Cinthia Sánchez

I am a PhD Candidate in Computing at the Dept. of Computer Sciences, University of Chile. I am a Master in Computer Science (2021) and an Engineer in Computer Science (2016).

My research interests are related to Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Information Retrieval.


Accepted paper: Cinthia Sánchez, Hernan Sarmiento, Andres Abeliuk, Jorge Pérez, Barbara Poblete. Cross-Lingual and Cross-Domain Crisis Classification for Low-Resource Scenarios. In International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2023).

Cinthia Sánchez. 2021. Transfer Learning for the Multilingual and Multi-Domain Classification of Messages Relating to Crises. In Proceedings of the 44th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR '21), Doctoral Consortium.

Jhon Intriago, Fernando Moreira, Cinthia Sánchez, and Jessica Morales. 2017. Histogram of Oriented Gradients with Support Vector Machine, in the Classification of the Fingerprint Alphabet (in Spanish). ESPOL Technology Magazine, Vol. 30, N. 2, 102-109.


Aug 2022 - Present: Instructor of Visualizations in Python, Postgraduate Diploma in Python applied to Data Science, Dept. of Computer Sciences, University of Chile.

May 2022 - Present: Teaching Assistant of Data Mining, Postgraduate Diploma in Data Science and Engineering, Dept. of Computer Sciences, University of Chile.

Mar 2020 - Present: Teaching Assistant of Introduction to Data Mining, Dept. of Computer Sciences, University of Chile.

Jul 2019 - Present: Research Assistant, FONDECYT 1191604, Chile. Project: Mining Real-World Crisis Events from Social Media Data using Domain-Independent and Multilingual Approaches.

Jun 2019 - Present: Graduate Researcher, Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data, Chile.

Feb 2017 - Aug 2018: Science and Technology Analyst, Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ecuador.

Jul 2014 - Jun 2016: Researcher, Agricultural Polytechnic University of Manabí, Ecuador. Project: Web application for the management of useful academic information for the students of the Computer Science department, ESPAM MFL (in Spanish).

Honor and Awards

Travel and accommodation scholarship, Khipu 2023: Latin American Meeting in AI.

Doctoral Scholarship 2022, Chilean National Research and Development Agency (ANID).

Doctoral Scholarship 2020-2022, Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data (IMFD).

Outstanding Teaching Assistant 2020, Department of Computer Science, University of Chile.

Scholarship to attend the XV Summer School IEEE Latin-American on Computational Intelligence (EVIC 2019) granted by IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, held in Valdivia, Chile.

Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) Women of Color in Technology Scholarship for Complimentary Registration and travel grant awarded by the IMFD to attend the GHC 2019 held in Orlando, United States.

Scholarship for studying a master's program abroad under the "Convocatoria Abierta 2017" program supported by the National Government of the Republic of Ecuador.

First place in the IV National Contest of Recognition to Student University Research "National Awards 2016" in the area of Information and Communication Technology, Ecuador. Project: Recognition of the Ecuadorian sign language based on recurrent convolutional networks (in Spanish).

Extracurricular Roles

Scientific Committee of the Informática y Sistemas Journal (ISRTIC), Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Ecuador. December 2022 - present.

Scientific Advisor of the “Programa de Investigación e Innovación Escolar” of Explora Región Metropolitana Sur Poniente. June - November 2022. Chile.

Assistant at the X Meeting of Women in Computing (Chile-WiC 2022).

IEEE Student Branch Chair, University of Chile, 2021

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Chair, University of Chile, 2021.

Assistant at the IX Meeting of Women in Computing (Chile-WiC 2021).

Organizing Committee of the Cycle of virtual events of the Project "ENGINEER LIKE A GIRL" 2021, Latin American Alliance of IEEE WIE groups in Region 9.

Organizing Committee of the I Congress Women Power Week 2021, IEEE WIE groups of Chile.

Technical Committee of the INGELECTRA XXVIII Congress, 2020.

Singer in the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Choir, University of Chile, 2019 - present.