Salvador E. Venegas Andraca, Ph.D.

Salvador E. Venegas Andraca, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Salvador E. Venegas-Andraca is a professor of Computer Science and head of the Quantum Information Processing group at Tecnológico de Monterrey, as well as CEO and founder of Bermasolar, a company devoted to research, design and installation of solar energy systems. Dr. Venegas-Andraca holds a PhD in physics (2006) and an MSc by research in artificial intelligence (2002), both degrees awarded by University of Oxford, as well as an MBA (Hon) and a BSc (Hon) in digital electronics and computer science, these two last degrees awarded by Tecnológico de Monterrey. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and Yucatan University.

Dr. Venegas-Andraca is a leading scientist in the field of quantum walks, cofounder of the field Quantum Image Processing (a branch of quantum computation devoted to developing quantum algorithms for processing visual information), and founder of the field of quantum computing in Mexico. He is deeply interested in the physical and computational properties of quantum walks, the theoretical and practical advancement of (applied) new branches of quantum computation, such as quantum computer vision and quantum pattern recognition, as well as in the development of classical and quantum algorithms for NP-hard and NP-complete problems. Moreover, his interests include: theoretical algorithmic analysis of NP-hard/NP-complete problems (especially in the parlance of optimization theory) based on different models on computation, the application of such classical and quantum algorithms on science and industry, and the development of classical computer algorithms for simulating quantum algorithms and quantum systems.

Dr. Venegas-Andraca has received several awards for his scientific achievements, among them: fellow of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, fellow of the Mexican Academy of Computer Science, member of the Mexican Society for the Public Communication of Science, member of Mexico’s National Network of Researchers (a Mexico’s Federal government award), senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery (2015), Oxford University Chancellor Fund’s Award (2005), and Silver Medal at the British Council International Students Awards (2005). Also, he has served as a committee member and referee for national and international journals and conferences on quantum and classical computer science, engineering and applications of quantum mechanics, vice president for Human Capital of CANIETI (Mexico’s National Chamber of Information Technology, Telecommunications and Electronics Industries), and vice president of the Southeastern branch of CANIETI. Currently, he is a referee for Mexico’s Technology and Innovation Award.





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