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Andrés Torres García
School of Engineering
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Rd
Merced, CA 95343, USA


atorresgarcia@ucmerced.edu
http://www.andrestoga.com


Research Interests
Robot Algorithms, Robot Motion Planning, Artificial Intelligence and Human-Robot Interaction.
Education


University of California, Merced. Merced, CA
PhD, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Advisor: Stefano Carpin
2015 - present


ITESO - Jesuit University of Guadalajara, Mexico
B.Sc., Computer Systems Engineering
2008 - 2013
GPA: 8.5/10.0


Honors and Awards


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
First Place Multimedia Project Mexico 2011
Honorable Mention ACM ICPC Mexico and Central America Contest 2010


Research and Industry Experience


UC Merced, Graduate Student Researcher, with Stefano Carpin 2015 – present
Research in motion planning, robotics algorithms, and map merging.


Inbright., Robotics Engineer, May 2015 - August 2015
Path planning algorithms for drones to take pictures of crop fields to create a mosaic.


Interdisciplinary Visual Intelligence Lab at the University of Arizona with Clayton T. Morrison, Research Assistant, June 2013 - August 2013
Test virtual environment using MOTA and MOTP metrics.


Intel Corporation Mexico, Software Engineering Intern, March 2013 - May 2013
Test INTEL graphic drivers.


CINVESTAV, Research Assistant, August 2011 - December 2011
Dynamic 2D map using a Kinect sensor (Smart Guide) in the Vision Laboratory.


Soluciones Tecnológicas, Research Assistant, May 2011 - July 2011
Reverse engineering process to gather information from a car using protocol CAN.


ITESO, Software Developer, May 2009 - August 2009
Developed software“Search Tools Developed for The Historic Files of The Society of Jesus”.


Teaching Experience


Netica Education, Instructor, February 2014 - July 2014
Teach robotic to five high schools located in poor neighborhoods of Guadalajara, Mexico.


Journal and Conference Publications


[1] Longoria-Gandara Omar, Rodea-Aragon Oscar, Torres-Garcia Andres, Sanchez-Garcia Francisco, Multimedia Inorganic Waste Separator. The 2013 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2013)


[2] Andres Torres-García, Oscar Rodea-Aragón, Omar Longoria-Gandara, Francisco Sánchez-García, Luis Enrique González-Jiménez, Intelligent Waste Separator, Computación y Sistemas. 2015.


Affiliations


IEEE and RAS, Member 2011 – present


Other Activities


ITESO university, Advisor for the Freescale Cup 2014 contest August 2014 – November 2014
ITESO Student Chapter IEEE RAS, Founder and Chair, 2012 - 2015

Microsoft Mexico, Microsoft Student Partner, 2008 - 2010