David M. Gutierrez Estevez obtained his Engineering Degree in Telecommunications (Hons.) from the Universidad de Granada, Spain, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA, the latter supported by graduate fellowships from Fundacion la Caixa and Fundacion Caja Madrid in Spain.
He developed his Ph.D. thesis at the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory on the topic of interference analysis and mitigation for heterogeneous cellular networks under the supervision of Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz, obtaining the Researcher of the Year Award in 2013 for outstanding research contributions. From Sept. 2014 to Sept. 2015, David worked for Huawei Technologies as Principal Research Engineer in Silicon Valley on topics in the area of cloud computing.
Previous to that, David had held an internship position at the Corporate R&D Division of Qualcomm as well as research assistant and intern positions at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, both in Germany. Since January 2016, David is a Senior 5G Researcher at Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK, where he leads Samsung’s involvement in several European research projects of the Horizon 2020 framework in 5G as well as other standardisation activities. David’s published work accumulates over 650 citations, his H-index is 8, and he is co-inventor of several patents and patent applications.