Federico Álvarez García

Federico Álvarez García

Director

Dr. Federico Alvarez is Telecom Engineer with honours (2003) and Ph. D. (2009), both by the “Universidad Politécnica de Madrid”. He is working as Professor lecturing in the “Telecommunication Systems” and “Visual Communications” area in UPM. He develops his research within the research group in the Visual Telecommunications Applications group (GATV) of the "ETS Ingenieros de Telecomunicación" of the "Universidad Politécnica de Madrid". He is nowadays the coordinator of EasyTV and FI-GLOBAL, and technical coordinator of ICT4LIFE in H2020. He has been in the last 10 years also leading the UPM participation in several EU-funded projects, such as the SEA, SIMPLE, AWISSENET, RESCUER, FI-PPP project XIFI (on experimentation infrastructures), .... and coordinated the projects nextMEDIA, INFINITY and FI-LINKS. He worked as expert for the European Institute for Prospective Technological Studies for mobile search. He had taken part in standardisation bodies such as DVB-ETSI or CENELEC TC206 and is author and co-author of (70+) papers in journals, congresses and books in the field of ICT technologies. He is serving in the Programme Committee of several congresses and as reviewer of scientific journals. He organised the Future Internet Assembly in Madrid in December 2008.
Head of the GATV research group since 2019.

Jorge Alfonso Kurano

Jorge Alfonso Kurano

Predoctoral Researcher

Obtained the degree of Ingeniero de Telecomunicación from the UPM Telecommunications School in April 2010.
He is a member of the GATV (Grupo de Aplicación de Telecomunicaciones Visuales) since 2006, where he has been developing his activities in national and international projects in the fields of Intelligent Transport Systems, Cooperative ITS and more recently, in the application of ideas of advanced 5G communications to solutions in transport, which is also the topic of his ongoing PhD research.
Some of the projects he has been involved with include the CENIT OASIS, the FP7 FOTsis and the FP7 OPTICITIES, in which he has been able to contribute his experience and know-how on the specification of communications and data architectures, as well as supporting activities of scientific and technical coordination.
He is an active member of the Network of Excellence HUMANIST and of several ECTRI working groups. He is also a member of several standardization groups at ISO TC204, CEN TC278 and AENOR CTN159 related with Cooperative ITS, Urban ITS and Electronic Fee Collection. He has numerous published works on transport solutions architectures in journals and national and international congresses, and has been invited several times as a lecturer in these topics.

Mari Cruz Arribas Mayoral

System administrator

Technical Engineer in Telecommunications by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, major in Sound and Image. From 1996 and 2003 she worked in the private sector as trainer, IT helpdesk and system administrator. In 2003 she joing Signals, Systems and Radiocommunications Department (SSR) at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación as lab technician.
Since 2004 she also is System administrator at GATV.

Andrés Artaloytia Vilariño

Predoctoral Researcher

Andrés Artaloytia Vilariño obtained the Bachelor’s degree of Telematic Engineering at Carlos III University of Madrid. In September 2018, he carry out his final proyect titled "Development of virtualized services for microdrones platforms through the use of containers".

Some of his professional interests are the analysis and development of virtualized services through the use of containerization technologies, the management of communications networks and cybersecurity.

He is currently collaborating with the Grupo de Aplicación de Telecomunicaciones Visuales (GATV) of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in the development of services, their virtualization and their deployment.

Miguel A. Barbero Álvarez

Predoctoral Researcher

Miguel Barbero Álvarez took between 2011 and 2016 the bachelor studies of Grado en Ingeniería de Tecnologías y Servicios de Telecomunicación in the ETSI Telecomunicaciones of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, where he graduated with a bachelor’s thesis about synthesizing contents for UHD television by super-resolution means. Between 2016 and 2019 he continued his career with the Máster Universitario en Ingeniería de Telecomunicación in the same university, finishing with a master thesis about the exploration of machine learning techniques for person re-identification. Meanwhile, between 2018 and 2019 he held an internship for developing machine learning systems for emotion recognition and detection of sleep apnea out of speech data in GAPS group. Since april of 2019 he entered GATV as a predoctoral researcher, concentrating his work in colorimetric analysis and image processing using deep learning technicques, thus continuating in the same fielf of his specialization in the master.

