Work Experience

  • August 2017 June 2017

    Visiting Research Assistant

    US Army Research Laboratory (ARL-West) || USC Institute for Creative Technologies (USC-ICT)

    Applied research and development in machine learning with state estimation and sensor modeling.

  • August 2016 June 2016

    Visiting Research Assistant

    US Army Research Laboratory (ARL-West) || USC Institute for Creative Technologies (USC-ICT)

    We focused on the problem of automatically fusing hyperspectral data of a digitized scene with an image-based 3D model, overlapping the same scene, in order to associate material spectra with corresponding height information for improved scene understanding. The datasets are assumed to have been independently collected at different spatial resolutions by different aerial platforms, and the georegistration information about the datasets is insufficient, or unavailable.

  • Present August 2015

    Research Assistant

    Vision and Learning Laboratory

    Research in the areas of computer vision, and machine learning. Lead a team that developed algorithms to automatically detect and classify species of tunas, sharks and more that fishing boats catch for "The Nature Conservancy Fisheries Monitoring" kaggle competition. Other projects include using sparse modeling for multispectral video denoising and video skin detection throught hyperspectral video processing. I am currently working to improve scene understanding through the integration of deep learning, hyperspectral images, and computer vision

  • August 2017 August 2015

    Teaching Assistant

    Computer Science Department, UTEP

    • Taught Elementary Data Structures Laboratory (4 sessions). Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

    • Taught Introduction to Computer Science Laboratory (3 sessions). Fall 2015

  • July 2015 Sep. 2014

    Software Engineer

    Advansys, SRL

    Member of a team in charge of the complete redesign and development of the main software that this company sells. We used n-layer architecture, C# in the backend, WPF for the desktop version, and both SQL Server and Oracle for Databases management.

  • Sept 2014 April 2014

    Research Assistant

    Programa de Investigación en Electrónica Aplicada y Sistemas Inteligentes, PIELASI

    Designed and developed an algorithm that provides visual identification about whether a geographical area contains specific mineral deposits within a target zone. First algorithm that use Landsat 8 multispectral images to identify gold using remote sensing and machine learning techniques. Developed using Matlab.

  • April 2014 Aug 2012

    Teaching Assistant

    Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, PUCMM

    Taught Math and Physics classes.

Education

Honors and Awards

  • May 2017
    Good Neighbor Scholarship 2017-2018
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    I was selected by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for this prestigious scholarship. This is a great honor as all Western Hemisphere international students in all the schools across Texas were eligible.
  • April 2017
    UTEP Graduate School Travel Grant
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    I was selected to receive a UTEP Graduate School Travel Grant for $850 to attend IEEE IGARSS 2017.
  • May 2016
    Good Neighbor Scholarship 2016-2017
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    I was selected by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for this prestigious scholarship. This is a great honor as all Western Hemisphere international students in all the schools across Texas were eligible.
  • 2015-2016
    Anita Mochen Loya Graduate Fellowship
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    Award from the College of Engineering as the most outstanding applicant to the PhD in Computer Science program
  • 2014
    Summa Cum Laude Honor
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    I was the only student graduated with distinction Summa Cum Laude studying Telematics Engineering. Top 1% in the class of 2014.
  • 2010
    Diploma de Máxima Excelencia 2008-2009 Award
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    Award from the President of Dominican Republic himself. 18 students received this award in the all country. I was in charge of the speech on behalf of the students.
  • 2009
    Sixth place winner in the eighth national competition of physics
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  • 2009
    Municipal Youth Award 2009
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    Award from Ministry of Youth of Dominican Republic because of my work on behalf of my community.
  • 2008
    Representative of the state of La Vega in the fourth National Contest of Math on TV
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