Iván F. Mondragón B. (Colombia, 1980) studied electric engineering at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, obtaining the degree of Electric Engineer (BSEE) in October 2002. He joined the master program at Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) obtaining a M.Sc. in Electronics and Computers Engineering in May 2005. From 2005 to 2006 he worked as Power Transformers Test Field Engineer at Siemens Andina S.A. (Colombia). After it, he moved to Computer Vision Group at DISAM -ETSII- Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) obtaining a Ph.D degree in Automatic and Robotics in November 2011. While completing his Ph.D he gained extensive experience with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and in particular in vision techniques for control and navigation of Autonomous Helicopter and Multirotor platforms. Since 2013 he is an full time profesor and director of the Industrial Automation Technology Center (CTAI), Department of Industrial Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He is currently working on computer vision applied to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as well as Flexible Manufacturing Systems FMS and Quality Inspection.
In August 2013, Ivan has been invited to be and editor of Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems JINT from January 2014. This publication has been published continuously for over 25 years.