Prof Luis Salinas obtained is Dr. rer. nat. (functional analysis) from Universitat des Saarlandes, Saarbrucken, Germany in 1976. His first degree is in Electronic Engineering (1971) from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM), in Valparaíso, Chile.
In August 1971, Prof Salinas joined the Electronics Engineering Department at UTFSM. In 1980, he joined the Mathematics Department as full professor, and in 1998 made his move to the Informatics Department, his current home.
Luis Salinas has been Visiting Professor in several universities including National University of Colombia, Medellín; UNAM, Mexico City; Wurzburg University, Germany. He has held a variety of teaching, research and administrative appointments at UTFSM. Currently, he is Director of the newly created Center for Technological Innovation in High Performance Computing of UTFSM, and Deputy Director of the Scientific and Technological Center of Valparaíso—both advanced research institutes located in Valparaíso.
Prof Salinas’ research is currently focused on:
- Computational methods and function theory
- Computational methods in science and engineering
- Computational finance
- New Pólya-Schoenberg type theorems. St. Ruscheweyh, L. Salinas. Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 363 (2) (2010), pp. 481–496.
- ATLAS Grid Information System. R. Pezoa, L. Salinas, B. Gaidioz, S. Campana, G. Poulard, R. Rocha. Proceedings 17th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, 21 – 27 March 2009 Prague, Czech Republic, March 2009.
- Universally Prestarlike Functions as Convolution Multipliers. St. Ruscheweyh, L. Salinas. Mathematische Zeitschrift, 263 (3) (2009) , pp. 607–617.
- Completely Monotone Sequences and Universally Prestarlike Functions. St. Ruscheweyh, L. Salinas, T. Sugawa, Israel Journal of Mathematics, Volume 171, Number 1 (2009), pp. 285–304