Luis Teran

Senior Researcher, PhD

Luis Terán (1979) is currently working as a senior researcher in cognitive computing at the Human-IST Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland and academic guest at the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich. He is also appointed full professor at Universidad de Las Fuerzas Armadas (ESPE), Ecuador. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Fribourg (Information Systems Research Group). In 2009, he finished a M.Sc. in communication systems from the Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2004, he received a B.Sc. in electronics and telecommunications from Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador. His research interests include eGovernment, eParticipation, eCollaboration, eDemocracy, eElection, eVoting, eCommunities, ePassports, recommender systems, and fuzzy classification. He is currently a board member for the IEEE e-Government Special Technical Community, the program chair and main organizer for the International Conference on eDemocracy and eGovernment (ICEDEG), an instructor in the International Seminar on eDemocracy and eGovernment (ISEDEG), and distinguished exhibitor at IEEE Ecuador Section.


Dr. Luis Terán
Human-IST Institute
Boulevard de Pérolles 90

Office : PER21 - C312
E-mail : luis.teran(at)
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