Federico Kuhlmann

Division of Engineering
Department of Digital Systems

Federico Kuhlmann

External Associated with the Department professor

He is currently a part-time professor associated with the Digital Systems Department, where he previously was (form 1994 to 2017) full time professor, Dean of the Telecommunications Engineering program, and Head of the Department. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Engineering degree at Cornell University (NY), and he is an Electromechanical Engineer from the National Autonomous University in Mexico (UNAM). His main areas of interest include telecommunications technology, economics and regulation. He has collaborated with many public and private organizations, including for example: the Communications Ministry in Mexico (SCT), the Federal Utility Commission (CFE), Telefónica Móviles (Mexico), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL), the Center for Studies in Competitiveness (ITAM), and the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT). Abroad, he has participated in projects with the German Institute for Telecommunications Research (WIK) and the World Bank, and he has been a visiting professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has given talks at many universities in Mexico as well as abroad. For more than 35 years he has lectured many courses and he has supervised over 75 thesis at the bachelors, masters and doctorate levels, at ITAM and at UNAM. In addition to two books and several book chapters, he has published more than 70 technical contributions in journals and conference proceedings. He is currently member of the Board of Directors of PROMTEL and a member of the Advisory Board of the Federal Telecommunications Institute in Mexico (the Regulator). He is a member of the Academy of Engineering (Mexico), the Academy of Sciences (Mexico), and the International Telecommunications Society.

Academic Studies

Specialty in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
MS in Engineering (Electrical), Cornell University, USA
PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, USA


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Topics of Interest

  • Telecommunications: Technology, economics and regulation

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