University of Waterloo. Waterloo, Canada
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
PhD in Communication and Information Systems. Sep 2008 - Present.

Icesi University. Cali, Colombia.
Specialization in Management of Information Systems. Apr 2005 - Feb 2007
GPA: 4.62/5.0

Icesi University. Cali, Colombia.
Bachelor's Degree in Telematics Engineering (Hons.) Jul 1998 - Aug 2003
GPA: 4.57/5.0

Professional Experience

University of Waterloo. Waterloo, Canada.
Research Assistant. Broadband Communications Research Group (BBCR). Fall 2010 - Present
  • Conducting research in routing and IP mobility in wireless networks.
Teaching Assistant. ECE Department. Winter 2009, Fall 2009, Fall 2010
  • Tutoring, proctoring, and marking for ECE 428 and ECE 150 courses.

Fujitsu Laboratories of America. Sunnyvale, CA, USA.
Research Intern. Trusted Systems Innovation Group (TSIG). Winter 2011
  • Conducting research in wireless sensor and AMI networks.

Icesi University. Cali, Colombia.
Assistant Professor. Department of Information and Communications Technology. November 2005 - Present
  • Lecturing and writing of lecture notes.
  • Tutoring, proctoring and marking.
  • Conducting research. i2ComM and i2t reseach groups

People On Line S.A. (Internet Service Provider). Cali, Colombia.
Infrastructure Manager. January 2003 - October 2005
  • Network manager of the South-West zone (Colombia).
  • Designing regional and national telecommunication projects.
  • Operation of IP, Frame Relay, OFDM, DSL, ISDN networks.
  • Operation, configuration, and maintenance for data transport networks, Internet carriers, and BGP sessions.
  • Technical Support.

Awards and honors

  • Returning ISOC Fellowship to the IETF 83rd meeting. Internet Society. Paris, France. March 2012
  • Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund Bell Scholarship. University of Waterloo. Spring'11, Fall'11, Winter'12
  • Graduate Research Studentship. University of Waterloo. Fall'10.
  • ISOC Next Generation Leaders Fellowship - eLearning course "Shaping the Internet: History and Futures". Internet Society. May 2011
  • Returning ISOC Fellowship to the IETF 79th meeting. Internet Society. Beijing, China. November 2010
  • University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship. Winter'10. Canada. January 2010.
  • Returning ISOC Fellowship to the IETF 76th meeting. Internet Society. Hiroshima, Japan. November 2009
  • Colfuturo Scholarship for Graduate Studies. Colombia. June 2008.
  • ISOC Fellowship to the IETF 69th meeting. Internet Society. Chicago, USA. July 2007
  • LACNIC Fellowship to the LACNIC VIII meeting. Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry. Peru. July 2005
  • Honours Bachelor's Degree in Telematic Engineering Magna Cum Laude. Icesi University. Colombia. August 2003
  • Dean's Honor Roll and Merit Scholarship. Semesters 1st to 9th. Icesi University. Colombia. 1998 - 2003


  • Volunteer. Women in Engineering Committee (WIE). University of Waterloo. 2010.
  • Global Representative of Colombia (Graduate Students). International Students Office. University of Waterloo. July 2009 - Present.
  • Coordinator of the Microsoft Academic Cell. Icesi University. January 2006- July 2008.
  • Alumni Representative - Accreditation of Quality Committee . Telematic Engineering Program. Icesi University. 2005

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Libertad: "The day we are talking about dogs, I have no problem in talking about dogs all you want, but now we are talking about cats! Why the change of subject? Why does everybody have the same obsession? "
Libertad: Why YOU the others are not simple?

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