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Director - CINTI

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Alex Stephan Villazón Torrico, Ph.D.
Full Professor
Telf.: +591 (4) 42 68287
E-mail: avillazon@upb.edu
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Education

Expertise
Dynamic Program Analysis based in code instrumentation techniques. Aspect-Oriented Programming. Distributed Systems (Grid, Cloud Computing, BigData), IoT (Internet of Things). Scientific Workflows for e-Science.

Professional Experience

  • Full Professor, Researcher and Director of the CINTI Research Center (Centro de Investigaciones de Nuevas Tecnologías Informáticas) at the Universidad Privada Boliviana (UPB).
  • Bolivian National Contact Point (NCP) for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for the European Framework Programme H2020 (Horizon 2020).
  • Member of the jury of the prestigious MIT Technology Review - Innovators under 35 - LATAM and EUROPE (2016, 2017)
  • Consultant for the United Nations Industrial Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • Visiting researcher at the University of Lugano (2011 and 2014).
  • Post-doctoral researcher and research collaborator at the University of Lugano, Switzerland (2007-2009) and the University of Innsbruck, Austria (2003-2007) participating in several EU FP6, FP7 and H-2020 Projects (IdealIST2018, EGEE I, EGEE II, CoreGrid, ASG, K-WFGrid), Swiss National Science Foundation projects (FERRARI, ADAMA) and Austrian Projects (Askalon, AustrianGrid, AURORA). Also responsable of the implementation of the Grid and Cluster at the University of Innsbruck, and regional grid security authority of the AustrianGrid, Austria.
  • Project Manager for the developement of the Hypsis ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Hypsis S.A. Geneva, Switzerland (2002-2003).
  • Research and Teaching Assistant and PhD. Student at the University of Geneva, Switzerland (1997-2002).
  • Author of more than 80 scientific publications in books, journals, conferences and workshops (H-Index = 19, more than 1500 citations).

Honors and Prizes

  • 2016: Silver Medal. National Science and Technology Prize - 3th Edition. “Premio Plurinacional de Ciencia y Tecnología – 3ra Edición”. Ministry of Education (La Paz, Bolivia)
  • 2016: “Rudy Rivera” Research Prize. Universidad Privada Boliviana. (Cochabamba, Bolivia).
  • 2015: Gold Medal. National Science and Technology Prize – 2th Edition. “Premio Plurinacional de Ciencia y Tecnología – 2da Edición”. (La Paz, Bolivia)
  • 2015: Silver Medal. National Science and Technology Prize – 2th Edition. “Premio Plurinacional de Ciencia y Tecnología – 2da Edición”. (La Paz, Bolivia)

Publication Lists:  "ACM Digital Library", "ORCID", "Google Scholar"

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