Education


  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 2006
    University of Southern California

  • M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, 2002
    University of Southern California

  • B.Sc. Ingeniería Electrónica, 1998
    Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

Work Experience (after PhD)


  • Associate Professor (2019 - until now)
    Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

  • Assistant Professor (2012 - 2019)
    Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

  • Senior Researcher (2010-2012)
    University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

  • IRCSET Fellow (2008-2010)
    National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Member of Research Staff (2006-2008)
    Xerox Research Labs, USA

During the period August-September 2018, I was a Visiting Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Catáolica del Perú (PUCP) and the Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Perú (UTEC). During the period July-August 2014, I was a Visiting Professor at Graz University of Technology, Austria (TU Graz). During the period October-November 2008, I was a Visiting Researcher at Northwestern University, USA.

Recognitions & Awards


  • Distinguished TPC Member, for the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), awarded by the President of the IEEE Communications Society, 2021, 2020 and 2017

  • InnovationExpo2018, a only-by-invitation Expo where we demonstrated an ambient light link. This is a flagship event organized by six Dutch ministries to showcase Dutch innovation to the world, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, October 2018.

  • Accenture Innovation Award, Winner for the Perfect Cities track (out of more than 140 concepts), joint work with Dr. Wang and Dr. Giustiniano, Utrecht, The Netherlands, October 2017. RTL Z interview

  • Best Paper Runner Up, The 12th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT), Irvine, USA, 2016.

  • Runner Up for Teacher of the Year Award, 2nd out of 55+ lecturers in the Department of Computer Science, TU Delft, June 2016.

  • Best Paper Award, the 12th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS), Dallas, USA, 2015.

  • Best Paper Runner Up, the 10th IEEE International Workshop on Practical Issues in Building Sensor Network Applications (IEEE SenseApp), Florida, USA, 2015.

  • Best Paper Runner Up, the 13th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (ACM/IEEE IPSN), Berlin, Germany, 2014.

  • Best Paper Award, the 5th Extreme Conference on Communication (ExtremeCom), Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland, 2013.

  • 6th most cited paper in the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, for a paper published in 2012.

  • Best Paper Runner Up, the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (ACM/IEEE IPSN), Chicago, USA, 2011.

  • ERCIM Fellowship, granted by The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, 2009. (Granted but not pursued).

  • IRCSET Fellowship, competitive Post Doctoral grant awarded by the Government of Ireland for all areas in Science, Engineering and Technology, 2008.

  • 14th most cited paper in the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, for a paper published in 2007.

  • Best Invention Award, Xerox Research Labs, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2005. (During Internship).

  • Runner-Up for Best Teaching Assistant Award for two years in a row, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Southern California, USA, 2003 and 2004.

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, founded in 1897, is the USA’s “oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines”, California, USA, 2001.

  • Top 1% in university entrance examination (20th out of 2000+ applicants), Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru, 1992.

Funding (only at TU Delft)


TOTAL FUNDING: above 1.4 Million €


Main sources:

  • ENLIGHT’EM, lead-PI, 550 k€, 2019-2023, source: EU (MSCA-ITN).

  • LuxSenz, sole-PI, 655 k€, 2019-2024, source: NWO (TOP Module 1).

Other sources:

  • IoT-AgainstCovid, co-PI, 53 k€, 2021, source: TU Delft CVB.

  • CHIIOT, co-PI, 10 k€, 2020, source: 4TU.

  • DSET-IoT, lead-PI, 100 k€, 2018, source: AMS Institute.

  • Virtual Referee, sole-PI, 6 k€, 2018, source: TU Delft Alumni Assoc.

  • AutoTune-Light, sole-PI, 30 k€, period: 2017, source: Zumtobel.

Profesional Activities


Editorial Boards

  • ACM/Springer Wireless Networks (2013-2014)

Technical Program Committee Memberships &
Conference/Workshop Organization

  • 2021: ACM SENSYS, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE PERCOM, EWSN (General Co-Chair), CHIIOT (Local Co-Chair), LIOT.

  • 2020: ACM/IEEE IPSN, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE PERCOM, IEEE SECON, LIOT.

  • 2019: ACM SENSYS, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE PERCOM, ACM/IEEE IoTDI, CPS-IoTBench.

  • 2018: ACM MOBICOM, IEEE INFOCOM, ACM/IEEE IPSN, IEEE PERCOM, ACM BUILDSYS, AICCSA, ACM TAPIA.

