REVEREND FRANCIS C. WADE Chair For Academic year 2017-2018 fall Semester

Rev. Luis O. Jiménez-Rodríguez, S.J

Luis O. Jiménez-Rodríguez, S.J. is a Jesuit from Puerto Rico. He graduated in 1996 from Purdue University with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, in the fields of Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition. Since then he has been a professor at the School of Engineering in the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. In 2012, he finished a doctorate in theology, S.T.D., in the Faculty of Theology at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. There he was an active member of the “Groupe de recherche sur la rationalité théologique” (Research Group in Theological Rationality and Method). The title of his dissertation was “A study of the articulation of scientific worldviews in systematic theology and a methodological proposal based on the contributions of Jean Ladrière and Xavier Zubiri”. It was published by the editorial Peeters in Belgium.

His research interests are Relationship between Science and Theology, Dialogue between Neuroscience and Christian Anthropology, Fundamental Theology, Ethics and Technology, Integration of Values in Engineering Design Process, Pattern Recognition and Remote Sensing. He has published many articles in Engineering, Philosophy and Theology in books, peer-reviewed journals and peer-reviewed congresses.