Staff

GEOTEC MEMBERS

Joaquín Huerta

Coordinator
Email:  huerta@uji.es
Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 84
Website: huerta.name
Prof. Joaquín Huerta is associate professor in the Department of Information Systems at UJI. He holds a Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Computer Aided Design from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), and a PhD in Computer Science Engineering from  UJI. His main activities involve research in smart cities/campuses, Internet technologies, Augmented reality, 3D models, Web 2.0, contextual systems, sensor networks and GIS application development.

Michael Gould

Co-Coordinator
Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 82
Michael Gould received his PhD in GIS at the University of Buffalo, and has been a professor of GIS at Universitat Jaume I since 1997. He has directed many R&D projects at the local, national and European levels, as well as 3 PhD theses (others in progress). His research interests include distributed GIS, Smart Cities, and hybrid FOSS/proprietary interoperability. He now works part-time at UJI because since December 2008 he began working at Esri (California), currently as Global Education Manager working mostly in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Sven Casteleyn

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 93  
Sven Casteleyn currently holds a 5 year Ramon y Cajal post-doctoral fellowship at the Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain. He previously held a two year European Marie Curie fellowship at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), and was a professor, post- and pre-doctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, from which he holds a Ph.D. (2005) and a Master degree (1999). His research interests lie primarily within the broad field of Web Engineering, Semantic Web, Mobile Computing and Context-aware Systems.  

Carlos Granell

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 82
Carlos Granell currently holds a 5 year Ramón y Cajal post-doctoral fellowship at the UJI of Castellón, Spain. Before re-joining GEOTEC in 2014, he worked for 3 years as a post-doc in the Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), and was a post- and pre-doctoral researcher during the period 2003-2010 at the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón, from which he holds a Ph.D. (2006). His research interests lie in multi-disciplinary GIS, model web, and spatial analysis & visualization.

Francisco Ramos

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 83
Francisco Ramos is Profesor Contratado Doctor in the Department of Computer Languages and Systems at UJI (Spain). He got his Ph.D. with honours from this University in 2008. His research interests are in the areas of mobile interaction, computer graphics, visualization and GIS. He is CTO and co-founder of Emotional Apps, an enterprise which combines technology and emotions by means of creating innovative mobile apps. This company has been featured in Full-frame show (CCTV America), TIME magazine or Yahoo News, to name a few. Currently, he teaches in the Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies, and he is also the Director of Master in mobile programming and videogames at UJI.

Sergi Trilles

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 86
Website: strilles
Sergi Trilles received his PhD in Integration of Geospatial Information from the Jaume I University in 2015. He had the opportunity to work four months as researcher in the Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Currently he is a postdoc researcher at the GEOTEC group.

Luis E. Rodriguez

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 86
Graduated in Computer Science in 2005, Luis worked for 5 years in a company in the  Architecture Team. In 2012 he obtained his degree from the Erasmus Mundus-recognized Master of Science program in Geospatial Technologies at UJI. Luis likes designing and implementing systems and developing applications using mobile technologies.

Joaquín Torres

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 83    
Website: jtorres
Joaquín Torres-Sospedra is a researcher at the Institute of New Imaging Technologies, UJI. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (September 2003) and a PhD with distinction (September 2011), both from Universitat Jaume I. His main research interests are in the areas of Indoor Location & Positioning, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Multiple Classifier Systems, Sensor Fusion, Knowledge-based Systems and Interoperability.

Estefania Aguilar

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 86
Website: eaguilarmo
Estefanía Aguilar Moreno works at Geotec as project assistant for EC lifelong learning programme projects. In 2013-2014 she worked at the EC – JRC focused on emerging ethical threats triggered by ICT, but her professional background was mainly related to Competitive Intelligence and Information Management. Graduated in Information Science and Master in Information Knowledge and Society by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain), broadly speaking her interests have to do with how ICT has impacted on Society at all levels, looking for confluence points, e.g. geospatial bridges, between humanities and sciences.

Nacho Miralles

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 86  
Website: nachomiralles
Nacho Miralles received his Master’s Degree in Intelligent Systems in 2015 and the Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in 2014, both of them at UJI, Castellon. He is currently a PhD Student, having obtained a FPU scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture. In January, 2015 he joined the Institute of New Imaging Technologies (INIT) as a member of the GEOTEC research group where he is developing Web applications including GIS solutions. Before, he has worked during eight years in LabPsiTec, a group dedicated to the research and application of psychological treatments using new technologies. His main interests are Web, GIS and Virtual Reality Applications development, always in contact with research projects.

