Currently, I work as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. My current research focus is on image-based biomechanics of soft tissue. In particular, I work on developing strategies to measure the motion of the brain under acceleration and the deformation of the tongue during speech generation.
In 2015, I received a PhD in Bioengineering form the University of Utah. My doctoral research dealt with modeling and motion estimation in cardiovascular tissue. I completed my BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. My undergraduate focus was bioengineering, and my MS research focused on dynamic modeling and control of a left-ventricular assist device.
In addition to my research work, I have served as a scientific consultant on topics ranging from medical device testing, measurement, and instrumentation to image-based surgery and electromechanical prototyping. I also hold an AS degree in Mathematics and Science, which I obtained at the State University of New York at Nassau Community College in 2004. I was born in Colombia, South America, and have lived in the United States since the year 2000.