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Candidates for 2016-2017 IEEE Region 9 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect.


Teófilo J. Ramos

Teofilo Ramos

(Nominated by Petition)

Director Institutional Relations
Tecnologico de Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico

Teófilo Ramos is currently Director of Institutional Relations for Tecnologico de Monterrey Academic Vice-presidency and formerly Director of Institutional Effectiveness 2001-2009 and Dean of Research and Continuing Education 1998-2000. He also was Dean of the School of Engineering and Architecture 1982-1997 and Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department 1976-1982 in the Monterrey Campus. He holds a BSc in EE from Tecnologico de Monterrey and an MSc and PhD in EE from University of Pittsburgh.

He was President of the Mexican Association of Schools of Engineering (ANFEI) 1994-1995, promoting the welfare and enhancement of engineering education.

He received the IEEE-EAB Meritorious Achievement Award in Accreditation Activities “for leadership in establishment of the engineering accreditation system in Mexico” in 1998, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh in 1996, and an ABET Award “in recognition of distinguished leadership in engineering education accreditation in Mexico” in 1992.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


  • Chair of the IEEE-EAB Committee on Global Accreditation Activities 2013
  • IEEE-EAB Vice-President and Member of IEEE Board of Directors 2009
  • Member of IEEE Fellow Committee 2013-2014, 2008-2010 and 2003-2004
  • Member of IEEE Nomination and Appointment Committee 2010-2011
  • Chair of IEEE-EAB Nomination & Appointment Committee 2010-2011
  • Member of IEEE-EAB Awards and Recognition Committee 2003-2004
  • Member of IEEE-EAB 2001-2002
  • Member of IEEE-EAB Admission and Advancement Committee 1995
  • Member of IEEE-EAB Planning and Review Committee 1994-1995
  • Member of IEEE-EAB-Accreditation Policy Committee 1992-1993


  • IEEE Education Society Fellow Committee Member 2011, 2012 and 2015


  • Chair of IEEE Mexico Council 2014-2015
  • Chair of Region 9 Accreditation Advisory Committee 2012-2013

SECTION: IEEE Monterrey Section: Committee Member 1996-1998; Section Chair 1994-1995; Vice Chair 1993.

IEEE Fellow “For contributions to international engineering education and for the development of the Mexican Engineering Accreditation System” 2001.

Coordinator of the IEEE-EAB Workshop on nomenclature of academic computing programs in Latin America held in Lima, Peru in April 2011.  As a result of this workshop IEEE-EAB published a document which serves as a guide for classifying the wide variety of program content and names of academic programs in this area. This workshop was attended by expert representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, United States, Spain and United Kingdom.

Co-organizer of the 1st IEEE-EAB Latin-American Accreditation Agencies Summit held in Lima, Peru in 2014 with the objective of providing a forum for IEEE Region 9 engineering accreditation agencies to discuss and foster mutual recognition agreements.

Promoter of the accreditation of engineering programs in Latin America and in the world, presenting the Mexican experience in the engineering deans’ meetings of Chile 1995, Colombia 1997, Argentina 2000 and Dominican Republic 2002 and also in the IEEE-EAB Engineering Accreditation Workshops held in Argentina, El Salvador, Slovakia and Finland.


IEEE offers many possibilities and opportunities for training, professional, and personal development of its members, and to make sure that these opportunities are available to R9 members, amongst other actions, I propose the following:

  • Identify the technological and professional development needs of R9 members for the different stages of their professional career
  • Create and publish a database with the various IEEE activities and products to fulfill the identified needs
  • Increase interactions and collaboration between IEEE Communities, technical
  • Societies with R9 members, focused on technical profiles and/or affinities such as Women in Engineering, Young Professionals and Humanitarian Technology
  • Promote greater use of new technologies available in the IEEE and the market for the communication and delivery of products

I am eager to work closely with Region 9 Sections and members, to ensure that they get the IEEE products and services that they require for their development.



