I am a researcher in the field of electrical engineering and computer sciences. I was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. I received the B.Sc. degree (with honors) in electronic engineering from Technological Institute of Oaxaca, Mexico in 1999, the M.Sc. degree (with honors) from the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada (CICESE) in 2001, and the Docteur Ingenieur degree from Université de Paris Sud-11, Orsay, France in 2006.
I was a graduate scholar visitor at Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Twente in 2004. From July 2006 until December 2007 I held a postdoctoral position at Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. In 2008, I joined the Department Discrete Technology and Production Automation at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. From January 2009 to December 2010, I was with the Control System Technology group at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. As of the 1st of August 2011, I am with the Computer Sciences School, Faculty of Sciences at University of Baja California, Campus Ensenada.
I was a student member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) until 2006, I have been Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 2000 and Affiliate Member of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) since 2009. I participate in the IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics and the Eurohaptics Society. I am also Member (Level 1) of the National System of Researchers of the National Mexican Science Council (CONACYT).
In addition to my teaching and research activities, I coordinate the Master and Doctorate in Science and Engineering (MyDCI) program at the Faculty of Sciences. I am a founding member and state delegate of the Mexican Olympiad in Informatics in Baja California (OMIBC) where I carry out diverse scientific outreach activities.
With my students, I have won national and international awards, among which: adviser of the winning team of the IEEE Student Innovation Challenge 2016 in Chicago during the IEEE Haptics Symposium 2016; co-director of the winning doctoral thesis of the XXX National IT and Computer Thesis Contest ANIEI 2017; adviser of the winning team of third place in the Regional Meeting of Technological Innovation 2015 held in Tehuacán, Puebla. I have also advised students from Baja California who have won medals at the national stage of the Mexican Olympiad of Informatics. In 2018 I was distinguished as GHC Faculty Scholar 2018 by the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology. Recently I have received the “Premio Municipal de la Mujer 2019”.
My research interests include (but are not limited to) control theory, mechatronic systems, robotics, haptics, and computer science education.
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