Professional Experience


Since2012
Head of the Dialogue Technology Lab at Institute for Infocomm Research
Department of Human Language Technology - Research and development in the areas of task-oriented and chat-oriented dialogue systems and dialogue orchestration approaches for the development of multi-domain conversational agents.
2010-2012
Research Scientist at Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Department of Human Language Technology - Research work in the fields of statistical machine translation, information retrieval, and language modeling, for developing and implementing technologies for specific applications in speech-to-speech translation, cross-language information retrieval and multi-language dialog management.
2009-2010
Research Scientist at Barcelona Media Innovation Centre, Barcelona
Speech and Language Research Group - Responsible for preparing research proposals, conducting research, and developing, evaluating and implementing technologies for specific applications in the areas of opinion mining and cross-language information retrieval.
2007-2009
Research Scientist at Barcelona Media Innovation Centre, Barcelona
Data Mining and Information Retrieval Group - Ramón y Cajal Fellowship Program - Responsible for the participation of Barcelona Media Innovation Centre in all Information Retrieval and Data Mining tasks related to CENIT project i3media.
Summer 2007
Visiting Scientist at Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Department of Human Language Technology - The main objective of this 7 week project, funded by AGAUR, was to study the Chinese-Spanish translation task in the context of statistical machine translation. [see final report (in Spanish)] [go to project's website (access info: chi-spa/i2r-upc)]
2004-2007
Researcher at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
TALP Research Center - Ramón y Cajal Fellowship Program - Research work in the TC-STAR project in the area of Statistical Machine Translation and responsible for UPC's cooperation in this area with other research centers in the consortium.
2003-2004
Part-time Professor at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas
Department of Telecommunication Engineering - Lecturer of academic courses: Electrical Circuits, Electrical Circuits Laboratory, Discrete Signal Processing and and Discrete Signal Processing Laboratory.
2003-2004
Information & Database Manager at Movimiento Primero Justicia, Caracas
National Organization Department - Responsible for creating and structuring a national registry system and information database for party members and affiliates. Active participation in popular education campaigns related to voting rights and political participation.
2003-2004
Research Assistant at Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas
Department of Administrative and Economical Science - Responsible for applying data analysis techniques in research projects in the area of political sociology. Undertook coursework on the Political Science graduate program.
2002-2003
Part-time Professor at Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas
Department of Electronics Engineering - Lecturer of academic courses: Digital Circuits and Digital Circuits Laboratory.
1999-2000
Part-time Professor at Universidad Nueva Esparta, Caracas
Department of Electronics Engineering - Lecturer of academic courses: Digital Circuits and Signal Processing.
2001-2003
Project Leader at PDVSA-Intevep, Caracas
Department of Reservoir Characterization - Responsible for the generation of innovative methods for geophysical data analysis and technological products for rock-fluid system characterization by using rock-physics based models, seismic attributes and statistical analysis of data.
1998-2001
Researcher at PDVSA-Intevep, Caracas
Department of Reservoir Characterization - Applied developed classification and estimation methods to real data in some important Venezuelan exploration and production fields. Developed methods for seismic attribute pattern classification and seismic attribute based property estimation by using different neural network architectures.