Francisco Barcelo-Arroyo earned a degree in telecommunications engineering and a Ph.D. degree from the Political University of Catalonia (PUC), in 1986 and 1997, respectively. In 1987, he joined the Faculty of Telecommunications Engineering of Barcelona at PUC, where he has been teaching design and planning of communication networks, teletraffic, and wireless networks. After graduation, he did research in the areas of digital network synchronization and switching. Since 1997, he has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Telematic Engineering at PUC. He also served as a Consultant to telecommunications industry and operators in Spain. Furthermore, he has been involved in research projects supported by the Spanish Government through Plan Nacional de I+D and Profit. Barcelo-Arroyo also participated in projects funded by the European Commission: IST Internode on secure banking through wireless communications, IST Emily on location-based services, and IST Liaison on indoors location (he served as a Coordinator of WP4 on R&D activities). He also participated in projects funded by the European Science Foundation: COST 290 on traffic in wireless multimedia (Chairman of WG2 on mobility support) and IC0906 on networking of moving objects. His current research interests lie in the study of the evaluation of the capacity and teletraffic performance of wired and wireless networks, location-based services in wireless networks with and without infrastructure, and indoors positioning.
Biography Updated on 17 January 2011