Dr. Francisco J. Cantú Ortiz


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Curriculum vitae

Updated October 13, 2009

1.       Educaction

          PhD in Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Master of Science, Computer Science, North Dakota State University,   United States

Bachelor in Computer Systems Engineering, Tecnológico de     Monterrey (ITESM), México


2.       Work

Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Tecnológico de Monterrey, 2002 to present

Head of the Center for Intelligent Systems, ITESM Monterrey Campus, 1989-2002

Head of the Informatics Research Center, ITESM Monterrey Campus, 1986-1989

Fulll Professor of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems, ITESM (Monterrey Tech), Monterrey Campus since 1991

Associate Professor of Computer Science, ITESM Monterrey Campus, 1978-1985


3.       Current responsabilities

Planning and coordination of the research, graduate programs and intellectual property at Tecnológico de Monterrey


4.       Research interests

Knowledge based systems and inference. Machine learning and data mining using Bayesian and statistical techniques for business intelligence, Epistemology, philosophy of science and religion, faith and reason


5.       Publications

About 50 articles in indexed and refereed journals and scientific conferences in computer science, artificial intelligence and knowledge systems; editing of around 15 research books


6.       Theses

Supervision of about 25 PhD and maters theses in computer science, artificial intelligence and knowledge systems


7.       Editorial boards

Member of the following editorial boards:

a.       Expert Systems with Applications an International Journal. Elsevier Press, London, 1990

b.       Knowledge and Information Technology, Springer-Verlag, Berlín, 1999

c.        Inteligencia Artificial, The Iberoamerican journal of Artificial Intelligence, Spanish Association for AI, Madrid, Spain, 2000


8.       Technology transfer

Negotation, management and assessment of about 50 intelligent system application projects for solving business and industrial problems


9.       Conference organizar

Conference chair of about 20 international conferences on Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, and research & technology management


10.    Professional service

President of the Mexican Society for Artificial Intelligence 1997-2000, Member of various program committees of AI and KBS conferences, Member of IEEE, ACM, and AAAI societies, Trustee of NIC Mexico, ADIAT, COCYTE-NL, and member of various scientific and evaluation commitees


11.    Invited talks

Invited speaker in more that 60 international conferences and symopia in computer science, intelligent systems, knowledge systems, philosophy of knowledge & science


12.    Awards

          Accredited as National Researcher by the National Council for Science and Technology in Mexico (CONACYT-SNI). Teaching and Research Award, ITESM, 1990. Romulo Garza Award for            book publication, ITESM, 1994. Sabbaticals 1992 (U. Edinburgh) and 2001 (U. Maryland, UBC)







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