Name: Juan Ruiz Alzola
Position: Main researcher
Tasks: Coordination of the project
Studies: Telecommunication Engineering by the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain – PhD Degree by the UPM – Bachelor Degree in Law by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain.
Bio: Juan Ruiz Alzola is an Imaging Technologies Full Professor in the knowledge area of Signal Processing and Communications at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), where he is a member of the Department of Signal and Communications (DSC) and of the School of Telecommunication Engineering and Electronics (EITE). He is also an affiliate researcher at the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics (IAC), where he leads the medical technology programme. He is a member of the board of directors and Vice_president of Gran Telescopio de Canarias, the largest optical and infrared telescope in the world. Director of the Advanced Technologies Service for the Smart Specialization of the Canary Islands at the ULPGC Science and Technology Park Foundation and Director of the Medical and Audiovisual Technology Group (GTMA) at ULPGC Institute for Biomedical and Health Research (IUIBS). He is currently the INTERREG MAC MACbioIDI Project coordinator, with 31 partners in the Canary Islands (Spain), Madeira and Azores (Portugal), Mainland Spain, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Senegal and the United States.
Juan Ruiz Alzola joined the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) in 1992. Professor Ruiz Alzola was a post-doc Visiting Research Fellow in the Surgical Planning Lab (SPL), at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School (1999-2000), supported by a grant from the Spanish Government. He extended his collaboration as a Visiting Associate Professor at such institutions, until he was appointed Research and Technology Director of the Canary Islands Institute of Technology (2004-2007). Professor Ruiz Alzola has been positively evaluated for three six-year research periods by the National Evaluation body (CNEAI). He has directed several European, national and regional research and innovation projects, and is a coautor for over one hundred research papers.