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Metropolitana in the Technical Field: A Solid Promise

Who are we?

Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Aguascalientes belongs to BIS Universities, part of Technology and Polytechnics Direction DGUTyP, meaning Bilingual, International and Sustainable 30 year old model.

We are innovative institutions whose educational model accepts the challenge of raising the country’s competitiveness and social mobility.

At Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Aguascalientes UTMA, educational quality is conceived as a comprehensive and systematic way and includes all programs and processes, both administrative and academic, and intertwine the planning of each element contributing
to the achievement of institutional objectives.

UTMA’s BIS model seeks not only to integrate them into the academic role, but also to maintain a strong link with the productive sector and involve them in a global environment, promoting quality education for Mexican students; this improves knowledge by its pragmatic and effective character, thus fulfilling our objectives and institutional mission.

Quality Policy

At Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Aguascalientes, we are committed to fully train competent and bilingual top-level professionals, with a sustainable focus on careers relevant to the productive, technological and social sector based on the continuous improvement of their processes and the Quality Management System, complying with the applicable requirements.

Quality objectives

1. Provide a comprehensive educational service for the development of students’ competencies during the process of Learning.
2. Achieve the satisfaction of the productive, technological and from competent graduates and social services quality.
3. Develop the academic capacity and competitiveness facilitate the Teaching – Learning process.

I.T. Information Technologies and Multiplatform Software Development
In 2019 the Information Technologies Program, in the Cross-Platform Software Development field was born, however, more than a year ago, with no little effort, time and work .

Our first achievement, months after starting quarter wise we managed to participate in the Aguascalientes 2019 Hackaton “Smart mobility, cities summits”, registering two teams of newly entered students one of whom managed to rank in the top 10 of the competition.

This contest was the trigger in the region, as we managed to establish the alliance between Grupo Telecom México and our University. Through one of its subsidiaries, in 2020 we managed to build the first 10Giga Zone, more than 6.5 km of fiber optics, creating a dedicated link to our new campus in Villas de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. That turned UTMA into the only one institution offering an international level of connectivity not only in the state of Aguascalientes, but in the Centro-Bajío Region and unique nationally in the DGUTyP.

GTM-10 Gbps

As said above, now we are spearhead in connectivity and internet speed. In addition, we have top-notch infrastructure. More than 250 solar panels feed our two buildings and equipment, reducing emissions and the amount of energy demanded by direct line by more than 90%. All this monitored 24/7 connected to our powerful network. It also allows us to connect the more than 50 IP cameras, intelligent lighting, air conditioning and VoIP connection.

UT Metropolitana bears four IT laboratories of which, 2 are used for software development, one for languages and one more that is being equipped for our Virtual Reality project ; this is part of our positioning, since in addition to being a center for simulation and training in the Virtual Reality grounds, it will become a development center, supported by the alliance of our entrepreneur friends and the brand-new software incubator that is being started just in May of this year.

Our faculty is formed by a large group of trained professionals in several technological areas; some bare doctorate degrees in Science and Artificial Intelligence and other hold Masters degrees, in several specialties such as Networks, Computer Science, Education and Technological software and languages.

Students are our core, so they are involved in all projects; the opening of the E-Sports selection will give us the opportunity of internationalization of both technological and sports areas, adapting to the new global trends.

Finally, the key project of this quarter, “Practical School” means bringing companies into our university, giving 6th quarter students the chance to be immersed in current software companies, with real life projects, with current infrastructure and development environments. Being supported by several important companies and taking profit of the synergy created, in collaboration with them, we currently teach assignments of curriculum content developing soft and hard required skills , with a practical and up-to-date scope, in order to meet the labor market demands.

Our I.T. UTMA Program is proud to have built solid basement, and set high standards for the generations to come; our Software Development School and its qualified teachers and staff has granted de institution the proper environment for entrepreneurship spirited students eager to achieve success.

Mathematics Research Center, A.C. (CIMAT): Understand, model and build the world through mathematical sciences

CIMAT is a public research center within the CONACyT’s public center system, dedicated to the generation, transmission and application of specialized scientific knowledge, with the highest international academic standards.

CIMAT’s three main research areas:
• Pure Mathematics
• Probability and Statistics
• Computer science

Most of CIMAT’s researchers (80%) in the three areas of research are members of the National Researchers System (SNI) of CONACYT.

There are branches in the cities of Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Monterrey, Mérida and Zacatecas.

CIMAT has a High Performance Computing (HPC) network made up of:
• 27 servers located in the Data Center
• 63 servers for the supercomputing clusters in Guanajuato City and Puerto Interior.
• 40 servers for research, software development and services.

We have the ability to do parallel computing for the processing of high volumes of information at a distance.

