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Dr. Javier Gozalvez, Associate Professor and Uwicore Director

Dr. Javier Gozalvez

Curriculum Vitae

 

Javier Gozalvez received an electronics engineering degree from the Engineering School ENSEIRB (Bordeaux, France), and a PhD in mobile communications from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. Since October 2002, he is with the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Spain, where he is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the UWICORE laboratory. At UWICORE, he leads research activities in the areas of vehicular networks, multi-hop cellular networks and D2D communications, and wireless industrial networks. He has published over 125 papers in international conferences and journals, and has been Principal Investigator for 25 research projects and contracts. He has received several awards at international and national conferences, the best research paper award from the Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier) in 2014 and the Runner-up prize for the "Juan López de Peñalver" award of the Royal Academy of Engineering in Spain that recognizes the most notable Spanish engineers aged below 40. He is an expert evaluator for the European Commission and research agencies across Europe. He is an elected member to the Board of Governors (2011-2016) and 2016-2017 President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (IEEE VTS). He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE VTS, and currently serves as Distinguished Speaker. He currently serves as the Chair of the IEEE Connected Vehicles initiative. He serves as Mobile Radio Senior Editor of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, and on the Editorial Board of the Computer Networks journal. He was the General Co-Chair for the IEEE VTC-Spring 2015 conference in Glasgow (UK), ACM VANET 2013, ACM VANET 2012 and 3rd ISWCS 2006. He also was TPC Co-Chair for 2011 IEEE VTC-Fall and 2009 IEEE VTC-Spring. He was the founder and General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular communications (WiVeC) in its 2007, 2008, and 2010 editions.


Miguel Sepulcre, Assistant Professor

Miguel Sepulcre

Curriculum Vitae

Miguel Sepulcre received a Telecommunications Engineering degree in 2004 and a Ph.D. in Communications Technologies in 2010, both from Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Spain. He was awarded by the COIT (Spanish official association of Telecommunication Engineers) with the ONO prize to the best national Ph.D. He has been visiting researcher at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Noordwijk (The Netherlands) in 2004, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe (Germany) in 2009, and at Toyota InfoTechnology Center in Tokyo (Japan) in 2014. He has received several awards at international and national conferences. He serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, and is part of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Connected Vehicle Initiative. He was TPC Co-Chair of IEEE VNC in 2016, Publicity Co-Chair in ACM VANET in 2012 and 2013, track-chair in IEEE VTC-Spring 2015 and IEEE VTC-Fall 2011 and was part of the organizing committee of URSI 2012 (Spanish national symposium of the international union of radio science). He is now Assistant Professor at the Communications Engineering Department of UMH, and member of UWICORE research laboratory working in wireless vehicular and industrial networks.


Maria del Carmen Lucas-Estañ, Post-doc researcher and part-time professor

MªCarmen Lucas

Curriculum Vitae

M.C. Lucas-Estañ received a Telecommunications Engineering degree in February 2007 and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Telecommunications Technologies in July 2012, both from the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Spain. Since 2007, she is with the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Spain, where she is currently a part-time professor and a post-doc researcher at the UWICORE research laboratory. During her MEng studies, she was awarded a research grant by the Operations Research Institute to conduct her final degree project at the Signal Theory and Communications Division of the UMH. She received an Orange Foundation Award at the 2007 Spanish Young Scientist Contest organized by the Spanish Ministry of Education for her research on radio resource management for wireless networks. In 2007, she joined the Uwicore research laboratory, where she has conducted her PhD on joint radio resource management policies in multimedia heterogeneous wireless systems. She was Publicity Co-Chair in IWSS 2017 and track-chair in IEEE VTC-Spring 2015. She is currently working on radio resource management, multi-hop cellular networks and D2D communications, and heterogeneous networks.


