Andres Iborra is Full Professor of Electronics Technology and Head of the Systems and Electronics Engineering Division (DSIE) at the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), where he has been since 1998. Iborra has a Ph.D. degree (1993), a M.S. degree (1989) in industrial engineering from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain, and a B.S. degree (1985) in industrial engineering from the University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain. Prior to his M.S. degree, he joined CRISA (joint venture between Abengoa Electric Corporation and Matra), and he was assigned to the Space Electronics Division (1986–1989). Upon the completion of his Ph.D. degree, Iborra joined ENWESA (joint venture between Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Equipos Nucleares SA). There, he reached R&D Director position in 1994. He worked for the nuclear industry as responsible of several R&D projects, most of them focused in the field of robotics and computer vision for radioactive environments. At the same time, he was working as Assistant Professor of projects engineering at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). In 1998, after five years working in nuclear power plants, he left ENWESA to go into academia full time. He joined University of Murcia as Assistant Professor of Industrial Electronics. There, Iborra funded the Systems and Electronics Engineering Division (DSIE) in 1999. This research group put together more than forty researchers of three different disciplines (electronics engineering, computers engineering, and automatic control). In 2002, Iborra obtained a chair of Full Professor at the Universidad Politécnica of Cartagena (UPCT). Since then his research interest is focused on robotics, computer vision, wireless sensor networks, and mobility.
Biography Updated on 17 January 2013