Prof. Dr.
Diego M Lopez

Computer Scientist


Personal Data


Birth date: November 22, 1976
Birthplace: Tambo, Cauca
Citizenship: Colombia


Address: University of Regensburg Medical Center
eHealth Competence Center, Franz-Josef-Strauß-Allee 11, 93053 Regensburg, Germany

Study and education

  • Popayan Technical High School, Popayán, Cauca, Colombia, 1993
  • Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering (speciality Telecommunications), University of Cauca. Colombia, 1999
  • Master of Sciences in Engineering (speciality Telematics), University of Cauca, Colombia, 2005


  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer (Diploma Degree), University of Cauca. Colombia, 1999
  • Master in Engineering (Master of Sciences Degree), University of Cauca. Colombia, 2005
  • Associate Professor, University of Cauca. Colombia, 2006

Professional Life

  • Colombian National Telecommunication Company TELECOM, R&D Engineer, Colombia, 1999-2000
  • Department of Telematics, University of Cauca, Colombia, Professor, from 2000
  • Telematics Engineering Research Group. Department of Telematics Engineering, University of Vigo, Spain, Researcher, from 2004

Editorial Experience

  • Referee for the Latin American Congress on Telematics, 2002, 2003
  • Referee for the IEEE Latin-American Transactions Journal, since 2005
  • Member of the conference scientific committee for the I Latin American forum in rural telemedicine, 2006
  • Referee for MEDINFO 2007
  • Referee for the Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine Journal, since 2007

Professional and Scientific Memberships

  • Iberoamerican Network in Telecommunications and Telematics (RICOTEL)
  • Iberoamerican Network in Telemedicine and E-health
  • IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Student Member
  • IMIA, International Medical Informatics Association, Colombian Corresponding Member

Working Areas

  • Health Information Systems Architecture
  • Communication standards, HL7, XML
  • System modelling, UML
  • Component and Model-Based Development
  • Analysis and design, RUP methodology
  • Public Health Information Systems