Curriculum Vitae

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Work Experience

August 2021 - Current job
Meta | Reality Labs
Visiting Researcher

Research and development of wearable technology and motion tracking algorithms applied to VR/AR systems.

Aug 2016 - Aug 2021
Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduate Research Assistant

Exoskeleton and Prosthetic Intelligent Controls (EPIC). Design updates and manufacturing of active lower-limb prostheses. Development of impedance control and parameter tuning. Intelligent models for automatic assistance in locomotion. Mentoring students affiliated with the lab.

December 2020 - Current job
Soft Robotics Ph.D. Intern

Research intern in Facebook Reality Labs

Jan 2020 - May 2020
Georgia Institute of Technology

Capstone Design. ME4182 - Undergraduate Level, final year course. Lecturing in control theory oriented to applications of machine design in the capstone projects.

Jan 2018 - Dec 2019
Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Mechatronics (ME6405 - Graduate level). Preparation of teaching materials and conducting training sessions in the laboratory.

August 2013 - Dec 2016
Universidad de los Andes

Teaching courses in areas of CAD/CAM, Dynamics and Experimental methods. Faculty advisor for the robotics team ROBOCOL and undergraduate final degree projects.

June 2017 - July 2017
Universidad de los Andes
Visiting Professor

3D Printing (IMEC3501 - Impresión 3D). Undergraduate summer course on 3D printing.

Feb 2012 - May 2013
Universidad de los Andes
Adjunct Instructor

Teaching the course Graphic Design In Engineering (IMEC1503 - Undergraduate Level). Tools and techniques in CAD/CAM.

Dec 2012 - Dec 2012
Gabriel de Colombia S.A.
Independent Consultant

Design and fabrication of a circuit board for strain-gauge processing in a suspension test bench.

Feb 2010 - Nov 2012
Universidad de los Andes
Graduate Research Assistant

Researcher in the Aerial Munition and Intelligent Systems. Development of methods for explotion effect determination. Computational tools for CFD-based analysis of aerial munition.

Aug 2008 - Aug 2009
Universidad de los Andes
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Teaching assistant for the courses Experimental Engineering, and Thermodynamics II.

A strong background in mechatronics, a profound interest in biology, and the desire for creating the next robotics


2016 - 2021
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D. in Robotics

Ph.D. Thesis: Sensor fusion representation of locomotion biomechanics: applications in control of lower limb prostheses.

2010 - 2012
Universidad de los Andes
M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

M. Sc. Thesis: Dynamic simulation of unmanned aerial vehicle based on CFD.

2005 - 2013
Universidad de los Andes
Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Engineering

Final Project: Design of a node for wireless sensor network (WSN)

2004 - 2010
Universidad de los Andes
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Final Project: Prehensile robotic hand controlled by mechanomyography signal