Ana García Armada received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnical University of Madrid in February 1998. She is currently Professor at University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, where she has served in a variety of management positions (Head of Signal Theory and Communications Department, Vice-dean of Electrical Engineering, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of International Relations, among others). She is leading the Communications Research Group at this university. She has been visiting scholar at Stanford University, Bell Labs and University of Southampton. She has participated (and coordinated most of them) in more than 30 national and 10 international research projects as well as 20 contracts with the industry, all of them related to wireless communications. She is the co-author of eight book chapters on wireless communications and signal processing. She has published around 150 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and she holds four patents. She has contributed to international standards organizations, such as ITU and ETSI, is member of the expert group of the European 5G PPP and member of the advisory committee 5JAC of the ESA as expert appointed by Spain on 5G. She has served on the editorial boards of Physical Communication (2008-2017) and IET Communications (2014-2017). She is serving on the editorial board of IEEE Communications Letters since 2016 (Editor until Feb 2019, Senior Editor from Mar 2019, Exemplary Editor Award 2017 and 2018), IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society since 2019 and ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies since 2020. She has served on the TPC of more than 40 conferences and she has been member of the organizing committee of IEEE Globecom 2019, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) Fall 2018, Spring 2018 and 2019 and IEEE 5G Summit 2017, among others. She will be the General Chair of Globecom 2021. She has been an officer since 2017 and is now the Secretary of IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Committee (since 2019). She has been the Secretary of the IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering Standing Committee (2016-2017) and the Chair of this committee (2018-2019). She is a Member at Large of the Board of Governors, Director of Online Content and member of several management committees in the IEEE Communications Society. She has received the Young Researchers Excellence Award, the Award to Outstanding achievement in research, teaching and management and the Award to Best Practices in Teaching, all from University Carlos III of Madrid. She was awarded the third place Bell Labs Prize 2014 for shaping the future of information and communications technology. She received the Outstanding service award from the IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Communications Electronics technical committee in 2019. Her main research interests are signal processing techniques applied to any kind of wireless communications.
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