History Committee Member introductions
Antonio Perez Yuste
He received his B.Eng. in Radiocommunications (1991), M.Eng. in Telecommunications (1996) and Ph.D. (cum laude) in Telecommunications (2004), all from the Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM), Spain.
In 1991, Prof. Perez Yuste joined the Department of Communications and Audio & Video Engineering at Technical University of Madrid as an Assistant Professor, where he carried out research on Digital Communication Systems. In 1995 he changed his position to Associate Professor, being involved with Numerical Methods Applied to Electromagnetic Field problems. In 2008, he was finally promoted to Professor in the same university. Currently, his research interests are related to the History of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, with special emphasis in the History of Telecommunications, and the development of the Information Society.
He has held different academic positions at Technical University of Madrid: he was vice Director of the Technical University of Madrid’s School of Telecommunications from 1997 to 2001, Director of that School from 2001 to 2004, and Head of the Technical University of Madrid President’s Cabinet from 2004 to 2012.
He received the ‘INISEL Award’ to the best Bachelor Thesis, in 1991, and was distinguished with the ‘Faculty Collaboration Award’ from the ‘Escuela Universitaria de Ingenieria Técnica de Telecomunicacion, EUITT’, in 1996. He also received the ‘Technical University of Madrid Medal’ in 2004 for his outstanding work as a Faculty Director, and the ‘Technical University of Madrid Prize to Innovation in Education’, in 2009, for his best education practices carried out in the past five years.
At present, he is an IEEE Senior Member, Member of IEEE History Committee, Member of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), appointed Member of the SHOT International Outreach Committee, IEEE Milestone Coordinator for Regions 8-10, and member of the IEEE Spain Section Executive Committee.