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.