Jose Luis Susa Rincon is the winner of the NESTA Challenge Transforming Parental Engagement in the Way Young People Learn.
I am an Electronic Engineer, with a background in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. My degree as an Electronic Engineer was in Colombia in 2008 from the University: "Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería Julio Garavito". I also have a Masters Degree in Engineering from the "Ecole National d'Ingenieurs de Brest" in France (2008) where I worked at Ensta’s Laboratory of Cognitive Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.
Since 2007 I have been working, especially, in robotic research and mobile robots applications, like a "Robot Guard". Moreover, at the moment I am trying to apply the robotics on the education field in Colombia.
I knew about InnoCentive in 2008, since that moment, it means to me an opportunity to be creative, like an opened door to start my way to change the world. There, I have seen many challenges and I have been interested in some of them; finally my father Jose Felix Susa (Coordinator of the International Institute of high abilities in Latin America and Central America) and me worked together for one, and we won! I have to recognize my father’s work in this Challenge, his experience in Education, Special Talented Children, Intelligence Development and all their invaluable knowledge in these fields made us the best team for achieve this bid.
I always fancied being an inventor, because of that I chose Engineering as my profession: to re-invent the world. I believe in the capacity of innovation in each one of us as a human characteristic, we just need to believe in our ideas, believe that each new idea could make the difference in this world. That’s why I always encourage the people to do something, invent something and make better our environment. I think that everything is possible and I work for become one idea in a fact.
What about me?
Ok, I'm a funny guy, who is always thinking about different stuff and has something to say (at least very often). I like listen to music, go dancing or to the cinema, especially if they have sci-fi movies, I love to travel, and sleep.
I have a good family and we spend good times together in Colombia, where we live by the moment. However, I’m planning go to study abroad the country. I think, like most of people, that we are in this world for one thing: Be Happy. So, "Don't Worry, Be Happy" like the song, therefore I try to do that and living every day as the last day. As a result, I have lots of lovely times with my loved ones.
Well, this is a short description of me. Now you know a little more about me.