Jose R. Zapata

Jose R. Zapata

PhD in Information and Communication Technologies

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana

Holds a PhD in information and communication technologies from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, and a master’s in telecommunications engineering from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia. Currently a professor at the Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, he has more than 15 years of academic experience in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Data Mining, Python and R for Data Science, Audio Content Analysis, and Signal Processing.


  • Music Information Retrieval
  • Data science
  • Audio signal processing
  • Python
  • Guitar


  • PhD in Information and Communication Technologies (Sound and Music Computing), 2013

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain

  • MEng in Telecommunications, 2008

    Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB), Colombia

  • BSc in in Electronic Engineering, 2002

    Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB), Colombia