Friday, September 27, 2013
J. Renato Iturriag
Friday, September 27, 2013 | 2:00-3:00 pm, Connan Room, University Center
2013 Alumni Distinguished Achievement Honoree Lecture Systematic Approach to Complex Real-Life Situations J. Renato Iturriaga (S'64, '67), Alumni Distinguished Achievement Honoree A sketch of a set of tools to analyze, modify, or even reinvent a complex human organization. Renato, who was born in Mexico City, received both his master's degree in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from CMU. In the world of academia, he was professor at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), where he founded and headed the Center for Applied Mathematics and Systems. He was the George Miller Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois. In the corporate sector, he worked at Banamex, the largest Mexican bank. He has been an independent consultant as well as member of the board of directors of different private and public institutions. In the government, he has held executive positions in a number of Mexican government agencies: Workers Housing National Institute, Ministry of Budgeting and Planning, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, Attorney General's Office. He was recently appointed liaison between the Federal Ministry of Education and the Governor of the state of Morelos. Renato will be recognized by the Hispanic Latino Alumni Association at the light reception to follow. This is part of the University Lecture Series.