Dr Ramón Velasco Pérez Juan (born Ciudad Real, 1963) holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering (1987) and a Doctorate in Telecommunications Engineering (1991) from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. After a few years as a Research and Teacher Training Fellow and an untenured lecturer, in 1993 he became a Senior Lecturer in Telematics Engineering at the UPM. He then worked on the founding and start-up of DAEDALUS - Data, Decisions and Language, S.A., a spin-off company of the Intelligent Systems Research Group at the university. Between 1998 and 2002, he worked in the company as a manager and as the Director of Data Mining. In 2002 he moved to the Department of Automation at the University of Alcalá, where he has been a Full Professor since 2008. At the UAH, he was FEDER Fund Manager for scientific infrastructure in the area of communications of the Ministry of Science and Technology between 2003 and 2005. He was Deputy Director of Research and Corporate Relations at the School of Engineering between 2004 and 2008, and later Assistant Inspector of that university's Inspection Services until March 2010. In 2007 and 2008 he was the coordinator of the Electronics and Communications Technology area of the FPU Grants Evaluation Commission of the Ministry of Science and Innovation. He was the Vice President for Postgraduate Courses and Lifelong Learning between 2010 and 2014.
He served on the board of the Spanish Artificial Intelligence Association (AEPIA) between 1997 and 2001, he has been a member of the board of the Telematics Association since it was founded, and has been a member of the board of directors of the Spanish Association of Telecommunications Engineers in the Section of Castilla-La Mancha since its inception.
He is the coordinator of the Telematic Services Engineering Research Group, which consists of 12 lecturers in the Department of Automation, and is the co-director of the Telefónica Chair for the Improvement of Personal Autonomy at the University of Alcalá. During his career, he has participated in more than 30 research projects (20 of them as lead researcher), with both public and private funding, and has had more than 100 scientific publications. His research focuses on personalising services for citizens by means of telematic systems, and in particular on the use of the internet of things to improve the autonomy of people with disabilities. In 2001 he was awarded the second New Applications for Internet prize by the Telefónica Chair for New Generation Internet at the UPM, and in 2009 he won the prize for Innovation in Mobile Communications awarded by the Vodafone Spain Foundation.