My name is Pere Tuset-Peiró. I was born in Barcelona on August 12, 1985, but I have always lived in Granollers, the capital city of the Vallès Oriental region in Catalunya. I currently live with my wife Esther, my daughter Júlia (February, 2015) and my son Pau (June, 2016).
I received the BSc and MSc in Telecommunication Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2007 and 2011 respectively, and the PhD in Network and Information Technologies from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in 2015. I also received a MSc in Free and Open Source Software from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in 2012. Since 2021, I am also pursuing a BSc in Economics from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), as I am very interested in the intersection between technology and society.
From January 2011 to December 2011 I was a junior researcher at Escola Universitària Politècnica de Mataró (EUPMt) working on the evaluation of power-line communications systems under the supervision of Dr. Léonard Janer. From January 2012 to April 2015 I was researcher at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) working under the supervision of Dr. Xavier Vilajosana-Guillén on my PhD thesis, which is related to MAC protocols for active RFID systems. From February 2013 to May 2013 I was visiting researcher at Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) under the supervision of Dr. Jesús Alonso-Zárate, and from July 2013 to October 2013 I was visiting researcher at the University of California Berkeley (UCB) under the supervision of Prof. Kris Pister and Dr. Thomas Watteyne. From March 2014 to February 2016 I was R&D engineer at Hewlett & Packard in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain, working on large format printers. Finally, from January 2014 to December 2019 I was the co-founder of OpenMote Technologies, a start-up company devoted to developing open hardware, firmware and software for the (Industrial) Internet of Things.
Currently, I am Associate Professor at the Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications (EIMT) Department and Senior Researcher at the Wireless Networks (WiNe) Laboratory of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), both of Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). In addition, since 2019 I am Affiliate Professor at the Telecommunications and Systems Engineering Department of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). My courses encompasses computer and electrical engineering, including the following: operating systems, computer networks, wireless communications, embedded systems and microelectronics, among others. In turn, my research is mostly focused on embedded and networked systems, which are the pillars of the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm.
So far I have published over 30 papers in high impact journals and conferences, and I have co-authored 7 international patents related to embedded systems and wireless communications. In 2014 I received the 2nd Best Demo Award at IEEE INFOCOM conference for the work “Demonstrating Low-Power Distributed Queuing for Active RFID Communications At 433 MHz”. In 2017 I also received the 2nd Best Demo Award at IEEE SENSORS conference for the work “Wireless PID Control of a Thermal Process using an Ultra-Low Cost LWIR camera”. In 2020 I received the Rising Star Researcher Award at MSWiM 2020 (23rd International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems) for my contributions to the design of low-power wireless networks. I am IEEE Member since 2012 and IEEE Senior Member since 2018.