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Hector Munoz-Avila

Hector Munoz-Avila portrait
(703) 292-4481
W 10154
Program Director

Program Responsibilities:
Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs, Large Projects
Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs
IIS: Information Integration and Informatics (III)
Research Visioning for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Future Research Directions for the CISE Community (CISE-RV)


Dr. Munoz-Avila is a Program Director at NSF's Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) Division, where he is cluster lead for the Information Integration and Informatics (III) program. Prior to joining NSF, Dr. Muñoz-Avila was a (tenured) professor of Computer Science and Engineering and of Cognitive Science at Lehigh University. He was co-director of Lehigh's Institute for Data, Intelligent Systems, and Computation (I-DISC). Dr. Muñoz-Avila is recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER and held a Lehigh Class of 1961 Professorship. He has been chair for various international scientific meetings including the Sixth International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR-05) and the twenty-fifth Innovative Applications of AI Conference (IAAI-13). He was funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

Dr. Munoz-Avila holds a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in computer science from the Universität Kaiserslautern (now Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany), an MS in computer science, a BS in Mathematics and a BS in computer Science from the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia).