Research Staff

maribel webDr. Maria-Isabel Sanchez-Segura (Main Researcher)

Dr. Maria-Isabel Sanchez-Segura is Full professor at the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Maria-Isabel holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (2001), an M.S. in Software Engineering (1999) and a B.S. in Computer Science (1997), from the Universidad Politecnica of Madrid. She is Knowledge Manager Certified by the Knowledge Management Institute since 2013. IEEE Senior Member since 2014. Member of the Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE). Director of Doctoral and Master Program in Computer Science and Technology at Carlos III University of Madrid from January 2014 to September 2021. She is currently Director of the IRSST-UC3M Chair for an “Intelligent digital transformation of occupational health and safety”, sponsored by the Regional Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (2020-2023).

Dr. Antonio Amescua

Dr. Amescua holds a PhD in Computer Science from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. He has more than fifteen years of experience in the software engineering realm; he was the Chief of Development of METRICA-V3, the Spain's national standard for information systems development, and also he is one of the pioneers of software process improvement in Spain. Dr. Amescua is the founder of the Software Engineering Lab at Carlos III University of Madrid, and currently he heads this research group.




Fuensanta Dr. Fuensanta Medina-Dominguez

Dr. Medina-Dominguez holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the same University. She has been working in the field of software engineering since 2000 and has been a faculty member of the Computer Science Department in the Carlos III Technical University of Madrid since 2004, currently as Associate Professor. Her research interests include software engineering and software process improvement focusing on technology transfer in organizations through the use of new trends in computer supported collaborative work technology.






Research members outside UC3M

 Dr. Germán-Lenin Dugarte-Peña

Dr. Dugarte-Peña Peña holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Los Andes, an MS in Computer Science and Technology and a Ph. D. in Computer Science and Technology from Carlos III University in Madrid. He is an Assistant Professor at the Higher Polytechnic School of the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria. His research interests include software process improvement, value-based software engineering, general software engineering, software process modelling and simulation, decision-making in software engineering context, cognitive modeling, complex systems theory and practice, system dynamics, organizations theory, societal computing, systems thinking and cybernetics.

He has been a guest member of the Latin American School of Systems Thinking and Design since 2010. He is an active member of the System Dynamics Society, and a passionate reviewer for several scientific journals. He was a visitor scholar during  Sep-Dec 2017 and May-Sep 2019  at the Dynamic Decision Making Lab (Carnegie Mellon University), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Javier Busquets, Consejo Asesor Fundación SicomoroDr. Javier Busquets is a professor of strategic management of innovation and technology and digital business. He launched and currently serves a director of the Executive Master of Digital Business in cooperation with Santa Clara University at Silicon Valley and the CIO Advanced Program.

He served as Chair of Department of Management of Information Systems (2003-2011) and teaches in the Global Executive MBA in cooperation with Georgetown; Executive MBA and MBA Programs. He served as Key Note Speaker for a number of events. He was a member of the research Project Euro-India and was member of the organization board of the Smart Business Network (SBNi) Conference in Beijing in 2008. He also served as Co-Chair in the International Conference of Mobile Business (ICMB) in 2008. He served as co-Chair for the European Conference of Information Systems (ECIS) to be held Barcelona 2012. Javier Busquets has an extensive professional and executive experience in the Information Technology (IT) and telecommunication industry where he served for 17 years.



 Dr. Roberto Cantú 

Dr. Roberto Cantú holds a PhD  in Strategic Planning and Direction of Technology from Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP - México); a MSc  in Quality and Production Management and a BSc. in Systems Administration Engineering, both studies from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) in México .  He is  a professor researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila (UAdeC - Systems School and member of  the research group:  Complex Systems: Theory and Simulation in Facultad de Ciencias Físico Matemáticas – UANL and his research lines  are Multicriteria Analysis, Failure Analysis, Uncertainty Quantification, Simulation and Stochastic Processes.   Beside academy and research, his professional experience includes more than 20 years in industry as Consultant, Project Engineer, Quality Manager and Location Quality Director. Her has published different scientific articles for different conferences and journals, and has presented seminars in countries as Argentina, Canada, México, Spain and USA. LinkedIn profile is: 

JavierGilDr. Javier Gil holds a PhD in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence (2013) from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and a BSc in Computer Science (1998) from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).
Currently, he is an Associate Professor at Department of Information Systems, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
His research interests include Algorithmic, Ubiquitous Computing and Web Technologies.
His teaching activities are around “Web development technologies” (BSc in Software Engineering), “Back-end with free distribution technologies” and “Front-end mobile” (Master in Web Development). 



