Ramiro Sámano Robles obtained his degree in Telecommunications engineering from the national university of Mexico in 2001. He has professional experience ad PCB design engineer for high frequency applications and for the design of radio-frequency up-converters for 2.1 GHz communications. He has also professional experience as new technology evaluation engineer for a major cellular operator in Mexico where he was responsible for one of the first trials for 2.5G and 3G CDMA200 networks in Latin-america, and the implementation of several other new technologies such as intelligent network, smart antennas, localization-based services and short message services.
He obtained the PhD in signal processing for wireless communications from the University of Leeds in 2007, and MSc in Telecommunications and Information Systems from the University of Essex in 2003. He held a postdoctoral position at the Institute of Telecommunications in Aveiro, Portugal, where he was involved in the management and scientific contribution of several FCT and FP7 European research projects related to distributed MIMO, RFID, Internet of things (IOT), radio-over-fibre distributed antenna systems, cooperative systems, and cognitive radio. Some of these projects were FUTON (www.ict-futon.eu), CODIV(www.ict-codiv.eu), ASPIRE (www.fp7-aspire.eu) and QoSMOS (www.ict-qosmos.eu). His area of contribution in these projects was mainly in the interactions and optimization of MAC, PHY and RRM (Radio resource management) layers, particularly for their integration in system level simulators and testbeds for LTE, EPC and WiMAX standards.