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Student Leadership Team

Florida Atlantic University, USA
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Ricardo Castellanos is a PhD Candidate in Electrical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). During his master in Computer Engineering in the same university, he was active member of different student groups and honor societies. He was the treasurer for Tau Beta Pi (TBP) the engineering honor society, and he was the treasurer for The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). As a member of SHPE, he received leadership training at SHPE NILA conference in 2009 and he represented LACCEI during the spring break 2012 in Colombia encouraging students from different universities to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies at FAU. He also has experience as a professor in Colombia and USA teaching engineering courses. His dissertation research is related to Digital Signal Processing working with sound textures and environmental sounds for speech enhancement. He is not only a LACCEI scholar, he won the Dean's TA assistantship at the beginning of his PhD and he also won the Presidential Fellowship at FAU because of his outstanding academic achievements.

University of Leuven, Belgium
University of Chalmers, Sweden
Universidad APEC, Dominican Republic

Cesar is an Electrical Engineer, he studied at APEC University in Dominican Republic and started his collaboration with LACCEI in 2006 in collaborative research projects with PenState Univerisity under the direction of Ivan Esparragoza. He has been coordinating the student activities in LACCEI conferences representing the students of engineering in several activities including the IFEES Global Engineering Education Summit. He received the european scholarship Erasmus Mundus, and he is doing his Masters in Nano-Technology and Nano-Science in the University of Lovaina Sweden and the University of Chalmers in Belgium receiving a dual degree at the end of his studies.

Intel Corp, USA
Florida Atlantic University, USA
Pennsylvania State University, USA

George just finished his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University and has been hired at Intel Corporation. His research focus is in the area of myelinated neuron modeling with an emphasis on signal conduction analysis during pathological conditions. Currently, he serves on the Graduate Student Association Advisory Board Chair and is activiley involved in the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, serving as a Graduate Advisor for the chapter. He has participated in Mexico in a NSF International Workshop on Global Engineering Education Challenges.