Miguel Ángel Sotelo

Full Professor

Department of Computer Engineering

University of Alcalá , Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Spain

Web site: www.robesafe.com/personal/sotelo

Short Biography

Miguel Ángel Sotelo received the degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996 from the Technical University of Madrid, the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2001 from the University of Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid), Spain, and the Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the European Business School in 2008. From 1993 to 1994, he held an Excellence Research Grant at the University of Alcalá, where he is currently a Full Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering. In 1997, he was a Research Visitor at the RSISE of the Australian National University in Canberra.

His research interests include Real-time Computer Vision and Control Systems for Autonomous and Assisted Intelligent Road Vehicles, as well as Vehicle-Infrastructure cooperation. Miguel Ángel Sotelo is author of more than 200 publications in international journals and conferences in the fields of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Robotics. He has been recipient of the Best Research Award in the domain of Automotive and Vehicle Applications in Spain in 2002 and 2009, and the 3M Foundation Awards in the category of eSafety in 2004 and 2009.

He served as Auditor and Expert at FITSA Foundation for RTD Projects in the domain of automotive applications in 2004-2010. Miguel Ángel Sotelo has served as Project Evaluator and Reviewer for the European Commission in the field of ICT for Intelligent Vehicles and Cooperative Systems in FP7. He was Director General of Guadalab Science & Technology Park (2011-2012) and co-founder and CEO of Vision Safety Technologies, a spin-off company established in 2009 to commercialize computer vision systems for road infrastructure inspection. He is member of the IEEE ITSS Board of Governors (2012-2014).

Miguel Ángel Sotelo is Editor-in-Chief of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Newsletter, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Associate Editor of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine and member of the Editorial Board of The Open Transportation Journal.

He has been recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Editorial Service Award for the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Miguel Ángel Sotelo was Keynote Speaker in the following international conferences: ACS2007, HISPABOT2008, VIS2008, and EUROCAST2009. He served as General Chair of the 2012 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV’2012) that was held in Alcalá de Henares (Spain) in June 2012.

He is Program Chair of the 2013 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV’2013) in Gold Coast, Australia, and Regional Program Chair for Europe at the 2013 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference in the Netherlands. He will also serve as Program Chair of the 2015 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.