Researchers


Leopoldo Bertossi

Leopoldo Bertossi is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, "Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez" (UAI) in Santiago, Chile), where he is the Director of the Graduate Program in Data Science. He is also a Senior Fellow of the UAI.
He is an Emeritus Professor of the School of Computer Science, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), a Senior Researcher at the "Millenium Institute on Foundations of Data" (IMFD, Chile), and a member of the Academic Network of RelationalAI Inc.
He has a Bachelor, a Masters and a PhD degrees in Mathematics by the "Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile" (PUC). His research interests are related to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in general. His research has been concentrated in the areas of computational logic, knowledge representation, data management, ontologies, uncertain reasoning, causality, and machine learning.
He has been professor at the Faculties of Mathematics and Engineering at the PUC (until 2001), visiting professor at the University of Toronto and the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and also an invited researcher at the Technical University of Vienna, Technical University of Berlín, University of Marseille-Luminy, University of Calabria, and University of Bolzano-Bozen. He has also been the President of the "Chilean Computer Science Society" (SCCC).

Webpage

leopoldo.bertossi [at] uai.cl

Gonzalo Ruz

Gonzalo A. Ruz received his B.Sc. (2002), P.E. and M.Sc. (2003) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. He then completed his Ph.D. degree (2008) at Cardiff University, UK.
Currently, he is a Professor and Research Director at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile.
His research interests include machine learning, evolutionary computation, data mining, gene regulatory network modeling, and complex systems.

Webpage

gonzalo.ruz [at] uai.cl

Tamara Fernández

From October 2020, She is an Assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Science of Adolfo Ibañez University (Viña del Mar, Chile). Previously, She was a Postdoctoral research associate at the Gatsby Unit, working with Arthur Gretton. I joined the Gatsby Unit in 2018 as a Biometrika Postdoctoral Fellow.
In 2018, She obtained her DPhil in Statistics at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Yee Whye Teh. Her work has been focused on extending modern machine learning techniques to classical statistical problems, in particular to Survival Analysis.

Webpage

t.a.fernandez [at] ucl.ac.uk

Adrián Soto Suárez

Adrián Soto Suárez is a Software Engineer and a PhD (c) in Computer Science from Universidad Católica in Chile. Currently, he is a faculty member at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez since 2020.
His research interests include semantic web, data management, DBMS implementation and algorithms for efficient query processing. He has also been involved in both, academic and practical projects, that make use of graph analytics techniques and graph databases.

Webpage

adrian.soto [at] uai.cl

Moreno Bevilacqua

Moreno Bevilacqua received his PhD (2008) in Statistics from University of Padova, Italy. Currently, he is a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Viña del Mar, Chile.
He worked as Full Professor a the Statistics Department of University of Valparaiso (Valparaiso, Chile) from 2012 to august 2020. He has carried out research as: a post-doc at the Statistics Department of University Ca'Foscari of Venice (Italy) from May 2008 to December 2010, a research fellow at the University of Bergamo (Italy) from January 2011 to July 2012.

Webpage

moreno.bevilacqua [at] uai.cl

Miguel Romero

Miguel Romero received his M.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematical Engineering degree (2012) from Universidad de Chile. He then completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science (2016) also at Universidad de Chile. Since 2020, he is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI), Santiago, Chile.
Before joining UAI, he was a research fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing in UC Berkeley and a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science of University of Oxford.
His research interests include algorithms and complexity, computational logic, data management and Web data.

