Professor Miguel Angel Sotelo Vázquez (born Talavera de la Reina, 1971) holds degrees in Technical Engineering (1992) and Senior Engineering (1996) and a Doctorate (2001) in Telecommunications Engineering and a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Management (2008). He has been a Full Professor of Engineering Systems and Automation at the University of Alcalá since 2010. In 1997 he was Research Visitor at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. He has also undertaken technical visits and short research stays at many universities and research centres in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. In 1992 he received the National Prize for Technical Telecommunications Engineering awarded by the Ministry of Education. In 2004 he was named the Best Young Researcher of the University of Alcalá in the field of Experimental Sciences. In 2008 he won the First Prize in the contest of ideas for UAH technology-based companies. In 2010 he received the Outstanding Editorial Service Award from the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society as the best Associate Editor of the journal “IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems”. In 2013, he won the IEEE ITSS Outstanding Application Award granted by the IEEE ITSS Society.
He was Director General of the Science and Technology Park in Guadalajara (2011-2012), a founding partner of "Vision Safety Technologies" (2009), the first technology-based company at the UAH, and Deputy Director of the School of Engineering (2004-2010) and Acting Director of that School in 2010. He has authored more than 200 research publications in journals, conferences and book chapters. In 2012 he was General Chair at the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2012 International Congress held in Alcalá de Henares. He has served as Program Chair at several international conferences sponsored by IEEE. He has also been a member of the International Program Committee at more than 40 international conferences and has participated in International Doctoral Thesis committees and Selection Boards in Sweden, Italy and Portugal.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal “IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine”, Associate Editor of the journal “IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems” and a member of the editorial committee of “The Open Transportation Journal”. He has also been Chief Editor of the journal "IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Newsletter" (2013). He has participated in several European projects and regularly collaborates with the European Commission as an Assessor, Rapporteur and Reviewer of European Projects in the fields of intelligent transport systems and Research for the SME. He is currently a member of the Governing Council and the Executive Committee of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society.