Online Recommendations for Dr. Maria Vargas-Vera:
Historical Compilation of Recommendations for Maria Vargas-Vera:
Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UAI, Vinia de Mar, Chile
“Encontre el ramo Taller de Ebusiness un taller súper didáctico, que fomenta la creatividad por parte de los alumnos y su capacidad para emprender negocios, ocupando la web como herramienta de difusión y acceso al producto ofrecido. Gracias a esto el alumno adquiere la capacidad de ver a traves de un prisma distinto la forma de como hacer negocios y que servicios se pueden ofrecer”. 20 Junio, 2013
1st, Felipe Kohler UAI, Vinia del Mar Chile worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at UAI Vinia del Mar Chile
La profesora María Vargas-Vera destaca por el esfuerzo que colocó en el curso que realicé con ella, Inteligencia de Negocios (que se basaba principalmente en minería de datos). Es notorio que le dedicaba tiempo a preparar sus clases y además tenía una buena disposición ante dudas que se le hacían llegar (ya sea en clases, en su oficina o por correo electrónico). Sobre el curso, es claro que la minería de datos es una herramienta muy útil, y gracias al software (weka) que aprendimos a usar con la profesora pudimos ver en la práctica mucha de la teoría aprendida. Diciembre 3; 2012.
1st, Carla Canessa UAI, Vinia del Mar Chile worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at UAI Vinia del Mar Chile
1st, Sebastian Letelier UAI, Vinia del Mar Chile worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at UAI Vinia del Mar Chile
” Fue un buen curso de Inteligencia de Negocios. La primera clase se presentó muy detalladamente el curso y su metodología de evaluación, hoy ya terminado el curso puedo decir que se cumplió con el programa presentado de manera muy ordenada y clara, entregando las herramientas necesarias para desarrollar el curso de la manera mas adecuada (software weka). Por lo general muy buena disposición de la profesora para atender dudas en clases. Un ramo recomendable para introducirse en la minería de datos.” Noviembre 21, 2012.
1st, Miguel Perez UAI, Vinia del Mar Chile worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at UAI Vinia del Mar Chile
“Maria-Vargas Vera was my professor for a Business Intelligence course during my year of exchange. I have always been interested in learning more about data mining; this course introduced me to new topics and new programs to achieve this. I have enjoyed this class all semester long in a different language which makes a lot more interesting! Dr. Maria speaks very clear Spanish and that has helped a lot in understanding a course that could be very complicated, very clearly. This course is not relevant in my area of study but seemed very interesting and I’m sure it will come in handy when I’m off in the real world. I’m very grateful that I had Dr. Maria and not any other professor because it might not have been a very pleasant experience”. Noviembre, 19; 2012.
1st,Hadeel Tayeh, Carleton University, Bachelor of International Business concentration in strategic management and human resources, Ottawa Canada, exchange Student at UAI, Vinia del Mar worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at UAI Vinia del Mar Chile
“Maria Vargas-Vera fue mi profesora en el curso Inteligencia de Negocios, un curso orientado a la comprensión y utilización de distintos algoritmos en minería de datos, impartido por la universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Gracias a su entusiasmo, dedicación y preocupación, mi interés por la asignatura aumentó con el pasar de los días y poco a poco fui comprendiendo y descubriendo la importancia que tiene su asignatura en la aplicación de problemas industriales. ¿Cuál es el perfil de los clientes que piden crédito a un banco? ¿A qué clientes es seguro otorgar un prestamo? ¿Cuál es el perfil de los clientes a los que se les puede dirigir una campania de mercadotecnia para ofrecerles un nuevo instrumento de inversion? ¿Cuál es la calidad del vino analizando sus propiedaddes fisicoquimicas y cualitativas? ¿Cómo clasificar las frutas dependiendo de sus propiedades? ¿Qué vehículos prefiere la gente arrendar?…. en fin, múltiples problemas de minería de datos que deben ser abordados computacionalmente para poder encontrar su respuesta. Fue un agrado tener a Maria Vargas-Vera de profesor y espero, a futuro, poder aplicar y desarrollar más el conocimiento entregado por ella. ” Noviembre 15, 2012.
