I was born in New York City, USA, on October 14, 1960. I am a citizen of the world. I lived 8 years in Mexico, 14 in Cuba, 11 in France and in Uruguay from 1994 on. In 1983, I graduated as an Engineer in Telecommunications from the Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría (ISPJAE), La Habana, Cuba. In 1986, I obtained the Diplôme en Études Approfondies (DEA) in robotics from the Universite Paris VII (Jussieu), Paris, France and in 1991 a doctoral degree from the Universite Paris XI (Orsay, France), in applied informatics.

Currently I am a Professor in the electrical Engineering Department at the School of Engineering, Universidad de la República, Uruguay, where I have worked since 1994.