Alberto Belmonte Hernández

Alberto Belmonte Hernández

Associate Professor

Alberto Belmonte Hernández received the degree in Telecommunication Engineering (2014) and the Master’s degree (2016), focused on communication systems, from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He worked in EVERIS SPAIN SL using Liferay programming tool and JAVA programming language to deploy webservices and web pages. Currently he is working for the research group in the Visual Telecommunications Applications group (GATV) of UPM and is PhD candidate. Since 2019 he is assistant professor in different subjects related to communications and data analysis. His main interests are the new communications technologies, Internet of Things (IoT), sensors, wireless communications, computer vision and image processing. He is working actively on the development of indoor tracking algorithms, accurate localization and image detection and classification with cameras and sensors combining the information from both and using Machine and Deep Learning algorithms approaches.

Ricardo Bustillo Domínguez

Ricardo Bustillo Domínguez

System administrator

Technical Engineer in Telecommunications by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, major in Sound and Image, although his proffesional career has taken place as System Administrator at UPM: he worked for five years in Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica de Telecomunicación Telematics Department (DIATEL) and, since 2002, at Signal Laboratory of Signals, Systems and Radiocommunications Department (SSR), at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación.
Since 2005 takes cooperates with GATV as System Administrator, setting up high-performance equipment for video processing and as sales consultant for research projects.

Guillermo Cisneros Pérez

Guillermo Cisneros Pérez

Full Professor

Born in Madrid (Spain) in 1960. Telecom Engineer with honours since 1983 and Ph.D in Communication Engineering cum laude since 1986, both from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
He started as Physics Teacher Assistant, and finally he became Full Professor of Telecommunication Systems, lecturing as well on Multimedia Networks, Systems and Services, Remote Sensing, and Computer Graphics.
Besides his lecturing and research activities at the University, he joined Telefónica of Spain for a decade working in technical, managerial, and international business responsibilities in applied research and mobile communications. He was Spanish representative in different International Organisations and Working Groups, such as IWP (Interim Working Party) 11/4 of the former CCIR (now ITU-R International Telecommunication Union - Radio), ETSI-GSM (European Telecommunications Standards Institute - Global System for Mobile Communications), and CEPT-MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) for GSM establishment.
He has also been active participant in several European Projects of different EU Programmes, with strong technological and consortium managerial responsibilities, mainly in the areas related to Networked Electronic Media, Digital TV Networks, Broadcast and Interactive Services in ubiquitous environments, Systems and Services for Cultural Heritage and Teleducation Applications, and Future Internet. He also has been working as expert to the European Commission in evaluation and auditing projects, as well as for national Spanish Programmes. As well, he was member of the Steering Board of the European Technology Platform on Networked Electronic Media (NEM). He has also been Vicepresident of both the Spanish Technology Platforms for Networked Electronic Media and Future Internet.
His research activities include the participation in more than 20 international research projects (mainly belonging to EC – European Commission Programmes) and 40 national research projects (mainly belonging to Spanish national Programmes), being Project Manager or main researcher in more than 10 international projects and more than 20 national projects. He has published more than 120 papers in journals and congresses, being more than 70 in international conferences.
He was Director (Dean) of Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, conducting and implementing the Bolonia changes in the Escuela’s academic programmes, and pioneering the international accreditation process by ABET-EAC (Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology – Engineering Accreditation Committee) as MSc (Master of Science) for the Telecommunication Engineering diploma, while being the President of the Spanish Association of Deans of Telecommunication Engineering Schools. During this period, he represented ANECA (National Spahish Agency for Quality Evaluation & Accreditation) for a pilot project of International Accreditation of Engineering Studies at a European level.
Later on, he was DG (Director General) of the Agency for International Promotion of Spanish Universities (Universidad.es), a Spanish Government agency reporting to the Board of Management formed by top officers from the Ministry of Education, Culture, & Sports, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation, and the Ministry of Economy & Competitiveness (Secretariat of State on Research & Innovation).
Since April 2016, he is the Rector (President) of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).

Giuseppe Conti

Giuseppe Conti

Predoctoral Researcher

Giuseppe Conti obtained a Master of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino. He developed his degree thesis at Universidad San Pablo CEU of Madrid. In that thesis project called "PROGETTO DI FRONT - END RF NELLA BANDA ISM DA 433 MHZ” (Front - end project in the RF ISM band at 433 MHz), was developed a part of a hardware receiver for biomedical data on a military application.
Currently is working like researcher for the Grupo de Aplicaciones de Tecnologías Visuales (GATV) of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
He is collaborating on research projects performing hardware developing for Biomedical and Communication system. His main interests focus on FPGA and microcontroller programming, Circuit and PCB design, sensor and electrical system prototype development.

