Instituto de Matemáticas, UNAM, México
His research interests include the theory and applications of Operations Research and Combinatorics; developing models and methods -both exact and heuristic- to solve various optimization problems in Physics, Biochemistry, Finance, and Political Sciences, as well as in Industrial, Chemical and Electrical Engineering.
Dr. Romero graduated as Civil Engineer from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He studied Computer Sciences at the University of Liege, Belgium, and earned his PhD in Applied Mathematics (Operations Research) at the University of Grenoble, France. Later, he spent some exchange time at the Polytechnic of Central London, England. He currently serves as a full-time researcher at the Institute of Mathematics, UNAM, in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Dr. Romero has published over 50 research papers, receiving more than 400 citations, which include those by Kenneth Arrow, 1972 Nobel laureate in Economics. He has delivered about 100 lectures in conferences, has taught 90 courses, mostly at graduate level, and has participated in the organization of 50 academic meetings. His career includes positions as a researcher at the Institute of Electrical Research, Cuernavaca, Mexico, and the University of Ottawa, Canada.
He was General Director in INEGI, Mexico, and Head of the Cuernavaca branch of the Institute of Mathematics, UNAM. Dr. Romero has participated in projects that require the development of mathematical models and methods, to provide scientific basis to the decision making process in various public and private institutions.
Dr. Romero is member of the Mexican System of Investigators (SNI Level III).