Curriculum

Interactive Engineer, Creative Coder and aspiring Data Scientist

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
NYU Tandon School of Engineering, New York, NY                                                           05/2016
M.S. - Integrated Digital Media                                                                                 
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Xavier University), Bogotá Colombia                           09/2005
B.S. - Industrial Design, Minor in Digital Design 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
TED Conferences, New York, NY                                                                                        03/2017 – 07/2017
TED Resident
As an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas, Residents spend four months in the TED office with people from all over the map. Each has a project that promises to make a significant contribution to the world, across several different fields.
Prototyped MineSafe, a crowdsourced repository of safe walking paths for areas affected by landmines
Wrote and presented a short TED talk to tell the story of this initiative
Developed an Android map based application for the initial prototype of the information tracking system
Build Academy, New York, NY                                                                                            08/2016 – 03/2017
Product & Technology Director
Implemented and developed new technological solutions for the company’s critical issues 
Implemented AWS for bouncing and complaining setup for the emailing process with more than 20.000 users
Led and implemented Mautic as the marketing automation software for the company using AWS integration for bulk email
Migrated the website and SSL certificate from an automated service to AWS enhancing reliability, security, control and speed 
Directed the rebranding process of the company and its implementation in the marketing collateral, improving the existing pieces and creating new when needed
NYU Tandon School of Engineering, New York, NY                                                          09/2015 – 12/2015
Graduate Research Assistant
Contributed to the technical development for Penelope, an Interactive installation created by Professor Anne Laure Fayard from NYU and Professor Aileen Wilson from Pratt Institute
Generated 3D modeling and animation for the project
Directed the Interaction and experience design and deployment using physical computing (Arduino and kinetic)
Held meetings with team members to envision the project

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Department, New York, NY                                       05/2017 - Present
Research Associate
Working at 3 different research projects:
MineSafe: A repository of safe paths for people in landmine affected areas of the world. Role: Researcher/Author
Sonyc: (Sound of New York city) Combines sensors, big data, and machine learning to understand, model and influence NYC's acoustic environment. Role: Team member, Public Facing/Social Network data analysis
Vizier: A software to ‘clean’ large datasets, making it easier for scientists and the public to use big data. Role: UX/UI

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
NYU Tandon School of Engineering                                                                                  09/2017 – 10/2017
Integrated Digital Media Program, New York, NY                                                              
Invited Adjunct Instructor 3D Animation
Politécnico Grancolombiano School of Design and Arts, Bogotá, Colombia                  01/2012 – 01/2015
Associate Professor
Led the process of opening the current Industrial Design program
Secured funding for the department
Designed curriculum for the program
Coordinated equipment acquisition
Taught the following classes: Augmented Reality Introduction, Design Workshop, Descriptive Geometry and Interactive Project
Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano School of Graphic Design, Bogotá, Colombia            02/2007 – 05/2010
Assistant Professor 3D Animation
Taught classes in 3D character animation to a group of nearly 30 students
Taught the first Augmented Reality class using computer cameras and printed markers

ENTREPRENEURAL EXPERIENCE
Producciones el Paso Ltda, Bogotá, Colombia                                                                 01/2011 – 05/2013
Creative Director
Led the process of taking the company from film making to digital media services provider by including products such as 3D mapping and 3D animation in the company’s portfolio
Managed a 10 people team
Oversaw design, production, sales, marketing and distribution
Directed a short film for the Colombian Government
Beo Shoes, Bogotá, Colombia                                                                                           02/2007 – 06/2011
CEO & Co Founder
Developed the business concept for the company 
Generated direct and indirect employment for over 10 people
Designed more than 30 models of shoes for men and women from concept to the development of patterns using Rhino Shoe Software

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
Design Thinking Coach | WITNY (Cornell-Cuny), New York, NY
Coached a team of young women throughout the design thinking process – from conducting user interviews, to brainstorming and building prototypes, to learning basic code.
Project Coordinator DFA (Design for America) NYU, New York, NY                                   09/2015 – 06/2016
Provided guidance and resources to students for ideation and prototyping and run various workshops for the NYU community (introduction to Human-Centered Design, Visualization) and for K-12 (introduction to design thinking).

INVITED TALKS, HONORS & AWARDS
Fulbright Scholarship Nominee “Pasaporte a la ciencia Colombia, 2018”
Gifted Citizen SemifinalistGifted Citizen seeks to benefit humanity by freeing up creative potential and promoting innovation, through incentivizing social entrepreneurship projects that can have an impact on 10 million people over the next six years. Puebla - Mexico 2018
Opening Speaker, Web and Marketing Festival, Technology for good- Information democratization-, Rimini – Italy, June 2018
Research Presentation Talk, II International Meeting on Technologies and Innovation for Humanitarian Demining, MineSafe Research Project, Bogotá – Colombia, October 2016
Research Presentation Poster, I International Meeting on Technologies and Innovation for Humanitarian Demining, MineSafe Research Project, Bogotá – Colombia, October 2015
Technology Summit Third Prize, NYC Media Lab Annual Summit, AR-APM (Augmented Antipersonnel Mines) Research Project, New York City, September 2015

SKILLS
Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Human-Centered Design, Design Thinking, Teaching, Research, Public Speaking, Fluent in Spanish and English

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Android development, Data Visualization, Data Analysis: Pandas, Mapbox, Game development (Unity), Digital fabrication, 3D printing, Laser cutting, 3D modeling/animation, Web development, AR developing, Physical Computing: Arduino, Raspberry Pi

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
JavaScript, Java, Python
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