Marco Morales: Short Biography
Marco Morales is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Digital Systems at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), where he leads the Robotics Laboratory. Also, he is currently a Visiting Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. His main research interests are in motion planning and control in robotics.
Morales received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He received a Fulbright/García Robles scholarship to pursue his PhD, a CONACYT scholarship to pursue his Masters, and was a SuperComputing Scholar at UNAM. He has been member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico.
He has served as Associate Editor for IEEE ICRA since 2011 and for IEEE/RSJ IROS since 2008. Morales was one of the chairs of the Eight International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, held in Guanajuato, México, in 2008. He is a founder member of the Mexican Federation of Robotics that promote robotics through events such as the Mexican Tournament of Robotics (of which he was chair in 2011), the Mexican School of Robotics, and the RoboCup that was brought to Mexico City in 2012.