My work aims to to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the discovery, integration, and trust of scientific data and models. My approaches link human and machine knowledge to address societally-relevant problems in areas that require interdisciplinary research and international collaborations such as sustainability of water resources and Smart Cities. I am passionate about encouraging and supporting women and Hispanics pursuing a career or education in Science and Engineering.
In 2011, I obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carleton University (Canada) with the thesis "Formalizing Relational Databases as OWL Ontologies". I also hold a M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh (UK) with the thesis "Learning Heuristic Const Functions for Planning using Genetic Programming". I have Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the "Universidad Panamericana Campus Aguascalientes" and a double-major in Statistics from the Center for Mathematics Research (Mexico).
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science.
Co-Principal Investigator at the NSF-funded CyberShARE Center of Excellence
Research Assistant Professor at the NSF-funded CyberShARE Center of Excellence
Teaching Assistant at the School of Computer Science.
IT Director in charge of IT Infrastructure and Services of the University.
Chair of the Mechatronics Department
Teaching computer science courses, degree plan reviews and advising.
In charge of scholarships and student loans processing at the Directorate of Scholarships.
The amount of scientific data has dramatically increased with an expectation of 44 trillion gigabytes of digital data in 2020. Manual processing of scientific data is no longer scalable. My research aims to improve the automated discovery, integration, analysis and interpretation of scientific data by providing context, or meaning to information using Semantic Web technologies. The impact of my work can be clearly appreciated when it is applied to interdisciplinary research, where a key challenge is the integration of data and repurpose of models and resources. My work has been recently applied in the areas of Smart Cities and Water Sustainability.
I was part of the Dumontier Lab working under the supervision of Michel Dumontier. I have previously worked in the areas of Evolutionary Computation and other related AI areas.
A complete list of publications can be found on my Google Scholar page.
I have been a member of groups that aim to encourage and support women pursuing an education of career in Science or Engineering:
When I get a chance to go out, I love hiking and camping. When forced indoors, I love cooking and eating Mexican food.