CV: Satellite Systems Engineer



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 Date Submitted:18-03-2012
 Last Modified:18-03-2012 (08:58)
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 Current job:Satellite Systems Engineer
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:>3months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsBroadband Satellite Systems, Signal Processing, Telecommunications Engineering, Research, International experience, Cooperation


-  Telecommunications Engineer from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

-  Research experience in top-class universities from United States and Europe.

-  Communication and mediation skills in multicultural environments.

Professional Experience

September 2011 – Onwards

European Space Agency

Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

-  Member of the Young Graduate Trainee Programme (YGT) and working as Satellite Systems Engineer.

-  Design and development of simulation tools for Multibeam Satellite Systems.

- Research on fade mitigation techniques such as Power Control.


October 2010 – June 2011

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland.

-  Research intern at the Signal Processing Laboratory (LTS4).

-  Research on distributed signal processing, wavelets, and resource allocation for Wireless Sensor Networks.


September 2009 – June 2010

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California, USA.

-  Research visitor at the Image and Signal Processing Institute.

-  Development of several contributions in the area of Distributed Spatial Compression in Wireless Sensor Networks.



September 2004 – June 2010

Bsc/Msc in Telecommunications Engineering (Specialization in Communications).

Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain.

-  Strong background in communications, signal processing and networks.

-  Msc Thesis (Honors): “Contributions to Distributed Spatial Compression in Wireless Sensor Networks” completed at the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, USA.


Extra Professional Activities

September 2008 – June 2009

Association of University Students for the Cooperation (AUCOOP), Barcelona, Spain.

-  Chief Project Officer and Coach.

-  Deal with counterparts from several South American countries.

-  Manage a group of up to 30 students.

-  Develop a technical trainee course.

July 2008 – August 2008

Cooperation project: “Development of telecommunications for rural schools in Rabat”.

Rabat, Morocco.

-  Design and install outdoor and indoor wireless networks for rural schools in a Rabat suburb.


Language Skills

Spanish:              Mother tongue

Catalan:               Mother tongue

English:                Fluent. 97/120 on the TOEFL iBT (March 2010)

                                - Grade B in the First Certificate in English by the University of Cambridge (May 2009).

French:                Intermediate


Computer Skills and Competences

OS:                                        MS-Windows family and Linux.

Programming:                  C++, Matlab, Java, and VHDL.

Office tools:                      MS Office environment.

Other tools:                       LaTex, LabVIEW, OmNet++.


Publications and Awards

Conference articles:

- J. Perez-Trufero, S. K. Narang and A. Ortega, Distributed Transforms for Efficient Data Gathering in Arbitrary Networks, accepted at International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2011.


- Winner of the “Best Master Thesis on Information Systems Award 2010/11” from the Telecommunications School of the Technical University of Catalonia (Barcelona, October 2011).

-  Winner of both Local and National phases of the First National BEST-GMV Engineering Competition in the Technological Case-Study modality (Madrid, March 2008).

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