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  • Andres Perez-Uribe

    HES Professor
    PhD Computer Science, EPFL
    Electrical Eng., Universidad del Valle

    Institute for Information and Communication Technologies IICT
    School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD)
    University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO)

    Phone: +41 24 5576-274
    Fax : +41 24 5576-404

    Email: andres DOT perez-uribe AT heig-vd.ch
    Email: andres DOT perezuribe AT gmail.com

    Andres Perez-Uribe was born in 1971. He received a diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, in 1993. He arrived in Switzerland in 1994 with a Swiss government fellowship and pursued research work with Professors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Mange at the Logic Systems Laboratory, Computer Science Department of the EPFL in the domains of artificial neural networks, autonomous mobile robotics, and reconfigurable circuits. His research work is co-financed by a fellowship from the Centre Suisse d'e´lectronique et de microtechnique CSEM. In 1998, he is secretary and member of the steering commitee of the Second International Conference on Evolvable Systems ICES'98. He received a PhD degree in computer science from the EPFL in 1999 after completing his thesis on "Structure-adaptable Digital Neural Networks". From 1999 to 2003, he pursued research work in the domains of bio-inspired systems and collective robotics at the University of Fribourg, and with Professors Dario Floreano and Laurent Keller at the Intelligent Systems Laboratory, EPFL, and at the Department of Ecology and Evolution of the University of Lausanne. He collaborated with neuroscientist Wolfram Schultz in Fribourg, he worked as a part-time assistant professor at the University of Lausanne and as a lecturer at the University of Fribourg. Last but not least, he worked part-time at a start-up company called AIBITS at the Science Park of EPFL. At AIBITS he developed with Jordi Duran i Batidor and other engineers an intelligent recommendation system for e-commerce web sites. This technology was acquired in March 2005 by Conducive Corp. based in New York. In 2003 he becomes professor at the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HEIG-VD / HES-SO). At HEIG-VD, he has taught courses on computer architecture, digital systems, bio-inspired systems, smart devices, machine intelligence, games, and has participated in the program Future Inge'nieure, Egalite´-HEIG-VD. He has participated as a lecturer on the Social psychology and Neurosciences doctoral schools of the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne. He coordinated with Prof. Eduardo Sanchez the FP6 European project PERPLEXUS within the framework of Future and Emerging Technologies. Within the framework of the FP7 European project PharMEA, his team developed software and machine learning tools for analyzing the activity patterns of cultures of neurons. He collaborates with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in the development of Terra-i, a monitoring platform for providing data in habitat loss using satellite images. He supervised two PhD theses in the domain of agroecological modeling using artificial neural networks. In recent years, he leaded a team working on the use of artificial neural networks for modeling and analyzing tropical fruit yield, in collaboration with Biotec and CIAT, he collaborated with IPSEITE S.A. on the development of InspireMe, a Self-organizing feature map-based tool for navigation and exploration of business media, with Arimaz S.A. on the development of an emotional engine for robots, with PlatinumBlueInc on the development of a machine learning-based music hit prediction software, and with the Neuropsychology unit of the CHUV hospital, on the development of a software for PDAs to help patients with memory loss. His new research projects in collaboration with the Wearable Computing Lab. ETHZ are related to the use of on-body sensors (e.g., smartphones and watches) to identify the activities of daily living in elderly people with the aim of developing memory assistants. He is author of 10 book chapters, 11 journal articles, more than 40 international conference articles and co-editor of one book. He is a frequent reviewer of journals and international conferences.
       

    April, 2012


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