M. Alcaraz-Mejia received the B. Eng. degree in Computer Systems from de Technological Institute of Colima in 2001, the Master and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico, in 2003 and 2007 respectively. From 2007 to 2011, she was research-professor at the University of Guadalajara. From 2011 to date, she is research-professor at the ITESO University. She has directed research and development project in the area of Discrete-Event Systems, high performance computing and big data analysis. Her main interest areas include Discrete-Event Systems, design, HPC, data mining and big data analysis, as well as methods for scheduling problems.