Francisco Vázquez Gallego, received his B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering (1995), M.Sc. (2000) and PhD (2016) degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He has more than 20 years of experience in R&D, working in multidisciplinary projects for space and industrial applications. He has participated in the development and manufacturing of prototypes and flight equipment for the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA, within the micro-gravity field and life-support systems, in projects like MARES (Muscle Atrophy Research & Exercise System, for NASA/ESA), EPU (Experiment Preparation Unit, for ESA), HAEMOSCAN and MULTIGEN (for ESA). Francisco has a broad and proven experience in the design and implementation of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) networks, embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, and instrumentation electronics. Since January 2010, he is working as Senior Researcher at the M2M Communications department of CTTC, where he collaborates in public-funded research projects and works as principal investigator and technical leader of technology transfer projects. His main research interests are focused on wireless communications and include the design, theoretical analysis, modelling and implementation of energy-efficient protocols for M2M networks, V2X communications and 5G technologies for connected vehicles, and development and integration of cyber-physical systems. Since 2017, Francisco is lecturer at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in the Master of Industry 4.0, and since 2019, in the Master of Telecommunication Engineering. Francisco obtained his IEEE Senior Member in 2011 and works as reviewer for numerous international journals and conferences.
5GPPP Phase III Project - Contract: H2020-825050
Grant number 646469
2014 SGR 1551