Miguel Ángel Sotelo
Miguel Ángel Sotelo was born in
Talavera de la Reina, Spain, in October 1971. At present, he is Full Professor at the Computer Engineering Department of the University of Alcalá. He received
the Dr. Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996 from the Technical
University of Madrid, the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2001 from
the University of Alcalá (UAH),
He is Head of the INVETT Research Group and Vice-President for International Relations at the University of Alcalá. He was Director General of Guadalab Science & Technology Park (2011-2012) and Head of the RobeSafe Research Group (2006-2010). In May-June 2010 he was Dean of the Technical School of UAH and Vice-dean of the same School in the period 2004-2010. His research interests include Driverless Vehicles, Cooperative ITS Systems, and Traffic Technologies.
He is the author of more than 200 refereed papers in journals and international conferences, and corresponding author of 15 national patents and 1 PCT patent. He has been recipient of the Prize for the Best Team with Full Automation of GCDC 2013, the 2013 ITSS Outstanding Application Award, the 2010 Outstanding Service Award of the IEEE ITS Society, Best Research Award in the domain of Automotive and Vehicle Applications in Spain, 2002 and 2008, the 3M Innovation Awards in the category of eSafety in 2003, 2004 and 2009, and the Best Young Researcher Award of the University of Alcalá in 2004. He is Member of the IEEE ITS Society Executive Committee, and Member of the Steering Committee of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles. He has been a member of the IEEE ITS Society Board of Governors (2012-2014), Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, (2014-2017) Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2008-2015), member of the Editorial Board of The Open Transportation Journal (2006-2015), President of the Spanish Chapter of IEEE ITS Society (2015-2016), and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Newsletter (Jan 2013 – Jan 2014). He served as General Chair of the 2012 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, as well as Program Chair and member of Program/Organizing Committees in more than 30 international conferences. Currently, he is President-Elect of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (starting Jan 2017).
In 1997 he was Research Visitor at the RSISE department of the Australian National University. From 2004–2010 he served as Auditor and Expert at FITSA Foundation for RTD Projects in the domain of automotive applications. He has served as Project Evaluator, Rapporteur, and Project Reviewer for the European Commission in the field of ICT for Intelligent Vehicles and Cooperative Systems in the VI and VII Framework Programmes. In the period 2009-2015, he was CEO of Vision Safety Technologies Ltd, a spin-off company established to commercialize computer vision systems for road infrastructure inspection.
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