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Panindicuaro de la Reforma, Mexico

The Ibero-American University is a prestigious Mexican private institution of higher education sponsored by the Society of Jesus. Its flagship campus is located in the Santa Fe district of Mexico City but there are others located in Guadalajara, León, Torreón, Puebla and Playas de Tijuana. Its main library, Biblioteca Francisco Xavier Clavigero, holds more than 250,000 books and journals. It is one of the largest law libraries in Mexico and as of 2007, it is one of the largest university libraries in the country. Wikipedia.


Positive psychology studies peoplés optimal functioning. It uses the scientific method to research positive experiences, traits and institutions. "Constructive therapies" include solution focused, narrative and collaborative therapies. These approaches focus on building upon exceptions to problems, inquire about clients strengths and resources and are based on the premise that people want to have good relationships and full lives. This article discusses why and how positive psychology and constructive therapies, despite coming from different intellectual traditions, can enrich each other and be integrated in clinical work. © 2013 by Sociedad Chilena de Psicología Clínica. Source


Tejero M.E.,Instituto Nacional Of Medicina Genomica | Tejero M.E.,Ibero-American University of Mexico
Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases | Year: 2010

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death and disability in adults in Latin America. Women are more affected by these diseases than by all forms of cancer. Latin American countries have experienced rapid and uneven socioeconomic changes with a significant effect on lifestyle, demographic and health-related indicators. Differences in methodological approaches make it difficult to compare studies and health statistics across countries in the region. According to available statistics, female population in Latin American countries have lower mortality rate from coronary heart disease and higher mortality rate from cerebrovascular disease than North America. Current rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes are alarming in female in some countries. The high prevalence of risk factors forecasts an increase in cardiovascular disease for the coming decades in this region of the world. More systematic and sustained efforts for research, education, surveillance, prevention, early detection and affordable treatment are required across all Latin American countries to improve health conditions for adult population and particularly for women, who are more affected by obesity and diabetes. This article reviews the available information on cardiovascular disease and related risk factors in Latin American countries with a focus on female and to provide a brief description of selected multinational and national efforts to study and prevent this threat. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. Source


Flores-Tlacuahuac A.,Ibero-American University of Mexico | Grossmann I.E.,Carnegie Mellon University
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research | Year: 2011

In this work we propose a simultaneous scheduling and control optimization formulation to address both optimal steady-state production and dynamic product transitions in multiproduct tubular reactors working in several parallel production lines. Because the problem involves integer and continuous variables and the dynamic behavior of the underlying system the resulting optimization problem is cast as a mixed-integer dynamic optimization (MIDO) problem. Moreover, because spatial and temporal variations are considered when modeling the addressed systems, the dynamic systems give rise to a system of one-dimensional partial differential equations. For solving the MIDO problems we transform them into a mixed-integer nonlinear programs (MINLP). We use the method of lines for spatial discretization, whereas orthogonal collocation on finite elements was used for temporal discretization. The proposed simultaneous scheduling and control formulation is tested using three multiproduct continuous tubular reactors featuring complex nonlinear behavior. © 2011 American Chemical Society. Source


Flores-Tlacuahuac A.,Ibero-American University of Mexico | Grossmann I.E.,Carnegie Mellon University
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research | Year: 2010

In this work, we propose a simultaneous scheduling and control optimization formulation to address both optimal steady-state production and dynamic product transitions in continuous multiproduct tubular reactors. The simultaneous scheduling and control problem for continuous multiproduct tubular reactors is cast as a Mixed-Integer Dynamic Optimization (MIDO) problem. The dynamic behavior of the tubular reactor is represented by a set of nonlinear partial differential equations that are merged with the set of algebraic equations representing the optimal schedule production model. By using the method of lines, the process dynamic behavior is approximated by a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations. Moreover, time discretization of the underlying system allows us to transform the problem into a Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming (MINLP) problem. Three multiproduct continuous tubular reactors are used as examples for testing the simultaneous scheduling and control optimization formulation. © 2010 American Chemical Society. Source


Hernandez-Martinez E.G.,Ibero-American University of Mexico | Aranda-Bricaire E.,CINVESTAV
Studies in Informatics and Control | Year: 2012

Formation control is an important issue of motion coordination of Multi-agent Robots Systems. The goal is to coordinate a group of agents to achieve a desired formation pattern. The control strategies are decentralized because every robot does not possess information about the positions and goals of all the other robots. Based on the formation graphs properties and the local potential functions approach, we obtain a formal result about global convergence to the desired pattern for any formation graph. Also, we characterize the topologies of the formation graphs where the centroid of positions remains stationary. Finally, the control approach is extended to the case of unicycle-type robots. Source

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