Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars of Tomorrow Alliance
Ricardo Alvarez is a senior student in Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He is from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.  His greatest passions are soccer and technology. Ricardo served as mentor and tutor for the Texas Interdisciplinary Plan for UT. He also served as officer for the Empowering Leadership Alliance group at UT. His research interests are Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Database Management. Ricardo studied abroad in Stockholm, Sweden at KTH and took their Artificial Intelligence course. He also did research in Rice University with Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP). His research consisted of integrating physics based simulation with motion planning software. This summer, He will be working in Capital IQ in New York City as a database administrator. Ricardo has attended the Richard Tapia conferences of 2007 and 2009.