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R4C-IRG

Grupo de Investigación Interdisciplinar Razonamiento para la Complejidad

R4C-IRG

About us

R4C-IRG Reasoning for Complexity Interdisciplinary Research Group.

Objective

The objective of R4C-IRG is to scale levels of mastery in reasoning skills for complexity in higher education students, with the implementation of training systems supported with Open Science and Technology 4.0 strategies (connectivity, digitization, virtualization, artificial intelligence, data science, among others), which are linked to projects that apply the quadruple helix (university-industry-government-civil sector) and solutions for sustainable development.

Our vision is to contribute to the future of education with the creation of solutions to the problems and challenges of society, contributing to the objectives of UNESCO's 2030 agenda for sustainable development, through interdisciplinary construction with academic networks, united by collaboration in research and development projects.

Our mission is to be instances of open science that support the construction of high potential models to explore the horizons of Education 4.0, contributing to the formation of a new generation of highly competitive professionals committed to society, to enable innovative solutions to current and future social challenges.

Grupo de Investigación Interdisciplinar Razonamiento para la Complejidad
Método del R4C-IRG se sustenta en un Modelo de Red Colaborativa Abierta

Method

The R4C-IRG method is based on an Open Collaborative Network Model that encompasses knowledge generation and transfer initiatives, collaborative project development, and entrepreneurship and technology transfer to achieve the goal of scaling levels of reasoning for complexity in higher education students.

The conceptual and methodological framework of the model contemplates five main blocks: a processing block for Open Science and Open Innovation as the axis of the general proposal, the inputs that feed the process, the control methods used during the development, the resources that make up the tools necessary for the process, and the outputs that will mean the contributions and findings during the process (Figure 1).

Research group members

María Soledad Ramírez-Montoya
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María Soledad Ramírez-Montoya
Leader

PhD in Philosophy and Educational Sciences from the University of Salamanca. She is a research professor at the School of Humanities and Education of the Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico) and coordinator of the UNESCO Chairs "Open Educational Movement for Latin America" and ICDE "Open Educational Resources for Latin America". Her lines of research are educational innovation and open education. She focuses her activities on the dynamization of educational initiatives, with innovation, research and global sense, as a means of transformation and social impact for lifelong learning and sustainable development.

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Edgar Omar López Caudana
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Edgar Omar López Caudana
Full

His main lines of research are in Acoustic Signal Processing and Social Robotics, a line in which he has largely developed in recent years with a focus on health and education (from pre-school to high school levels), in addition to incursions with theater plays with robots, radio broadcasting and promotion and encouragement of technology. He has presented several research articles, collaborated in book chapters and has participated in different congresses. Currently, he is a Researcher Level I in the National System of Researchers before CONACYT in the Engineering and Science Section.

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Jorge Carlos Sanabria Zepeda
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Jorge Carlos Sanabria Zepeda
Associate

Received his PhD in Kansei Science (Affective Engineering) from the Center for Advanced Research in Neuroscience, Behavior and Kansei at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. He did a postdoctorate at the University of Guadalajara where he developed the Gradual Immersion Method, aimed at enhancing creative cognition.She is a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) level 1, whose interest focuses on issues of creative cognition and development of 21st century competencies. He is currently a member of the faculty of the Doctorate in Educational Innovation and Assistant Professor-Researcher in Design, full time, at the School of Architecture, Art and Design (EAAD), both at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara.

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Patricia Esther Alonso Galicia
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Patricia Esther Alonso Galicia
Associate

PhD. in Management from the University of Cantabria. Full-time Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship / School of Business / Member of the IRG "R4C" of the Institute for the Future of Education. Tecnologico de Monterrey. Her research areas are Entrepreneurial Cognition, Entrepreneurship Education, Emotional Competences, and Smart-Gender. She has been director of the Entrepreneurial Institute of San Luis (IESL) for the Direction of Economic Development of the Municipality of San Luis Potosi (2012-2015). Coordinator of the Querétaro regional team for the study Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).

