Diana Onate Vega

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Master of Philosophy candidate

BSc Eng (Electronic Engineering), Universidad del Norte, Colombia (2013)
Msc Eng (Analytical Intelligence for Decision Making), Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (2019)

Diana Onate is an MPhil scholar applying her engineering knowledge to road safety applications, particularly relating to her research project of driving behaviours under complex scenarios while using mobile phone.
Formerly, she had worked as Electronic Engineer in Colombia, for vertical transportation, Oil & Gas and Energy, from August 2013 to January 2019, working in important projects such as the commissioning of Colombia’s biggest refinery expansion project.

MASTERS RESEARCH
“Driving behaviours under complex scenarios while using mobile phone”

THESIS SUPERVISORS
Dr Mark King
Dr Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios

RESEARCH INTERESTS
• Risky driving behaviours.
• Accident Prevention.
• Human computer interaction.
• Machine and Deep Learning

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2019 Master of Philosophy scholarship, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
2017 Employee Scholarship Program (ESP) for masters studies, Otis Elevator Company, Colombia
2007 Roble Amarillo Undergraduate Scholarship by Universidad del Norte, Colombia.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
February 2016-February 2019 Digital Technology Project Engineer LAA & Technical Training Coordinator, Otis Elevator Company.
February 2015-January 2016 Instrumentation Engineer, Cartagena Refinery Expansion Project.
October 2013-January 2015 Control Room Operator, Quifa Petroleum Field – Pacific Rubiales Energy.

SKILLS & INTERESTS
Computer languages: R, Python, MATLAB, C++.
Language: Spanish, Native; English, Good; French, Fair