1st, Camilo Salles Sagat UAI, Vinia del Mar Chile worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at UAI Vinia del Mar Chile.
“Yo conoci a la Dr. Maria Vargas-Vera en la Universidad Adolfo Ibañez en la sede de Viña del Mar; Chile, en el curso de Inteligencia de Negocios, si bien al momento de tomar el curso me parecia interesante, no tenia muchas espectativas de poder aplicar los conceptos y conocimientos que ahi se podia aprender en algun hecho concreto de la vida real.
A lo largo del curso se nos fueron dando herramientas que poco a poco fueron llamando mas mi atencion y viendo que si eran aplicables en problemas reales, principalmente lo que mas me llamo la atencion y que encontre de gran relevancia fue poder usar el programa weka y sus aplicaciones para analisis de datos y clustering, esto queda demostrado en el proyecto final del curso que fue “Modelado de la calidad del vino realizando clustering a sus propiedaddes fisicoquimicas y cualitativas”.
al final del curso me voy con la satisfaccion de haber aprendido conceptos y herramientas que pueden ser muy utiles el dia de mañana, y agradecido del entusiasmo y disponibilidad mostrados por la profesora, que fueron fundamentales para lograr estos objetivos”. Noviembre 15, 2012.
1st, Joaqun Parot UAI, Vinia del Mar Chile worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at UAI Vinia del Mar Chile.
Fui ayudante corrector de la profesora María Vargas-Vera en el curso de Inteligencia de Negocios, fue la primera vez que hacía una ayudantía con ella, y pude notar la gran dedicación con la que preparaba sus clases, además de proporcionar a los alumnos con material de lectura que apoyaba el material preparado por ella. Las evaluaciones tanto en controles como en pruebas tenían completa relación con el material que se pasaba en clases.
Cabe agregar que tuvo gran comprensión cuando, por temas de salud, tuve que aplazar la entrega de las notas. Enero 7; 2013.
1st, Constanza Vera UAI, Vinia del Mar Chile worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at UAI Vinia del Mar Chile.
Researcher at King’s College London (KCL), at London, UK
“I worked closely alongside Maria as part of the eHealth research group at King’s College London. She is intelligent, helpful and very pleasant to work with. Further, her research is both interesting and methodical.”July 2, 2012
1stGareth Tyson, Research Associate, King’s College London worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at King’s College London.
Visiting Lecturer in Computing at TU Dortmund, Germany
“Dr. Vargas-Vera is a very active and successful researcher, who has made significant contributions in various fields, in particular in the areas of ontology mapping, the Semantic Web and knowledge-based, intelligent systems in general.