Human Resources Training

CIMAT offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The research-oriented programs, at Master’s and Doctorate level (accredited by the National Quality Postgraduate Program (PNPC) at the International level of competence) are the following:

• Basic mathematics
• Applied mathematics
• Probability and statistics
• Computer science

Master and Professional specialty programs are offered in the branches of Aguascalientes, Monterrey and Zacatecas, which are:
• Specialty in Statistical Methods, in-person and remotely (Aguascalientes)
• Process Modeling and Optimization (Aguascalientes)
• Software Engineering (Zacatecas)
• Computational Statistics (Monterrey)

Currently, about 230 students are enrolled in CIMAT’s programs.
The quality of these postgraduate courses at CIMAT has been internationally projected, whose 25% of the students are from abroad.

Disclosure of The science

At CIMAT, activities aimed at young people and children are carried out with which we help to demonstrate that the easy, useful and exciting science of what we think with the help of origami figures, soap bubbles, puzzles, kaleidoscope, and simple programming languages, among other resources.

Disclosure activities:
• Guided visits to CIMAT headquarters.
• Conferences.
• Structured workshops.
• Extended workshops.

Technology Solutions and Innovation for Industry and the Public Sector
CIMAT contributes to the development of the public, private and social sectors by developing applied research projects, technical and consulting services, the delivery of training programs, and the dissemination and dissemination of mathematics.

We collaborate on projects with different types of companies, educational institutions, and economic agents from the public, private and academic sectors. These projects are developed under different lines of work in which knowledge, techniques, and tools are applied that have managed to have a strategic, economic, national, and even international impact.

Business lines

• Spatial statistics
• Inferential Statistics
• Forecast models as a source of information
• Industrial Statistics
• Time series modeling
• Statistical and Econometric Modeling
• Design of Experiments
• Biostatistics
• Finance
• Time series
• Projections
• Forecasts
• Spatial statistics
• Reliability
• Extreme values
• Metrology

• Data mining
• Data exploitation and analytics; predictive and prescriptive
• Systems and infrastructure, data capture and cleaning
• Consulting and analytics strategies
• Technical architecture
• Visual analytics; deployment, visualization and monitoring

• Robotics
• Automation and Control
• Artificial Intelligence
• Scientific Computing
• High Performance Computing (HPC) managed services
• Signals Processing
• Computer Vision
• Machine Learning
• Natural Language Processing (NLP)
• Movement Planning
• Robotic Perception
• Evolutionary Algorithms

• Optimization
• Inverse Problems
• Modeling
• Simulation
• Parameters Estimation
• Topology
• Mathematical Methods in materials sciences

Why working with CIMAT?

We help our clients to generate value through our solutions, ranging from the characterization of the problem to implementing and monitoring the solution.

Our technical and research staff are highly specialized in applied and theoretical state-of-the-art techniques in mathematics, probability and statistics, and computer science. Most of our researchers belong to the National Researchers System (SNI), and some of our technologists have certifications in various areas. This allows us to develop unique solutions tailored to meet the needs of our customers.

The results of our interventions have not only represented improvements in competitive advantages but also have provided strategic information transferable to tactics and operations, reflected results in strategic indicators such as profit margin, productivity improvement through process optimization. Various national and international institutions have awarded some projects that we have carried out with clients.

Contact information:
Ma. Antonieta Zuloaga-Garmendia, PhD
Email: tony@cimat.mx

Martín Torres-Muñoz, EME
Mobile: +52 (449) 115 2471

Office phone +52 (449) 918 5061

Polytechnic University of Aguascalientes

Universidad Politécnica de Aguascalientes (UPA) was inaugurated on June 9, 2002. Nowadays, it is a public institution of higher education in the State of Aguascalientes recognized as one of the leading study houses of the state.

UPA academic programs are based on a market study derived from the needs of the state for having high-ranking professionals who solve the real needs of the environment. UPA has distinguished itself because its graduates are quickly positioned in the labor market and are linked to the productive sector. Some of the UPA’s achievements and partnerships in recent years are:

• He is part of the Advisory Council of the Common Space of Technological Higher Education.
• He has the SEP recognition for Academic Excellence.
• His careers are accredited by bodies such as CACEI and CACECA.
• His students have achieved outstanding grades in the EGEL exams.

The UPA’s mission is to “Transform the environment through a comprehensive higher education of excellence for the benefit of society.” and a vision for 2022. “We are a recognized university, in society and the environment, for the educational, technical, and human excellence of our graduates and researchers.” UPA’s mission defines the four institutional objectives:

1. Promote and deliver higher education at different levels and modalities. It aims to prepare professionals with a solid technical and human background, aware of their environment in the economic, political, and social aspects.
2. Conduct applied research and practice technological development relevant to economic and social development.
3. Promote and disseminate knowledge and culture through university extension.
4. Provide technological and advisory services, which contribute to improving the performance of the economic and social sectors.
In addition to institutional objectives, UPA maintains a Quality Policy to adopt continuous improvement through innovation, service to the university community, and the various sectors of society, complying with the operational and strategic requirements of the institutional regulatory framework.