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Hugo Terashima Marín
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Dr. Hugo Terashima Marín
Adjoint

Holds a PhD in Informatics from Tecnológico de Monterrey (1998). He is Full Professor at the School of Engineering and Sciences, Leader of the Research Group in Intelligent Systems and, until recently, Director of the Graduate Program in Computer Science. He is a member of the National System of Researchers, the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the Mexican Academy of Computing, and a Senior Member of the IEEE. His research interests are computational intelligence and applications of artificial Intelligence and machine learning. He has been principal investigator of various research and application projects and has published more than 110 research articles in international journals and conferences.

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Inés Alvarez-Icaza Longoria
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Inés Alvarez-Icaza Longoria
Adjoint

Full time professor, Design Department / IRG “Research for Complexity” Member of the Institute for the Future of Education. Tecnológico de Monterrey. Her research areas are Design Methodologies, Design for Social Innovation, Transition Design and Inclusive Design. Leader of the PULI Program at Chiba University, Japan and founding member of Interuniversity Design Workshop. Colaborator for institutions such as UNESCO, and the Mexican Educational Infrastructure Institute (INIFED). Peer evaluator of the Mexican Council for the Design Programs Evaluation; jury member for the Mexican Design Biennale, the National Design Prize.

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Jhonattan Miranda
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Jhonattan Miranda Mendoza
Adjoint

Researcher member of the Product Innovation Research Group and a member of the Reasoning for Complexity Interdisciplinary Research Group at the Tecnologico de Monterrey University in Mexico. He received the B. Eng. degree in Mechatronics from the Tecnologico Nacional de México, Ciudad-Hidalgo Campus, Michoacan. His postgraduate studies were carried out at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, and he received an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences with a concentration in Manufacturing Systems and Product Design, respectively. During his postgraduate studies, he was a visiting scholar at the Tecnologico de Costa Rica and the University of California, Berkeley. His current research interests include product design, open innovation, entrepreneurship, and educational innovation. He has co-authored different research articles, books, and chapters books in the Manufacturing and Education sectors. He also has a granted patent in the area of micromachining. He is a member of the National Researchers System of Mexico.

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José Carlos Vázquez Parra
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José Carlos Vázquez Parra
Adjoint

PhD in Humanistic Studies with a specialisation in Ethics from the Tecnológico de Monterrey. He is currently Research Professor in the Department of Humanistic Studies of the School of Humanities and Education at the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara. His research interests are LGBTIQA Studies, Gender Studies, Economic Ethics and Educational Innovation. He has more than 100 articles published in journals in more than 20 countries. He has carried out several studies on the development of transversal competences in the university environment.

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José Martín Molina Espinosa
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José Martín Molina Espinosa
Adjoint

Doctor in Computing and Telecommunications from INP-LAAS in Toulouse, France. His interests are distributed systems, cloud computing, mobile application development and systems architectures for decision-making, where he has advised 2 doctoral theses and 17 master's theses. Author of more than 30 articles in JCR, conferences and book chapters. He was director of the Graduate Programs in Computer Science at Tecnológico de Monterrey (2007-2015), Mexico. Leader of the Decision Making Centers initiative, where he has participated in the creation of four centers in Mexico and one in China.

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José Vladimir Burgos Aguilar
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José Vladimir Burgos Aguilar
Adjoint

Holds a Master's degree in Information Technology Management, as well as a Master's degree in Information Science and Knowledge Management from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM). His lines of research are focused on the development of technological strategies for education, educational innovation, knowledge management and the open educational movement. Is Director of the National Office of Libraries at the Tecnológico de Monterrey. Fellow of the UNESCO & ICDE Chair: Open Educational Movement for Latin America. Also, is member of the Council of the Regional Node of Open Education for Latin America - OE LATAM - sponsored by the OEGLOBAL Global Education Consortium.

Leonardo David Glasserman Morales
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Leonardo David Glasserman Morales
Adjoint

Ph.D in Educational Innovation at Tecnológico de Monterrey. Program director of the Master in Education Entrepreneurship and researcher at the School of Humanities and Education (EHE), Tecnologico de Monterrey. His research interests are educational innovation and the development and use of technology in education. He focuses his management, research, teaching and extension and internationalization activities on the promotion of learning environments that have an impact on social and economic transformation.

