Josué Alvarez-Borrego was born in Mazatlán, SIN, Mexico, in 1957. He received the Physical Oceanography degree from the Faculty of Marine Sciences in Ensenada, BC, Mexico, in 1980. He also received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in optics from Cicese, Ensenada, BC, Mexico, in 1983 and 1993, respectively. He realized a sabbatical year in Scripps La Joya in 1994 in collaboration with Professor Charles Cox. Since 1986, Alvarez-Borrego has been with the Applied Physics Division, Optics Department at Cicese. Presently, Alvarez-Borrego is a Titular Researcher at the Optics Department and he is a Professor. He obtained the second prize in oceanography in Mexico in 1994. Since 1986, he has been a Member of the Mexican Academy of Optics, National Research System (SNI) and, since 1998, a Member of the Mexican Science Academy. Alvarez-Borrego is a reviewer of several scientific journals. His research interests are pattern recognition and image processing with applications to biogenic particles and image processing of the sea surface. Alvarez-Borrego is the author of several scientific papers and presentations at scientific conferences. In 2010, he obtained a BioScience World 2010 Prize (Best Paper Award) from the IEEE Computer Society. He was a Member of the Scor Group WG130 called Automatic Visual Plankton Identification (2007–2010). Alvarez-Borrego was the Head of the Optics Department at Cicese from November 1989 to June 1992. He is also a Coeditor of the book Introducción a la Identificación Automática de Organismos y Estructuras Microscópicas y Macroscópicas.
Biography Updated on 17 August 2011