Eduard Alarcón

Professor, UPC BarcelonaTech

Eduard Alarcón

Speaker Bio


Eduard Alarcón is a professor and educator, research scientist and student mentor at the

Technical University of Catalunya (UPC BarcelonaTech), his alma mater where he graduated

MSc -with national award-, and PhD (honors) in 1999. He is faculty of the School of

Telecommunications at UPC, where he was during the period 2006-2009 the Associate Dean of

International Affairs at the School of Telecommunications Engineering. He has been invited

professor to the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden in 2011 and the

University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, 2003 and 2006. He is a 2018-2019 Senior advisor at

General Directorate R+D+i, Ministery of Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities.

ICREA Academia Award by the Generalitat de Catalunya 2019-2024. He is founding member of

the strategy group and ambassador of The Collider entrepreneurship program at the Mobile

Word Capital. His research mentoring of a constellation of some 20 research PhD candidate

students across his career made him a prolific author with more than 500 co-authored scientific

publications, 7 books, 8 book chapters and 12 patents, in the scientific fields of on-chip energy

management and RF circuits, energy harvesting, nanosatellites and satellite architectures for

Earth Observations, nanotechnology-enabled graphene wireless communications, molecular

communications, and Artificial Intelligence-defined networks, areas in which he has been

participating in EU, DARPA, NSF, NASA and ESA projects, and projects and awards with

companies as Google, Intel and Samsung, and in cooperation with colleagues at various

departments of MIT, Cornell University, UC Berkeley, GeorgiaTech in US, and Cambridge, KTH,

Aalto, EPFL and Moscow Skoltech in Europe. He is an international renowned speaker, with

invited lectures, keynotes and tutorials across all continents, including invited lectures at

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Intel Massachusetts, University of Cambridge, IBM TJ

Watson NY, Indian Institute of Technology Karagphur, Cadence Santa Clara, MIET Moscow, U.

Auckland, New Zealand, U. Shiraz, Iran, and Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in

Seoul, and he was elected IEEE distinguished lecturer in 2010. Professional officer

responsibilities include election to IEEE CAS Board of Governors (2010-2013), and currently

worldwide Vice President for Technical Activities of IEEE CAS (2017-2018). Journal on

IEEE Journal on Emerging topics in Circuits and Systems, of which he was deputy Editor-in-

Chief (2016, 2017) and currently Editor-in-Chief for 2018 and 2019. Conference organization

encompass general co-chair of IEEE ISCAS 2020. He participates in various start-ups with a

broad technical breadth as scientific mentor. In Academia, activities related to innovation in

higher education include General co-chair of the 2014 CDIO Barcelona International Conference

and organizing committee of the 2013 CDIO International conference hosted at MIT and

Harvard.