Personnel

Management

Esteban Meneses, PhD

CNCA Director
emeneses@cenat.ac.cr

Education:
  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Masters in Bioinformatics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Masters in Computer Science, Costa Rica Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computing Engineering, Costa Rica Institute of Technology
Interests:
High performance computing, fault tolerance, computational seismology

Kimberly Sánchez

CNCA Administrative Assistant
ksanchez@cenat.ac.cr

Education:
  • Executive Secretary Diploma, San Sebastián Technical High School
Interests:
Project management, strategic planning, technical documentation

Infrastructure

Jean Carlo Umaña, BEng

Infrastructure Lead
jumana@cenat.ac.cr

Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computing Engineering, Costa Rica Institute of Technology
Interests:
High performance computing, parallel architectures, simulation

Carlos Gamboa, BEng

Advanced Network Lead
cgamboa@cenat.ac.cr

Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computing Engineering, Costa Rica Institute of Technology
Interests:
Research and education academic networks, big data, bioinformatics

Research

Daniel Alvarado, MSc

Researcher
dalvarado@cenat.ac.cr

Education:
  • Masters in Computer Science, University of Costa Rica
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, University of Costa Rica
Interests:
Computational physics, simulation, numerical methods

Maripaz Montero, BSc

Assistant Researcher
mmontero@cenat.ac.cr

Education:
  • Bachellor’s degree in Biology with emphasis in Biotechnology, National University of Costa Rica
Interests:
Bioinformatics, genome assembly and annotation, synthetic biology. 

Mariana Cubero, BSc

Assistant Researcher
mcubero@cenat.ac.cr​

Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, University of Costa Rica
Interests:
Data science, big data, urban mobility, georeferenced data

Jorge Castro, MSc

Researcher
jcastro@cenat.ac.cr​

Education:
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering: Concentration in Digital Systems, University of Costa Rica
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, University of Costa Rica
Interests:
Digital signal processing, machine learning, parallel computing

Diego Jiménez, BEng

Assistant Researcher
djimenez@cenat.ac.cr

Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Costa Rica Institute of Technology
Interests:
High performance computing, parallel architectures, simulation

Posgraduate

Manuel Zumbado, BEng

Research Assistant
mzumbado@cenat.ac.cr​

Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Costa Rica Institute of Technology.
Interests:
Machine learning, image processing, biomedical image analysis.

Luis Campos, BSc

Research Assistant
lcampos@cenat.ac.cr​

Education:
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, University of Costa Rica
Interests:
Visualizations, simulations, data analytics.

Mario Zamora, BEng

Research Assistant
mzamora@cenat.ac.cr​

Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with Emphasis on Computer Network from the University of Costa Rica
Interests:
Machine learning, signal analysis, parallel computing

Elvis Rojas, MSc

Research Assistant
erojas@una.ac.cr​

Education:
  • PhD in Engineering student
  • Masters  in Computer Science, Costa Rica Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor’s Degree in System Information Engineering from National University of Costa Rica
Interests:
Fault tolerance, high performance computing, parallel computing.

Assistants

Ricardo Valverde

Infrastructure Assistant
rivh@estudiantec.cr

Education:
  • Computer Engineering Student, Costa Rica Institute of Technology 
Interests:
High performance computing

Elías Arce

Reasearch Assistant
delias2798@estudiantec.cr

Education:
  • Computer Engineering Student, Costa Rica Institute of Technology 
Interests:
High performance computing

Ana Cristina Soto

Research Assistant
cristina.sotorojas@ucr.ac.cr

Education:
  • Computer Science Student, University of Costa Rica
  • Actuarial Science Student, University of Costa Rica
Interests:
Big data, social media network.

Alejandro Argüello

Research Assistant
 alejandro.arguello@ucr.ac.cr

Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Central American School of Geology, University of Costa Rica.
Interests:
Computational Seismology, Machine Learning, Earthquake and Tsunamis Simulation

Silvia Calderón

Research Assistant
sicalderon@estudiantec.cr

Education:
  • Computer Engineering Student, Costa Rica Institute of Technology
Interests:
Computational Seismology, data analysis, simulation

Mariela Abdalah

Research Assistant
 mariela.abdalah@ucr.ac.cr

Education:
  • Electrical Engineering Student with Emphasis on Computer Network from the University of Costa Rica
  • Chemical Engineering Student at the University of Costa Rica
Interests:
Data analysis, simulation, bioengineering

Crista Montiel

Research Assistant
crista.montiel.alvarado@est.una.ac.cr

Education:
  • Biology Student with emphasis in Biotechnology, National University of Costa Rica
     
Interests:
Bioinformatics, genome assembly and annotation, synthetic biology. 

Warner Díaz

Research Assistant
w@cenat.ac.cr

Education:
  • Degree
Interests:
Interests

Melissa Arce

Infrastrucutre Assistant
melissa.arcemontero@ucr.ac.cr

Education:
  • Electrical Engineering Student with Emphasis on Computer Network at the University of Costa Rica
Interests:
High performance computing

Previous Assistants

Isaac Gómez, BEng

Infrastructure Assistant
isaac.gomez@ucr.cr

Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with Emphasis on Computer Network from the University of Costa Rica
Interests:
Artificial intelligence and cognitive robotics