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1600 Providence Highway · Walpole, MA 02081 · Cell: 857.236.7988 · zantiago at gmail.com ·.
|Research engineer & computational neuroscientist with extensive experience on complex systems analysis, modeling, and design and a great interest in developing bioinspired innovative engineering solutions.|
|Engineering experience: Machine learning, modeling and identification, computer visio, signal processing, pattern recognition, data mining, real time/embedded systems, adaptive systems, automatic control, software development, knowledge discovery, and biomedical engineering.|
|Neuroscience experience: Animal vision, memory, and learning models, self-organizing systems, competitive/cooperative dynamics, and neuromorphic technology.|
|Other interests: Biological mechanisms, neural plasticity, synchronization, intermodal interactions, neurodegenerative disorders, and neuroimmunology.|
Cognitive and Neural Systems
Research subject: vision, learning and intelligence, pattern recognition and classification.
Los Andes University
|March 2003||Master of Science |
Research subject: Biomedical engineering and control systems.
· Research projects on: artificial vision, electroencephalography and Functional Electrical Stimulation.
· Thesis work: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Control System
Distrital University F. J. C
|August 2000||Bachelor of Science |
|Bogota, D. C.|
· Emphasis on Biomedical Engineering, Control Systems and Digital Signal Processing
· Thesis work: Neural Networks Based Artificial Vision System Design and Implementation
Miguel A. Caro School
|December 1991||High School||Bogota, D.C.|
· Academic bachelor.
· Best ICFES score (ICFES exam is like SAT exam in Colombia).
Migma Systems, Inc.
|September 2010 - May 2014||Research Engineer||Walpole, MA|
Advanced research in signals and image processing, dynamic system modeling and estimation, machine learning, statistical pattern recognition, and artificial intelligence among others. I apply specialized knowledge to analyze complex problems and identify the most appropriate principles and techniques to solve them. I participate in the design and implementation of real time hardware and software platforms, the development of protocols to evaluate and improve performance, multi-sensor integration, data acquisition and visualization, dynamic system modelling and simulations, data analysis and adaptive/intelligent systems design to support the creation of competitive products for federal government, military, and industry in general.
Boston University. Cognitive and Neural Systems Department
|June 2004 - September 2010||Research Assistant||Boston, MA|
Research assistant for professors Gail Carpenter and Ennio Mingolla. Our research was on models of learning and memory, vision, and applications to image processing.
|September 2005 - December 2005||Teaching fellow||Boston, MA|
Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria
|January 2002 - July 2003||Assistant Professor||Bogota, D. C.|
Teaching areas: Semiconductor electronics, digital electronic systems, and industrial automation.
|January 2001 - 2007||Technical Advisor on Geographic Information Systems||Bogota, D.C.|
· General advisor on GIS & GPS
Los Andes University
|February 2001 - November 2002||Graduate Assistant||Bogota, D.C.|
Graduate assistant at the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Laboratory
·Instruments Lab. & Circuits Lab.
Corporacion Universitaria de Colombia Ideas
|February 1998 - November 2001||Associate Professor||Bogota, D.C.|
Simultaneous Translation, Telematics & Informatic Administration Departments.
Some of the subjects I taught:
·Specialization for Translation on Engineering
·Cybernetics & Communications
·Software for translation
·Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems
Los Andes University/Militar Hospital
|July 1998 - December 1998||Design Engineer||Bogota, D.C.|
Control system design of a forearm prostheses prototype
- IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco, 2015.
- International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. IJCNN 2005. Montreal. Jul-Aug 2005.
- Mind and Life Summer Research Institute. Research Fellow. June 21-27, 2004 at the Garrison Institute, New York.
- Eighth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems. Cognitive and Neural Systems Department. Boston University. Boston, MA. May, 2004.
- One-Week Intensive Course: Complex Physical, Biological & Social Systems. New England Complex Systems Institute. MIT. January 5-9, 2004.
- II Colombian Symposium on Neuroscience. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, D.C. June 2003.
- Artificial Intelligence Technics in Processes Supervision. Los Andes University. November 2002.
- Second International Summer School on Biocomplexity: from systems to the gene. Dartmouth College. July 2002.
- II Workshop on Biomedical Engineering at Los Andes University. Bogota. Dec. 10th and 11th 2001
- DSP Programming Workshop: Using the Texas Instruments TMS320C54XX Fixed Point DSP. Los Andes University. Dec. 2000
- VI Symposium on Signal Processing, Images and Artificial Vision. (Lecturer) Los Andes University. Nov. 2000
- Evolutionary Fuzzy Modeling. Los Andes University. Feb. 2000
- Congress on Evolutionary Computation. CEC'99. Washington, D.C., July 1999
- International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. IJCNN'99. Washington, D.C., July 1999
- Research Projects Formulation and Administration. Research and Scientific Development Center. Distrital University F.J.C. May 1999
· MENSA Colombia
- Ling, B., Olivera, S., et al., People counting and re-identification using fusion of video camera and laser scanner, Proc. SPIE 9842, Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXV, 984217 (May 17, 2016). DOI.
- Ling, B., Agarwal, S., Olivera, S. et al., Real-time buried threat detection and cueing capability in VPEF environment, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 9454, 94540P (2015).
- Olivera, S., Ling, B., et al., Real-Time Pedestrian Detection, Tracking, and Counting, IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco, 2015.
- Carpenter, G. & Olivera, S., Self-organizing ARTMAP rule discovery. Neural Networks 25: 161-177 (2012).
- Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Control System. Master Thesis. Los Andes University. December 2002 (PDF in spanish).
- Olivera, S. Binocular Correspondence with biological models. Technical report. Electrical engineering department. Los Andes University. 2001.
- Olivera, S. Neural Networks Based Artificial Vision System Design and Implementation. Ingenieria. No. 1. Año 2000. Distrital University F.J.C.
- Olivera, S. ¿Que es neurovision? Technical conference at Semana de Ingenio y Diseño. Distrital University F.J.C. 1999