Undergraduate Careers

Currently, Universidad Politécnica de Aguascalientes offers seven engineerings, a bachelor’s degree:
• Aeronautics Engineering
• Energy Engineering
• Electronics engineering
• Industrial Engineering
• Computer Systems Engineering
• Engineering in Automotive Mechanics
• Engineering in Mechatronics
• Bachelor of Business International

Educational supply has a technological approach due to the high demand that exists in the labor market of this type of professionals.

The careers taught by Universidad Politécnica de Aguascalientes are supported by studies of relevance that are carried out every three years with the business sector in order to review their coherence with the needs of the work environment.

UPA’s tuition plans and programs are approved with the more than 60 campuses that make up the Coordination of Technological and Polytechnic Universities and are located in different states of the Mexican Republic, which brings as an advantage that students can make academic mobility naturally to any form of the country, as long as the institution has the career it is pursuing.

UPA envisages in its curriculum a system called Industrial Projects, which aims to provide its students with practical academic training to increase their operational maturity and that leads to professional qualifications that contribute to the technological development of companies, tailored to the needs that the labor sector currently requires. The Industrial Projects system directly benefits the production plant since, in a selfless way, students professionally support special projects with the advice of teachers-researchers who have extensive experience in the labor sector of their specialty.

Graduate Programs

In addition to graduate careers, the UPA offers two postgraduate degrees in master’s mode:

• Master of Science in Engineering
• Master’s Degree in Science Teaching
The Master of Science in Engineering (MCI) is a program with an applied research approach that is taught in weekend mode. The program has three specialties
• Networks and Systems
• System Optimization
• Control and Automation

The MCI has as an educational model Skills-Based education applied to both research and project development. Its mission is to deliver a relevant and quality higher education through an innovative educational model in the generation, research, and application of knowledge, training professionals of values, and the highest technical and human quality standards. The MCI is aimed at all those whose current or future professional performance is part of the engineering science application processes.

The Master of Science in Engineering (MECI) is a program oriented to Educational Research that is taught in an online mode. The program has four areas of expertise:

• physics
• mathematics
• chemistry
• biology

The objective of the MECI is training competent teachers in the design and implementation of scientific-technological learning environments allowihng the development of the competencies established in the subjects of the areas of Mathematics and Physics, using educational research methodologies, as well as to raise the quality of the educational services offered by the different institutions of higher education of the country.

Academic Bodies

Academic bodies (CAs) represent the set of teachers-researchers who share one or more lines of study, whose objectives and goals are intended for the generation and/or application of new knowledge.

At the UPA, CAs aims to consolidate the specialization of their teachers to practice their teaching from good quality education, as well as to promote a solid platform to face the increasingly demanding future in human capital formation, as well as to lead scientific and technological development projects for the strengthening of the undergraduate and graduate programs of the institution.

Currently, the UPA has four academic bodies registered with PRODEP:

1. UPA-CA-15 Information And Telecommunications Technologies: Software security-based telecommunications technologies, design and modeling of information technologies and information systems.
2. UPA-CA-10 Renewable, alternative and sustainable energies: Energy Science and Technology.
3. UPA-CA-12 Electronic Engineering: Bioelectronics, automation and applied electronic systems.
4. UPA-CA-16 Alternative Learning Strategies: Gamification as a meaningful learning strategy in mathematics, physics, and chemistry, appropriation of science as a channel for learning.

Science and Technology Projects

Currently, the UPA is developing applied research projects related to the impact of the environment, health, and engineering. The projects are:

• Oxygen-free biodiesel through hydrodeoxygenation reactions with Ni/C sulfonated catalysts.
• LED lighting to increase the foliar area of the basil.
• Extraction of essences of aromatic plants for therapeutic purposes.
• Acquisition of power in microbial cells.
• Electromechanical characterization of biodiesel.
• Plant propagation and automation of high-tech greenhouses.
• Development of biometric prototypes applied to sport (UPA jump).
• Recycling of damaged or obsolete photovoltaic module materials.
• Design and enablement of the solar energy laboratory.
• Automation of Protected Agriculture.
• Brushless motor failure detection for light electric vehicle applications.
• System to Identify Probability of Aggravation in PATIENTS with COVID-19 based on Chest Tomography and Blood Chemistry Analysis.
• Embedded system for Intelligent Automatic Control Assistant with Multicriteria Optimization and Evolutionary Algorithms.
• Automatic mathematical modeling with Artificial Intelligence techniques for energy consumption prediction in LED luminaires.
• C5 Risk Conditions and Situation Classifiers Prediction System

These projects contribute directly to strengthening and consolidating the lines of generation and applying knowledge of master’s degree in engineering science.

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