Carles Fernández-Prades received the M.S. and Ph.D. (cum-laude) degrees in electrical engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain in 2001 and 2006, respectively. During the pursuit of his Ph.D. degree, he was a recipient of a 2001–2004 Ph.D. scholarship granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education. He joined the Department of Signal Theory and Communication at UPC as a Research Assistant, getting involved in a number of European, Spanish, and Catalan research projects, as well as industrial ones. In 2002, he engaged in an educational innovation project funded by the Catalan Government. In 2003, he became the Technical Manager at UPC for an European Space Agency research project. He was a Teaching Assistant in the field of analog and digital communications (UPC 2001–2005). In May 2006, he joined the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacionsde Catalunya (CTTC), where he currently holds a position as a Research Associate and the Coordinator of the Communications Subsystems Area. His primary areas of interest include statistical signal processing, estimation theory, GNSS synchronization, digital communications, and design of RF front-ends. During the second semester of 2007, he was a Visiting Lecturer at Universidad Tecnològica Metropolitana (UTEM), Santiago, Chile.
Biography Updated on 26 October 2011