Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ); and
I&DE Cia. Ltda
Alberto is currently a professor at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). He obtained his degrees in Electronics & Control Engineering from Escuela Politécnica Nacional (1999), MSc in Power Electronics & Control with Distinction from the University of Bradford (2000), UK, and the PhD in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK (2004).
He worked as a Research Assistant for project SMAC Smart Control of Waste Water Treatment Plants. His experience has led him to conduct multidisciplinary research for which he developed skills to communicate and collaborate with people from completely different backgrounds.
In 2005 he co-founded I&DE Cia. Ltda.; which to this day is the number three company in Ecuador for the production of lifts. From 2007 to 2011, Alberto worked for Petrobras, and in 2011 he re-joined USFQ. He has more than 25 published articles in journals and conferences.
If elected, my work will focus on: mobility, collaboration, knowledge and innovation.
I believe IEEE is about networking and collaboration. Undoubtedly, language is not a barrier in our region, as a first line of work I will promote the collaboration among several sections.
IEEE is a powerful global network; however, many times we are looking for solutions in other continents. Helping professionals and young professionals move on a regional market to either do business or open new technological ventures will be my third line of work.
If elected, I will work to develop the following programs:
COMMITTEE/BOARD: IEEE-HKN Governor Regions 7-10, 2017; IEEE History Committee, 2016-2017; TAB Representative at MGA 2013-2015; IEEE BOD Division VII Director, 2010-2011; Audit Committee, 2010-2012; MGA GUOS Committee, 2011-2012; N&A Committee 2005-2007, 2013-2014.
REGION: Awards, 2012-2013; TA, 2006-2007; RSAC, 2004-2005.
COUNCIL: CAPANA AWARDS, 2016-2017; Treasurer/Secretary, 1994-1995.
SECTION: Awards, 2015; SSAC, 2013-1014; 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, 1988-1989.
SOCIETY: Division VII Director, 2010-2011; PES & IAS DL, 2014-2017; PES Chapters VP, 2008; Power Engineering Society Membership and Chapter Activities VP, 2004-2007; R9 PES Chapter North Area Representative, 2000-2003.
CONFERENCES: Member of all CONCAPAN conference organizing committees since 1981.
AWARDS: R9 Meritorious Service, 2017; R9 Eminent Engineer, 2014; CAPANA Outstanding Volunteer, 2013; CAPANA “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 Outstanding Chapter, Panama Chapter in 2002 and 2003; Puerto Rico & Caribbean Chapter, 2000.
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 have been a PES and IAS DL since 2014.
Member/volunteer for 37 years in the Panama Section having served almost all Section Board positions including Chair, 1992.
As the RSAC, 2004-2005, implemented new ways of managing Student Activities, 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 new 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 our Region’s ways of doing things, re-invent and innovate ourselves by improving our operations, communications, 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.