"Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgment, the manner in which information is collected and used. - Carl Sagan"
Graduate Research Assistant at Purdue University M.Sc. in Statistics. Specialist in Statistics. Specialist in Management for Engineers. GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst. Electronic Engineer.

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Gustavo Valencia

Graduate Research Assistant at Purdue University

CONTACT INFORMATION

e-mail: info@gustavovalencia.com


Purdue University
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

West Lafayette, USA

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Data Mining - Analytical Intelligence – Security


I have extensive experience handling varying security threats, such as fraud prevention, regulating data access, and physical access control systems.

My security experience has been mainly in banking sector applying statistical models in order to solve problems about financial security, while my academic background has been primarily in electronics and data analysis, with an emphasis on data mining and computer forensics. During eight years as a security analyst, I have developed skills related to detect interest patters in engineering issues. I have also proven my ability to teach on various topics such as statistics, business intelligence, data visualization and data mining.

Through continuous education and research, I am up-to-date on industry trends and technologies about security and cyberattacks. Therefore, my focus is to ensure company information not only with the incident detection but also through prevention strategies.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Develop data visualization, statistical, and data mining models in order to discover meaningful patterns in complex engineering problems.

TEACHING

Adjunct Professor

Graduate: Information visualization. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
2011 - Present

Undergarduate
:  Foundations of Statistical Inference. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
2012 - Present


Graduate: Data mining, 
Information visualization, and Business Intelligence. Universidad Eafit
2012 - Present


EMPLOYMENT

Grupo Bancolombia - IT Security Analyst
Medellín, Colombia
Oct. 2008 - Apr 2013
Leader data mining service for improving the security levels for financial transactions and IT infrastructure


Grupo Bancolombia - Fraud Prevention Security Analyst
Medellín, Colombia
Feb. 2006 – Oct 2008
Designing and implementing data mining models for fraud prevention


VideoBase - Electronic Engineer (University practice)
Medellín, Colombia
Mar. 2004 – Nov. 2004
Technical support for audio and video network


EDUCATION

PhD Student. Doctorate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Purdue University

M.Sc. in Statistics
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Mar. 2015
School of Statistic Science. Advisor: Prof. Juan Carlos Salazar
Thesis: Statistical Modeling of Scanning for Anti-virus Definitions on an Information System.


Specialist in Statistics
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Apr.2011
School of Statistic Science. Advisor: Prof. Juan Carlos Salazar 

Thesis: Applying TwoStep Cluster Analysis for Creating Information System’s Profiles. Application to Information System in Banking Sector


Specialist in management for Engineers
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Feb. 2010
Thesis: Data mining  for making strategic decision.

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Sans Institute (USA), Dec. 2007

Electronic Engineering
Universidad Pontificia Pontificia Bolivariana, Sep. 2005
Thesis: Digital Audio Restoration


INVITED TALKS

A statistical approach to reduce malware inside an Information System in Banking Sector . The 2012 International Conference on Security and Management (SAM'12), 2012. (Las Vegas, USA).

Classification and Regression Trees for Handling Missing Values in a CMBD. The 8th International Conference on data Mining (DMIN’12), 2012. (Las Vegas, USA).

Data Mining. Technical conference. School of Computer Engineering, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, 2011 (Medellín, Colombia)

Data Mining. The power of Data Mining for Expo. Plaza Mayor, 2012 (Medellín, Colombia)

PUBLICATIONS

Gustavo A. Valencia Z, and Juan C. Salazar U. A statistical approach to reduce malware inside an Information System in Banking Sector . Proceedings SAM’12 International Conference on Security and Management.


Gustavo A. Valencia Z, and Juan C. Salazar U. Classification and Regression Trees for Handling Missing Values in a CMBD to reduce malware in an Information System. Proceedings DMIN’12 The 8th International Conference on data Mining.

COURSES/TRAINING

Diploma in University Teaching
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Medellín, Colombia), Feb. 2013

Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner (M2010)
SAS (Las Vegas, USA), Oct. 2010

Oracle data base 11g: Security
Seti (Medellín, Colombia), Aug. 2010

Summer School of Statistics CEAES
Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Medellín, Colombia), Aug. 2010

Advanced Statistics with Pasw Modeler (Clementine SPSS)
SPSS Andino (Bogotá, Colombia), Nov. 2009

iSeries IBM (AS/400) Platform Security
Personal Soft (Medellín, Colombia), Sep. 2009

Introduction to  Pasw Modeler SPSS (new version features)
SPSS Andino (Medellín, Colombia), May. 2009

Predictive Modeling with Clementine SPSS
SPSS Andino (Medellín, Colombia), Sep. 2007

Security 508 – System Forensics, Investigation & Response
Sans Institute (Washington, USA), Dec. 2007

Telematics Network Security
Universidad EAFIT (Medellín, Colombia), Jun. 2006

Introduction to Computer Forensics
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Medellín, Colombia), Abr 2006

History and Epistemology of Science
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Medellín, Colombia), Apr. 2004

EVENTS


DMIN’12 The 8th International Conference on data Mining
WORLDCOMP’12 (Las Vegas, USA) Jul. 2012

SAM’12 International Conference on Security and Management
WORLDCOMP’12 (Las Vegas, USA) Jul. 2012

Predictive Analytics World 2011
PAW (New York, USA). Oct. 2011

M2010 Data Mining Conference SAS
SAS (Las Vegas, USA), Oct. 2010

XII Seminar on Applied Statistics
(IASI) (Medellín, Colombia), Jul. 2010

VII Statistics Colloquium
Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Medellín, Colombia), Jul. 2010

Safety and Automation Congress
PAFYC (Bogotá, Colombia), Oct. 2008

Strategies and Fraud Prevention Solutions: Visa Electron
Visa (Bogotá, Colombia), Oct. 2007

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellín
Statistic Research Group
Research Staff Member

ASIS International
Advancing Security Worldwide