Post-Doctoral Researchers

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Maggie Hantak Maggie Hantak

mhantak [at] floridamuseum [dot] ufl [dot] edu

Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Florida Museum of Natural History and University of Florida
Advisors: Robert Guralnick, Alina Zare and David Blackburn
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Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Ohio University
2019

M.S. Biology
John Carroll University
2013

B.S. Biology
John Carroll University
2011

Maggie studies the ecological and evolutionary processes that maintain genetic and phenotypic variation within and among populations. Her primary focus is on woodland salamanders (genus Plethodon), which contain a dorsal striped/unstriped color pattern polymorphism. With tens of thousands of polymorphic Plethodon within U.S. natural history museums, she will use machine learning to score salamander color morphs from digital images.

Jose Francisco Ruiz-Munoz Jose Francisco Ruiz-Munoz

jruizmunoz [at] ufl [dot] edu

Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Florida
Advisor: Alina Zare

Doctor of Engineering
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales, Colombia
2017

Master of Engineering
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales, Colombia
2012

Electronic Engineering
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales, Colombia
2010

Jose’s main research interests include pattern recognition, digital signal processing, multi-instance learning and dictionary learning, and their applications to analysis and classification of images and acoustic data. From August-2010 to May-2017, he was a member of the Signal Processing and Recognition Group from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. In 2014, Jose served as a research intern at Oregon State University Bioacoustics Group, OR. Jose has taught undergraduate courses on Electrical Circuits, Digital Electronic, and Analog Electronics, at Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Manizales, Colombia), and Instituto Tecnologico Metropolitano (Medellin, Colombia).