Juan Ruiz Alzola

Stay at the IAC: 01/09/2015 to 30/11/2015

Prof. Juan Ruiz Alzola will give a Severo Ochoa seminar at IAC on 29 November 2015, entitled Can we leverage astrophysical technology in Medical Applications?

He is Associate Professor in Signal Theory and Communications at the University of las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain.


Juan Ruiz-Alzola is a Telecommunication Engineering (UPM, 1992) and holds a PhD (UPM, 1998). He has also followed University studies in Law. In November 1992 he joined the University of las Palmas de Grean Canaria (ULPG), where he is an Associate Professor in Signal Theory and Communications. He has also passed the National Recognition as a Full Professor in the same field. Prof. Ruiz-Alzola has been positively evaluated for three six-year research periods by the national evaluation body (CNEAI). He has directed several European, national and regional research and innovation projects, and is a coauthor for over one hundred research papers. He has also been the advisor for five PhD thesis, and for several more MsC thesis. Prof. Ruiz-Alzola was a post-doc Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital (1999-2000), with a grant from the Spanish Government, extending his collaboration as a Visiting Associate Professor at such institutions, until he was appointed Research and Technology Director of the Canary Islands Institute of Technology (2004-2007). Since July 2007 till July 2015 he has been the Director General of the Canary Islands Government Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society. As such, he has been in charge of representing the Canary Islands region before scientific, technical and political bodies in the areas of his competence. Prof. Ruiz-Alzola coordinated the elaboration of the Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) of the Canary Islands 2014-2020. He is also the author of the blog Labor Omnia Vincit about innovation and related matters. 

During his stay at IAC, Prof. Ruiz-Alzola will assess the potential medical applications of some of the technological capacities available at IAC, as well as the prospects of promoting an area in medical technology in the forthcoming IAC-Tech center.



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