Hi! I'm Jose Javier. I am a PhD student in Computer Science at MIT. My specialization is Machine Learning and I work at the CSAIL lab in John Guttag's research group. My main interests lie in automatic feature extraction in weakly labeled image and time series data.
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Telematics Engineering from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI. I spent my senior year in an exchange program in Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
My research interests include Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Optimization and Algorithms. I am very interested in automating non-trivial tasks I also enjoy working with microprocessors and embedded devices to automate things and make life simpler.
On my spare time I enjoy reading, writing about math and code, watching MOOCs, tinkering with electronics and solving all kinds of geometric puzzles.
I've done research and internships to get a better feel for what fields I am interested in. Here's a quick summary of what I've done, as well as a link to my resume:
I worked in the GeneROOT project in collaboration with King's College bioinformatics. I developed C++ software to store and access Sequence Aligment/Map Data using CERN's ROOT Framework for High Energy Physics. I benchmarked the tools using Python, using statistical analysis to improve read speed by over 15 times.
University of Michigan CSE
As a member of the Machine Learning for Data Driven Decisions Laboratory I developed a Heart Sound Classification algorithm based on Temporal Alignment Techniques and MFCC, achieving a 82.4% accuracy in the hidden data. I presented my work at Computing in Cardiology 2016.
Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Using Android and the Google Glass prototype, I designed a QR-Based system for people with different disabilities. The application uses Google Glass as a platform to interact with a number of interfaces and it is now being used by children with special needs at a Spanish institution.
As a Serive Architecture Development member, I worked with the integration of several third-party modules to the NetSight network monitor. I was responsible for producing software filters for the Paloalto Firewall, reducing unwanted requests by 68%