About me

2012-2017: Ph.D. in Telecommunication
MuSAE Lab at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS-EMT) University of Quebec, Montreal, QC, Canada.
Supervisor: Prof. Tiago H. Falk.

2006 -2009: Masters in Engineering – Industrial Automation
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales - Colombia.
Supervisor: Prof. Cesar G. Castellanos Domínguez.

2001 - 2006: Electronics Engineering
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales - Colombia.
Supervisor: Prof. Cesar G. Castellanos Domínguez.

 

Research Interests

I am interested in machine learning and digital signal processing, its interplay with mathematics and statistics and its applications to speech processing. I have experience applying Hidden Markov Models to solve problems such as pathological voice detection. Currently I conduct research on atypical speech analysis and enhancement, centering the attention in whispered speech analysis for applications related to identity management and reconstruction of normal speech from whispers. Additionally, I also have experience working with several layers of speech processing and different speech modalities, including whispered, affective, depressed, and pathological speech. My programming experience is mostly in Matlab, C and Python as these are the preferred programing languages for scientist and companies working in development of new technologies, besides there are plenty available tools for data analysis, pattern recognition, and signal processing using these programing languages. I am also interested in extending methods from speech based biometrics to other physiological signals for biomedical applications such as assisted diagnosis. 

 

Work experience

Full time professor - Engineering Faculty - Universidad Santiago de Cali. January 2017 - Currently.

Internship student - Honda Research Institute, Europe, Offenbach Germany. Conducting research on speech based interaction systems for advanced driving assistance systems. October 12, 2015 to April 11, 2016.

Graduate researcher - Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique at Montreal (QC). Conducting research on analysis and applications of whispered speech. 2012-Currently.

Researcher and lecturer - Research Center, Instituto Tecnologico Metropolitano at Medellín. 2009-2011. Support to the research projects in the institute, advising master's students and teaching in the system engineering program. I was in charge of courses related to control systems theory, linear programming and discrete mathematics.

Research assistant - Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales, 2008-2009. Support to the research projects in the Control and Digital Signal Processing group.

Lecturer - Industrial and Electronic Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, 2007-2009. I was in charge of courses related to control systems theory and digital electronics.

Lecturer - Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales. 2007. I was in charge of courses related to analog electronics.

Laboratory assistant - Control Systems I and Power Electronics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales. 2004-2006.