 Dr. Gustavo Illescas holds a PhD in Industrial & Computational Mathematics (2014) and a System Engineer (1998) from Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNCPBA) Tandil, Argentina; is a part time professor at the Computer Science Department of the UNCPBA, and member of the INTIA Research Institute (Instituto de Investigación en Tecnología Informática Avanzada) of the Faculty of Exact Sciences, UNCPBA, since 1999. His research interests include Business Intelligence, Key Performance Indicators, Balance Scorecard, Intelligent Organizations, Knowledge Computing Management, and Management Expert Systems. He has an extensive professional background, working as a software engineer, project manager and software engineering consultant in several private and governmental projects, and as a managing partner of a software company for over 10 years. 


Dr. Jose Arturo Mora

Dr. Mora Soto holds a PhD in Computer Science from Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M), an MSc in e-Commerce (UC3M), an MSc in Computer Science and Technology (UC3M), and a BSc in Computer Science from Celaya Institute of Technology (Mexico). He has more than 15 years of experience as educator in the computer science realm, especially on software engineering, data analytics, and agile project management. At the present time he is Manager on the Data Analytics Team at EY Mexico and also continues his academic activities as Associate Professor at the University of Celaya (Mexico). You can reach him at his LinkedIn profile at: 

Alejandro Ruiz

(more info here soon) 



PhD Students


Elizabeth Granados  

 Roxana González (2017-present time)

Roxana is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Computer Science at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Her advisors are Fuensanta Medina Dominguez and Maribel Sanchez Segura. 



Elizabeth Granados  

German Lenin Dugarte-Peña (2015-2019)   PhD manuscript available here:

Germán obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Technology from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in September 2019, after he returned from USA, where he was a visitor scholar at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). His advisors were Maribel Sanchez-Segura (UC3M), Fuensanta Medina-Dominguez (UC3M) and Cleotilde González (CMU). 


Elizabeth Granados  

 Elizabeth Granados Pemberty (2014-2019)  PhD manuscript available here:

Elizabeth obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Technology from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in July 2019. She returned to Colombia to work for Universidad del Cauca in a teaching position. 



Cynthia García (2013 - 2017)  PhD manuscript available here 





 Alejandro Ruiz (2010-2017)  PhD manuscript  available here




 Diana Vasquez (2009 - 2014) PhD manuscript available here






Dr. Jose Arturo Mora (2006-2011) PhD manuscript  available here




 Visiting Researchers


Dr. Jose Arturo Mora (2006-2013) 
Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas (CIMAT)




Dr. Roberto Cantú (2013) 
Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila





Dr. Gustavo Illescas (2011)
Universidad del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNICEN)
Tandil, Argentina



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Dr. Marcelo Cordeiro (2016)
Degree in Business Administration at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), 2007, and in Public Relations at Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), 2007.  Master degree in Business Administration (2013) at  Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul  (UFRGS)and a PhD in Administration at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), with PhD internship at Carlos III University in Madrid. He is interested in this following issues: knowledge management, educational management and strategic management, woking in some publications in this subjects on periodicals and congresses. He acts as manager of corporate planning, in the Marist Network, and as consultant in the area of planning, business and organizational analysis.


 OsinskiMarilei Osinski (2019)

Marilei Osinski is a Doctorate Student from the Federal University of Santa Catarina. She is master in Knowledge Engineering and Management and a Business Manager for the same university. She obtained a scholarship from Doctoral Program Sandwich Abroad (PDSE) to do part of her research at the University Carlos III of Madrid. During her master and doctoral studies, she obtained Honor Scholarships from the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES). She is a research student at the Knowledge Engineering Laboratory at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.


 AlineVisitante2020Aline de Brittos Valdati (2020)

PhD student and Master’s in Engineering and Knowledge Management (UFSC), integrating the Center for Studies in Intelligence, Management and Technologies for Innovation (IGTI) and the Engineering Nucleus of Integration and Knowledge Governance (ENGIN). Graduated in Information and Communication Technologies (UFSC). Worked with Project Management in the area of systems development and as a teacher in the area of Informatics at the Federal Institute Catarinense. Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.