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Miguel González Mendoza
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Miguel González Mendoza
Adjoint

PhD studies in Artificial Intelligence from the INSA-LAAS in Toulouse, France. Interest in Machine Learning, Data Management and Computer Vision applications, in which he has advised 11 PhD thesis and 26 Master's Thesis. Author of more than 120 articles in JCR, congresses and book chapters. He works as professor–researcher, he was the responsible of the Intelligent Systems Research group (2007-2015), and head of the Graduate Programs on Computer Sciences at Tecnologico de Monterrey (2005-2016), Mexico. Dr. González Mendoza leads several Mexican and European Commission research projects (as local chair), SNI II, is Former President  of the Mexican Society for Artificial Intelligence (2016-2018). Regular Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and Regular Member of the Mexican Academy of Computing, Young Scientist at the World Economic Forum.

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Neil Hernández Gress
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Neil Hernández Gress
Adjoint

MSc ´95 and PhD ´98 is the Associate-ViceRector for Research at Tec de Monterrey. He has worked in Data Science & Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence methodologies for decision making, diagnosis and supervision for the last 25 years. He is the author and co-author of more than 70 research publications. He has been the recipient of more than 30 external funded projects receiving more than 20MUSD. He has scientific collaborations with several European, North-American and Asian laboratories Dr. Hernández is a full-time professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey.

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Omar Israel González Peña.
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Omar Israel González Peña.
Adjoint

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Professor at the Tecnologico de Monterrey. Member of the National System of Researchers in CONACYT. Consultant in R & D, Technology Transfer, and Environmental Impact. Likewise, his lines of research combine the following engineering disciplines: Electrochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental, Materials Science, Biomedical, and Education. Therefore, the fields of application of his work incorporate sustainability studies, development of sensors of clinical and environmental interest, energy recombination devices, and development of university education with a holistic vision by developing instruments for assessment and measurement, development of disciplinary and transferable competencies, and open innovation hubs by management the Penta Helix's innovation.

Ruben Morales Menéndez
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Ruben Morales Menéndez
Adjoint

Has a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence (2003). He designed educational technology and was recognized with the Teaching and Research Award (1993, 2005) from Tecnológico de Monterrey. He developed industrial automation projects as a specialized consultant for more than 34 years and was appointed as Full Consultant Professor (1998). For his scientific production through international collaborations is with the Mexican Research System (Level 2, 2014). He is also a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (2015) and the Mexican Academy of Engineering (2016).

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Noticias

Proyectando el pensamiento complejo para todos a través de la ciencia abierta

Open call for postdoctoral fellowships at Tecnológico de Monterrey

The R4C-IRG Interdisciplinary Research Group Reasoning for Complexity of the Institute for the Future of Education of the Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), has an open call for postdoctoral fellows at two of its campuses.

Interested applicants should apply at:

link Mexico City Campus
link Monterrey Campus

Projecting Complex Thinking for All through Open Science

The R4C-IRG Interdisciplinary Research Group Reasoning for Complexity presents its conceptual and methodological model at the 9th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Empowering Multiculturality. The event takes place from November 17-19, 2021, in Barcelona, Spain.

The objective is to share the conceptual framework and working method of the R4C-IRG through the Open Collaborative Network Model, which encompasses knowledge generation and transfer initiatives, collaborative project development, and entrepreneurship and technology transfer, to achieve the goal of scaling the levels of complex thinking in higher education students.

Proyectando el pensamiento complejo para todos a través de la ciencia abierta

Proceeding:
Ramírez-Montoya, M. S., Álvarez-Icaza, I., Sanabria-Zepeda, J.C., López-Caudana, E.O. Alonso, P. E. & Miranda, J. (2021). Scaling Complex Thinking for Everyone through Open Science: A Conceptual and Methodological Framework. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM 2021). University of Barcelona. Spain. Retrieved from:  link hdl.handle.net/11285/638023

Projects

Proyecto Educación abierta e inclusiva Proyecto Educación abierta e inclusiva
Project Open and Inclusive Education
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WUN and UNESCO Training and Research Networks.

