Who am I?

Passionate of responsible development and social implications of technology, I have more than 12 years of experience in brain-machine interaction, computational neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. My work is focused on the conception of neurotechnologies that allow symbiotic interaction between human and intelligent machines. This is based on better understanding neural correlates of cognition, development of artificial intelligent devices capable to adapt to their user’s goals, preferences and capabilities, and a user-centered design approach.

Highly interested on the translation of emerging technologies onto applications at service of society, I chair the IEEE working group on standards for brain-machine interfacing and executive-in-residence at the Geneva Cente for Security Policy. I am the editor of the IEEE Brain eNewsletter and I am actively involved in outreach activities for the general public on topics related to emerging emerging technologies and their societal impact.

I have a degree on Electronics Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) In Switzerland.