Anthony Velázquez

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Gender difference approaches to the participation of women in computing have not provided adequate explanations for women's declining interest in computer science (CS) and related technical fields. Indeed, the search for gender differences can work against diversity which we define as a cross-gender spectrum of characteristics, interests, abilities,(More)
Optimum natural resource management and biodiversity conservation are desirable goals. These, however, often exclude each other, since maximum economic benefits have promoted drastic reductions in biodiversity throughout the world. This dilemma confronts local stakeholders, who usually go for maximizing economic inputs, whereas other social (e.g., academic)(More)
Executive Summary The innovative Student Technology ExPerience (iSTEP) is a new internship program offered by TechBridgeWorld research group at Carnegie Mellon University. iSTEP provides Carnegie Mellon students and recent graduates with an opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary and globally distributed team to develop needs-based computing technology(More)
Despite the importance of literacy to most aspects of life, underserved communities continue to suffer from low literacy rates; especially for globally prevalent languages such as English. This is particularly problematic since English literacy is an important skill for increased access to income generation and higher education opportunities in these(More)
and an anonymous donor. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of Carnegie Mellon University. Abstract The TechBridgeWorld iSTEP (innovative Student Technology ExPerience) internship program provides(More)
1 2 The fast food supply chain is facing increased operating costs due to rising food and energy prices. 3 Based on a case study of a major fast food logistics operator, this paper uses a metaheuristic 4 evolutionary algorithm to find the optimal combination of low carbon vehicle, powertrain and 5 transport refrigeration technologies that minimise net(More)
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