Juan Manuel Ramirez Cortés was born in Puebla, Mexico. He received the B.Sc. degree from the National Politechnique Institute, Mexico, the M.Sc. degree from the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics (INAOE), and the Ph.D. degree from Texas Tech University, all in electrical engineering.
From 1992 to 2007 he was with Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, Mexico, in several academic and administrative positions: faculty member, Graduate advisor, Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department, Dean of the Engineering School, and University Academic Secretary.
From 2002 to 2004 he was president of the National Association of Engineering Schools (ANFEI-MEXICO), and president of the Iberoamerican Association of Academic Engineering Institutions (ASIBEI). In 2006 he received the honorary appointment from Texas Tech University as Academy Member of the Electrical and Computing Engineering Department.
He is a senior member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering), member of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, Computational Intelligence Society, Education Society, and past president of the IEEE Puebla Section, period 2012-2013.
He is author of more than 130 scientific papers in international conference proceedings, and about 45 publications as journal papers and book chapters. He has been reviewer in several conferences and research journals, and project evaluator as RCEA member for CONACYT, Mexico.
Since 2007 he is a titular researcher at the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics, Mexico, level 1 member of the National Research System (SNI), and Academic Representative of the Electronics Department, and Instrumentation group. His research areas include signal and image processing, pattern recognition, neural networks, computer vision, instrumentation and sensors.
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