Ricardo currently works as a Principal Engineer for National Oilwell Varco developing smart sensors, condition-based maintenance systems and edge analytics platforms. In the past, he worked as an R&D Engineer for several start¬ups and US Department of Defense subcontractors developing a wide variety of embedded systems. For almost four years, he also was part of the scientific collaboration at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Ricardo received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2000. He also received a couple of master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas in 2005 and 2012 respectively. Currently, Ricardo is pursuing a PhD degree at the same school. His research work is in the areas of open computer architectures, data analytics and artificial intelligence. Ricardo is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. Ricardo serves in technical committees for both IEEE and INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering). He also actively participates in the definition of industrial standards for the harmonization of Internet of Things (IEEE P1451-99) and fail-safe design of autonomous systems (IEEE P7009) as a contributor.