Jorge Navarro-Ortiz is an Associate Professor of Dpt. Signal Theory, Telematics and Communications of the University of Granada. Currently he has two periods (from 2007 to 2018) of 6 years on research work (2 sexenios de investigación) recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science and two periods (up to Feb. 2015) of 5 years on teaching activity (2 quinquenios docentes) recognized by the University of Granada.

Since February 2019, he is Head of Department of Signal Theory, Telematics and Communications of the University of Granada. Previously, he was the Coordinator of the Telematics Engineering area of  knowledge of the University of Granada (from March 2015 to February 2019). He is a member of the management board of the Spanish Telematics Association (ATEL) since March 2015. He is also a member of the Academic Commission and the Quality Commision for the M.Sc. of Telecommunications Engineering (from course 14/15), the Degree Committee (Consejo de Titulación) (from course 17/18). Additionally, he is also a member of the Centre Board (Junta de Centro) of the School of Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering of the University of Granada, its Academic Commission and its Goverment Commision since April 2019.

He obtained his M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Malaga in 2001. Afterwards, his professional career was developed in the mobile communications field, working at world-leading manufacturers such as Nokia Networks, Optimi/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 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 (headed 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 using SDN/NFV paradigms. Additionally, he is also active in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) in both 5G 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.

The Things Network Granada community

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