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Adriano Camps

Adriano Camps (S’91–A’97–M’00–SM’03–F’11) was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1969. He received the degree in Telecommunications Engineering and Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 1992 and 1996, respectively. In 1991 to 1992, he was at the ENS des Télécommunications de Bretagne, France, with an Erasmus Fellowship. Since 1993, he has been with the Electromagnetics and Photonics Engineering Group, Department of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, where he was first Assistant Professor, Associate Professor in 1997, and Full Professor since 2007. In 1999, he was on sabbatical leave at the Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory, of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Since 1993, he has been deeply involved in the European Space Agency SMOS Earth Explorer Mission, from the instrument and algorithmic points of view, performing field experiments, and since 2001 studying the use of GNSS-R techniques to perform the sea state correction needed to retrieve salinity from L-band radiometric observations. His research interests are focused in microwave remote sensing, with special emphasis in microwave radiometry by aperture synthesis techniques and remote sensing using signals of opportunity (GNSS-R). He has published over 153 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and more than 325 international conference presentations, holds 8 patents, and has advised 21 Ph. D. Thesis students (+ 6 on-going), and more than 110 final project and Ms.C. Theses. His publications have received more than 4200 citations, his h-index is 31.

He co-led the Remote Sensing Lab and co-leads the UPC NanoSat Lab. He is the PI of the first two UPC nano-satellites 3Cat-1, a 1U CubeSat with 7 small technology demonstrators and scientific payloads, and 3Cat-2, a 6U CubeSat with the first dual-frequency dual-polarization GNSS-R payload. Both nano-satellites are schedule for launch in H1 2016.

Adriano Camps was Chair of uCal 2001, Technical Program Committee Co-chair of IGARSS 2007, and co-chair of GNSS-R '10. Currently, he is Associate Editor of Radio Science and the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, President-Founder of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Chapter at Spain, and currently Vice-President for Meetings and Symposia of the IEEE GRSS.

In 1993, he received the Second National Award of University Studies; in 1997, the INDRA award of the Spanish Association of Telecommunication Engineers to the best Ph.D. in Remote Sensing; in 1999 the Extraordinary Ph.D. Award at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya; in 2002, the Research Distinction of the Generalitat de Catalunya for contributions to microwave passive remote sensing; in 2004 he received a European Young Investigator Award, in 2009 and 2015 the ICREA Academia award, and in 2011 he was elevated to the grade of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) for “For contributions to microwave remote sensing of land and sea surfaces.” Finally, as a member of the Microwave Radiometry Group, UPC, he received in 2000, 2001, and 2004: the 1st Duran Farell and the Ciutat de Barcelona awards for Technology Transfer, and the "Salvà i Campillo" Award of the Professional Association of Telecommunication Engineers of Catalonia for the most innovative research project for MIRAS/SMOS related activities, and in 2010 the 7th Duran Farell award for Technological Research for the work on GNSS-R instrumentation and applications.

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