Rafael Ayala received his Master’s and Ph.D. in Humanistic Studies with an emphasis on Science and Culture from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Physics by Universidad de Sonora and completed most of the coursework for a PhD. in Nuclear Physics at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. His dissertation and research interests focus on problems involving the structure of: solution spaces for dynamic systems, equation systems in quantum mechanics, communication systems, and the processes through which these structures can be simplified laying the grounds for: the appearance of order or chaos, symmetries, and meaning, respectively. In the Humanities, his research centers on language and the emergence of meaning in different areas of Artificial Intelligence. Other research topics include: deterministic dynamic systems, indicator systems, standardized evaluation systems, philosophy of language, innovative education systems, methodologies for social innovation, among others. As a teacher, Dr. Ayala has taught courses related to language since 1986, related to science since 1999 and philosophy since 2005. Rafael has taught at high-school, bachelors, and graduate level programs at the Tecnológico de Monterrey since the fall semester of 1999, and as a full-time teacher since 2002. He was part of the Humanities and Education School in CCM, and directed the Sentido Humano system strategy in that campus. From September 2017 to date Rafael is the Academic Projects Director for the northern region of the Humanities and Education School and works in Monterrey campus.
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