Melvin Ayala received his BA and PhD in Economic Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz in Germany and his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Florida International University (FIU). He has held teaching positions at the Technological University of Havana, Cuba and Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, where he has taught courses on computer sciences (CS) and artificial intelligence (AI).
Prior to joining IDSC, Ayala has also held positions as a researcher at FIU’s CATE lab and as a software developer at Beckman Coulter. He has coauthored several scientific publications and three patents, mostly in the area of AI with biomedical applications. His research interests include data mining, natural language processing, image processing, and AI for pattern recognition and prediction.