Vice-Director for Research
FACULTY & VISITING PROFESSOR - Associate Professor
David Gomez-Barquero is an Associate Professor at the Communications Department of the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), Spain, where he leads a research group at the Institute of Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications (iTEAM) working on next generation wireless communication technologies, including broadcasting. He received with First Class Honors distinction a double M.Sc. degree in telecommunications engineering from the UPV and the University of Gävle, Sweden, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications from the UPV in 2009. During his doctoral studies he was a guest researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, the University of Turku, Finland, and the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. He also did an internship at Ericsson Eurolab, Germany. His Ph.D. thesis was awarded by the Spanish College of Telecommunications Engineering, and in 2010 he was awarded with the best young researcher prize of Valencia. He carried out a 2-year post-doc at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), Germany. He also held visiting research appointments at the Sergio Arboleda University, Colombia, as Visiting Professor, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA, as a Research Scholar, and the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea, as a Guest Researcher. Prof. Gomez-Barquero has been actively participating during the last decade in the standardization of wireless broadcasting technologies. He participated in the validation of the second generation digital terrestrial TV technology DVB-T2, and in the standardization processes of its mobile profile T2-Lite and its handheld evolution DVB-NGH. He also contributed to the DVB-T2 implementation guidelines, and co-edited the DVB implementation guidelines on upper layer forward error correction. He participated in the standardization process of the next-generation broadcast TV standard ATSC 3.0, acting as Vice-Chairman of the Modulation and Coding ad-hoc group. Currently, his research is focused on 5G, and is the project coordinator of three European H2020 projects: 5G-RECORDS on 5G content production (www.5g-records.eu), FUDGE-5G on cloud-native private 5G networks (www.fudge-5g.eu) and iNGENIOUS on next-generation 5G-based IoT (www.ingenious-iot.eu). Previously he coordinated the H2020 5G-Xcast project that developed broadcast and multicast technology components for 5G (www.5g-xcast.eu). He led the first live television content production using exclusively 5G (standalone network) with Orange, ZTE and the Spanish Public Broadcaster RTVE during the EUCNC 2019 conference. Dr. Gomez-Barquero has published over 200 scientific papers (H-index 30, over 3.000 citations), holds 4 international patents, and has participated in many technical program committees of international conferences. He is the editor of the book “Next Generation Mobile Broadcasting” from CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting. He was the General Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB) 2018, and has participated in the organization of the international conferences IEEE ISWCS 2006, IEEE PIMRC 2016 and EUCNC 2019. He is also a Distinguished Lecturer and member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS), and a a member of the 5G-PPP steering board (https://5g-ppp.eu/).