Mr. Ricardo Bello Bolio
Director-General of Higher Education,
Deparment of Research, Innovation and Higher Education for the State of Yucatan
As Director-General of Higher Education, and in coordination with the General Office of Research and Innovation, Mr. Bello establishes the mechanisms with higher education, science, and technology institutions, for the planning, assessment, and educational, scientific, and technological development of Yucatan. He promotes the relations of the higher education system with the productive sector, and propels the development and consolidation of academic bodies for the generation and innovative application of knowledge.
Dr. Zenon Medina-Cetina
Associate Professor & Director of the Yucatan Initiative Project,
Texas A&M University
Dr. Medina-Cetina is Associate Professor at the Texas A&M University, in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, and holds three courtesy appointments in Ocean, Petroleum Engineering, and Geography. He leads the Stochastic Geomechanics Laboratory SGL (2008 – Present) comprised by eleven students, conducting research in probabilistic applications in engineering, to improve current practices on risk assessment and management, related to natural and antrhopogenic threats, having social, economic and environmental impacts.