Jose Cruz was born on September 17, 1932. He was elected as Academician (Corresponding Member) in 2003. He finished B.S. Electrical Engineering at the University of the Philippines in 1953, M.S. Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1956 and Ph. D. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1959. In appreciation of his scientific and technological contributions to electrical engineering through the progress of several methods for the understanding study of dynamic systems with respect to parameters variations; founding of the idea comparison sensitivity matrix that captures the result of feedback on shifting the influence of parameter distinction on system output errors in multi-variable feedback system; and the preservation of system optimality for a range parameter standards even when the feedback control structure is set.
He implement the Master of Engineering programs in several association of engineering schools he helped to expand; the appointment of many ESEP scholars in PhD. sandwich programs in the US and the agreement for short stay and observations to the US by officials and scholars from the engineering faculty of different universities in the Philippines. With all that, Dr. Jose Cruz has enormously contributed to the development of the quality of engineering education in the Philippines.