Ana García Armada received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnical University of Madrid in February 1998. She is currently a 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 is an IEEE Fellow and Fellow of the AAIA. She has participated (and coordinated most of them) in more than 30 national and 14 international research projects as well as 30 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 more than 250 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and she holds five granted patents. She has contributed to international standards organizations, such as ITU and ETSI, she is a member of the expert group of NetworldEurope European Technology Platform and Vice-Chair 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), IET Communications (2014-2017) and IEEE Communications Letters (2016-2019; Editor until Feb 2019, Senior Editor from Mar 2019, Exemplary Editor Award 2017 and 2018). She is serving on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Communications since 2019, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society (area editor since 2019 and associate editor-in-chief since 2024) 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 WCNC 2024, IEEE MeditCom 2024 (General Chair), IEEE Globecom 2022, IEEE Globecom 2021 (General Chair), IEEE Globecom 2019, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) Fall 2018, Spring 2018 and 2019, among others. She has been an officer since 2017 and is now the Chair of IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Committee. 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 has been a Member at Large of the Board of Governors, Director of Online Content and member of several management committees in the IEEE Communications Society, where she is now the VP of Member and Global Activities. 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 and the Outstanding service award from the IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering Standing Committee in 2020. She received the IEEE ComSoc/KICS Exemplary Global Service Award in 2022. Her main research interests are signal processing techniques applied to wireless communications.
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