Ricardo B. Uribe received the B.S. degree in Engineering and the title of Civil Electrical Engineer from the University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, and the Ph.D. degree in Cybernetics from Brunel University, London, England.

In 1960 he joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Chile to teach and do research in Digital and Analog Systems.

In 1974 he joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Biological Computer Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he continued his teaching and research in Digital Systems and Cybernetics. As a Lecturer he concentrated in the design, development and teaching of laboratory courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As the Course Director and founder of the Advanced Digital Systems Laboratory (ADSL), he developed a unique educational environment that encourages students to think by themselves, stimulating their creativity, ingenuity and a critical view that takes nothing for granted, including society itself.

Ricardo Uribe has written, among other publications, the Tractatus Paradoxico-Philosophicus: A Philosophical Approach to Education.