Member (Level 1) of Mexico's Sistema Nacional de Investigadores

Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks
Algorithms Group

Address:Mühlenpfordtstraße 23, 3rd floor
38106 Brunswick
Telephone:+49 531 391 3117
Last update:April 2015

In a nutshell

I was born in Mexico City, where I grew up and lived until the age of 25. I practiced rowing for about 9 years, of which about 5 were at international competitive level for Mexico's national team. During that time I started studying Physics at the Faculty of Sciences at UNAM, but later on I decided to change to Computer Science. My bachelor thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Jorge Urrutia. I obtained a master degree in Computer Science from Saarland University, in Saarbrücken, Germany, where my thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Raimund Seidel, who remained as my Ph.D supervisor.

I am currently a Research Associate at the Algorithms Group headed by Prof. Dr. Sándor Fekete at the Technische Universität Braunschweig. Previously, I was a Research Associate at the Information Systems Group headed by Prof. Dr. Jens Dittrich at Saarland University.

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In the academics


2007-2012:Ph.D in Computer Science (Dr.-Ing.) at Saarland University under supervision of Prof. Dr. Raimund Seidel. 2006-2007:Master in Computer Science (M. Sc.) at Saarland University and International Max-Planck Research School For Computer Science (IMPRS) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Raimund Seidel. 2001-2005:Bachelor of Computer Science (B. Sc.) at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Jorge Urrutia.

Research interests

My current research is mainly focused in Algorithmic Geometry, Geometric Optimization, and Algorithm Engineering — where I tend to work on problems related to triangulations of (planar) sets of points. I also work on algorithmic aspects in Databases — think of (general) algorithms and data structures for (large) main memory databases on multi-core systems.

My overall interests lie strongly in the design of algorithms and data structures that, if possible, are relevant in theory and practice. This development process ought to work at the amazing intersection between Theoretical Computer Science and Engineering.

Thus far, my work has fallen into the following areas: Combinatorial and Algorithmic Geometry, (Algorithm) Engineering, Combinatorics, Data Structures, Parameterized Complexity, Databases, and ( NUMA-aware) Parallel Algorithms. In general, I am highly interested in areas having algorithmic flavor.



Recent teaching support activities

Other professional activities

I have been a reviewer for the following conferences and journals: CCCG, SoCG, VLDB, ICDE, IJCGA, SODA, SIGMOD.

The rest of the time

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