I am a PhD candidate in Geophysics and Applied Mathematics at the Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Department and the Institute of Applied Mathematics of the University of British Columbia (UBC), in Vancouver, Canada.  My PhD advisor is Eldad Haber.  I also work as a research assistant in the Geophysical Inversion Facility group at UBC.

Currently, my main research focus lies in designing efficient numerical methods for the Electromagnetic forward and inverse problems in the context of geophysical imaging applications. These applications include detection and characterization of mineral deposits and petroleum reservoirs.  I really enjoy that the nature of my work is highly interdisciplinary.  Some of the mathematical areas that my work involves are: variational calculus, numerical solutions of partial differential equations, convex optimization, sparse linear algebra, upscaling, and multiscale methods.  Some of the geophysical areas that my work involve are: geophysical electromagnetic methods.

I am originally from Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.  I received my M.Sc. in Computer Sciences and Industrial Mathematics from CIMAT (Mathematics Research Center), and my B.Sc. in Computer Sciences with major in Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics of the University of Guanajuato.

Before discovering the exciting world that lies at the intersection between Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Geophysics, I was in love with Chess.  From elementary school to my first year of University, I used to be a Chess player participating actively in local, regional and national Chess tournaments.  In particular, I participated in one Universiada Mexicana (National University Championship Competition)  and in four Olimpiadas Nacionales (the equivalent to the National Youth Olympic Games in US or Canada) raking consistently among the top 7 best players in my category of my country.

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