Alberto del Río Ponce

Alberto del Río Ponce

Predoctoral Researcher

Alberto del Río Ponce was graduated in Mobile and Space Communications Engineering from the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), and has a Master‘s Degree in Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Big Data at the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (UPM). He completed his Degree’s Thesis on the analysis of IPv6 Multicast traffic in mobility, while the Master’s Thesis was based on Deep Reinforcement Learning optimization algorithms to guarantee the QoE for multimedia reproduction on a 5G environment.

He worked during 2018 at Deutsche Telekom (Berlin) in the specification of the standard of 5G telecommunications system, Release 16, specifically in the development of a system framework concept focused on cloud services. Currently, he is working within the Grupo de Aplicación de Telecomunicaciones Visuales (GATV) of the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (UPM).

Annelore Hermann

Annelore Hermann

Project Manager

Annelore Hermann holds a Master degree in Intercultural Mediation & Translation (Université Paris-Sorbonne) since 2017. Her relevant expertise is mainly project management, communication, content creation and the organisation of events. After having worked as a European Project Manager at an NGO and as an International Researcher Manager at Université Côte d’Azur in France, she joins the “Visual and Telecommunication applications’ Group” at UPM in January 2020.

Gustavo A. Hernández Peñaloza

Gustavo A. Hernández Peñaloza

Postdoctoral Researcher

Gustavo Hernández-Peñaloza received the Telecom Engineer degree from Universidad Santo Tomás, Colombia, in 2007, and the M.Sc. degree in telecommunication technologies, system and networks
from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in 2009. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with UPM. From 2010 to 2013, he was an Associate Research Fellow at the Universidad de Valencia (Spain).
He is currently working with the research group in the Visual Telecommunications Applications Group, UPM. He has been participating with different technical developments in several spanish and EU projects. His main topics include Signal Processing, Wireless Sensor Networks and Machine learning.
In 2019 he defended his thesis "Development of a multi-modal system to provide e-health related services based on indoor positioning".

David Jiménez Bermejo

David Jiménez Bermejo

Assistant Professor

Dr. David Jiménez (male) received the Telecom Engineer degree in 2004 by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) where he also obtained his telecomPh.D. degree (“cum laude”) in 2012. He joined GATV as a researcher in 2004 and, currently he is assistant professor within Department of Physical Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics.
His main research activities are focused on 5G communications, media quality & Quality of Experience (QoE) assessment, smart energy and electric vehicles.
He is part of the Executive Board of the Chair of RTVE (Spanish National Broadcaster) at UPM. Currently is participating in several European and national projects regarding the deployment of 5G for media services (5G-Media), and the application of Data Science and AI to media. He has been the coordinator of the Subgroup of High Definition Television within the Spanish Forum of Digital Television, and the Technical and Standardization Group within the Spanish Forum of High Definition Digital Television, both under the direction of the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Digital Society within the Ministry of Industry and Competitiveness.
He is a member of the board of the Spanish Section of the IEEE and the former communication coordinator of the section. He is the author and co-author of several scientific publications and reviewer for several entities both for R&D certification and scientific publications.

Álvaro Llorente Gómez

Álvaro Llorente Gómez

Predoctoral Researcher

Álvaro Llorente got the Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication Technologies and Services at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (ETSIT) of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). In July 2016 he carried out the Final year Project, "Design and execution of subjective quality tests on Ultra High Definition TV".
Since 2015 he collaborates with the Grupo de Aplicación de Telecomunicaciones Visuales (GATV) of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and with the Chair of RTVE in UPM. Currently, he studies the Master in Telecommunication Engineering at ETSIT UPM.

David Martín Gutiérrez

David Martín Gutiérrez

Predoctoral Researcher

He achieved his Bachelor’s degree in Audio-visual System Engineering at Carlos III University in 2016. His final project consisted on the study and the implementation of Bayesian Inference Algorithms in State-space systems.

He worked at Everis S.L Spain as software developer in the Banking department where he employed some technologies including Java and Calypso to implement trading applications. Later on, he started to work at Ixion Industry & Aerospace as data sensor fusion engineer where he implemented fusion algorithms for both UAV’s and UGV’s.

He is currently doing a Master’s degree in Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Big Data at Politécnica University. He is working at GATV as well as pre-doctoral researcher where he develops Artificial Intelligent algorithms for different European projects.

