Salvador Elías Venegas Andraca
Salvador E. Venegas-Andraca is a professor of Computer Science and head of the Quantum Information Processing group at Tecnologico de Monterrey and the founding director of The Unconventional Computing Lab.
Professor Venegas-Andraca holds a DPhil in Physics (2006) and an MSc by research in Computer Vision (2002), both degrees awarded by the University of Oxford, as well as an MBA (Hon) and a BSc (Hon) in Digital Electronics and Computer Science, these two last degrees awarded by Tecnoloìgico de Monterrey. Professor Venegas- Andraca has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and Yucatan University.
Professor Venegas-Andraca's work is focused on understanding all scientific and societal aspects of computation as well as on contributing towards the economic development of modern society based on science and technology. He is a leading scientist in the field of quantum walks, cofounder of the field Quantum Image Processing and his research interests include quantum algorithms as well as the algorithmic analysis of NP-hard/NP-complete problems. Professor Venegas-Andraca is the author of Quantum Walks for Computer Scientists (2008), the first book ever written on the scientific field of quantum walks, and the co-author of "Quantum Image Processing" (Springer, 2020), the first book ever written fully focused on storing, processing and retrieving visual information using quantum mechanical systems. He has published more than 50 scientific papers with more than two thousand citations in Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science.
Professor Venegas-Andraca has received several awards for his scientific achievements, among them: member of the Quantum Computing Network of the World Economic Forum, fellow of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery, fellow of the Mexican Academy of Computer Science, member of the Mexican Society for the Public Communication of Science, SNI 2 (physics and mathematics) of Mexico’s National Network of Researchers, Oxford University Chancellor Fund’s Award and Silver Medal at the British Council International Students Awards.