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 (Spain). I currently live with my wife Esther, my daughter Júlia (February, 2015) and my son Pau (June 2016). We also have the cheerful company of Perla, a female European cat that we adopted back in 2009.
I received the BSc and MSc in Telecommunications 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.
From January 2011 to December 2011 I was junior researcher at Escola Universitària Politècnica de Mataró (EUPMt) working on the evaluation of powerline communications systems under the supervision of Dr. Léonard Janer. From January 2012 to February 2014 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 firmware engineer at Hewlett & Packard in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain, working on large format printers.
Since March 2016, I am Assistant Professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). My courses are related to embedded systems, operating systems, computer networks and digital signal processing. I am also co-founder at OpenMote Technologies, a start-up company devoted to developing open hardware, firmware and software for the Internet of Things.
So far, I have published more than 20 papers in high impact journals and conferences and I have received 7 international patents related to embedded systems, wireless communications and digital signal processing. In 2014 I received the Best Demo Runner-Up Award at the prestigious IEEE INFOCOM conference for the work “Demonstrating Low-Power Distributed Queuing for Active RFID Communications At 433 MHz”. I am member of IEEE (#90926957) since 2012.