Download resume

Andres Torres Garcia

+1 (470) 344-5156


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 Interests: Robotic Algorithms, Navigation, Robot Motion Planning, Artificial Intelligence and Human-Robot Interaction.

Journal and Conference Publications

Multimedia Inorganic Waste Separator. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2013

Intelligent Waste Separator, Computación y Sistemas. 2015.

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.

Honors and Awards

UC Merced Miguel Velez(MV) Scholarship 2017 - 2018

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellowships for Mexican Students 2015 - 2020

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, University of California, Merced, January 2018 - May 2018

Introductory class of Robotics, CSE 180


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.

Subversion: GitHub and Project Management