Hernán Astudillo is Professor of Informatics at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM), the highest ranked Chilean university by Times Higher Education. He is Informatics Engineer (UTFSM, 1988) and Ph.D. Information and Computer Science (Georgia Tech, 1995).
He worked several years as lead or senior applications architect for consulting companies in USA and Chile, before joining Universidade de Sao Paulo (Brazil) and finally UTFSM in 2003, where is currently an elected trustee on behalf of professors.
His main R&D interest is identification, recovery and reuse of architectural decisions and architectural knowledge (especially architectural tactics). He is Principal Investigator of the Toeska R&D Team, which conducts teaching, research and technology transfer in software architecture, semantic software systems and software process improvement, and their application in e-governance and heritage computing. He is also responsible for UTFSM's Software Architecture academic activities; chairs UTFSM's Doctorate in Informatics Engineering; and co-chairs the UTFSM's BPM Center.
He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in international journals and conferences, supervised tens of graduate theses, organized several national and international conferences and workshops, and lead numerous R&D projects and international collaboration ventures.
He is a member of IFIP TC2 (Software Engineering); is a member of the Chile mirror committee for ISO TC3 (Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITS); was the founding president of ArquiTIC (the Chilean association of IT architects; and until recently represented Chile in CLEI (the Association of Latin American informatics departments) and chaired the Chilean scholarships comission for Computing and Informatics.