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Ana Garcia Armada
Vice President, Member and Global Activities

Ana Garcia Armada is currently a Professor at University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, where she has occupied a variety of management positions (Head of Signal Theory and Communications Department, Vice-dean of Electrical Engineering, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of International Relations, among others). She is leading the Communications Research Group at this university. She has been visiting scholar at Stanford University, Bell Labs and University of Southampton. She has participated (and coordinated most of them) in more than 30 national and 10 international research projects as well as 20 contracts with the industry, all of them related to wireless communications. She is the co-author of eight book chapters on wireless communications and signal processing. She has published more than 250 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and she holds five patents. She serves on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Open Journal for the Communications Society. She has been part of the organizing committee of many conferences, including the role of General Chair for IEEE Globecom 2021. She is the Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Technical Committee. She was Secretary (2016-2017) and Chair (2018-2019) of the IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering Standing Committee. She has received the Young Researchers Excellence Award, the Award to Outstanding achievement in research, teaching and management and the Award to Best Practices in Teaching, all from University Carlos III of Madrid, She was awarded the third place Bell Labs Prize 2014 for shaping the future of information and communications technology, the Outstanding Service Award from the IEEE ComSoc SPCE technical committee in 2019, and the Outstanding service award from the IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering Standing Committee in 2020. She received the IEEE ComSoc/KICS Exemplary Global Service Award in 2022. Her main research interests are signal processing techniques applied to wireless communications.