Mr. Miguel Ángel Lagunas Hernández

Medalla nº XL


(IEEE Student73-Member78-Senior Member 89-Fellow 97) was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1951.


He received the Telecommunications Engineer degree in 1973 from UPM, Madrid, and the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications from UPC, Barcelona. During 1971-1973, he was a Research Assistant at the Semiconductor Lab ETSIT, Madrid. Joined UPC as Teacher Assistant in Circuit Theory and Semiconductor Electronics (1973-1979); Associate Professor of digital signal processing (79-82). Since 1983, he has been a Full Professor at UPC, teaching courses in signal processing, array processing and digital communications.


He was Project Leader of high-speed SCMA (1987-1989) and ATM (1994-1995) cable network. He is also Co-director of the first projects for the European Spatial Agency and the European Union, providing engineering demonstration models on smart antennas for satellite communications using DS/FH systems (1986) and antenna arrays for mobile communications GSM (1997). His research activity is devoted to spectral estimation, DSP on communications and array processing. His technical activities are in advanced front-ends for digital communications combining spatial with frequency-time and coding diversity. Prof. Lagunas was Vice-President for Research of UPC from 1986-1989 and Vice-Secretary General for Research, CICYT, Spain from 1994-1996. Member of the NATO scientific committee (97-01).


Currently, he is Director of the Telecommunications Technological Center of Catalonia (CTTC) in Barcelona ( He was promoter and Secretary (1995-2010) of the Spanish committee for large research facilities. He is an elected member of the Academy of Engineers of Spain and of the Academy of Science and Arts of Barcelona ( He is elected Correspondent Member of the Nordrhein-Wesfälische Akademie der Wissenchaften und der Künste (Dusseldorf, Germany) 2009. He received the Technical Achievement Award from Eurasip 2010. Fellow EURASIP 2014. He was a Fullbright post-doc at the University of Boulder, CO. (USA).