I was born in Zaragoza in 1984. When I was a child, and thanks to my father, I started to develop a strong interest in computers. As far back as I can remember, there has been always a computer at home, starting by an Amstrad. At first, what I liked most about them was play videogames, but soon I became curious about everything related to them. I was also one of the firsts to have internet at home in my city. When I was twelve I attended to my first programming course in Visual Basic. Since then, I was determined to study computer engineering, and in 2008, I finished it at the University of Zaragoza.
During my last years at university, until I had to do my dissertation, I had a part-time job as a webpage developer in SOASO S.L. When I had to decide what to do in my dissertation, I chose BIFI because the project offered was really interesting and I was convinced that I was going to learn a lot there.
Nowadays, I am the responsible for the software development group at BIFI, and I mainly spend my time developing applications, administrating systems, managing software projects, and researching in new topics. In 2014 I finished a master’s degree in computing engineering at EINA (Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura de Zaragoza) to complement my knowledge and experience in security, database management, graphics and optimization fields. My master’s thesis was about gathering information from different Internet sources and using sentiment analysis techniques to extract society opinion.
I have also created two mobile apps by myself that are currently available for iOS and Android. They are CombusFREE, an application to find cheap gas stations that are close to the user position; and FarmaGuardia, an application that helps to find 24-hour pharmacies that are close to the user position. They work only in Spanish territory.
I am also co-founder and VP Of Engineering of Kampal Data Solutions S.L., a spin-off of the University Of Zaragoza that was created on march 2014. This company uses complex systems theory to analyze different kinds of related information (internal databases, Internet data, social networks, etc.) to extract conclusions that otherwise will be not possible. It also offers consulting services such as web development, mobile development, etc.
Gonzalo Ruiz Manzanares
Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems at the University of Zaragoza (BIFI)
Mariano Esquillor,Edificio I + D
50018 Zaragoza, Spain
Phone: (+34) 876555411
Fax: (+34) 976762990