Jorge Navarro-Ortiz is Associate Professor (Profesor Contratado Doctoraccredited as Profesor Titular de Universidad) of the Dpt. Signal Theory, Telematics and Communications of the University of Granada. Currently he has one period (2007 – 2012) of 6 years on research work (“sexenio de investigación”) recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science and two periods (up to Feb. 2015) of 5 years on teaching activity recognized by the University of Granada.

Since March 2015 he is the Coordinator of the Telematics Engineering area of the University of Granada and member of the management board of the Telematics Association (ATEL). He is also member of the Academic Commission for the M.Sc. of Telecommunications Engineering. Currently he is on the top 57 in the ranking of researchers of the University of Granada according to citation in Google Scholar profiles (area of Engineering and Technology, March 2015).

He obtained his MSc. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Malaga in 2001, being the associate nº 10408 of the Spanish Official Association of Telecommunications Engineers (COIT) since that date. Afterwards, his professional career was developed in the mobile communications field, working at world-leading manufacturers such as Nokia NetworksOptimi/Ericsson and Siemens.

In 2006 he started working at the University of Granada as assistant professor, where he got a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering with the thesis titled “Mechanisms for Improving the Quality of Experience over IEEE 802.11 Networks“ (summary available at TESEO), realized under the supervision of Prof. Juan Manuel Lopez Soler. During this work, he performed a research stay at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione of the University of Pisa during summer 2009 (June – September).

Currently he is a member of the Wireless and Multimedia Networking lab (TIC-235), research group headed by Prof. Juan Manuel Lopez-Soler, created from the Research Group in Signals, Telematics and Communications (TIC-123). Within this group, he has been participating in several research contracts in the field of 4G/5G mobile communications, among other topics. He is also member of the Research Center on Information and Communications Technologies (CITIC) of the University of Granada. During his post-doctoral period, he performed a research stay at the Broadband Wireless Networking Lab (leaded by Prof. Akyildiz) of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA) as visiting professor, investigating the deployment of Small Cells in TV White Spaces (June – September 2012).

His research interests include the enhancement of quality of service (QoS) and experience (QoE) in wireless networks, radio cognitive networks, 4G mobile networks (such as LTE and LTE-Advanced) and 5G mobile networks based on Software Defined Networks. Additionally, he is also active in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) in both 5G networks and LPWAN (low-power wide area networks) networks.

In this last topic, he is the initiator of the Granada community (contact: thethingsnetwork@ugr.es) of The Things Networks, a license-free and collaborative LPWAN based on the LoRaWAN standard.

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