Gissel Velarde, PhD
Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering
Author, International Consultant and University Lecturer, CV
Velarde is a consultant and teaches Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning at Universidad Privada Boliviana. Velarde earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Aalborg University in Denmark in 2017, an institution recognized as the best university in Europe and fourth in the world in engineering according to the US News World Ranking and the MIT 2018 ranking. She holds a master's degree in Electronic Systems and Engineering management from the University of Applied Sciences of South Westphalia, Soest in Germany, thanks to a DAAD scholarship, and holds a Licenciatura's degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad Católica Boliviana, recognized as the third best university in Bolivia according to the Webometrics Ranking 2020. She has over 20 years of experience in engineering and computer science. She worked in industry and academia, and received several awards and recognition as an engineer, a computer scientist, and a pianist. She was a research member in the European Commission's project "Learning to Create", and a PhD Fellow at Aalborg University. She was piano teacher at the Plurinational Conservatory of Music, Bolivia. She worked as an Engineer for Miebach Gmbh, Hansa Ltda, SONY Computer Science Laboratories, Moodagent, among others. Velarde developed machine learning and deep learning algorithms for classification, structural analysis, pattern discovery, and recommendation systems. In 2020, Velarde was named: Notable Woman in the field of research by the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR). She was also selected internationally as one of 120 technologists by the Top Women Tech 2019 & 2020 summit in Brussels. In her latest book, she analyze the impact of intelligent technologies during what she calls the "Artificial Era".
List of publications and courses can be found here: CV.
At Universidad Privada Boliviana (Since 2020): Artificial Intelligence, Selected Topics in Artificial Intelligence, and Neural Networks (Deep Learning)
At Aalborg University (2013-2016): Music Perception and Cognition, Sonic interactions: Design and Evaluation, Interactive Systems Design, Designing from Both Sides of the Screen
At Conservatorio Nacional de Música (2005, 2006): Piano, Improvisation
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Research Member of the EC-funded collaborative project, “LearningtoCreate”(Lrn2Cre8). Funded by the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission, under FET grant number 610859. cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/109697_en.html
LadoB, 17/01/2021: Era artificial: quienes dominen la tecnología tendrán la ventaja
Jyllands-Posten, 21/12/2014: Forskning i musiktemaer
La Razón, 2004: Nota del día: Cura para el Alzheimer
La Prensa, 14/1/2012: Velarde habla con ángeles
Matthew Warnock, 7/9/2011: Review by Matthew Warnock
La Prensa, 5/8/2005: Big Band Juvenil antes de su gira por Chile
Gente, 17/10/2002: Una jovén de gran talento
El Diario, 14/6/1998: MARTIN JOSEPH: Concierto de despedida
Puerta abierta, 14/6/1998: Martin Joseph junto a los Músicos invitados
Presencia, 19/4/1994: La Paz mostró su predominio en el IV Concurso de Piano
Presencia, 25/11/1990: Carmen Castro presentará Breve temporada de Ballet
AI is here to transform all aspects of our lives. The sooner you incorporate AI into your business, the higher the benefits you will enjoy over the competition. Innovators are now at advantage! Do you want to implement AI for your business?
My work philosophy: My goal is to understand the client's objectives, understand the problem to be solved to offer a work strategy depending on whether it is worth developing a project based on artificial intelligence and data science.
Clients explain their ideas and I explain in a simple and gradual way the possible strategies and technologies that can be applied in each case, the time required to develop a project, the resources needed and the possible impact that this innovation will produce in their business. I also analyze if it is absolutely necessary to carry out a project and what are the alternatives in the market.
I am a professor of Artificial Intelligence at Universidad Privada Boliviana, and I have several years of experience working as an engineer and computer scientist in industry. I have worked for Hansa Ltda, PNUD, Hugo Miebach GmbH, SONY Computer Science Laboratories, Moodagent A/S, among others.
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