iOS Software Engineer at Facebook

iOS Software Engineer at Facebook

Director of Technology at Latinas in Tech PhD Cum Laude in Computer Science

Location

San Francisco Bay Area

Experience

7 years as Mobile Developer. 1+ year as Tech Lead

Education

PhD Cum Laude & MSc in Computer Science

Publications

Author of 4 books about Android & 7 research papers

About

My name is Belén Cruz and this is my personal website, which is an aggregator for my work and resume.

I’m a senior software engineer at Facebook. Member of the WhatsApp iOS Consumer Product team.

PhD in Computer Science, Cum Laude honor. I have a degree and a MSc in Computer Science Engineering. I have a special interest in the development of mobile applications and anything related to the mobile world.

I moved to San Francisco, California, in October 2014, to start my new adventure working at Swarm Mobile, which was acquired by Groupon. I finished my doctoral dissertation in 2017, with the Software Engineering Research Group from the University of Murcia, Spain. My research is focused on mobile technologies, usability and mHealth.

I recently joined the Board of Latinas in Tech as Director of Technology. Latinas in Tech is a non-profit organization with the aim to connect, support, and empower Latina women working in tech.

Timeline

Timeline

September 2020

Facebook

Senior iOS Software Engineer

April 2020

Latinas in Tech

Director of Technology

April 2019

Groupon

Lead, Mobile Leadership Team

September 2017

PhD

Doctor Cum Laude in Computer Science. Universidad de Murcia

November 2014

Groupon

iOS Software Engineer

October 2014

Swarm

Mobile Software Engineer (iOS & Android). San Francisco.

August 2014

Jóvenes con Futuro

Beneficiary of the program “Jóvenes con Futuro”.

September 2013

Research Scholarship EU Mare Nostrum

Université Mohammed V-Soussi, Rabat, Morocco

June 2012

Youpping S.L.

Mobile Software Engineer (iOS, Android & Web)

July 2011

CYUM Tecnologías y comunicaciones

Software Engineer

June 2011

M.Sc.

New Technologies in Computer Science. Universidad de Murcia

July 2010

Honorific Mention in Academic Excellence

June 2010

Computer Science Engineering

Universidad de Murcia

April 2010

Universidad de Murcia

Junior Developer

Publications

2018

Reusable Software Usability Specifications for mHealth Applications

JOURNAL PAPER

Journal
Authors
Issue
Journal of Medical Systems
Belén Cruz Zapata, José Luis Fernández-Alemán, Ambrosio Toval and Ali Idri
No 42, Article number: 45

2016

Android Studio 2 Essentials

BOOK

Authors
Publisher
Belén Cruz Zapata
Packt Publishing

2015

Security in Cloud Computing: a Mapping Study

JOURNAL PAPER

Journal
Authors
Issue
Computer Science and Information Systems
Belén Cruz Zapata, José Luis Fernández-Alemán and Ambrosio Toval
No 12:1, 161–184

Android Studio Essentials

BOOK

Authors
Publisher
Belén Cruz Zapata
Packt Publishing

Empirical Studies on Usability of mHealth Apps: A Systematic Literature Review

JOURNAL PAPER

Journal
Authors
Issue
Journal of Medical Systems
Belén Cruz Zapata, José Luis Fernández-Alemán, Ali Idri and Ambrosio Toval
No 39:2, 1-19

2014

Testing and Securing Android Studio Applications

BOOK

Authors
Publisher
Belén Cruz Zapata and Antonio Hernández Niñirola
Packt Publishing

Assessing the Privacy Policies in Mobile Personal Health Records

CONFERENCE PAPER

Conference
Authors
Location
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Belén Cruz Zapata, Antonio Hernández Niñirola, José Luis Fernández-Alemán and Ambrosio Toval
Chicago, USA

Mobile PHRs Compliance with Android and iOS Usability Guidelines

JOURNAL PAPER

Journal
Authors
Issue
Journal of Medical Systems
Belén Cruz Zapata, Antonio Hernández Niñirola, Ali Idri, José Luis Fernández-Alemán and Ambrosio Toval
No 38:81, 1–16

Seguridad y Privacidad en Carpetas Personales de Salud para Android e iOS

JOURNAL PAPER

Journal
Authors
Issue
Iberian Journal of Information Systems and Technologies
Belén Cruz Zapata, Antonio Hernández Niñirola, José Luis Fernández-Alemán and Ambrosio Toval
No 13, 35-50

2013

Android Studio Application Development

BOOK

Authors
Publisher
Belén Cruz Zapata
Packt Publishing

2012

Security Risks in Cloud Computing: An Analysis of the Main Vulnerabilities

BOOK CHAPTER

Book
Authors
Publisher
Security Engineering for Cloud Computing: Approaches and Tools
Belén Cruz Zapata and José Luis Fernández-Alemán
IGI GLOBAL

2010

Definición y ejecución de métricas en el contexto de ADM

CONFERENCE PAPER

Conference
Authors
Location
VII Taller sobre Desarrollo de Software Dirigido por Modelos (DSDM)
Javier Cánovas, Belén Cruz and Jesús García Molina
Valencia, Spain