  • 2017: ACM SENSYS, IEEE INFOCOM, ACM/IEEE IPSN, IEEE PERCOM.

  • 2016: ACM SENSYS, ACM/IEEE IPSN, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE PERCOM, IEEE RTSS, IEEE MASS, VLCS, MadCom (General Chair), PerMoby.

  • 2015: ACM/IEEE IPSN, IEEE PERCOM (Main Track and WiP), IEEE RTSS, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE DCOSS, IEEE MASS, EWSN, PerMoby, IFIP SustainIT PhD Forum.

  • 2014: IEEE ICDCS, IEEE PERCOM (Main Track and WiP), IEEE DCOSS, IEEE MASS, IEEE WoWMoM, EWSN (TPC and Poster/Demo co-chair), ALGOSENSORS, SSS, Permoby, MobiSPC.

  • 2013: ACM/IEEE IPSN, IEEE RTSS, IEEE DCOSS, IEEE PERCOM (WiP), RealWSN, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE ISSNIP, S-CUBE (TPC chair), Permoby, RoboSense, CONET, EvAAL.

  • 2012: IEEE MASS, IEEE LCN (Demo Board), PerMoby, RealWiN, DSD, CONET, RoboSense (Poster and Demo Co-chair).

  • 2011: IEEE LCN (Demo Board), IEEE NCA, ISSNIP, ANT, DSD, CONET.

  • 2010: IEEE ICDCS, IEEE SUTC (Track Co-Chair), ISSNIP, ICPADS, CONET (General Co-Chair), ATNAC.

  • 2009: IEEE SECON, IEEE GI, ISSNIP, SensorNets (Publicity Co-Chair).

  • 2008: IEEE PIMRC, IEEE SUTC, IEEE GI.

  • 2007: PWSN.

  • 2005: IEEE WirelessCom, Symposium of Wireless Sensor Networks (Publicity Co-Chair)

Invited Talks


  • WIC MidWinter Meeting: Optical Wireless Communications for 6G Networks "Exploiting sunlight for wireless communication and sensing", Eindhoven, The Netherlands, March 2020.

  • IOT & Li-Fi Conference, "LuxSenz: Exploiting Sunlight for Wireless Communication", Eindhoven, The Netherlands, September 2019.

  • KU Leuven, "The Internet of Things: from Vietnam to radios & lights", Leuven, Belgium, February 2019.

  • IEEE Intercon, "La Historia de Internet de Cosas: desde sus principios en la Guerra de Vietnam hasta las nuevas generaciones de Radios y Luces", Lima, Perú, Agosto 2018.

  • Dagstuhl Seminar, “Foundations of Wireless Networking” link, Wadern, Germany, July 2017.

  • Imperial College London, "The Internet of Things: from Vietnam to radios & lights", London, UK, May 2017.

  • University of Cambridge, "The Internet of Things: from Vietnam to radios & lights", Cambridge, UK, October 2016.

  • The University of Twente, “The Internet of Things: from Vietnam to radios & lights”, Twente, The Netherlands, June 2016.

  • The University of Oxford, “Low Power Wireless Networks: About Links and Graphs”, Oxford, UK, June 2015.

  • European Cooperation in Science and Technology, Action IC1101 OPTICWISE, "OpenLight: Software-Defined VLC, Shinning a Light on Embedded Networks" Graz, Austria, July 2014

  • Technische Universitat Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), "Think Globally, Act Locally: On the Reshaping of Information Potentials", Darmstadt, Germany, February 2013.

  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), "New Research Trends in Wireless sensor Networks", keynote at "The SUPSI Research Convention", Lugano, Switzerland, September 2012.

  • Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft), "Understanding and Taming Low-Power Wireless Links", Delft, The Netherlands, June 2012,

  • Universita degli Studi di Trento (UNITN), "Understanding and Taming Low-Power Wireless Links", Trento, Italy, May 2012.

  • Wichita State University (WSU), "Understanding and Taming Low-Power Wireless Links", Wichita, Kansas, USA, April 2012.

  • Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP), "An Overview of Wireless Sensor Networks", keynote at "The Second Latin American Workshop on Wireless Networks for Rural Areas", Ica, Peru, August 2010.

  • Xerox Research Labs, "Impact of Lower Layer Dynamics on Wireless Sensor Network Routing", Webster, New York, USA, June 2006.

  • Bosch Research and Technology Center, "Impact of Lower Layer Dynamics on Wireless Sensor Network Routing", Palo Alto, California, USA, March 2006.