M.Sc. Student

John Freddy Garavito Suárez

I am a self-motivated person who provides enthusiasm and fresh ideas, dedicated, non-conformist and passionate for my ideals. I have great interest in innovation and sustainability initiatives, through the use of ICT (information and communications technologies)

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My name is John Garavito Suárez. I was born in Colombia. I did my graduation in Systems Engineering at UIS Colombia. During my graduation, I worked as a system engineer (trainee) at Industrial University of Santander, my job responsibilities includes the development of web systems to supporting the decision making process in agricultural planning (EcoGranja System). Additionally, I worked as a web developer for one year in the development of web systems to support modeling with system dynamics (Evolucion Web Platform).

In these projects I learned about back-end web technologies like DBMS (Posgres), programming languages (Java, Ruby and Python), back-end frameworks (Spring, Ruby on Rails and Django) and the foundations of front-end web development (HTML, JS and CSS)

Currently, I am doing my M.Sc in Computer Sciences at the University of São Paulo (ICMC-USP), São Carlos Campus, Brazil under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dilvan Moreira and I am working on my master thesis, my area of specialization is semantic web, and the title of my masters thesis is: Semantic web technologies in the generation of Graphical User Interfaces to support Agricultural Decision Systems, case SustenAgro; In my Master I worked on the development and integration of ontologies in RDF and OWL format, and focuses on the representation of Agricultural Sustainability and Graphical User Interfaces Domains

Academic Background

M.Sc. Student in Computer Sciences at the University of Sao Paulo (ICMC-USP)

  • Institute: Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
  • Research lab.: Intermídia Interactive Web and Multimedia Systems
  • Research area: Semantic Web • Project: Semantic web technologies in the generation of Graphical User Interfaces to support Agricultural Decision Systems, case SustenAgro

System Engineer at the Universidad Industrial de Santander(UIS).

  • Institute: School of Engineering and Information Systems
  • Research lab.: SIMON Group
  • Research area: Systems Thinking
  • Graduation date: 12/18/2012
  • Country: Colombia
  • Degree project with laureate honors
  • Professional registration 68255-243934.

Research Interests

  • Systems thinking and system dynamics
  • Software engineering modeling
  • Modeling and simulation of complex systems
  • Semantic Web
  • Linked Data
  • Ontologies
  • Sustainability
  • Agricultural Expert Systems



  • Spanish: Native
  • Portuguese: Advanced
  • English: Intermediate

Awards / recognitions

  • Laureate distinction in Systems Engineering Degree Project – Industrial University of Santander – Colombia 2013
  • Scored 5.0 / 5.0 in Systems Engineering Degree Project, Industrial University of Santander - Colombia – 2012
  • First prize in Vex Robotics Tournament – Campus party - Colombia 2011

Relevant skills and experience

  • Programming languages: Python, Java, Groovy, Ruby, JavaScript
  • Databases: Posgres, Google App Engine
  • IDE’s: Aptana Studio, Eclipse, Intellij Idea
  • General programming methods: OO, Agile methods: Scrum

Employment experiences

  • Research professional, Industrial University of Santander