Funding Agency: WUN. Funding: 10,000 pounds sterling. Period: 2021-2022. Technical Manager: María Soledad Ramírez Montoya. C4C-IRG Researchers: José Vladimir Burgos Aguilar, Leonardo David Glasserman Morales, Abel García González and Isolda Margarita Castillo Martínez. External researchers: Joanne Catherine Weber, Lizbeth Goodman, Constance Blomgren, Mark Pegrum, Glenda Cox and Jako Oliver.

link www.wununesco.world

Proyecto Comunidad STEAM-OER-LATAM Proyecto Comunidad STEAM-OER-LATAM
STEAM-OER-LATAM Community Project
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Funding entity: Siemens Stiftung. Funding: 45,574 euros. Period: 2021-2022. Technical Manager: José Escamilla de los Santos (Tecnológico de Monterrey). C4C-IRG researchers: María Soledad Ramírez-Montoya and José Vladimir Burgos Aguilar. Researchers from Tecnológico de Monterrey: Genaro Zavala.

Proyecto OpenResearchLab Proyecto OpenResearchLab
OpenResearchLab project
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Innovation with artificial intelligence and robotics to scale levels of reasoning domain for complexity

Funding entity: Novus. Funding: 320,000 pesos. Period: 2021-2022. Technical Manager: María Soledad Ramírez Montoya. C4C-IRG researchers: Edgar Omar López Caudana, Jorge Carlos Sanabria Zepeda; Neil Hernández Gress; Leonardo David Glasserman Morales and Isolda Margarita Castillo Martínez. Researchers from Tecnológico de Monterrey: Gabriela Torres Delgado; Elvira Guadalupe Rincón Flores; Arturo Vargas Olivares; Davis Velarde Camaqui; Israel Ulises Cayetano Jiménez. External researchers: María Rosa García Ruíz; María del Carmen Álvarez Álvarez; Guillermo Rodríguez Abitia; Sandra Martínez Pérez; Antonio Millan Arellano.

EduToolkit Project EduToolkit Project
EduToolkit Project
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Innovation with artificial intelligence to develop social entrepreneurship competence and linkage processes.

Funding: 320,000 pesos. Novus. Period: 2021-2022. Technical Manager: María Soledad Ramírez Montoya. C4C-IRG Researchers: José Carlos Vázquez Parra; Patricia Esther Alonso Galicia, Jhonattan Miranda Mendoza and Abel García González. Researchers from Tecnológico de Monterrey: Jan Rehak, Arturo Molina Gutiérrez and Omar Olmos López. External researchers: José María Romero Rodríguez; Alicia García Holgado; Francisco García Peñalvo and Laura Icela González.

Analítica visual y machine Analítica visual y machine
Visual analytics and machine learning
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Visual analytics and machine learning for decision-making in health ecosystems

Funding entity: State Research Agency within the framework of the State Programmes for Knowledge Generation and Scientific and Technological Strengthening of the R&D&I System and R&D&I Oriented towards the Challenges of Society, of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2017-2020. Fund: 78,166 euros. Period: 2021-2025. Technical manager: Francisco José García-Peñalvo (University of Salamanca). C4C-IRG researcher: María Soledad Ramírez-Montoya.

Social Project Robotics Research Team Social Project Robotics Research Team
Social Project Robotics Research Team
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Social Project Robotics Research Team

Funding entity: Novus. Funding: 200,000 pesos. Period: 2018-2022.Technical manager: Edgar Omar López Caudana. R4C researchers: María Soledad Ramírez Montoya, Pedro Ponce Cruz. Tecnológico de Monterrey researchers: Omar Mata Juárez, David Balderas, Jesus E. Chong, David Navarro Durán, Raul Crespo, Luis Montesinos. External researchers: Nancy C Mazón Parra; Guillermo Rodríguez Abitia; Sandra Martínez Pérez, Carlos Moreno García.

link www.naoteam.com

Calls

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Calls for papers

Publications

Ramírez-Montoya, M. S., Álvarez-Icaza, I., Sanabria-Zepeda, J.C., López-Caudana, E.O. Alonso, P. E. & Miranda, J. (2021). Scaling Complex Thinking for Everyone through Open Science: A Conceptual and Methodological Framework. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM 2021). University of Barcelona. Spain. Retrieved from: link https://hdl.handle.net/11285/638023