Webpage

miguel.romero.o [at] uai.cl

Susana Eyheramendy

Susana Eyhereamendy is Full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences at the Adolfo Ibáñez University, she is Doctor of Statistics at Rutgers University, United States, 2004. She is an associate member of the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS) in charge of the astro-statistical group. Her research is based on the modeling, analysis and interpretation of large databases, especially in the areas of astronomy and genetics.
In this last field, his emphasis is on trying to understand the genetic basis of common diseases, using novel statistical methods. Recently, he has also paid special attention to the study of the population genetics of Chileans. He is currently studying the genetic basis of growth development and BMI in the children of the GOCS cohort. In the area of astro-statistics, she has worked, using machine learning techniques, on the classification of variable stars as well as other astronomical objects.
Susana is a member of the scientific committee of Alerce (web: alerce.science). The ALeRCE broker is a Chilean-led broker which is processing the alert stream from the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) and which aims to become a Community Broker for the Vera C. Rubin Observatory and its Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), as well as other large etendue survey telescopes. We are using Cloud Infrastructure and Machine Learning models to bring real-time processed products and services to the astronomical community. Part of Susana's research in this area is dedicated to the development of models for irregularly observed time series, to be implemented in ALerce.

susana.eyheramendy [at] uai.cl

John Atkinson

John is currently a full professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (UAI), Santiago, Chile, Director of the Diploma in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Master in AI, and researcher at the UAI Smart Center. Previously, He was a full professor and head of the Department of Computer Sciences, at the Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile, where he was also the founder and director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (2004-2016). He was also an assistant professor at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria (UTFSM, Valparaiso, Chile), and a Lecturer at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso. He received a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK), and a B.Eng and M.Eng degrees in Computer Sciences from UTFSM, Chile. Furthermore, he has been a visiting researcher at University of Cambridge (UK), MIT (Boston, USA), INRIA-Loria (Nancy, France), University of Western Ontario (London, Canada), University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, UK), and IBM T.J Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, NY, USA). Over the last 25 years, John has been involved in teaching, research and consulting in Chile and universities and research centers worldwide.
In 2010, John received the ACM Senior Member Award for international contributions to computer sciences in the scientific and practical side.
John is actively involved in basic and applied research in the areas of Natural-Language Processing, Text Mining and Text Analytics, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. Some of his research has currently being applied to address complex problems in private companies including intelligent text analysis and mining, predictive models for fraud detection, opinion mining, intelligent interfaces, and question-answering systems. In addition, he is an AI consultant for several national and international private companies.

Webpage

john.atkinson [at] uai.cl

Sebastián Moreno

Sebastián Moreno received his master of Science and PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University in 2011 and 2014, respectively. Currently, Sebastián is a faculty member at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2017), head of the Master of Science in Engineering (TI specialization, 2018), and the head of Computer Engineering (2020).
His research interests include data mining, machine learning, and relational learning. In particular, his main work focuses on statistical network analysis, developing computationally and statistically efficient algorithms for network analysis. Currently, he has more than 20 papers among the most important conferences in computer science and JCR journals. He has also participated as program committee in more than 30 conference including the most important conferences of his area such as NeurIPS, KDD, WWW, and ICDM.


sebastian.moreno [at] uai.cl

Raimundo Sánchez

Endurance Sports Scientist, Doctor in Complex Systems Engineering. Interested in applications of wearable devices for studying physical activity.
Endurance Athlete, has completed several marathons and ultra marathons.

Webpage

raimundo.sanchez [at] uai.cl

Rodolfo Abanto

Rodolfo Abanto Canto got his master’s degree in Statistics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 1999.
Since 2011 he has been an instructor professor at the Engineering and Sciences Faculty of the Adolfo Ibáñez University. He teaches in the statistical courses of Civil Engineering and Business Administration majors. He was the director of the statistics area between 2012 and mid-2020.
He has developed statistical consultancy work for different institutions in the field of market, opinion and scientific research. He is currently working on innovations about teaching and learning of statistics.
Ha has also taught at technical institutes, higher institutes and universities for graduates and undergraduates.


rodolfo.abanto [at] uai.cl

Rolando De La Cruz

He is currently an Associate Professor of Statistics and Data Science at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. He received a Ph.D. in Statistics from Universidad Católica de Chile in 2005.
His research interests include Bayesian Learning; Biostatistics; Data Science and Statistical Learning; Joint Modeling; Functional and Longitudinal Data Analysis; Parametric and Nonparametric Bayesian Statistics; Spatial Statistics; Statistical Computing.
He is the director of our Executive Master in Data Science .

Webpage

rolando.delacruz [at] uai.cl