Roberto Aparicio Joo was born in Puebla, Mexico, in 1975. He received the B.S. degree with honors (Cum Laude) in electronics from Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico, in 1999 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, in 2001 and 2004, respectively.
He has held technical and management positions with Centro Tecnologico para Informatica (CTI), Campinas, Brazil, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, Axiom Microdevices Inc, Irvine, CA(acquired by Skyworks Inc.), Mobius semiconductor, Irvine, CA (acquired by Entropic Communications), and Peregrine Semiconductor, San Diego, CA. Since 2013, he has been with Qualcomm, San Diego, CA, as a Senior Staff Engineer.
Dr. Aparicio Joo ranked first at the Universidad Autonoma de Puebla class ’98 and earned the Phoenix Medal for outstanding academic achievements. He was a Fulbright Scholarship and an IBM Research Fellowship recipient at the California Institute of Technology from 1999 to 2001 and 2002 to 2003, respectively, and received the Walker von Brimer Foundation Outstanding Accomplishment Award and the Analog Devices Inc. Outstanding Student Designer Award, both in 2001.