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Edwin Salcedo



I'm a Lecturer and Research Engineer at the Bolivian Catholic University UCB in the Department of Mechatronics Engineering. My Lab, CIDIMEC, studies computer intelligence through software and hardware integration. I specially focus on building ML algorithms for sensor data and computer vision. Previously, I completed an MSc in Advanced Software Engineering at University of Sheffield and a PgDip in Machine Learning and Big Data at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Read more about my background here.

News

  • ■ Sep 2021 : I was awarded with the Google TensorFlow Faculty Award 2021
  • ■ Sep 2021 : I was invited to hold a two-week workshop on "AI-based Chatbot Development with Natural Language Processing" at the Autonomous Municipal Government of La Paz (GAMLP)
  • ■ Aug 2021 : Started lecturing the course DAC-540 Computer Vision for Industry Applications
  • ■ Jul 2021 : Attended the Deep Learning And Reinforcement Learning Summer School (Organised by CIFAR, Vector Institute, and Mila).
  • ■ Jun 2021 : Finished the Computer Vision Nanodegree Program on Udacity
  • ■ May 2021 : Completed the PgDip in Machine Learning and Big Data at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
  • ■ Dec 2020 : Finished the Software Product Management Specialization on Coursera
  • Lecturer in Computer Vision
  • Research Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Systems Engineer
Edwin Salcedo RESEARCH PROJECTS PUBLICATIONS

About Me

I'm a lifelong learner. To summarise, I'm committed to developing innovative, intelligent systems to improve other's lives. My research and professional projects occur at the intersection of four fields: Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Computer Vision, and Software Engineering. I can't stop being grateful to God, my ex-supervisors, and funders for all their support through my journey.

MIT Innovator Under 35

Awarded due to my research in the medical imaging field and its combination with virtual reality.

Chevening Scholar 2017/2018

Sponsored by the British government to further my studies in Advanced Software Engineering

National Science Prize 2016

Awarded due to my undergraduate final project related to healthcare.

About Skills

Edwin Salcedo

Bio: I'm a Lecturer and Research Engineer at the Bolivian Catholic University (UCB) in the Department of Mechatronics Engineering. My Lab, CIDIMEC, studies computer intelligence through software and hardware integration. My research focuses on designing and building deep learning architectures for sensor data and computer vision that can run efficiently on constrained platforms. In particular, I'm interested in designing hardware-aware optimizations for deep learning workloads enabling efficient inference when consuming data in the form of images, audio, and graphs. I'm also interested in exploring the area of cyber-physical systems, which use networked smart devices to sense and interact with physical entities.


Previously, I completed my B.Sc. in Systems Engineering at UCB in 2015 and an M.Sc. in Advanced Software Engineering at The University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) in 2018, where I later worked as a Research Software Engineer and Graduate Teaching Assistant. I recently finished a PgDip in Machine Learning and Big Data at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile to polish my machine learning skills.


Outside of the academic arena, I've had extensive experience as a software engineer, IT manager, and team lead. Until August 2020, I worked as a Research and Data Science Consultant for Hivos and Swisscontact.

Skills

Python Backend Development
95%
Computer Vision
85%
Machine Learning and Data Science
85%
JS Full Stack Development
75%
Internet of Things
65%

Most recent technologies used

Design

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Coding

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Responsive

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Planing

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Game Design

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  • Years of Experience in Tech

    8
  • Talks and Conferences

    41
  • Kilometers in Marathons, Half Marathons and Races
    171
  • Some facts

Working at "Bolivian Catholic University"

2020 - Present

Lecturer · Research Engineer
IoT/Machine Learning/Software Engineering/Teaching

Modules Taugh: DIT-500 Internet of Things Fundamentals, SIS-111 Programming Fundamentals, DAA-530 Unsupervised Machine Learning.
Developing an IoT system for a smart saline level monitoring device. Creating ML models for risk trajectories and anomaly detection.

Education

My Projects

  • All
  • IoT
  • Machine Learning
  • Front-end
  • Back-end
  • Algorithms
  • NLP

LET'S GET IN TOUCH

I’m always interested in personal initiatives or professional projects where I can apply my knowledge in IoT,
\ Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Software Engineering.

Contact

Publications

Conference Papers


2017

Automatic system for rainfall monitoring and prediction with IoT and Machine Learning

Abstract: Environment information such as precipitation, temperature, solar radiation, soil and ambient humidity is fundamental to identify the climate change patterns across a country. For example, the monthly and daily records of these meteorological variables are important to locate regions that present water deficit (droughts) or excess (floods). By, monitoring, analysing, and evaluating this data, it is not only possible to take effective ac Continue reading...

Author(s): Edwin Salcedo Aliaga

International Congress of Computer Engineering (INFO 2017), Lima, Peru

PDF Oral presentation


Teaching

Teaching (2021)



IMT-344 Computer Vision, Lecturer (Spring & Fall semester)

My mission is to prepare students to thrive in the Innovation Age by teaching them to think at three levels:

WHAT: what is the basic concept?​
SO WHAT: what is its relevance and what is it related to?
NOW WHAT: what can I do with what I have learned to find solutions to unmet needs?

I aim to use app development process to help students develop the key competences for 21st-century learners, aka. the ”Four Cs”: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration.​ I'm also committed to educational research surrounding learning design for integrating technology and incorporating the 4Cs. I combine a variety of learning technologies in my class to enhance students' learning experience and outcomes.


DAC-520 Computer Vision for Manufacturing, Lecturer (Postgraduate course)

IMT-354 Final Degree Project, Supervisor (Spring & Fall semester)

  • Domotic Home for Pets, Student Freddy Magne
  • Computing the Risk of Spreading COVID-19 by using Computer Vision, Student Wilber Rojas
  • A Real Time Vein Detection System, Student Patricia Peñaloza

Teaching (Past)



DIT-500 Internet of Things, Lecturer (Postgraduate course), 2020

SIS-111 Programming Fundamentals, Lecturer (Spring semester), 2020

DAA-530 Unsupervised Machine Learning, Lecturer (Postgraduate course), 2020

Tutoring / TA Work (Past)



COM3505 Internet of Things, Teaching Assistant @The University of Sheffield (Fall term), 2018

INF-105 Programming I, Teaching Assistant @UCB (Fall semester), 2013

MAT-132 Calculus I, Teaching Assistant @UCB (Fall semester), 2020

INF-108 Programming II, Teaching Assistant @UCB (Spring semester), 2020

Contact

I'm currently based in La Paz, Bolivia 🇧🇴

I actively collaborate organising workshops, mentoring, and giving talks in the following communities:

💡 LET'S COLLABORATE!

I'm always looking to expand my network and connect with like-minded people. Get in touch!

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