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Jorge Vasconcelos is currently a research scientist at the Institute for Security Information of the Johns Hopkins University, working in the fields of Embedded Computing Security and Computing Fundamentals Education, particularly developing undergraduate educational projects for computer architecture and mentoring students implementing IS&A applications in microcontrollers.
He is also an Academic Advisor in Atlantic International University, AIU, and a member of the Academic Council.
He received his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (with honors) from the Arturo Rosenblueth Foundation, in Mexico City in 1996, and his M.S.E. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University (May 2000 and 2008, respectively.)
His doctoral research focused in four aspects of Computer Science Education: (i) application of the constructivist paradigm to programming instruction, (ii) creation of instruments for early detection of cognitive abilities required in algorithmic problem solving, (iii) study of individual differences to promote differentiated instruction within the computer science classroom, and (iv) design of curricular models focused in problem solving and algorithmic thinking. In the future, he intends to incorporate computer architecture, hardware control, cryptography, and information security, into his research on computer education.
Jorge has taught introductory computer science for almost two decades, and published five high school textbooks for the Mexican market. While at Johns Hopkins, he has served as instructor for Summer Programs (CTY and CS department), developed the courses Algorithmic Thinking and Embedded Systems Fundamentals, and has been co-instructor of Computer Security Architectures. He has also been research assistant in Physics and Astronomy for Universum, Mexico City's science center, and IT consultant for the Office of International Students (JHU) and the Law Office of Nava-Garces (Mexico).
He received doctoral scholarships from the Fulbright Program, Encyclopedia Britannica and CONACyT (Mexican Council for Science and Technology.) He won the George M. L. Sommerman Award for teaching assistant (JHU) and an honorific mention during the Sixth Graduate Research Symposium at the College of William and Mary. He is member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the IEEE and the ACM.
Education/ Special Training:
2000 – Present Johns Hopkins University
PhD program in Computer Science
Current research: "Utilization of adaptive testing techniques to detect pre-conceptions affecting introductory programming courses.”
2002 – Present Cleveland Institute of Electroincs
Associate Degree in Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
1998 – 2000 Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD
Master of Science and Engineering in Computer Science.
1996 Universum, Science Museum
Diploma on Popularization of Science
1990-1996 Arturo Rosenblueth Foundation
Bachelor in Computer Engineering
Thesis' title: "Development and implementation of basic algorithms for Audio Signal Processing ".
1994 Maurer Institute
Course on Microelectronics
Others: Short courses on Computers and Education (1997), Telescope Utilization (1996), and Basic Astronomy (1995).
English: Good writing/ Good conversation
Spanish: Good writing/ Good conversation
2005 – 2006 Johns Hopkins University – Center for Talented Youth
Summer instructor of Introduction to Programming. Sites: Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
and Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
2000 – 2005 Johns Hopkins University –Department of Computer Science
Summer instructor of Introduction to Programming in C/C++.
1999-present Johns Hopkins University
Teaching assistant of Computer Systems Fundamentals and Computer Networks
Research assistant of Dr. Masson on studying network simulators for educational purposes.
1996 – 1998 Universum, Sciences Museum
Research assistant of the museum's technical advisor José de la Herrán
1996 – 1998 Arturo Rosenblueth Foundation
Faculty staff for undergraduate studies. Courses taught: Data Structures, File Organization, and Program Design.
1990 – 1998 National High School
Instructor of Introduction to Computer Science and Introduction to Programming.
Programming Language II, Structured programming in C and OOP in C++. (Textbook for high school). Publicaciones Cultural, México. Fall 2003. ISBNs: 970-24-0549-1
“The ethereal information age”. Techno Aspects of Information Society and New Economy: an Overview. FORMATEX, Spain. March 2003.
Informatics, vols. I and II. (Textbook for high school). Publicaciones Cultural, México. Fall 2002.
ISBNs: 970-24-0279-4 (vol. 1, 137pp.) and 970-24-0280-8 (vol. 2, 149pp.).
Introduction to Computing, 2nd ed. Publicaciones Cultural, México 1997,. 338 pages. Summer 2002.
Editorial assistant for the guide “Living in Baltimore”, published by the GRO of Hopkins. May 2002.
Computer Science internal reports: Working with Spim (tutorial), Working with Opnet Modeler (tutorial), Basic Programmers guide to Opnet Modeler, five labs for programming projects in Assembler Language, four basic labs to simulate network performance on Opnet, one lab-tutorial to create an Opnet point-to-point network from scratch. Johns Hopkins Computer Science Department, 1999-2002.
Program Construction Manual. Mexican copyright # 167841. Electronic book (http://www.bibliodgsca.unam.mx/manuales/manual.pdf). México 2000.
"On numbers, calculators and computers" (essay on computer’s history), Stamps of the Science vol. II FCE, México 1999. ISBN: 968-166-088-9
Introduction to Computing. (Textbook for high school.) Publicaciones Cultural, México 1997,. 330 pages.
Twenty articles about computer technology published in university newspapers and magazines. University of México, 1996 - 1998.
Seven papers published in proceedings of Mexican conferences on Computing and Informatics. 1991-1996.
Twenty one articles published in the students´ magazine "Visión Universitaria" (Most of them about historical aspects of the University of Mexico.) National High School, México1988 -1999
Nomination for the award Leading Educators of the World 2005, by the International Biographical Centre (Cambridge, England), February 2005.
George M.L. Sommerman Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for outstanding performance as a teaching assistant within the School of Engineering, JHU, May 5, 2003.
Student representing the Computer Science Department for the WSE Annual Report 2002 (September 2002)
Fellowships to realize graduate studies within the Johns Hopkins University:
1998 - Present Computer Science department of the Johns Hopkins University
1998 - Present Conacyt - México Government
1998 - 2001 Fulbright Program
1998 - 2000 Encyclopedia Britannica
Winner in the contest "Making a book of History of the Science" with a essay about computer's history. The contest was sponsored by the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the Presidency's Council for Sciences and the National Council for Science and Technology. México 1996.
Research assistantship granted by the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT, México) to work with the investigator José de la Herrán within Mexico City’s Science Museum.
Bachelor's thesis defense approved with honors and winner of the IX National Contest for Computer Science Dissertation, bachelor level. México.1996.
Scholarship granted by Arturo Rosenblueth Foundation for Bachelor studies. México 1990 - 1995
Medal "Gabino Barreda" granted by University of Mexico for highest GPA during high school.1991
Winner in contest for student's newspaper. Sponsored by National High School. México 1989.
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