Prof. Batres is a professor in the School of Engineering and Sciences at Tecnologico de Monterrey. He is also a member of the Mexican Academy of Science.
Rafael Batres completed his Ph.D. at Tokyo Institute of Technology and his undergraduate studies at the National University of Mexico (UNAM). Prior to joining Monterrey Tec, he was an associate professor of industrial engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology (2005-2014), and an assistant professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology (1998-2005). He also worked as a visiting scientist at Institut Français du Pétrole
His research is currently focused on His research includes algorithms for the synthesis of operating procedures, development of manufacturing-system models (digital twins), development of demand forecasting models, methods for the integration of management information systems (Management Information Systems), approaches for the design of logistics systems for used oil conversion, computational methods for product design, case-based reasoning, metaheuristic optimization, ontologies, machine learning, and agent-based modeling.
Dr. Batres has supervised and co-supervised a total of 104 BS, Masters and PhD students. He has published over 40 journal papers and has presented a similar number of papers in international conferences. He is a reviewer for several international journals and has held various roles in scientific committees of various organizations and meetings.