Edgar Alejandro Ruvalcaba Gómez is a researcher and Ph.D. candidate at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in Spain. He holds a scholarship from the Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG) in Mexico, where he became a Lawyer. He also received a Masters in Public Policy of Local Governments and a Masters in Public Management in Virtual Environments from UDG.

In recent years he has presented his research advances in seminars and conferences and has also published articles and chapters related to Open Government (Transparency, e-Participation, Open Data). Edgar was awarded by the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for his research on "Measuring the Impact of the Open Government Partnership in Member States using an Implementation Size Model,” conducted with Dr. Rafael E. Valenzuela, and Dr. J. Ignacio Criado.

Edgar was a "visiting scholar" at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2015 and at Center for Technology in Government of the University at Albany, NY, USA in 2016. He is part of the Information Management in the professional Social Network “NovaGob” and different research groups.

Edgar is currently conducting research on Public Policy and Public Management of Open Government in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at UAM.