Was born in Pasto - Colombia in 1986. He received his degree in electronic engineering, Master's in industrial automation, and PhD degree in engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales - Colombia,in 2008, 2010 and 2013, respectively. In 2012, he undertook his doctoral internship at KU Leuven - Belgium.From 2013 to 2014, he worked as a post-doc at Université Catholique de Louvain at Louvain la-Neuve - Belgium.
From 2014 to 2015, he worked as an assistant teacher at Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia - Pasto.From 2015 to 2017, he worked as a researcher/professor at Universidad Técnica del Norte - Ecuador. From 2017 to 2020, he worked as a researcher/professor at Yachay Tech - Ecuador. From 2020 to 2022, he worked as a Consultant/Curriculum Author at deeplearning.ai.
Currently, he is working as an assistant professor at the Modeling, Simulation and Data Analysis (MSDA) Research Program from Mohammed VI Polytechnic University - Morocco. He works as a Master's thesis advisor with the Artificial Intelligence Master's program from Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR) - Spain.He is the founder and head of the SDAS Research Group. As well, he works as an invited lecturer and an external researcher at Corporación Universitaria Autónoma de Nariño - Pasto, Colombia,and is a member of SEDMATEC Research Group.
Also, he is an external collaborator at Writing Lab from Tecnológico de Monterrey - Mexico. As well, he is an external supervisor of PhD programs at Universidad de Granada - Spain, Universitat Politècnica de València - Spain,and Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Argentina.He has served as an organizing committee member (general chair, session chair, competitions chair) as well as a keynote speaker in several conferences. Also, he has served as a guest editor for the Computers and Electrical Engineering Journal.
His main research interests are kernel-based and spectral methods for data clustering and dimensionality reduction. The scope of his topics of interest encompasses complex high-dimensional data, signal, image and video analysis for medical and industry applications.