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José-Ignacio Castillo-Velázquez

Ignacio Velazquez

(Nominated by IEEE Region 9)
Professor of Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering
Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM)
Mexico City, Mexico

Ignacio Castillo has 19 years of experience in IT&C areas, mainly computer networks as academic, practitioner, and consultant in private & public universities (UTM, UPAEP, BUAP, UACM) & companies (DICINET, IFE, TELMEX, DATACENTER DYNAMICS). He has participated in more than 40 national and international projects, as a team member or project leader, in technical or management areas for telecommunications and energy. Since 2008 he is a tenured Professor at UACM. Since 2014 he works as a consultant with DATACENTER DYNAMICS. In 2015 he is a visiting Professor at the University of the Army & Air force México (UDEFA). He wrote more than 20 conference and journal papers, 14 technical reports, and one book. He gave over 60 keynote, invited talks, and webinars. He has lectured more than 100 undergraduate and graduate courses. He is an IEEE journals and conferences referee. He received the 2011 IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities




  • An IEEE E-Scientia module was obtained for Mexico, located at Universum Museum
  • Use of IEEE Online Communities for more than 10 different projects inside and outside R9. Our OC was the #2 in membership and #1 in activity
  • Motion and procedures to change the position of the Editor in Chief for Latin America Transactions from an Ad Hoc Committee to a Formal and Permanent Committee
  • Contributions to the R9 Operations Manual V 2.5
  • Motion and procedures to change the position of the “Editor” for NoticIEEEro to be “Editor in Chief” and changing the newsletter to a Magazine and assignment of an IEEE ISBN (ISBN 2157-8354)


  • IEEE E-Scientia Task Force, Member (2011-2015)


  • R9 Member of the Editorial Committee and Referee for the journal IEEE Latin America E-Transactions (2012-2015)
  • R9 Secretary (2012-2013)
  • R9 Virtual Regional Meeting Administrator (2010-2015)
  • R9 NoticIEEEro Editor in Chief (2010-2011)
  • R9 Strategic Planning Committee Member (2009-2013)
  • R9 NoticIEEEro Editor (2008-2009)
  • R9 Virtual Communities Ad Hoc Committee Chair (2008-2009)
  • R9 Virtual Communities Ad Hoc Committee Member (2007)


  • IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor Speaker (DVP) (2015)
  • IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors Member (2011-2014)
  • Network LAN & MAN STC & Cloud Computing STC Member (2013-2014)
  • IEEE Computer Society Audit Committee Chair (2013)
  • IEEE Computer Society Audit Committee Member (2012)


  • Chair of the 1st Latin America Symposium on Cloud Computer Data Center & Networking (LASCCDCN 2012)
  • Chair of International Symposium IEEE Latin America & Industry 2012


  • UACM Student Branch Counselor (2009-2015)
  • UACM C16 Student Branch Chapter Advisor (2011-2015)
  • Iberoamericana University, Computer Society Student Branch Chapter Advisor (2011)



I will focus on 5 main action areas:

  • Continuity, support and training: Maintain continuity for projects already established, but applying assessments in order to reinforce them if required. A maturity model for volunteers is needed.
  • Adding value to practitioners and Affinity Groups: A data base pilot project will be promoted by all Societies to create the “IEEE-R9 Consultants Data Base Project,” offering better job opportunities for all our Affinity Group members.
  • A matter of language (R9 community and R8 collaboration): According to cultural affinity, an “IEEE-R9 members’ products program” must be implemented in both Spanish and in Portuguese. We will collaborate closely with R8 on this important program focused on Spain and Portugal.
  • Collaboration with Societies: R9 members will be encouraged to collaborate and join IEEE projects related to new initiatives such as Smartgrid, Cloud Computing, Life Sciences, HPC.
  • Sharing best practices and implement long-term plan: Programs must be implemented and best practices shared within R9 to prepare our Region face 2030 and beyond through a long-term plan.

More details on my webpage at


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Enrique A. Tejera M.

Enrique Tejera

(Nominated by Region 9)


Section Manager
Panama Canal Authority
El Dorado, Panama
During most of his 35 years as an IEEE member, Enrique has served as a volunteer in the Panama Section, CAPANA Council, Region 9, IEEE Committees, PES and IAS.

