Biography: Juan Felipe Gonzalez

Juan Felipe is a native from Colombia, where he completed his studies in Computer Science at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá. At the present, he is working in the PhD program of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Before his arrival to the United States, Mr. Gonzalez obtained an honored mention for his graduate work (with his co-worker), simulating mobility of individuals in enclosed spaces. This project includes multidisciplinary work with the Department of Psychology in order to know how people move in an emergency situation where they are enclosed in a building. Also, due to this project, Mr. Gonzalez had the chance to publish an article for the Sixth Colombian Computer Congress and to be invited as a speaker at the Second International Congress of Neuroscience and Neuropsychology. Mr. Gonzalez’s strongest research area is focused on requirements engineering, a subfield of software engineering dealing with gathering the most accurate requirements from the client and reducing costs of the software development due to the confusion in this area. Mr. Gonzalez’s current research interests include static analysis, source-to-source translation systems, and runtime optimization.