Ponce-Cruz, Pedro uri icon

----- I worked as a Field and Design Engineer at Speed Control Company and a Level II Industrial Developer Project Engineer. I was also a professor at National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) Mexico in Control and Automation Department. Besides, I was the coordinator of Automatic Control Laboratories at IPN. I specialized in control and automation regarding industrial systems, electrical machines, electric drives, power electronics, conventional and digital linear control, expert systems, neural networks, and evolutionary systems. I have advised more than 45 undergraduate and graduate theses in the area of control, automation, and artificial intelligence. I am a member of the National System of Researchers Level 1 and Academia Mexicana de Ciencias. I have received numerous recognitions and awards, such as excellent teaching labor, ESIME- National Polytechnic Institute, and the Medal of academic merit as the best graduate professor at the Graduate School of Engineering and Architecture of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Mexico City in 2005 and 2006; 1st place in the International Graphical System Design Award in the category of -Biotechnology and Life Sciences- awarded in the United States by the National Instruments company. Member of the team of reimagining education that achieved Latin America Award (Gold Winner), Engineering and IT Award (Gold Winner), and Hybrid Learning Award (Silver Winner). I have certifications from several companies and international institutes like National Instruments, Motorola, Texas Instruments, Siemens, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I have done research stays in Europe and the United States. A sabbatical period at UC Berkeley. I have more than 200 publications in renowned academic journals and conferences, 15 published books, and participation in several book chapters. I have applied for 23 national patents and one international, which has already been granted. I was the leader in two subprojects of the Binational Laboratory for the Intelligent Management of Energy Sustainability and Technological Training.