Gonzalo León



Gonzalo León is the Vice President for Research at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and a Professor of the Telematics Engineering Department since 1991. He was Deputy General Director for international relations on R&D in Spain (1996-98), Deputy General Director at the Office of Science and Technology attached to the Presidency of the Spanish Government (1998-2000), Secretary General for Science Policy at the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology and responsible for the National R&D Plan and International Relations (2002-04). He has chaired experts groups at the European Commission including the Follow up of the Lisbon Strategy Group (2006-09) and the Research Infrastructures Group (2009-10). He has also worked with the Ministry of Science and Innovation as member of the High Level Group on ERA Governance and the expert group for the design of the new Spanish Law of Science and Technology. He is the Spanish representative in the SFIC (Strategic Forum for International Cooperation of the Council) and Chairman of the Space Advisory Group of the European Commission. He is also a member of the Member of the board of trustees of several foundations and companies and member or president of several advisory committees in Spain. His research activities focused on software engineering for telecommunications systems and on IT technology transfer. He was the principal researcher in several R&D projects in the EU Framework Programme, EUREKA, and National R&D Plan on ICT.


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