Dr. Miguel Garcia Rubio promotes and serves as a liaison with prospective students (with emphasis on underrepresented minority students), target populations, and key engineering industrial stakeholders. He also builds awareness, generates interest and increases enrollments and successful graduation. He works closely with the dean to provide vision and strategic leadership to the college in the areas of: communication, marketing, alumni relations, and development and government relations activities. He also builds comprehensive constituencies and develops programs, events, collaborative fundraising initiatives and special projects for the College of Engineering.
He has M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Mexico. He brings over 21 years of experience in the telecommunications and semiconductor industries with several companies, including Bell Laboratories, AT&T Network Systems, DSC Communications, Alcatel, and two startups. His experience includes executive management and key contributor roles in research and development, systems engineering, product strategy, marketing, business development, and sales in domestic and international assignments. He has also taught graduate and undergraduate level courses in Electrical Engineering at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies at the Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, and has conducted research in system theory and control and its applications to signal processing and decentralized control of large-scale systems.