I am a Research Scientist, Software Engineering PhD Candidate, and Caribbean Music Overlord.
I come from Costa Rica, the land of sloths, coffee, and renewable energy. I studied Computer Science and Music at the University of Costa Rica, then obtained a M.Sc. in Software Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Currently I am finishing my PhD in Software Engineering while I work as a Research Scientist with an amazing group of researchers at ABB Corporate Research. Some people say I am like the Beyoncé of Software Engineering. I am not one of those people. Previously I worked in several companies and universities as a Software Researcher, Software Engineer, Justin Bieber Body Double, among others. I am a very happy person, I play the saxophone, and I love salsa. Some say I'll be the next Marc Anthony, but who knows, only time will tell.
Currently working in a project to ease the development of robot-specific tasks by improving interaction between collaborative robots and human operators
Developed Automatic Program Repair tool to patch bugs in Java without human interaction
Created a probabilistic model using data mining to inform edit distribution in human patches
Designed and implemented Java application for user authentication using keystroke dynamics
Led project training a machine learning model from biometric data to predict productivity indicators
Designed features, compared performance, and learning curve of trained model using statistical methods
Built identity theft prevention software in Java EE to increase security of end users
Project Manager in charge of the Research Center's development team
Created web applications for the use of university personnel
Developed online test-taking application and facility evaluation application in PHP and HTML
Redesigned a calendaring application in C#, its development and deployment to production
Provided internal site management and design with SharePoint and Silverlight technologies
Apart from being a software engineer, I love making music. These are some groups I have played with, from most recent to least:
I also love adventures with my beautiful wife and my shar pei dog: Building a fort, outdoor concerts, water balloon fights, traveling around the world, home improvements, and many many more :)