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Miguel Gutiérrez Gaitán is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the Andrés Bello University (UNAB) in Santiago, Chile. He holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal, an MS in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin (PoliTo), Italy, and a BS in Electronics Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile. Since 2023, he is also the Chairman of the IEEE ComSoc Chile Chapter, and a Research Associate at the Research Centre in Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems (CISTER), in Porto, Portugal.

Dr. Gutiérrez Gaitán has (co-)authored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications in relevant journals and conferences including, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE WF-IoT, IEEE RTSS, IEEE VTC, and IEEE GLOBECOM. Among other honors and awards, he received the "Best Paper Award" at the RAGE Workshop at DAC 2022, and the "Best Work-in-Progress Paper Award" at IEEE WFCS 2021. His main research interests cover different aspects of wireless networks, real-time communication, and IoT.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto

Sept 2018Feb 2023

Master, M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin

Feb 2008Nov 2009

External positions

IEEE ComSoc Chile Chapter Chair, IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc)

Jan 2023Dec 2024

Pedogical Council Member, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto

Sept 2020Mar 2022


  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Internet of Things
  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • Sensor Networks
  • Wireless Communication
  • Radiopropagation


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