Maria was visiting my research group in Dortmund in 2009 and 2010. In our cooperation and personal exchanges, I experienced Maria as an excellent and conscientious researcher and a hard-working and committed academic.”November 26, 2011
1stDietmar Jannach, Professor, TU Dortmund worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at TU Dortmund
“Dr. Vargas-Vera is a successful researcher with lot contributions to many fields in computer science. Her work on ontology mapping is very significant as well as her algorithms are top ranked in the relevant benchmarks. Further she is extending her work in contiguous fields and adds fruitful contributions. Maria was visiting the research group of Dietmar Jannach in Dortmund in 2009 and 2010. In our personal exchanges, I experienced Maria as an excellent and diligent researcher and academic.”December 23, 2011
1stBoris Düdder, Research assistant / PhD student, TU Dortmund was with another company when working with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at TU Dortmund
Lecturer in Computing at Computing Department Open University, UK
“I’ve had the pleasure to work with Maria two times: firstly, three years ago, during her stay in the Dept. of Information Systems at Poznan University of Economics. When she had the role of a visiting researcher. I came to know her as a great person with a real passion and scrutiny in every aspect of her work. It was especially obvious to me when I was observing the admiration of local students she was giving lectures to. The second time was related to research tasks during our later, remote cooperation – as I was invited to cooperate with Maria and a colleague of her on the system for ontology alignment resolution problem. We wrote two research articles for the two consecutive editions of OAEI competition. Maria had always plenty of interesting ideas and was the very source of insightful inspiration.”December 2, 2011
1stPiotr Stolarski, Ph.D. Student, Poznan University of Economics worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Open University UK
“I’ve had the pleasure to work with Maria while chairing an innovation project in the Computing Department at The Open University. Maria was a key member of my team and key contributor to the project success. Maria is a dedicated, reliable and hard-working academic. She’s a talented researcher and has made significant research contributions to the areas of ontology mapping and semantic web. I have the highest regard for Maria and her work.”November 25, 2011
1stLucia Rapanotti, Senior Lecturer, The Open Unversity worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Open University UK
“During my stay at Open University I found Dr. Maria Vargas-Vera a person who enjoyed universal respect; a combination of logical thinking and extensive knowledge of IT, always made her a valued colleague and a pleasure to work with. She is also very courteous and intelligent person who knows how to get things done correctly at first time.”November 24, 2011
1stMuhammad Mian, CISA, Post Graduate Researcher( Modelling of Compliance), Open University + British Telecom worked indirectly for Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Open University UK
“Maria is a great person and a very good researcher. She demonstrated a lot commitment whenever she was asked for advice or for help. We met while she worked in Poznan University of Economics as a visiting researcher. I especially enjoyed the ability to observe how much effort she put into meticulous evaluation of research work she was asked to present her opinion about.
Thanks to her academic background and various experiences gathered throughout career her input was extremely valuable not solely for me.”November 16, 2011
1stKonstanty Haniewicz, Research Assistant, Department of Information Systems worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Open University UK
“I have the pleasure to work with Dr. Maria Vargas-Vera. Maria and I have several research collaborations in the field of E-Learning and the Semantic Web. She is an excellent researcher who always has very innovative ideas. Her enthusiasm and passion for research is remarkable. As a result of our collaboration we have written several research papers. Maria is a self-motivated person who accomplishes her targets. Further, Maria has made contributions in the Semantic Web and Ontology Alignment. She has excellent problem solving skills and an excellent background in Artificial Intelligence. Therefore, I can give my highest recommendation to Dr Maria Vargas-Vera.”March 23, 2012
1stMiltos Lytras, Dr. Miltiadis Lytras, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute was with another company when working with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Open University UK
Reviewer of EU Project (Consultant). European Commission; Brussels, Belgium
Dr. Maria Vargas-Vera and I worked together in an evaluation of a EC project carried out in Brussels, Belgium, 2009. During this time, I observed that Dr. Vargas-Vera followed the rules of the EC and also was very cooperative with all our colleagues.” October 25, 2012
1stZoli Kincses, Expert evaluator and reviewer, EU FPs worked directly with Dr Maria at European Commission
Marie Curie Senior Visiting Research Fellow at PUE Poznan, Poland
“Dr. Maria Vargas-Vera used to conduct A.I. lectures at PUE where she was my lecturer and co-worker. She is a very talented and open-minded lecturer who showed me a great potential of A.I. usage in academic and business solutions. Her explanations were clear for me as she have a deep knowledge of A.I. and related topics. Dr. Vargas-Vera is also a very responsible and a wise co-worker. She always gave me advice while I was writing my M.A. thesis and helped me with AI problems.”February 14, 2012
1stMarcin Łukasz Biegański, Student, The Poznan University of Economics worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera t Poznan University of Economics
“Maria is a great person and a good researcher as she is always full of brilliant ideas. Helpful and committed in her attitude. She’s kind of a person that you always want to chat about different issues. Maria has helped a lot of people to kick-off their work and inspire them to get on track.