Master Students


Juan Juan Manuel Chagüendo Benavides (2018---2019)

Bs. Juan Manuel Chagüendo Benavides is a Computer Systems Engineer from Universidad Autónoma del Cauca (2016), where he obtained two Bruno Mantilla Pinto Honor Scholarships. He worked in the R&D group in Information Technologies (GTI) of the Universidad del Cauca (2016). He obtained in 2019 a MS in Computer Science and Technology from Carlos III University of Madrid (2017-2018), where he also worked as administrator of servers. He left the group to continue his Ph. D. in Barcelona, Spain. His research interests include Software economics, organizational knowledge management and artificial intelligence. 


 Manuel Martinez-Torres  (2017-2018)

Manuel Martínez-Torres holds a B. Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira. He obtained a M. Sc. in Computer Science and Technology from Universidad Carlos III of Madrid 2018. 

His research interest include system dynamics, discrete event simulation, agent-based simulation, complex systems, software engineering, and project management. 

Teresa Almandoz  

Teresa Almandoz (2015-2016)

Master Project
Framework for the assessment of organizations knowledge maturity, intangible assets valuations and improvement plans definition





Jessica Castellanos (2012)



Manuel Maldonado (2012)





Johannes Correa Lopera (2011-2012)



BSc Students



Javier Fernandez Agüero  (2020-2021)

BSc Project
Business Ingelligence - Baloncesto.



Esther Labrador  Martínez (2014-2015)

BSc Project
Wiki for Knowledge Formalization of Software Projects in Product Patterns.


Jesús Javier Fernández Rodríguez (2013 - 2014)

BSc Project
MetroWeb: A Web application to trace metro routes worldwide.

Verónica Crespo (2012 - 2013)

BSc Project
Accessibility Assessment Methodology for Social Networks.



Paulo Cesar Salazar Guerra (2012 - Present)

BSc Project
Chamilo Mobile for Students: An Android mobile app for Chamilo LMS.


Vanesa García Navarro (2012 - 2015)

BSc Project
Analysis and integration of the knowledge of product pattern wikis to a database


Javier Donoso Diez (2012 - 2015)

BSc Project
Web Apllication for Project Management Software based Knowledge Repositories. 


José Ángel Cuadrado Mingo (2012)

BSc Project
Analysis of Social Networks Relationships Using Graphs


Liset Gonzalez Salazarte (2011 - Present)

BSc Project
Definition of a Model for Software Configuration and Projects Management


Lorena Gustavsson Mayor (2010 - 2011)

BSc Project
Identification of Design Requirements for a Transactive Memory System (TMS) Software Implementation


Lorena Mesa Gonzalez (2010 - 2012)

BSc Project
Identification of the Functional Requirements for a Transactive Memory System (TMS) Software Implementarion


Roman Romero Valentin (2010 - 2011)

BSc Project
Creation and Use of Product Patterns for Personal Software Process (PSP)


Pedro Escribano Romero (2010 - 2011)

BSc Project
Creation and Use of Product Patterns for Software Project Management


Brais Gonzalez Castillo (2010 - Present)

BSc Project
Development of a Mobile Application to Track Software Project Activities


David Fernandez Santamaria (2010 - 2011)

BSc Project
Development of a Software Application to Allow the Incorporation of Product Patterns on Software Projects' Planning


David Rosa Clemente (2009 - Present)

BSc Tutored Work
Comparison of Open Source Project Management Tools 

  Jose Zarco Ruiz (2009 - 2011)

BSc Tutored Work
Comparison of Open Source Project Management Tools 

BSc Project
Development of a Knowledge Management System Based on Wikis

Raul Sanchez Valverde (2009 - 2012)

BSc Tutored Work
Analysis of Web Technologies to Create Knowledge Management Applications

BSc Project
Development of Web Application to Manage a Product Patterns Library

 Carolina Mateos Herrera (2008 - 2010) 

BSc Tutored Work
Definition of Product Patters for the REQM and M&A Process Areas of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)

BSc Project
         Definition of a Technological Platform for Knowledge Transference and Capitalization