Ecuador Chapter Chair
Román Lara-Cueva (SM’18) received the B.Eng. degree in electronic and telecommunications engineering from Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador, in 2001, the M.Sc. degree in wireless systems and related technologies from the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, in 2005, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in telecommunication networks for developing countries from Rey Juan Carlos University, Fuenlabrada, Spain, in 2010 and 2015, respectively.,In 2002, he joined the Departamento de Eléctrica, Electrónica y Telecomunicaciones, Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Sangolquí, Ecuador, where he has been an Associate Professor since 2005 and a Full Professor since 2016. He has authored or coauthored 12 publicly funded research projects and directed seven of them. He currently heads the Ad Hoc Network Research Center and the Smart Systems Research Group (WiCOM-Energy). His research interests include digital signal processing, smart cities, wireless systems, machine learning theory, and volcano seismology.