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Raúl Rojas


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Institution: Freie Universität Berlin
Address: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Freie Universität Berlin
Takustr. 9
14195 Berlin
Germany
Home Page: http://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/~rojas/

Curriculum Vitae:

Education:

  • 1994: Habilitation in Computer Science at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Free University of Berlin. The Habilitation is a German title that can be only obtained after the PhD. Habilitation thesis: "The Theory of Neural Networks" (in German). Published by Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • 1988: PhD (summa cum laude) at the Otto Suhr Institute, Free University of Berlin (PhD in Economics and Social Sciences). Thesis: "On the History of the Critique of Political Economy" (in German). Published by Rotbuch Verlag, Berlin.
  • 1981: Master of Economics at the Department of Economics, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
  • 1980: Master of Science (Mathematics) at the Department of Mathematics, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico.Thesis: "New Results in the Theory of Oscillations of Solutions of Differential Equations" (in Spanish).
  • 1977: Bachelor of Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico. Ranked first in the class of 1977. Thesis: "Nonlinear Optimization Algorithms" (in Spanish).

Professional Experience:

  • 1997-2006: Tenured Professor of Artificial Intelligence (C4) at the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Free University of Berlin. Chairman of the Department of CS from 1999 to 2001.
  • 2002: Visiting (Professor (Fall term, during my sabbatical), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Mills College, Oakland, California.
  • 1994-1997: Tenured Professor of Artificial Intelligence (C3) at the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.
  • 1994: Visiting Professor (six months), Institute of Electronics of the Technical University of Vienna, Laboratory of Neural Electronics.
  • 1993: Visiting Professor (six months), Computer Science Department, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.
  • 1989-1994: Researcher at the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Free University of Berlin. Leader of the Neural Networks group.
  • 1986-1989: Researcher at the German National Corporation for Mathematics and Computer Science (GMD-FIRST). Member of the Prolog-Machines group.
  • 1984-1986: Lecturer (part-time) at the Free University of Berlin and at the Technical College of Berlin.
  • 1979-1982: Lecturer (part-time) at the Economics Department, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
  • 1977-1981: Lecturer ("Profesor Asociado C") at the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico.
  • 1977-1978: Leader of the Operating Systems Group at the National Nuclear Research Center, Mexico.
  • 1976-1976:Systems analyst for the steel company Lázaro Cárdenas-Las Truchas in Mexico City.
  • 1974-1976 Programmer at the National Nuclear Research Center, Mexico.