We’ve been cooperating in the ontology learning area during my early days of Ph.D. research and managed to compile an article published at the DEXA conference. This publication was vital for my Ph.D.
Maria – thank you again and hope to work with you again.”January 21, 2012
1stMarek Wisniewski, Research Assistant, Poznan University of Economics worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Poznan University of Economics
“Dr. Maria Vargas-Vera was a senior visiting research fellow at Poznan University of Economics. At that time, I was a doctoral student from the participating Asian partner of the EASTWEB. We met at Poznan University of Economics.
Dr. Maria Vargas-Vera is a very active researcher with strong experience. She participated in my research presentation session and asked me many useful questions which benefit my work. She also shared me a classroom teaching techniques. Thank you, Dr. Maria Vargas-Vera. ”January 4, 2012
1stThadthong Bhrammanee, Visiting research fellow, Poznan University of Economics was with another company when working with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Poznan University of Economics
“Maria is not only a brilliant researcher with a great expertise in the field of AI, but also a very nice and open-minded person. It was a real pleasure for me to cooperate with Maria and observe her enthusiasm during her fellowship at PUE.”December 2, 2011
1stDominik Zyskowski, Research Assistant, Poznan University of Economics worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Poznan University of Economics
Marie Curie Visiting Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence at PUE Poznan, Poland
“I had a pleasure to participate in Artificial Intelligence course prepared by Dr Maria Vargas-Vera for 4th-year students at Poznan University of Economics. It was very intense experience, she is great leacturer dedicated to her work and students!”March 23, 2012
1stMonika Starzecka, Research assistant, Poznan University of Economics worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Poznan University of Economics
“Dr Maria Vargas-Vera is high skilled scientist. I had Artificial Intelligence at Poznan University of Economics with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera and She was brillant in explaining AI in theory and practice as well. Her positive attitude really encouraged my interest in AI.”January 5, 2012
1stPiotr Łosowski, Student, Akademia Ekonomiczna w Poznaniu was with another company when working with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Poznan University of Economics
“Dr Maria Vargas-Vera lead a successful AI lecture at Poznan University of Economics. I was happy with the results and the scope of information that was imparted. I recommend Dr Maria Vargas-Vera for future education projects concerning IT Business.”January 4, 2012
1stArtur Kurnicki, Student, Akademia Ekonomiczna w Poznaniu was with another company when working with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Poznan University of Economics
Professor (Head of the Computer Science Campus Larnaca), Cyprus
“As a student i would say that Maria has been one of my favorite professors so far. I got the opportunity to study Artificial Intelligence and the final project thesis. As a professor she is very cooperative and had provided me with an excellent experience in gaining the knowledge in the best ways i could possibly have. People say “many teach, but only few inspire” and Maria has been the perfect example of that. I believe that she posses strong skills in Artificial Intelligence. I believe that her strong and knowledgeable skills have encouraged me to do the best in my work. Thanks to Maria, my work habits have improved due to the knowledge and skills i gained through her. In short, it is clear to me that Maria is and will continue to be devoted to becoming the best kind of educator. Her teaching background and work ethics are excellent, and I respect what she has done and will continue to do as a Professor.”November 23, 2011
1stZaheer Ahmad, Student, University of Nicosia reported to Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at University of Nicosia
Advanced Knowledge Technologies Research Fellow at Kowledge Media Institute, Open University; UK
“I have worked with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera for years, on and off (while we were both at the Open University and subsequently). She “obviously” has all the “technical” skills one can gauge from her CV: she has an extensive background in natural language processing and AI at large and has considerable experience communicating its milestones to students and more widely communicating research results to researchers outside her interest area. But she is also one of the few people I have always found it easy to discuss any theoretical scenario or research idea with, knowing that she will always listen with interest, understand what I am trying to say and then have some useful comment, input, suggestion or similar to add. I also find her to be a great people manager, as she will always motivate others with her behaviour (she works very hard), ideas and drive / enthusiasm for her work and particularly her area of research. She will always fully acknowledge other people’s contributions, and is extremely professional in her approach to her work. Because of all these points, I strongly recommend her for any research-oriented role in natural language processing or more widely within AI.”July 18, 2012
