Ecuador

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In Ecuador the COSMIC organization is represented by Carlos Monsalve and Monica Villavicencio.
foto monsalve Carlos Monsalve is a Professor at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL),Guayaquil, Ecuador. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Quebec, Montreal in 2012, where he got acquainted with the COSMIC method. As part of his Ph.D. thesis he developed a COSMIC-based measurement procedure in order to measure functional size from a business process model. Currently he teaches graduate and postgraduate Software Engineering courses where he shares with his students his interest on the COSMIC method. He has also had the opportunity to use COSMIC as part of a national project with a public Ecuadorian institution.You can contact Carlos at carlos.monsalve @ cosmic-sizing.org.
Carlos Monsalve es profesor de la Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) en Guayaquil, Ecuador. El obtuvo su grado doctoral en el 2012 de la Universidad de Quebec en Montreal, donde el se familiarizó con el método COSMIC. Como parte de su tesis doctoral el desarrolló un procedimiento de medición basado en COSMIC para medir la talla funcional a partir de un modelo de proceso de negocio. Actualmente el es profesor de cursos de grado y posgrado en el área de Ingeniería de Software donde el comparte con sus estudiantes su interés en el método COSMIC. El también ha tenido la oportunidad de usar COSMIC en un proyecto a nivel nacional con una institución pública ecuatoriana.
monica-villavicencio Mónica Villavicencio works at ESPOL University (Guayaquil, Ecuador) where she teaches software engineering courses for undergraduate and graduate programs. She has a PhD in Software Engineering (2014) at École de Technologie Supérieure ETS -Université du Québec (Montréal, Canada), an MBA (2003) from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and a master degree in  Management Information Systems at ESPOL (Ecuador).She led the Center for Software Innovation, Development, and Research at ESPOL, led the Software Engineering Research group VLIR-ESPOL, and is a member of software engineering research groups in Ecuador and Ibero-America.  She has over 12 years of experience in the software industry. Her research interests comprise software measurement, software process improvement, software project management, software quality, and higher education.

She came in contact with the COSMIC group in 2010 when she started her PhD where she focused her research on the teaching of software measurement in higher education. Since then, she has been involved with the COSMIC method.

You can contact Mónica at monica.villavicencio @ cosmic-sizing.org.