Gerardo Castañón serves as an Associate professor and Member level 2 (SNI II) of the national research system in Mexico, and a Member of the Academy of Science in Mexico. Dr. Castañón received the B.S. degree in physics engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), México in 1987. He received the M.S. degree in physics (optics) from the Ensenada Research Centre and Higher Education, México 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) at Buffalo in 1995 and 1997, respectively. He was supported by the Fulbright scholarship through his Ph. D. studies. From January of 1998 to November of 2000, he was a Research Scientist working with Alcatel USA Corporate Research Center in Richardson TX 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 of 2000 to August of 2002, he was a Senior Researcher with Fujitsu Network communications doing research on ultra high speed transmission systems. He is now working in the Center of Electronics and Telecommunications at Tecnológico de Monterrey since September of 2002. Dr. 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 13 July 2010