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Luis Santana

Luis Santana

Research, Data and Innovation Lead

WRI | Germany


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Introduction to Python

Data adventurer, fearlessly exploring the depths of complex datasets.

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Introduction to R


Intermediate R


Introduction to Python

My Certifications

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Other Certificates

Coursera - Johns Hopkins Data Science: Foundations using R

Experfy Data Science Certification

Tecnologico de Monterrey Certification Diploma, Preparation for the PMI® certification

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

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WRI México | Jun 2017 - Present

Research, Data and Innovation Lead

I’m part of a global team that oversees a rigorous quality assurance process for all knowledge products bearing the WRI logo. My main responsibility is to lead the peer review process of WRI’s Mexico-Colombia International Office knowledge products. Activities include helping authors connect with the global matrix of the organization, as well provide mentoring, training, methodological guidance, substantive editing assistance, final product approval and funding proposal writing guidance and support.
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JALISCO | Jan 2014 - Dec 2018

Projects and Research Director

Worked on the development, supervision and coordination of engineering, conceptual design, feasibility analysis and data acquisition in transportation and mobility related projects. Part of the team that developed the planning, feasibility studies and conceptual design of the “Peribús” BRT system (recently implemented). Coordination of freight traffic and mobility patterns studies at the regional highway accesses of Guadalajara Metropolitan Area. Coordination of the Technical Assistance “Guadalajara Traffic Control Modernization Project” developed by Telecom/Telematique funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). Technical support for the planning and implementation of Public Bike

of Jalisco (OCOIT) Mexico | May 2013 - Dec 2013

Active Mobility Director

This position focus was on advancing in the planning of active mobility projects such as bike lanes, pedestrian areas, low emission zones and public bike systems. Activities performed mainly included coordination with municipalities, data gathering, standards documentation and conceptual projects development.

INPLAN MANZANILLO | Jan 2004 - Dec 2009

Head of the Plans, Programs and Projects Department

Coordination and preparation of different urban planning studies and projects, urban design, mobility, and environmental planning ordinances. Featured projects: Supervision of the Natural Disasters Management Plan for the Municipality of Manzanillo, 2004 and its update in 2012, Manzanillo City Urban Plan update in 2012, organization and member of the scientific committee for the IX International Seminar-Workshop of the Mexican Network of Cities Towards Sustainability with the topic: "City, port and tourism: strategies for sustainable integration”

My Education

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), City/Urban, Community and Regional PlanningUniversidad de Guadalajara | 2014
Strategic Urban Planning Specialization Program, City/Urban, Community and Regional PlanningCIDEU | 2009
Master's degree, New Urbanism - Urban Design  · (agosto de 2006 - diciembreTecnológico de Monterrey | 2008
Bachelor of Architecture - BArch, Architecture  · (agosto de 1998 - diciembre deInstituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, A.C. | 2002

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