Juan Carlos Martínez-García
Juan Carlos MARTÍNEZ-GARCÍA was born in Tlalnepantla, Mexico, in 1964. He received the Diploma in mechanical and electrical engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Center for Advanced Studies and Research of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico (Cinvestav-IPN), in 1989 and 1991, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree (Summa Cum Laude) in mathematical control theory from Ecole Centrale Nantes, Nantes, France, in 1994.
He is Professor on Control Theory at Cinvestav-IPN. His current research interests include robustness analysis of linear and nonlinear systems, evolutionary robotics (as a mean to elucidate natural evolutionary phenomena), fault diagnosis in dynamical systems, and applications of feedback control and identification in several disciplines including earthquake engineering, nonlinear mechanical systems and systems biology (mainly network-based structural properties involved in biological functionalities). He is concerned by the interplay between art and science, understood in terms of regulatory dynamics.
He has been Visiting Researcher at: Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic; National Center for the Scientific Research (CNRS), France; Mexican Institute of Petrol, Mexico; Universidad de la República de Uruguay, and Sabbatical Fellow at Harvard University, Boston, USA. He is member of SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory, and of the National System of Researchers of Mexico. He is an external collaborator of the Systems Biology Department at Harvard Medical School, as well as an Invited Professor at Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France. He also belongs to the Center for Complexity Science (C3-UNAM). In 2013 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Bioengineering Department of the University of California at Berkeley.