Edmundo Tovar, Computer Engineering educator, has a Ph. D. (1994) and a Bachelor’s degree (1986) in Computer Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). He is Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) from the IEEE Computer Society.
He has been Associate Dean for Quality and Strategic Planning in the Computing School of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. From this last position he was in charge of the training for academic staff, the introduction of innovative solutions including new pedagogies; new approaches that improve student learning of technical skills and cultural skills, improved methods of blended learning and others.
He works in the research, management and promotion of the Open Educational Resources (OER): Leader of an Innovation Group in Education in the UPM focused in the application of web technologies to OpenCourseware and OER and leader by the UPM in different European projects about OER, he has served as member elected of the Board of Directors of the OpenCourseWare Consortium (2009 – 2013). He has been, also, Executive Director of OCW Office of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (2008-2012) and currently Executive Director of the Open Education Office in this University.
Author of many papers in Engineering Education, he is member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Education Society, and currently Vice President of Educational Activities and Awards.