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Andres Navarro is an Electronic Engineer (1993), with a Master on Technology Management (1999), both from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín. Obtained his PhD in Telecommunications from Universitat Politécnica de Valencia in 2003. He is IEEE Senior Member, advisor of the Spectrum Management Committee for Colombian Spectrum Agency and ITU expert. Currently is the IEEE Comsoc Colombia Chapter Chair.  As ITU expert, advised different governments in Digital TV and Spectrum Management. Is a participant on COST Action CA15104 IRACON and former actions COST IC1004 and COST 2100. He is member of IEICE and EurAAP.  Participated in the design of Icesi Master program in Telecommunications and Informatics, as well as in the CDIO curriculum design process and ABET process in the engineering school. Currently is the coordinator of the PhD program on engineering.

Director of the i2t research group at Universidad Icesi since 1999. His research interests are Spectrum Management, mobile radio planning, radio propagation and m-health.

Before joining Academia, he was technical manager for Compunet S.A. from 1991 to 1993. In 1995 founded a web development company (InSist ltd.), until the beginning of Ph.D studies in 1999.

In academia, he has been lecturer and currently a full professor in Universidad Icesi, combining teaching and research activities. He has served as TPC member of different IEEE conferences like PIMRC, VTC, Latincom and FIE. TPC member and Board member of IEEE Colcom since the first version in 2009 as well as chairman of IEEE Colcom in three occasions and TPC chair of IEEE Healthcom 2019. He is also a member of the Head Committee of the International Center “Global Innovation Exchange on Virtual Reality and Visualization” to America and Asia.

Awards: IEEE Colombia, member of the year, 2011.