Javier Guaje is a Colombian citizen born and raised in Bogota. He holds a Bachelor and a Master degree in Systems and Computational Engineering from the National University of Colombia. During his master he specialized in medical image processing, mainly working with functional MRI (fMRI) acquired in resting state (RS).

He has also worked on image processing with Landsat 7 images, which are one of the many types of spectral images captured by NASA's satellites. As a data analyst, Guaje has worked for Bavaria S.A., one of the subsidiaries of SAB Miller, now AB InBev. His job consisted in performing several types of analysis to measure and/or improve the performance of trade marketing campaigns.

Guaje is currently a doctoral student in Intelligent Systems Engineering at Indiana University. His research is focused on developing fiber tracking algorithms using machine learning and neuroimaging.