María Jesús Mayor Perea

R+D Management

Vocational adminstrative and technology lover. She developed her early carrier in Palma de Mallorca. She moved to Madrid in 2011.
In 2015, she joined Tetuan Valley, a incubator for technological startups, developing administrative tasks and acting as a liaison between project partners, suppliers and collaborators. It was then when she strengthen relationships with technological projects and communities.
She is currently doing administrative and project management tasks at Grupo de Aplicación de Telecomunicaciones Visuales, a research group based in Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (UPM), while studying Library Sciences at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

José Manuel Menéndez García

José Manuel Menéndez García

Full Professor

Full Professor at the Signal, Systems and Radio-communications Department of the E.T.S. Ingenieros de Telecomunicación of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where he has been teaching on topics related to Communications, Audio-visual Systems and Computer Vision since 1994. Director of the Visual Telecommunication Application Research Group – GATV from 2004 to 2019, and Director of the Chair of the Spanish Public Broadcaster RTVE at UPM since 2015.

He has extensive experience in participating in and directing research projects (more than 150), both national and European, on topics related to Visual Communications, Digital Television and Compuer Vision. He has published more than 200 papers on these subjects in international journals and conferences, and has been invited to give more than 70 invited lectures (both national and international). He is the author of 3 granted patents and 6 software registrations.

Senior Member of the IEEE, he is a regular reviewer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society since 2000 for different international journals and conferences sponsored by that entity. He is also an evaluator of the IET Society for several journals since 2009. He also collaborates regularly with different national and regional entities and the European Commission in the certification of accredited laboratories, in the evaluation and review of R+D+i projects and performs consulting work for broadcasters and companies in the telecommunications sector in Spain.

He has participated in the creation of two technology-based spin-off companies, and collaborated in the launch of two other companies in the Information and Communications Technology sector.

Francisco Moreno García

Francisco Moreno García

Predoctoral Researcher

Francisco Moreno received his BSc in computer science engineering in 2008 on the Thecnical University of Madrid. In 2007 he finished his final degree project called “Information Retrieval In Email Fields” on the Roskilde University (Denmark). From 2007 to 2012 he worked for different companies developing webs, where he got to be the Chief Developer in the advertisement agency Srburns. He moved to United Kingdom in 2012 where he worked two years and a half as mobile developer. Since October 2015 he is working on the GATV group where he works developing webs and mobile apps in different research projects.

Juan Antonio Rodrigo Ferrán

Juan Antonio Rodrigo Ferrán

Postdoctoral Researcher

He received the Telecom Engineer degree (Hons) in 2007, the Master in Communications Technologies and Systems in 2010 and a Ph.D degree (Cum Laude) in 2016 by the “Universidad Politécnica de Madrid” (UPM).

He is a member of the Visual Application Telecommunication Group (GATV) since 2007. During these years his work has been focused in R&D projects in a few different areas including: HDTV and 3DTV real-time video processing and coding, video streaming, video quality analysis, computer vision, machine learning, embedded programming for real time video processing and industrial process automation. Several international congresses and publications endorse these R&D deployments.

Javier Serrano Romero

Javier Serrano Romero

Predoctoral Researcher

Javier Serrano Romero was graduated on Sound and Image Engineering by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and he did a Research Master on Signal, Image, Speech and Telecommunications at Institut Polytechnique (INP) de Grenoble (France). He worked, by doing his final degree and final master projects, on speech processing domain at GETALP group of Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble (LIG). He was also reasearch assistant at Grupo de Aplicaciones de Procesado de Señales (GAPS) of UPM, working in a transfer of technology project to Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo, by applying signal processing and machines learning techniques to inertial sensors signals, installed over mobile devices, for driving manneuvers detection.
He is working now at Grupo de Aplicación de Telecomunicaciones Visuales (GATV) of UPM on testing and validation of new UHD and immersive content delivery models in next-generation mobile networks.

Silvia A. Uribe Mayoral

Silvia A. Uribe Mayoral

Postdoctoral Researcher

Silvia Uribe received the Telecom Engineer degree (Hons) in February 2008, the Master in Communications Technologies and Sistems in September 2010, the Master in Telecommunication Management in 2013 and finally the Ph.D degree (cum laude) in 2016 by the “Universidad Politécnica de Madrid”(UPM). She is a member of the Visual Application Telecommunication Group(G@TV) since 2006.
Her professional interests include interactivity technologies, content personalization technologies and big data. Related to this, she has been participating with technical responsibilities in some national (Buscamedia, Ciudad2020, LPS-BIGGER, Repara 2.0) and European (eASLA, LASIE, EasyTV) projects, and she is author and co-author of several papers and scientific contributions in international conferences and journals.
En julio de 2016 obtuvo el título de Doctora en Telecomunicaciones con la tesis "Desarrollo de un modelo multivariante para el análisis objetivo de la estética web".

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