I received a B.Sc. degree and a M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering (both with First-Class Honours) from Miguel Hernández University (UMH), Elche, Spain, and a Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC) of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. I have been a Research Assistant in the Ubiquituous Wireless Communications Research (Uwicore) laboratory at UMH, a Research and Teaching Assistant in the Mobile Communication Research Group (GRCM) at UPC, and a Research Fellow in the Centre for Communication Systems Research (CCSR) of the University of Surrey (UNIS), Guildford, United Kingdom. I currently am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics (EEE) at the University of Liverpool (UoL), United Kingdom.
After graduation, I was the recipient of the University Education National Awards in the area of Telecommunications Engineering for my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, a distinction from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science to the best national academic records. I also was awarded other prizes and distinctions from the Spanish Professional Institution of Telecommunications Engineers, among others. My M.Sc. thesis was awarded the national research prize from the France Telecom foundation (today Orange foundation) in the context of the 5th Archimedes University Competition, the scientist contest for young researchers in Spain organised by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (over 100 applications). I was awarded a full scholarship (FPU) for my Ph.D. studies from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, being ranked 1st in Electronic Technology and Communications. My Ph.D. thesis received the Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award 2011 of the Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC) of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). My work was shortlisted as a finalist for the IET Innovation Awards 2012 in the category of Telecommunications (over 400 applications).
I am co-author of the books Cognitive radio and its application for next generation cellular and wireless networks (Springer, 2012) and Heterogeneous cellular networks: Theory, simulation and deployment (Cambridge University Press, 2013). I have published more than 40 papers in refereed journals and recognised conferences and have been TPC for several IEEE conferences as well as reviewer for IEEE journals and conferences.
My research interests embrace the field of radio communications, with special emphasis on several theoretical and experimental aspects of cellular mobile communication technologies, heterogeneous radio access networks and dynamic spectrum access in cognitive radio systems. I am or have been actively involved in the European-funded projects AROMA, NEWCOM++, FARAMIR, QoSMOS and CoRaSat along with the Spanish projects COGNOS and ARCO.
I am a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS).