Gissel Velarde Bio
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, and holds a Licenciatura's degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad Católica Boliviana. She has over 20 years of experience in engineering and computer science. Velarde 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 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 2021, she presented her latest book at the WomenTech Network, analyzing the impact of intelligent technologies during what she calls the "Artificial Era".