Skills

Python

60%

Neuron (software)

90%

Languages

Spanish (native), English (full professional proficiency), French (basic)

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Engineering, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Mar 2018 – Present Santiago, Chile
Teaching grad and undergrad courses of the Computer Engineering program, and investigating computational models of electrical stimulation of nerve fibers.
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Researcher

Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaíso

May 2017 – Feb 2018 Valparaíso, Chile
Modeled retinal neural networks to investigate how motion direction selectivity is computed in the retina.
 
 
 
 
 

Doctoral Student and Reasearch Associate

Grill Lab, Duke University

Jun 2012 – Feb 2018 Durham, NC, USA
Modeled nerve fibers and performed in vivo experiments to quantify nerve responses to kilohertz frequency electrical stimulation.
 
 
 
 
 

Doctoral Student

Nicolelis Lab, Duke University

Aug 2010 – May 2012 Durham, NC, USA
Performed brain-machine interface experiments with animals to determine the effects of noise on intracortical microstimulation feedback.
 
 
 
 
 

R&D Engineer

Department of Electrical Engineering, Universidad de Chile

Dec 2006 – Aug 2010 Santiago, Chile
Developed algorithms for face and object recognition in images, with applications to biometrics and mining.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Department of Electrical Engineering, Universidad de Chile

Mar 2002 – Dec 2006 Santiago, Chile
Investigated tactile perception by means of psychophysical experiments and mathematical modeling.

Recent Posts

La Escuela de Verano en Inteligencia Computacional (EVIC) es un evento de referencia en América Latina, apoyada por el Capítulo Chileno …

Teaching

Universidad de Santiago de Chile:

2019 / 01: “Computer Organization”; “Modeling & Simulation”
2018 / 02: “Computer Organization”; “Computational modeling of physiological systems”
2018 / 01: “Computer Organization”; “Laboratory of Structure of Computers”

Duke University:

2013 / Fall: “Fundamentals of Electrical Stimulation of the Nervous System” (TA)
2012 / Spring: “Bioelectric Engineering” (TA)

Universidad de Chile:

2004 - 2009: “Analysis of Signals” (TA)
2003 - 2009: “Introduction to Digital Image Processing” (TA)
2001 - 2002: “Electromagnetism” (TA)

Projects

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Introduction: Kilohertz-frequency spinal cord stimulation (KHF-SCS) was recently proposed as a paresthesia-free treatment for persons …

Detection of motion direction in the visual system of rodents is observed at processing stages as early as the retinal circuitry. …

Publications

Intracortical microstimulation (ICMS) of the primary somatosensory cortex (S1) can produce percepts that mimic somatic sensation and …

BACKGROUND Incorporating kilohertz-frequency signals in transcutaneous electrical stimulation has been proposed as a means to overcome …

Introduction Kilohertz-frequency spinal cord stimulation (KHF-SCS) was recently proposed as a paresthesia-free treatment for persons …

Mainstream electrical stimulation therapies, e.g., spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and deep brain stimulation, use pulse trains that are …

Objective. Models of excitable cells consider the membrane specific capacitance as a ubiquitous and constant parameter. However, …

textcopyright 2015 IEEE. Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TES) of nerve fibers may be optimized by overcoming the impedance of …

OBJECTIVE: Incorporating high-frequency components in transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TES) waveforms may make it possible to …

Electrical stimulation of peripheral nerves is a widespread technique for the treatment of neurological diseases and disorders. …

Artificial sensation via electrical or optical stimulation of brain sensory areas offers a promising treatment for sensory deficits. …

In mining, rock classification plays a crucial role at different stages of the extraction process ranging from the design of the mine …

The tactile sense is being used in a variety of applications involving tactile human-machine interfaces. In a significant number of …

Stochastic resonance (SR) is the counterintuitive phenomenon in which noise enhances detection of sub-threshold stimuli. The SR …

This paper compares the classification performance of linear-system- and neural-network-based models in handwritten-digit …

Contact

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