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Alberto Munoz

Prof. Alberto Munoz

Tec de Monterrey
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Dr. Luis Alberto Muñoz Ubando is a Computer Technician at IPN-CECYT 9 "Juan De Dios Batiz", Electronic Systems Engineer (Tec de Monterrey, 93), Master in Scientific Computing (INRIA, FR, 94), Doctor in Images, Vision and Robotics (INRIA, FR, 99), PostDoctorate in Industrial Robotics (Oxford, UK, 98-00), Sabbatical in Cognitive Vision (UT Wien, Austria 05-06). Since 2008 he is Director of Innovation for Grupo Plenum in Mérida, Yucatán. He has worked in Televisa, Banamex, McDonald's, ITESM, ITAM, UA, UNAM. founded and participated in the creation of 14 companies in Mexico and the USA. As a researcher, he has worked at the University of Pisa in Italy (96), Tokyo in Japan (95), the University of Karlsruhe in Germany (94-5); at Stanford University (2002) and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (2006) in the United States. For the Federal Government he has worked in the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) during 2000-2 and in the Faculty of Sciences of the UNAM from 2006 to 2009. He was Professor-Researcher in the UADY from 2002 to 2006 where he participated in the creation of the Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering and the Master's Degree in Mathematical Sciences. He has directed more than 40 Bachelor, 15 Master's and 6 PhD theses. He has created and participated in various academic engineering and graduate programs. He has published more than 150 articles among national and international magazines, books and conferences. He has given more than 500 lectures on the dissemination of science and technological innovation. In 1999 the translation into Spanish of the "Dictionnaire Illustré de la Robotique" was completed. In 2008, he founded the The Robotics Institute of Yucatán in Mérida ( where more than 500 children and young people are attended annually in specific courses to develop their early scientific and technological skills. He has patents in energy, logistics, online health ("e-health"), sustainability, and education. He is a member of CACEI, of the Journal of Software Engineering for Robotics committee ( and an evaluator of several journals on scientific research, technological development and innovation management. He is a mentor for Startup México, Staminna, Talentum and other talent generation organizations. He participated in the Stanford Go-to-Market program in the first generation in Mexico. Since 2015 he is a regular member of the Mexican Academy of Computing. He is President Southeast and VP of National Innovation of CANIETI. He is a guest columnist of El Financiero and Full Professor at Tec de Monterrey.

Areas of interests in TH research

Mission innovation and innovation education

Areas of competence and expertise in TH research

S&T Policy, Education and Industry

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