Juan José Unzilla Galán

Curriculum vitae

Juan José Unzilla Galán (b. Bilbao, 1966) holds a BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering (1990) and a PhD in Information and Communication Technologies (1999) from the UPV/EHU. He has been lecturing in the Telematics Engineering area since 1990, holds tenure at the Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao and has a rating of Excellent under the Docentiaz programme. He has been coordinating the Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering since academic year 2017-2018. He co-founded the Telematics Engineering Group (GIT) in which he worked from 1995 to 2003, and the Telematics Engineering Research Group (I2T), in which he has worked since 2004. The latter is recognised by the Basque Government as a Type A consolidated research group. His research fields are the application of software defined networks and network function virtualisation to Industry 4.0 and cybersecurity in distributed systems. He has taken part in over 50 research projects based on competitive calls, and has led 9 of them. He has been the lead researcher on 15 contracts with businesses and has worked on a further 12 as a researcher. He has directed 3 PhD theses and co-authored 23 publications in journals and over 70 publications at congresses. Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (2013) and Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol (2013). He is the co-founder of the cybersecurity spin-off Keynetic (2017).  He was Head of the Electronics & Telecommunications Department in 2001-2004, Vice-Rector for Teaching Staff in 2004-2009 and 2009-2011 and Vice-Rector for Coordination in 2011-2013.