Jesus Alonso-Zarate

Jesus Alonso-Zarate

Division Manager, Senior Researcher, Head of Department

Division: Communication Technologies
Category: Research
Phone: +34 93 645 29 00     Ext: 2134
Fax: +34 93 645 29 01




Some key facts and figures about me:

My education: MBA (2016), PhD in Wireless Communications (2009), and Telecom Engineer (MSc.-2004)

Recipient of the Young Research Award 2019 (Premio Agustín de Betancourt y Molina) by the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering (Real Academia de Ingeniería) for my contributions to the field of telecom engineering during the first 15 years of professional career.

I am Division Manager at the CTTC in Barcelona.
I am Head of the Machine-to-Machine Communications Department at the CTTC.
I have attracted more than 2.6 Million Euro to CTTC in the last 10 years.
I have participated in 30 competitive public?funded R&D Projects:

– Project Coordinator of European-funded H2020 collaborative innovation action with 17 Million Euro budget (H2020-5GPPP-5GCroCo). November 2018-October 2021.
– Principal Investigator (PI) of 3 national-funded projects (Plan Nacional I+D+i): CO2GREEN (2010-2012), CELLFIVE (2014-2016), SPOT5G (2018-2020).
– PI at CTTC of 4 European projects (FP7-FET-Flagship Guardian Angels, FP7-ITN-ADVANTAGE, H2020-5GPPP-5GCAR, CHIST-ERA FIREMAN).
- PI at CTTC of 1 Catalan-funded Project – Agrupació Tecnològica Emergent FEMIOT.
– PI at CTTC of 1 Project with the European Space Agency (ESA)
– PI at CTTC of 2 Technical Due Diligences about IoT-related start-ups.

Participation in technology-transfer projects with companies:

– GTD (Satellite)
– METROLINK: Intelligent Railway Systems.
– METROLINK+: Intelligent Railway Systems.
– MOTEC: Industry 4.0; remote PLC management.
– TAGACAW: IoT for livestock monitoring.
– HIGHGROWTH: Technical Due Dilligence for investment round.
– OONAIR: Technical Due Dilligence for investment round.
– M2M Cloud Factory (now NEXIONA CONNECTOCRATS): Technical Due Dilligence for investment round.

Participation as member of the research team in a number of projects funded by the European Commission, and both Spanish and Catalan Governments.
44 Peer?reviewed Journal Papers listed in the JCR.
96 Papers in International Conferences.
H?Index: 23, i10?Index: 56 (as of 12th January 2020; Google Scholar, 2,650 citations).
>60 keynotes, invited talks, panels, and tutorials in international conferences.
7 key editorial appointments.
1 Authored Book on the topic of Contention Based Communication Technologies.
12 Book Chapters in the topic of Wireless Communications.
3 White papers with European Industry.
3 Patents filed as co-author
5 mass media publications and appearances.
Supervised 5 PhD Students


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