In the Panama Section, he served as Treasurer, Secretary, SSAC, ARC, Vice-Chair, Section Chair, and other Section committee positions. At the CAPANA Council he held positions in the Council Board.
In Region 9 he served as RSAC, Technical Activities Chair, and Awards Chair.

In PES he served as Chapter Chair, R9 Chapter Representative, VP Membership/Chapters Activities, and Division VII Director.  Since 2014 he serves as Distinguished Lecturer for IAS and PES DL programs.

Throughout the years, Enrique served in many committees and boards including N&A, MGA, TAB, BoD, Audit Committee, and SAC.

He is a recipient of numerous awards at the Section and Region level, including outstanding volunteer for the Region, Council, and Section, and recently recognized as a Region 9 Eminent Engineer.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
COMMITTEE/BOARD: TAB Representative at MGA Board 2013-15; IEEE BOD Division VII Director 2010-11; Audit Committee 2010-12; MGA GUOS Committee 2011-12; N&A Committee 2005-07, 2013-14. REGION: Awards 2012-13; TA 2006-07; RSAC 2004-05. COUNCIL: CAPANA Treasurer/Secretary, 1994-95.   SECTION: Awards 2015; SSAC 2013-14; Secretary 1998; MDC 1993; Chair 1992; Vice-Chair 1991; Treasurer 1989. CHAPTERS: Chapter Chair, 1985, 1997-2000; UTP Student Branch PES Chapter Counselor, 1997-2014; USMA Student Branch Counselor, 1988-89.  SOCIETY: Division VII Director 2010-11; PES & IAS DL 2014-15; PES Chapters VP, 2008; Power Engineering Society Membership and Chapter Activities VP, 2004-07; R9 PES Chapter North Area Representative, 2000-03.  CONFERENCES: Member of all CONCAPAN conference organizing committees since 1981. AWARDS: R9 Eminent Engineer, 2014; CAPANA Council Outstanding Volunteer, 2013; CAPANA Council “Ingeniero Eminente”, 2006; R9 Theodore W. Hissey Award, 2006; R9 Outstanding Volunteer, 2005; PES R9 Outstanding Engineer, 2001; Panama PES Chapter Outstanding Engineer, 2000; IEEE Panama Section Most Active Member, 1996; PES Chapter Rep Runner-Up for the Outstanding Chapter Award, Panama Chapter in 2002 and 2003 and Puerto Rico & Caribbean Chapter, 2000.

IEEE Accomplishments  


Established new awards and chapters resources programs from 2004-2008, achieving a constant membership growth from 2004, reversing a declining trend in PES Membership. I became a PES and IAS Distinguished Lecturer in 2014 to help support Section/Chapter events and membership retention activities.
Panama Section

Member/volunteer for 35 years in the Panama Section having served almost all Section Board positions including Chair, 1992.

Region 9

As the RSAC, 2004-2005, implemented new ways of managing Student Activities and created valuable documentation for student activities. Founded the Theodore Hissey Award.
As TA Chair, a new approach to reach out for Societies activities and improved relations has encouraged the appointment of Society liaisons and volunteers within our Region.

As Region Awards Chair, important achievements were reached by implementing/creating new awards.

Community. Bring to the community through our Sections what IEEE offers as a global organization: valuable information, knowledge, and innovation.

Membership. Work on Membership Issues including satisfaction, retention, and growth. Without members IEEE would not exist.  It is required then to establish strategies to maintain our members active and satisfied, to gain new members, and to take advantage of all IEEE benefits to achieve these goals.

Public Relations. Establish cooperative relations with local entities Academia/Industry/ Private/Government. Everyone involved in technology advancements should be connected with IEEE and use IEEE as their main sources of knowledge and information.

Growth. Consolidate Region growth providing solid basis of support and continuity. Revise Region’s ways of doing things, re-invent and innovate ourselves by improving our operations, communication, finances, and cooperation between geographical units.

Strategies. Align Region 9 strategies and plans to those established at the IEEE major boards, taking advantage of new and existing benefits for our members.

Volunteers. Form a Regional Committee with committed and experienced volunteers willing to serve and give the best for the Region.



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