Miguel Ángel Vázquez

Miguel Ángel Vázquez

Senior Researcher

Division: Communication Systems
Category: Research
Phone: +34 93 645 29 00     Ext: 2163
Fax: +34 93 645 29 01

Miguel Ángel Vázquez (Palma, 1986) is currently Senior Researcher at CTTC.

He received the Telecommunication Engineering degree, the Master’s degree, and the Ph.D. (cum laude) degree from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 2009, 2012, and 2014, respectively. He also holds a degree in Computer Science from  National Distance Education University.  In parallel to his Ph.D. studies, he worked as research engineer at CTTC from January 2010.  He was visiting researcher at Patavina Technologies (now A2A) in the context of a Marie Curie Action.

He participated in 4 European projects (SWAP, COPCAMS, E2SG and SANSA), 5 European Space Agency contracts (NGW, SatNEx IV, RFSPS, SATAI and SatNEx V), 2 national projects (ELISA and TERESA) and 5 contracts with industries (ENLOG, CIDTUR, Indra, Inmarsat and Gilat). He has been internal project coordinator in 4 ESA contracts and 1 industrial contract. He is author of one granted patent.

He co-advised one Phd thesis and 6 master and bachelor thesis. He participated in the organization of multiple conferences and one special session. He is TPC member of IEEE flagship conferences (ICC, GLOBECOM) and EUSIPCO.




Scientific Publications

12 journal papers, 11 journals in Q1.


480 citations, h-index 11 (Google schoolar).


Best paper award finalist in SPAWC 2012.

Project Participation

4 EU (SWAP, COPCAMS, E2SG, SANSA), 6 ESA contracts (NGW, SatNEx IV, SatNEx IV Mobile Precoding, SatNEx IV Distributed Gateways, SAT-AI, RFSPS, SatNEx V), 2 national projects (ELISA and TERESA) and 5 industrial contracts (CIDTUR, ENLOG, Indra, Inmarsat and Gilat).

Project leader at CTTC

4 ESA contracts and 1 industrial contract.

Promotion of R&D Projects

Proposal leader of more than 10 projects.


One granted patent.

Supervision of students

Co-supervision of one Ph.D., 2 master students and 4 bachelor students.


26 conferences contributions.

Tutorials and Keynotes

Co-author of 6 keynotes/tutorials.

Conference organization

  • Special session organizer in ICASSP 2020.
  • Panel organizer in 5GWF-2019 (ndustry Perspectives for AI Applications in Future Wireless Communication Systems).
  • Organizer of IEEE Satellite communications school 2016 and 2018.
  • Technical co-chair of 9th EAI International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (formerly PSATS), 2017.
  • Financial chair/local organizer: IEEE ASMS-SPSC 2016 Conference in Palma de Mallorca, 5-7 Sep.

Participation in Industry Forums

  • Participant of Networld2020 Satellite Communications Working Group.
  • Co-chair of Wireless World Research Forum Working Group on Artificial Intelligence.
  • Participant of NATO Industrial Advisory Board for study group SG 254 - 5th Generation International Mobile Telecommunications for NATO Operations.