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Dr. Ricardo Alonso

Dr. Ricardo Alonso

Instructional Associate Professor (Mathematics)

Office Number: 316D
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Dr. Ricardo Alonso joined the Texas A&M at Qatar faculty as an associate professor of mathematics in January 2020. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronic engineering from La Javeriana University and Los Andes University in Bogota, Colombia. After completing his master’s degree, he went to the U.S. and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Ph.D in mathematics in 2008, earning the Frank Gerth Graduate Excellence Award for best dissertation. He spent several years at Rice University in Houston working as a postdoc in the Computational and Applied Mathematics Department. During his time at Rice University, he was partially funded by a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow grant. He started his assistant track position in The PUC in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he worked for five years. In his tenure at PUC, Dr. Alonso oriented several students at all levels of training and backgrounds.


  • B.S. in Electronic Engineering, Universidad Javeriana, Colombia, 1996.

  • M.S. in Electric Engineering, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, 1998.
    Advisor: Alain Gauthier.

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2008.
    Advisor: Irene Martínez Gamba.


  • Instructional Associate Professor (Mathematics), Division of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M at Qatar, 1 Sept. 2022 to present.
  • Associate Professor, Science Program at Texas A&M-Qatar, January 2020 to 31 Aug. 2022.
  • Visiting Professor, CAAM - Rice University, August 2018 to December 2018.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics at PUC-Rio, January 2014 to December 2019.
  • Visiting Professor, CAAM - Rice University, July 2012 to December 2013.
  • NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, IPAM/UCLA and CAAM/Rice University, July 2009 to June 2012.
  • Visiting Scholar, Brown University, Fall 2008.