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Maikel  Leon Espinosa

Maikel Leon Espinosa

Senior Lecturer, Business Technology


Classes taught:
- BUS 150 Business Analytics
- BTE 210 Fundamentals of Business Technology & Innovation
- BTE 320 Introduction to Programming
- BTE 413 Big Data Strategy
- BTE 571 AI Programming For Business Management
- BTE/CSC 423 Database Management Systems
- BTE 620 Database Development for High-Performance Computing
- BTE 613 Business Intelligence Technologies
- BTE 621 Management Information Systems
- BTE 609 Artificial Intelligence for Business

Faculty Expertise in Media (televised interviews):
- CNN Dinero: Dominio tecnológico: ¿Si no es Huawei, quién?. May, 2019.
- CNN Dinero: ¿Cómo hacen estos ingenieros en Silicon Valley para ganar millones sin trabajar?. August, 2018.
- CNN Dinero: EE.UU. vs. China: una posible guerra tecnológica que preocupa a Europa. April, 2018.
- CNN Oppenheimer Presenta: Los autos del Futuro. April, 2018.
- CNN Dinero: Elon Musk y Mark Zuckerberg se enfrentan por la Inteligencia Artificial. July, 2017.
- CNN Oppenheimer Presenta: ¿Nos van a reemplazar los robots?. May, 2017.
- CNN Oppenheimer Presenta: ¿Ocuparán los robots nuestro empleo?. July, 2016.

Research Interests

Artificial intelligence; machine learning; knowledge engineering; knowledge representation; data mining; big data; human-computer interaction; intelligent teaching-learning systems; student model; and software validation and usability

Featured Publications


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Hasselt University (Belgium), 2012
  • M.S., Computer Science "Summa Cum Laude", Central University of Las Villas (Cuba), 2007
  • B.S., Computer Science "Summa Cum Laude", Central University of Las Villas (Cuba), 2006

Honors and Awards

  • Cuban Academy of Sciences National Award to the Most Relevant Research of the Year in Computer Science, 2015
  • Several awards from the Cuban Academy of Sciences and other Institutions in the area of Computer Science, 2006 - 2015
Maikel  Leon Espinosa


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