I am a research scientist at the IBM Ireland Smarter Cities Technology Center (SCTC) working in the areas of datamining and smart computing.
I finished my Doctor of Engineering degree from the Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan (2005). I have a Master's degree in Computer Science majoring in Artificial Intelligence (Ateneo de Manila University, 1995) and a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics (University of the Philippines in the Visayas, 1991). I used to work as a technical staff for two years in the Neuroinformatics Lab of RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan before finishing my DEng degree. I spent a total of 4 years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the National University of Singapore and the National Neuroscience Institute working on diverse topics such as context-aware reasoning, datamining models for activity recognition in smarthome environment, detecting biomarkers for Parkinson's Disease by image processing of fMRI and DTI images, and automated diagnosis of movement disorder for intelligent healthcare. I also held an Asst. Professorship for a total of 6 years in the University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila University. My research interests include datamining, optimization, development of intelligent agents using machine learning and evolutionary computation, neuroinformatics, and biomedical engineering.