He obtained the title of Electrical Mechanical Engineer at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1985, the Master's Degree in Electronic Engineering at the Philips International Institute of Technological Studies in Eindhoven, the Netherlands in 1987, and the Doctorate at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in 1992. From 1986 to 1987 he worked as a Design Engineer at ELCOMA Laboratories in Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, developing speech recognition algorithms for DSPs. From 1987 to 1992 he was an Assistant Researcher at the Institute for Perception Research in the same city, where he began his research activities in the area of Visual Perception. Since 1992, he has been a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and he is currently a full-time Professor 'C'. His areas of interest are the Computational Models of Vision and their Applications to the Restoration, Coding and Analysis of Digital Images and Video. He is a member of the National System of Researchers, level I, level D in the Program of Premiums for Academic Performance of the UNAM, and has received several awards and recognitions throughout his career, among which stands out the National University Distinction in the area of Teaching in Exact Sciences in 1997. Since November 2003, he has been the Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Computer Science and Engineering at UNAM.