Gabriela Gongora-Svartzman

Carnegie Mellon University

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Carnegie Mellon University


Gabriela Gongora Svartzman is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. Gabriela holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, School of Systems and Enterprises. She also holds a double major as a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering and an M.Sc. in Computer Science.

Previous to joining CMU-IS, Gabriela Gongora-Svartzman was an Adjunct Instructor for the BIA Program, Business School, Stevens Institute of Technology. She was also an Adjunct Associate Faculty for the Applied Analytics Program, SPS, Columbia University. During her time at Stevens, she has been a researcher at the Visualization for Optimal Decision Making Lab (VizDec), a Teacher Assistant for Engineering Economics E-355 (on campus and abroad), and a co-teacher for Data Visualization (EM-622) and Multi-Agent Socio-Technical Systems (ES-660), as well as a Research Scientist for the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC).

Gabriela’s research is focused on bridging the quality of experience and quality of services in smart cities. Gabriela has a multidisciplinary approach to solving real-world problems. Her three main research areas are 1) Urban Informatics, 2) Data Visualization for Decision Making, and 3) Resilience and Social Perception.

She is a current member of INFORMS and IEEE, was a proud Grace Hopper Scholar in 2018, a Scholar at Tapia Conference in 2019, and had a leading position at the INCOSE Student Chapter at Stevens during 2015-2016. In her free time, she volunteers teaching coding to kids, promoting women in STEM, and sharing her culture with young students in New York through One to World.