I’m an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Concepción. I hold Bachelors degrees in Astronomy and Computer Science from the University of Chile and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the same institution.
My research interests include machine learning, computer vision, data-science, astroinformatics, and bioinformatics. My work is focused on developing new algorithms for massive observational data. I have worked with data from a wide variety of astronomical instruments such as ALMA, SDSS, HST, and the LSST among others. I am a founding member of the Astroinformatics Laboratory at the Center for Mathematical Modeling, and I’m currently member of the Millenium Institute of Astrophysics, where I’m developing new machine learning and computer vision algorithms for the next generation of telescopes.

I am the founder and director of the Data Science Unit at University of Concepción, where we apply state-of-the-art data science tools to real-world problems in the industry.


Prospective PhD Students

I consider new PhD students with a strong background in computer science, math, and statistics almost every year.  Students that would like to create the next generation of machine (deep) learning tools  are encouraged to apply to our PhD in Computer Science program at http://doctorado.inf.udec.cl/ . More details about my research interests here.