Germán Mendoza

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 81
Germán M. Mendoza Silva received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Universidad de Oriente, Cuba, in 2005. He worked at Universidad de Oriente and Universidad de Ciencias informáticas, both in Cuba, as Mathematics and Programming professor, and also did some research on real time and embedded systems and image processing. He later received a Master’s Degree in Geospatial Technologies (2015) at an Erasmus-Mundus program. In June, 2015 he joined GEOTEC and started the PhD program in Informatics. His main interests include programming, agent-based models and indoor localization.

Aida Monfort

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 85
Aida Monfort Muriach completed her Computer Engineering Bachelor (2013) and a specialization course in Advanced Web Development at Jaume I University (2010). She later received a Master’s Degree in Geospatial Technologies (2015) at a Joint Program of Universitat Jaume I, Castellón (Spain); Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU), Münster (Germany); and Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Lisbon (Portugal). In February, 2016 she joined GEOTEC. She had worked as a mobile developer and iOS and GIS programming are among her main interests.

David Frías

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 85
David Frías Garrido has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geodesy and Cartography from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) (2014). In April, 2015 he joined the research team at the Institute of New Imaging Technologies (INIT) as a member of the GEOTEC group at Universitat Jaume I (UJI). His research interests are focused in GIS, GIS application development and web/mobile development.

Alberto Gonzalez

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 86
Alberto González is currently performing a Computer Engineering degree at University Jaume I. He joined GEOTEC group via the Study and Research Program on his first year (2013). This program allows students of first year and higher, start up their career as a researcher as soon as possible. He has collaborated in several projects inside the group, concretely, he has had a noticeable presence in the ERMES project.

GEO-C STUDENTS

Manuel Portela

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 74
Website: manuchis.net
Manuel Portela is an Interactive Designer and Researcher at GEO-C PhD Programme, interested in fields related to SmartCities and HCI. He coursed a Msc on Urban Studies at Universidad Nacional General Sarmiento in Argentina. He was a researcher at the Instituto Superior de Urbanismo at the Buenos Aires University. And, over the last years, he worked as advisor in SmartCities and digitalization at Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. He also developed several projects oriented to civic engagement and participation in Latin América.

Fernando Benitez

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 74
Fernando Benitez, is a PhD candidate and researcher at the Geospatial Technologies Research Group (GeoTec), he is part of the team of the European project GEO-C. He is a Cadastral and Geodetic Engineer from Francisco José de Caldas District University in Bogota – Colombia, He was head of a geographical innovation team and development program Manager in ESRI Colombia creating geographic applications. His main interest are GIS, development of native/web applications and spatial analysis.

Ngo Manh Khoi

Email: mngo@uji.es
Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 74
Ngo Manh Khoi is currently a Ph.D candidate and researcher at Institute of New Imaging Technologies (INIT), Universitat Jaume I. He holds a Master degree from the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) PERCCOM. His research interests include communication network, eHealth, Smart Cities and mobile crowdsourcing.

Mohammad Mehdi

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 74
Mohammad Mehdi Moradi received his bachelor degree in Statistics from Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, IRAN in July 2011. After graduation from bachelor degree, he started his studies in master program in the field of Mathematical Statistics at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, and got his master degree in September 2013 in which his main research was about spatial point processes, especially summary statistics. His research interests include spatio-temporal point processes and spatial statistics.

Diego Pajarito

Telephone: (+34) 964 38 76 74
Researcher interested in mobile computing, big data analytics, spatial analysis within high performance environments and gamification, Diego was assistant professor on GIS, Spatial Databases and Software Engineering at Bogotá’s District University “Francisco José de Caldas” for five years. He also worked as a consultant for different government agencies of Colombia like Ministries (Agriculture, Justice), Environmental Agencies and Planning Offices.

COLLABORATORS

Alain Tamayo
David Rambla
Óscar Belmonte
Pau Aragó
Ana Sanchis
Mauri Benedito
Joan Pere Avariento
Manuela Nuñez
Laura Díaz
Raúl Montoliu
Diego Gargallo
Arturo Beltrán
Ignacio Guerrero
Irene García