Soraya Abad-Mota


Phone: (505) 277-3052

Physical Address

Room 2040
Farris Engineering Center
Building # 119 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC01 1130
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Senior Lecturer III

Department of Computer Science

Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Computer Science, University of New Mexico, 2006

MS, Computer Science, Rutgers University, 1992

Magister, Ciencias de la Computación, Universidad Simón Bolívar, 1983

Ingeniero en Computación, Universidad Simón Bolívar. Caracas, Venezuela, 1980


After two and half decades as a faculty at Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB) and consultant in Caracas, Venezuela. Soraya is reinventing herself and opened another door at University of New Mexico. She has studied, developed, and taught Databases at USB and for external companies (banks, oil companies, and environmental agencies). Directed more than 30 students in 15 senior year projects of her own creation. Supervised as an academic adviser, other 25 students in joint projects with varied private and governmental organizations; the projects were developed by senior students at the outside organization, as a requisite for graduation. Academic adviser of three master’s thesis.

Teaching Interests

  • Data modeling
  • Databases
  • Computer Organization
  • Computer programming

Research Interests

  • Semantic Data Modeling
  • Information Extraction
  • Interaction between Databases and AI