Ivan Rojas - BYU PRISM Group

Ivan Rojas

Contact Information

  • Email: ivanrojas@byu.edu


  • Brigham Young University, Fulton School of Engineering and Technology
    • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
    • December 2014
  • Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico
    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
    • Earned an overall GPA 3.88/4.0

Research Interests

Specialize in automation, optimization, and process control, research in optimization of flight paths for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to capture images for 3D reconstruction.


  1. Rojas, I., Optimized Photogrammetric Network Design with Flight Path Planner for UAV-based Terrain Surveillance, Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2014. Download Thesis
  2. Rojas, I., Martin, R.A., Lund, C., Reimschiissel, B., Price, T., Romero, Z., Pulsipher, J., Farrell, R., Franke, K., Hedengren, J.D., Optimized Terrain Surveillance with UAV Flight Path Planning, Control Engineering Practice, submitted, 2015.


  • Hach Company | Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (2009-2013)
    • Instrumentation Engineer
  • Symrise Flavor and Nutrition | Mexico City, Mexico (2009)
    • Pilot Plant Operator
  • Comex Industrial Coatings | Mexico City, Mexico (2006)
    • Assistant Business & Brand Manager

Volunteer Work

  • President of Youth Organization | Mexico City, Mexico (2010-2013)
    • Organized monthly youth activities, camps, and skill-building workshops for over 300 young men.
  • Spanish Language Volunteer Representative j Veracruz, Mexico (2006-2009)
    • Taught principles of ethics to individuals seeking a higher quality of life.

Interests and Skills

  • Portuguese: Professional working pro ficiency.
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, iWorks, LaTeX, MATLAB.