I received a Telecommunication Engineering Degree on January 2003 from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Prior to graduation I worked at British Telecom (UK, 2001) and at NEC Network Laboratories Europe (Germany, 2002) performing research in mobile IP networks for my graduation project, which was awarded by the COIT (Spanish official association of Telecommunication Engineers) with the Alcatel prize to the best master thesis in "Mobility and Multimedia in Telecommunications".
On January 2003, I joined DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology North America, where I focused on the design and development of DSRC/WAVE technology in vehicle-to-vehicle communications.
Keeping my focus on inter-vehicle communications, I joined on January 2004 the Telematics Institute of the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, where I worked towards my doctoral degree involved in the Network on Wheels project. In Karlsruhe I had a fantastic time being part of the DSN Research Group, led by Prof. Hannes Hartenstein, researching on distributed protocols for car to car communications. As part of the Doctoral program I spent three months at the Dept. of Transportation of UC Berkeley with the group of Prof. Raja Sengupta. On July 2007, I defended my doctoral thesis obtaining the Dr.-Ing. degree with Summa Cum Laude and being awarded by the FZI-Fördervereins for an ‘herausragende Dissertation’.
Since then, back in Barcelona, I made a step towards product development and market analysis. I’m currently business development and project manager in the area of telematics in the Advanced Communications Business Unit of FICOSA International, a global provider to the auto industry.