Swain-Oropeza, Ricardo


Ricardo Swain Oropeza is Dean of the Engineering and Science School of the Western Region and academic responsible for the Development Region of Tec de Monterrey. With over 21 years of trajectory within the institution, he has been involved in the academic area as a professor, researcher, collaborator in the curricula design of the Engineering and Sciences School and co-creator of the educational model Tec21; furthermore, in the administrative area he has held various positions since 2000. Prior to being Dean of the Western Region, he worked in the Mexico Region as Director of the Design, Engineering and Architecture School. In Campus Estado de México he was Research Director, Director of the Engineering and Sciences Graduates School and Director of Research, Relationships and Internationalization. He has participated in several research projects in Spain, Germany, United States, France and Mexico in the mobile robotics and artificial intelligence fields. He was a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI). He has established strategic alliances with universities and enterprises of the automotive industry in Germany, generating research centers and projects development in collaboration with Tec de Monterrey. He has directed the processes of national (CACEI, CONAIC) and international (ABET) accreditation programs in more than 10 campuses of Tecnológico de Monterrey. He is a member of the Team of Academic Aspects of Area (EAAA) of the Engineering and Science School. He coordinates the National Mechatronics Department and the National Mechanics and Advanced Materials Department. He is a member of the National Association of Schools and Engineering Faculties (ANFEI) where he has occupied various positions, among them Presidency of ANFEI. He is a member of the Mexican Engineering Academy. In 2020 he was acknowledged as being part of the top 10 best rated leaders by his team, according to the Values Survey 2020 of Tec de Monterrey. He is a member of the Comité Impulsa (Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Tec de Monterrey). He obtained the Electronic System Engineering degree in Tecnológico de Monterrey, State of México campus. The Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France granted him the Industrial Informatique Master and the Industrial Informatic PhD with specialization in Mobile Robotics. He did a postdoctoral stay in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) United States, working in a research project sponsored by the US Army (DARPA).
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