1stEmanuela Moreale, Research Fellow, The Open University worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at The Open University
“Maria has been my Ph.D supervisor at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) of the Open University. She has guided my path not only with her intellect and knowledge, but also with thoughtfulness about my personal growth in the Semantic Web research area. I have worked part time with Maria for 8 years and she has always been fully committed to her role of PhD Supervisor. She has an excellent theoretical knowledge in Artificial Intelligence and its practical applications. Additionally, she always has a positive attitude and she is really supportive. I have really enjoyed woking with her and I thank for the kindness, patience and the high-quality support throughout these years.”January 26, 2012
1stMiklos Nagy, Student, The Open University reported to Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at The Open University
“I met Dr. Vargas-Vera in 2004 at the Web Intelligence Conference 2004 in Beijing, China, I was very impressed with her ontology architecture and she honored my invitation to give a seminar at our university. I believe she is one of the world experts in her field and very happy to recommend her work.”December 1, 2011
1stLuis Miramontes Hercog, Research Group Leader-Lecturer, ITESM Campus Santa Fe worked with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at The Open University
Professor of Artificial Intelligence (Chair) at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, UNAM; Mexico
“I had the pleasure of having Dr. Maria Vargas-Vera as my professor for one of my classes during my BSc in Computer Science at UNAM. She is an enthusiastic Professor who cares about students and also develops a great educational environment.”April 1, 2012
1stEdgar Bermudez, Postdoctoal Research Fellow, University of Lethbridge worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
“I studied Artificial Intelligence with Maria and i would say that it’s a great professor. Also I got the opportunity to be one of her Teaching Assistant at the same class. She is very kind, cooperative and had provided me with an excellent experience in gaining the knowledge in the best ways. She has a very high knowledgeable skills on Artificial Intelligence and have encouraged me to do the best in my studies and to continue studying ever. Her teaching skills are excellent, and I respect what she has done and will continue to do as a Professor.”February 20, 2012
1stRoberto Rosenberg González, Subdirector de Operación de Sistemas Presupuestales, Secretaría de Finanzas del GDF worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
“La Dra. Maria Vargas-Vera ha sido una de las profesoras más entusiastas y capaces que he tenido. Siempre mostró compromiso con su rol de profesor y respeto a los estudiantes. Adicionalmente tuve la oportunidad de trabajar con ella como ayudante de profesor de la clase de inteligencia artificial y ella siempre me brindó su apoyo y compartió su experiencia en el área de Inteligencia Artificial.”November 25, 2011
1stGustavo De la Cruz, Profesor, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM. reported to Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
I had the opportunity to take the Artificial Intelligence course with Dr. Maria Vargas-Vera, who shared her broad knowledge in that area with the students. Also Maria was my supervisor for Bachelor Computer Science thesis “CONQUIRO: a Cluster-Based Information Retrieval Meta-search Engine”; Maria guided me along the project with helpful feedback and support to finish successfully our project. August, 1, 2015.
1stYesica Castellanos , revenue assurance analyst at TELCEL reported to Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Postdoctoral Researcher in Artificial Intelligence at Bristol University, UK
1st, NOMBRE Bristol University, UK worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Bristol University UK,
Researcher in Artificial Intelligence at Edinburgh University, UK
1st, NOMBRE Edinburgh University, UK worked directly with Dr Maria Vargas-Vera at Edinburgh University UK,
Several Academic positions at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, UNAM
This recommendations might be difficult to be obtained as I lost contact with my students and colleagues.
Some recommendations for Dr. Maria Vargas-Vera online could be read at Linkedin profile.
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