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Saul Hahn

Saul Hahn

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Born in Mexico City, Saul Hahn holds an Electronics and Communications Engineering degree from the National Polytechnic Institute (Mexico). He also earned a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from New York University. After a period of research in the U.S., Dr. Hahn returned to Mexico and became a Professor of Mathematics and Co-coordinator of the Computer Lab at the Centro de investigacion y Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV) in Mexico City. He worked as a consultant in digital image processing at the IBM Scientific Center where he also coordinated special projects. The author of several monographs and numerous articles, he was appointed to several Commissions at the Mexican National Science and Technology Council and the National University of Mexico. In 1985, he was distinguished as a National Researcher. He has lectured in mathematics and has done research at several universities across the U.S. On sabbatical leave from CINVESTAV, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of New Mexico in 1985.

Saul Hahn is currently Coordinator of Basic Sciences and Networking at the Organization of American States (OAS), with headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he has been since 1987. He has coordinated the Hemisphere Wide Inter-University Scientific and Technological Information Network project (RedHUCyT) project which was established in 1991 to help integrate academic electronic networks in the 34 Member states of the OAS. A subproject of RedHUCYT, the Caribbean University Network (CUNet) was also started in 1991. Both projects play an important role in enhancing the development of national networks in the Western Hemisphere, http://www.redhucyt.oas.org

He was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society, 1994-1997, and is currently (1998) a Trustee Emeritus.

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