scientific interests includes GIS, urban planning, geo-statistics, spatio-temporal analysis and the application of abovementioned in the environmental context.
Fernando Santa was assistant professor at Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas and Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, he taught Econometrics, Introduction to the Statistical Simulation, Spatial Statistics, Geostatistics, Probability and, Statistics. He has had the opportunity of being involved in some research projects developing statistical models mainly in Spatial and Spatio-Temporal modeling. He holds a MSc in Geomatics and two BSc in Statistics and Cadastral and Geodetic Engineering. He has published papers in several academic journals and conferences.
He is Cadastral and Geodetic Engineer at Francisco José de Caldas District University in Bogota – Colombia, He was coordinator of a team of innovation in Colombia and Developer Program Manager in Esri Colombia creating geographic applications, His main interest are GIS, development of native/web applications and spatial analysis.
Mohammad Mehdi Moradi received his bachelor degree in Statistics from Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, IRAN in July 2011. After graduation from bachelor degree, he started his studies in master program in the field of Mathematical Statistics at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, IRAN and got his master degree in September 2013 in which his main research was about spatial point processes, especially summary statistics. His research interests include spatio-temporal point processes and spatial statistics.
Research topic: Spatio-Temporal Online Social Network Analysis
Multidisciplinary background in Human Computer Interaction (master- Umeå University - Sweden) and Computer Engineering (bachelor - Kashan University - Iran). She had been working as Interaction designer and UX designer in different projects since 2013.
Rustam Kamberov’s expertise includes 14+ years of experience as a GIS Specialist and 5 years as a Java EE/Python developer. He has an engineering degree in IT, and an MSc in Geospatial Technologies through an international joint degree program. His interdisciplinary research interests include developing web-enabled decision support solutions and mobile computing. Over the last two years, he has also been working on self-initiated IT projects that contribute to the general public in an effort to positively impact their lives.
Manuel Portela is an Interactive Designer and Researcher at GEO-C PhD Programme, interested in fields related to SmartCities and HCI. He coursed a Msc on Urban Studies at Universidad Nacional General Sarmiento in Argentina. He have been researching in the Instituto Superior de Urbanismo at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. And, over the last years, he worked at Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires as an advisor in SmartCities and digitalization. He also developed several projects oriented to civic engagement and participation in Latin América.
Research topic: Situational awareness as a service
spatial cognition, qualitative spatial reasoning and cognitive navigation
Multi-disciplinary GIS, model web, and spatial analysis & visualization
geostatistical modelling of spatial-temporal phenomena
geospatial data analysis and decision support systems using articial intelligence and data mining methods
web engineering, semantic web, mobile computing and context-aware systems
information systems architectures, planning and management; artificial intelligence & information systems; information systems for smart cities and informatics for people
General information about the doctoral program and program coordinator at ifgi
General information about GEO-C research program and scientific coordinator at ifgi