CEOHP collection summaries: Graciela Perera

Graciela Perera posed in a chair

Location(s) where grew up: Caracas, Venezuela

Location(s) for post-secondary education: B.S. Systems Engineering from Metropolitan University (Universidad Metropolitana) in Caracas, Venezuela; M.Sc. Department of Computing and Information Technology at Simón Bolívar University (Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela; Ph.D. from Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL USA

Location(s) where employed: Consultant for the National Library of Venezuela; consultant to CIED-PDVSA in Caracas, Venezuela; technical support for FUNINDES-CTI at Simón Bolívar University in Caracas, Venezuela; Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH USA

Career stage when interviewed: Had just started her position as Assistant Professor at Youngstown State University

Areas of interest: Performance evaluation of distributed search mechanisms and information security. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) network protocols for wired and wireless distributed applications

Highlights: Principal Investigator (PI) on the Bridge to Building Capacity for Hispanics in Computer Science Research Education grant from the Grassroots Capacity Building Initiative of the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission; co-PI on the Real-Time Stress Monitoring of Highway Bridges with a Secured Wireless Sensor Network grant from the Center for Transportation and Materials Engineering

Interviewed October 18, 2007 by Vicki Almstrum