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Welcome to my website!

I’m Gustavo, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Houston.

My research interests lie in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) combined with Machine Learning. I am particularly interested in addressing the problem of named entity recognition (NER) in noisy data. Another thread in my research is the linguistic code-switching phenomenon specifically when it comes to sequence labeling (i.e.,  language identification, part-of-speech tagging and named entity recognition). Additionally, I study multimodal approaches that combine lexical (i.e., phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics) and visual information framed around the named entity recognition task. I work at Research in Text Understanding and Analysis of Language (RiTUAL) lab, and my advisor is Dr. Thamar Solorio.

Before starting my Ph.D., I worked at Beyond Games Inc. as a Game Developer for 2 years and 9 months. I contributed to an MMO mobile game for iOS in many technical aspects (Gameplay, game logic on the server side, UI, etc.). I also contributed as a co-leader of the gameplay engineering team. The project is massive, and it is still in progress.

Besides my CS career, I used to be a professional chess player. I became the National Chess Champion of El Salvador in 2012. Now, I just follow up with the latest news on chess.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or suggestions. You can find my information on the left panel.



NOTE: This website is still work in progress…