He is head of the Digital Systems Department and full-time professor and researcher. He holds MIT Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science, as well as a B.Sc. degree in mechanical-electrical engineering from UNAM. He lectures a variety of courses related to signal propagation in the physical layer of communications networks, and conducts basic research about the presence and implications of astronomical dimension electromagnetic waves. At the same time, Dr. Salcedo conducts applied research and consulting in relation to the analysis, prospective and strategic planning of information and communications technologies, focusing to business development and public policy, with a particular interest on the development of smart small LATAM rural communities. Along his rich and diverse professional career, Dr. Salcedo has taught (or collaborated teaching) at UNAM, ITESM, Anahuac University, University of Colorado at Boulder, and MIT; has occupied high responsibility government appointments as he was Director General of Telecommunications and International Affairs at the Mexican telecommunications regulator (IFT) and as he was founder Head of the Technology Innovation Unit at the National Security Commission; was associate consultant at the business consulting firm McKinsey & Co.; and was social witness for multiple public auctions at Mexican Transparency (a branch of International Transparency). Along the past twenty years Dr. Salcedo has been involved with many research (basic and applied) and consulting projects, for government and private, national and multinational, organizations.
Topics of Interest
- Telecommunication markets strategy and policy
- Communication systems
- Applied Electromagnetism