Gustavo González is a Research Scientist and a PhD candidate (stand-by) in Artificial Intelligence. He obtained his Computer Science Engineering degree and his M.Sc. in Telecommunications in 1999 and 2001 respectively, from the Industrial University of Santander (Colombia). In 2003, he obtained his M.Sc. on Information Technology from University of Girona, Spain. Currently he is working at MEDIAPRO Research in Barcelona, Spain. His work is focused on Data Mining and Machine Learning techniques to build Smart User Models through multidimensional data for personalized services in Ambient Intelligence scenarios. He was working in 2006 as Guest Researcher in the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FhG-FIT) (Germany) in the wearIT@work project: “Empowering the Mobile Worker by Wearable Computing”. His current research interests include user modeling, personalization of services in ambient intelligence, recommender systems and multi-agent and autonomic systems.
Mr. González is an IEEE Member since 2004 and Programme Committee Member of a number of International Research Conferences and Scientific Journals: MobileHCI2009, RecSys2009/2010 (ACM Conference on Recommender Systems 2009), UMAP2009/2010 (International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization. Industry Track), EuroITV2008/2009/2010 (European Interactive TV Conference), ICEIS2006/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011 (International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems), ICIW2011 (International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services).
Mr. González has been actively involved in FP6 and FP7 research frameworks programmes of European Union since 2002 creating and managing European Research Projects for the University of Girona (Spain) and Mediapro Research (Imagina Group). He has extensive experience creating innovative ideas both for Industry partners and Universities/Research and Innovation Centres. Mr. González was involved in creation of winning projects ONE (Open Negotiation Environments, FP6 STREP), PROTAGE (PReservation Organizations using Tools in AGent Environments, FP7 STREP) both before to join to MEDIAPRO Research.
Mr. González is also a techno-social entrepreneur. He is co-founder of two technology companies in the Telecommunications sector (VoIP) and Wireless networks sector (Open Access wireless networks) collaborating in active way with the non-profit organization "Fundación Valores"