Francisco A. Gómez J.


"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.". Galileo Galilei

"... there are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns - there are things we do not know we don't know." Donald Rumsfeld - 2002

I'm associate professor in the computer science department in Universidad Central de Colombia. I'm PhD in Computer Sciences, working in computational modeling of biological systems (COMBIOS). Specifically,  brain imaging and computational ecology.


During my undergraduate studies, I worked as research assistant in OHWAHA, a former research group in computer graphics and image processing in Colombia, in head of Dr. Manuel Guillermo Forero. Later, I was involved in many different projects: e-learning systems, computer games, optimization tools for intelligent transportation systems and computer vision tools for people monitoring, optical character recognition and fingerprint recognition. I finished my PhD (Summa Cum Laude) in the National University of Colombia at CIM@LAB (former Bioingenium) lab under supervision of Prof. Eduardo Romero. I worked as postdoctoral researcher in the COMA Science Group at the Cyclotron Research center (Liege-Belgium)  under supervision of Prof. Steven Laureys. Now, I'm working in computational modeling of biological systems. I'm affiliated to the high performance computing laboratory.

My current research interests include:

  • Tissue characterization using Diffusion Weighted Imaging.
  • Brain resting activity.
  • Physical and Mechanical Brain Modelling.
  • Computational Ecology.
  • Digital leaf morphology.