Gerardo Castañón serves as an Associate Professor and Member of the National Research System in Mexico and is a Member of the Academy of Science in Mexico. Castañón received the B.S. degree in physics engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), Monterrey, NL, Mexico, in 1987. He received the M.S. degree in physics (optics) from the Ensenada Research Centre and Higher Education, Ensenada, BCN, Mexico, in 1989. He also received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY, USA, in 1995 and 1997, respectively. He was supported by the Fulbright scholarship through his Ph.D. studies. From January 1998 to November 2000, Castañón served as a Research Scientist working with the Alcatel USA Corporate Research Center in Richardson, TX, USA, where he was doing research on IP over WDM, dimensioning and routing strategies for next generation optical networks, and the design of all-optical routers. From December 2000 to August 2002, he was a Senior Researcher with Fujitsu Network Communications doing research on ultrahigh-speed transmission systems. He is now working in the Center of Electronics and Telecommunications at Tecnologico de Monterrey since September 2002. Castañón has over 50 publications in journals and conferences and 4 international patents. He frequently acts as a Reviewer for IEEE journals. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE Communications and Photonics societies.
Biography Updated on 9 September 2015