My Info

Andrés Vargas González


andnovar@gmail.com, avargas@cti.espol.edu.ec, andres.vargas@knights.ucf.edu

University of Central Florida (UCF)
Orlando, Florida

Master of Science in Computer Science,  (2012 – 2014)
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida (UCF)
Relevant Coursework:
Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Advanced Computer Architecture, Computer Vision, Computer Understanding of Natural Language, Advanced Computer Vision, 3D User Interfaces and Virtual Reality.

Orlando, Florida, USA

with my grandmother

Engineering Degree in Computer Science, Major in Multimedia Systems (2005 – 2010)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL)
Relevant Coursework: Algorithms Analysis, Databases Systems, Computer Graphics, Web Development, Programming Languages, Software Engineering, Human Computer Interaction.

Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador

ENTREPREUNERSHIP EXPERIENCE

ECUA-ANDINO Panama Hats Sales Web Application, March 2011 – August 2011

Librería Esteros Book Sales Web Application, December 2010

EXPEDISA Touristic Web Application, November 2010 – March 2011

Pezcalabras – Facebook Application.Guayaquil, Ecuador 2009 – 2010

I and a group of Facebook enthusiasts at my University formed a group and created one of the first successful facebook games developed in our country. I mainly worked in the backend for this application and was a great startpoint for creating other Facebook application projects.

Siente el Amor – Facebook Application. Guayaquil, Ecuador 2010

I developed this application for advertising one of the most important painting vendor companies in Ecuador during St. Valentine’s Day. Siente el Amor in English literally translates to Feel the Love.

Wigos Team – Facebook Developers Team. Guayaquil, Ecuador 2009 – 2010

I and a group of friends formed a team for developing Facebook applications for the local industry, including those I mentioned above and some others for several other local companies. We also won the 1st Place on Best Innovative Business Idea at the Center for Enterpreunership at our University.

Facebook Developer Garage Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador. October 2009
I was one of the organizing members of the first Facebook Developer Garage in our country. I also developed with other friends the website for the event. The event was a major success and we invited speakers from other latitudes including someone from Playfish.

WORK AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Center of Information Technologies. Guayaquil, Ecuador (August 2009 – July 2012)
Research Assistant at the Human Computer Interaction Group supervised by Dr. Katherine Chiluiza

Work on Natural User Interfaces and Enterprise Multimedia Distribution.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Msc. candidate in Computer Science, Fulbright Fellow, UCF (2012-2014)

1st  Place – Best Innovative Business Idea by CEEMP-ESPOL (2010)

1st  Place – Best Poster in Session TICs and Education sponsored by ESPOLCIENCIA 2010 – Jan 19-21  2010

2nd Place – Innovation Tournament Ecuador sponsored by Stanford Technologies Venture Program – Nov 2009

Equity and Excellence Scholarship.  Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (2006 – 2009)

Special Program for Students with high GPA. Allowed me to finish High School in 4 years.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Mathematics Teaching Assistant, ESPOL University (feb 2007 – may 2007)

Diferential Equations Teaching Assistant, ESPOL University (Oct 2007 – Feb 2008)

THESIS PROJECT

It is an Information System developed for my DIY multitouch table.


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