Ramiro Velázquez Guerrero


Vice President for Research

SNI level: 1

Universidad Panamericana
Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer 101
Fracc. Rústicos Calpulli
Aguascalientes, Ags., 20290, MEXICO
Tel: (+52) 449 910 6200 ext. 7304
email: rvelazquez [at] up [dot] edu [dot] mx

1. Short Bio

   Ramiro Velázquez is Full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Universidad Panamericana (Aguascalientes, Mexico). He is past Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and currently serves as Vice President for Research and member of the Board of Governors of this university. 

   He received the Engineering degree in Electronics from Universidad Bonaterra (Mexico) in 1999, the MSc degree in Control Systems from INSA-Lyon (France) in 2000, and the PhD in Robotics from Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6 (France) in 2006. He has been a visiting lecturer at WSKSiM (Poland) and Universidad de La Salle (Colombia). He has authored more than 150 journals and conferences papers. Prof. Velázquez frequently serves as an expert evaluator for the European Commission, CONACYT (Mexico), COLCIENCIAS (Colombia), FONCyT (Argentina), and MoST (Israel). 

   His main research interests are mechatronic systems, assistive technology, haptic and tactile devices, and human perception. His research projects in assistive devices for visually impaired and blind people have been featured in IEEE Spectrum, CBS news, and BBC Horizons, among others. He is a member Level I of the Mexican National Systems of Researchers (SNI).

2. Publications

Full list here

3. Teaching

3.1 Undergraduate 
   Control Engineering I
   Control Engineering II
   Biomedical Signals and Images

3.2 Graduate
   Modern Control 
   Digital Image Processing
   Computer Vision
   Scientific Computing

 4. Editorship

Editor: Mobility of Visually Impaired People, Fundamentals and ICT Assistive Technologies, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-54444-1, 2018. More than 18k downloads!

Associate editor: Measurement, Elsevier. (since 2019)
Associate editor:
IEEE Latin America Transactions, IEEE Press. (2018-2019)
Editorial Board:
International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS). Topic – Medical Robotics, SAGE. (since 2013)
Associate editor: International Journal on Measurement Technologies and Instrumentation Engineering (IJMTIE), IGI Global. (since 2010)

Guest editor: Special issue on EnvImeko 2017: Environment, Nuclear and Bio-Technology, Measurement, Elsevier, 2020.
Guest editor: Special issue on Advances in Nanotechnology and Nano-Inspired Computing for Sensors, Sensors, MDPI, Vol. 19, 2019.
Guest editor: Procedia Technology, Elsevier, Vol. 3, 2012.
Guest editor:
Special Issue on Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics, Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, IOS Press (then Hindawi), Vol. 8, No. 2, 2011.

Guest editor: Special issue in Advances in Computer Science and Electronic Systems, Research in Computing Science (RCS), CIC-IPN, Vol. 52, 2011.

5. Current collaborations (>2016)

France: Prof. Edwige Pissaloux (Université de Rouen Normandie)
Italy: Prof. Aimé Lay-Ekuakille, Prof. Ivan Giannoccaro (Università del Salento)
Chile: Prof. Miguel Carrasco (Universidad Adolfo Ibañez)

Mexico: Prof. Carolina Del Valle, Dr. Mario Acevedo, Dr. Pedro Rodrigo, Dra. Julieta Domínguez, Prof. Sebastián Gutiérrez, Dr. Jorge Varona (UP), Dr. Carlos A. Gutiérrez (UASLP), Dr. Josué Enríquez (TecNM)

Last updated: 01.06.2020