andres marrugo


My name is Andrés Marrugo, and I’m a professor of Mechatronics Engineering at the Tecnhological University of Bolívar in Cartagena, Colombia. My research interests are: digital image processing, medical imaging and computer vision.

These days I spend most of my time either at work with teaching, research, and meetings and stuff or at home with my wife and my two sons. Becoming a father has been an amazing experience, it has changed my life and the way I look upon life itself. When I’m not being the family guy or the professor, I’m usually fiddling around at the terminal (doing nerdy stuff), editing photos/videos of my kids, cooking (I love to cook), writing on my journal, catching up on my favorite blogs and podcasts, and–of course–blogging1.

Since 2010 I’ve been blogging on Between the Candle and the Star a blog hosted on It’s been quite nice, even more in the last year because I’ve gotten into the habit of posting more frequently. However, I did feel it was time for a change to something more personal and customizable. That’s one of the reasons why I changed to an Octopress powered site.

Contact me

  • Email: agmarrugo (at) gmail dot com
  • Twitter personal: agmarrugo
  • Twitter professional: DrMarrugo

Other places you can find me online

About this site

This site is made of pure HTML, built and published with Octopress. Every post is written in Markdown. My host is Github and the repository is public, so feel free to check it out if you want to see the source.

An interesting thing about this site is that it is basically two Octopress blogs in one domain. I did this because I wanted a multilingual site, without having to mix the content. So the site you’re reading is the English one, and the other in spanish is

I’ve customized the appearance of the site a bit. A great part is based on the DarkStripes theme by Alessandro Melandri. The background is 3px tile from the wonderful Subtle Patterns site.

  1. I also do other things, but this is no bio–is it?