Summary: I’m a computer scientist focusing in Robotics algorithms. During my masters I worked in localization, map merging and motion planning. My research interests lie in Localization, Robot Motion Planning, Artificial Intelligence and Human-Robot Interaction. I’ve been involved in Robotics since 2011 with The Freescale Cup contest, now The NXP Cup.
Robotics: 3+ years of experience in ROS, ROS Navigation stack, MoveIt! Motion Planning Framework, Gazebo simulator, Coppelia Robotics V-REP, OpenRAVE IKFast solver, Mobile Robot Programming Toolkit(MRPT).
Mobile Robotics platforms: 3+ years in Clearpath Robotics Husky, Pioneer 3-AT.
Computing: 3+ years of experience in C/C++, Matlab, Java, Linux and embedded systems.
Scientific Software: MATLAB, LaTeX.
Languages: Proficient at Spanish and English.
Version Control: GitHub, SVN, GIT and Project Management
M.Sc., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California, Merced, CA, USA
Advisor: Stefano Carpin
2015 - 2018
B.Sc., Computer Systems Engineering
ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara, Mexico
2008 - 2013
Technical report topic: Path Planning in Vineyards
Summary: My project was about creating GPS waypoints from Satellite Imagery for a robot to follow through vineyards.
Research and Industry Experience
Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Merced 2015 – 2018
UC Merced Robotics Lab, Robotics Algorithms, Path Planning and Map Merging.
Robotics Engineer, Inbright. May 2015 - August 2015
Path planning algorithms for drones to take pictures of crop fields to create a mosaic.
Software Engineering Intern, Intel Corporation Mexico, March 2013 - May 2013
Test INTEL graphic drivers.
Research Assistant, CINVESTAV, August 2011 - December 2011
Dynamic 2D map using a Kinect sensor (Smart Guide) in the Vision Laboratory.
Journal and Conference Publications
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Merced, January 2018 - May 2018
Introductory class of Robotics, CSE 180
Netica Education, Instructor, February 2014 - July 2014
Teach robotic to five high schools located in poor neighborhoods of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Honors and Awards
UC Merced Miguel Velez ( MV ) Scholarship 2017 - 2018
UC MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellowships for Mexican Students 2015 - 2020
Finalist Imagine Cup Mexico 2014
Third Place The Freescale Cup Mexico 2013
Second Place Universitronica Mexico 2013
First Place Freescale Cup Advanced Mexico 2012
Third place Expo-Sciences MILSET Mexico Local Finals 2012
Second Place Intel Cup Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest 2012
Second Place Infomatrix 2011
Honorable Mention ACM ICPC Mexico and Central America Contest 2010
IEEE and RAS, and ACM Member 2011 – present
Science, Technology and Art for Youth ( STAY ) instructor -- Summer 2018
Migrant Education Enrichment in Science and Technology ( MESAT ) instructor -- May 2017
ITESO Student Chapter IEEE RAS, Founder and Chair, 2012 - 2015
Microsoft Mexico, Microsoft Student Partner, 2008 - 2010