Baldomero Coll, Researcher

Baldomero Coll Perales

Curriculum Vitae

Baldomero Coll-Perales received a Telecommunications Engineering degree in 2008 and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Telecommunications Technologies in 2015, both from the Miguel Hernandez University (UMH) of Elche, Spain. He received Best Student awards in Telecommunications Engineering both by UMH and the professional organization of Telecommunications Engineers. In April 2010, he obtained a Ph.D. fellowship from the Valencia regional government and joined the UWICORE research laboratory to work on the development of networking and communication protocols for multi-hop cellular systems using mobile relays under the Opportunities, m-HOP and ICARUS projects. As part of his thesis, in 2012 he spent three months at the Institute of Telecommunications of King’s College London (UK) working on the design of efficient opportunistic multi-hop cellular networks. In September 2016, he obtained a postdoctoral fellowship from the Valencia regional government. He is currently a research fellow at UWICORE and postdoctoral associate at WINLAB (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) working on the design of device-centric technologies for future wireless 5G network and connected vehicles under the 5GEAR project.


Sergio Montero, Researcher
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Sergio Montero

Sergio Montero received a Telecommunications Engineering Degree in 2011 and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Telecommunications Technologies in 2017, both from the Miguel Hernandez University (UMH) of Elche, Spain. In 2011, Sergio joined the UWICORE research laboratory to work on the FASYS project looking at improving safety in industrial environments using ICT technologies. In 2013, he obtained a Ph.D. fellowship from the Valencia regional government to work on how to improve the MAC and networking operation and performance of wireless sensor networks for mobile sensing applications in industrial scenarios. As part of his thesis, in 2015 he spent three months at the Division of Networked and Embedded Systems of Mälardalens Högskola (Sweden) working on how to improve the performance of wireless sensor networks for mobile sensing applications. Sergio is currently a research fellow at UWICORE working on the development of an integrated and open platform for the management of urban mobility in smart cities through massive heterogeneous data processing and interconnection with operational transport systems and information systems to citizens.


Jesús Mena, Researcher
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Jesus Mena

Jesús Mena received an Industrial Engineering Degree from the University Miguel Hernández of Elche (Spain) in 2015. He received Best Student award from the professional organization of Industrial Engineers. During his final degree project he worked on using Big Data techniques to efficiently process fuel prices data and car accidents data. Thanks to a grant of the spanish ministry of economy and competitiveness, he joined UWICORE research laboratory in December 2015, where he is currently working on the use of Machine Learning and Big Data techniques with connected vehicle data to improve traffic forecast accuracy and connected vehicle services.


Rafael Molina-Masegosa, Researcher
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Rafael Masegosa

Rafael Molina-Masegosa received a Telecommunications Engineering Degree from the University of Granada (UGR), Spain. During his final degree project, he worked on brain image processing, directed by researchers from Signal Processing and Biomedical Applications (SiPBA) group from the UGR. In December 2015, he joined the UWICORE research laboratory where he is currently conducting his PhD working on 5G wireless vehicular networks.


Daniel Valero-Carreras, Researcher
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Daniel Valero-Carreras

Daniel Valero-Carreras received a Journalism Degree in 2012 and a Computer Engineering Degree in 2016 both of them from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Spain). Currently, he is studying a Master’s Degree on Big Data in the Universitiy of Murcia (Spain). In 2016, he joined the UWICORE research laboratory where he worked on developing a traffic management center tool for future C-ITS. He is currently working on the development of a tool for the management, analysis and massive exploitation of heterogeneous mobility data for Smart Cities integrating C-ITS in the framework of the CIVIC Project.


Manuel González-Martín, Researcher
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Manuel González-Martín

Manuel González-Martín received a Telecommunications Engineering Degree in 2015 from the University of Granada (UGR), Spain. He received Best Annual Students award by The Higher Technical School of Information Technology and Telecommunications Engineering of the UGR. During his final degree project he developed a spectrum allocation algorithm in TVWS environments to jointly optimize fairness and throughput of the network. He joined UWICORE research laboratory in December 2015 under a grant of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. He is currently working on ultra-reliable low latency communications for connected automated vehicles.