Mario completed his undergraduate and master's studies in Computer and Systems Engineering at the Universidad de los Andes. He holds a Ph. D in Science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) and a Ph.D in Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes.
In 2011 he joined the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering as an assistant professor and since then he has been associated with the department and has participated as a lecturer in both the undergraduate program and the Master's programs in IT Architectures, Master's in Information Technologies for Business and Master's in Systems Engineering, as well as in the PhD in Innovation Management of the faculties of Engineering, Architecture and Design and Administration.
Between 2004 and 2006 he was a researcher in the pedagogical and technological project Cupi2, to support processes of teaching programming to undergraduate students of Engineering and from 2018 he participated in the new project of reform of programming courses that gave rise to the course Introduction to Programming, which is being adopted by several faculties of the University, and to the Senecode platform.
His work as a researcher has focused on the area of architecture and the application of architecture and modeling techniques in specific domains, especially in the field of business process modeling and automation. Recently, Mario has also studied issues related to the teaching of programming and the construction of aids to support deliberate practice and skill development. Since 2014 he has been the leader of the research group TICSw: Information Technologies and Software Construction, ranked A1 by Colciencias.
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