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EDUCATION

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA  (August, 2009)
Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science: Telecommunications Program – School of Information Sciences
Dissertation: Technical Architectures and Economic Conditions for Viable Spectrum Trading Markets

University of Texas at Austin  (May 2003)
Master of Science in Engineering : Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (March 1999)
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (emphasis on Telecommunications)
Thesis title: Study of Business Processes in Telecommunications Service Providers

Universidad del Cauca , Popayán, Colombia  (February 1996)
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications
Thesis title: Management and Planning of Services for the Data Network of the Universidad del Cauca

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor    (May/2015– current)
Syracuse University, School of Information Studies
Director of the Center for Convergence and Emerging Network Technologies (CCENT)

Assistant Professor     (August / 2009 – May/2015)
Syracuse University, School of Information Studies
Director of the Center for Convergence and Emerging Network Technologies (CCENT)

Visiting Assistant Professor        (August/2012 – June/2013)
University of Arizona, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Research Assistant      (Summer 06&07, Fall 06-08, Spring 09)
University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences
Planned, budgeted, configured and installed devices for the enhancement of the research capabilities in the areas of IPv6 network protocols, mobile IPv6 networks, intrusion detection, firewalls and grid computing of the Laboratory for Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems (LERSAIS).
Performed research on security of IPv6 networks and the development of authentication methods for mobile data environments.
Designed laboratory exercises for the Introduction to Security and Security Management courses.

Graduate Teaching Assistant    (2004 – Spring 06, Summer 08)
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences
Planned and designed the new Computer Network Laboratory of the Telecommunications program. Managed the acquisition and installation of all devices for the laboratory.
Assisted professors in the grading and laboratory preparation tasks of computer networking courses of the Telecommunications Program curriculum.
Managed the networking devices and stations of the Networking Laboratory.

Graduate Teaching Fellow    (Spring 07)
University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences
Taught the Introduction to Telecommunications and Networks course

University Instructor Professor  (08/1998 – 07/2001, 07/2003 – 12/2003)
Universidad de los Andes, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Prepared and taught courses in the fields of networking, communications and electrical circuits theory at the undergraduate and specialization level programs.
Advised undergraduate and specialization level students completing their thesis work.
Participated in the elaboration of research project proposals and the activities of the Telecommunications research group.
Directed several undergraduate theses in Telecommunication topics.

Graduate Teaching Assistant   (08/2001 – 05/2003)
University of Texas at Austin, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Planned and coordinated projects and project teams for the Senior Lab course. Projects covered topics in networking, micro-controller based circuits and telecommunications (wireless, RF) systems.

Adjunct Professor     (02/1996 – 07/1996)
Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Colombia
Taught two courses in the area of telephone switching systems.

Teaching (Go to Teaching section)

GRANTS

Principal investigator, Grant by a corporate sponsor – Topic area: Network security, $20,133. Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

Co-Principal Investigator, Internal SU seed grant, “Development and Testing of the Sleep Experience and Assessment Application” , $11,250, December 2015

Google Faculty Award, “Enabling Spectrum Sharing via Spectrum Consumption Models”, August, 2014

Principal investigator, Grant by a corporate sponsor – Topic area: Network survivability, $77,000. Spring 2011

Principal investigator on NSF SFS (Scholarship for Service) Grant, $1,200,000 for funding U.S. Citizens interested in studying cyber-security and information assurance. Grant period: 2010 – 2014.?Note: Became P.I. of this grant in 2011.?Co-Principal investigator, Grant by a corporate sponsor – Topic area: Network security, $118,000. Fall 2010

Principal investigator, Internal Development grant, Syracuse University – School of Information Studies, The Network Lab Virtualization Project, approved budget: $150,000; 2010 – 2012.

Publications (Go to Publications section)