Juan Ruiz-Alzola is the Imaging Technologies Full Professor in the knowledge area of Signal Processing and Communications, at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), where he is a member of the Department of Signal and Communications (DSC) and of the School of Telecommunication Engineering and Electronics (EITE). He is also an affiliate researcher at the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics (IAC), where he leads the medical technology programme. He is a member of the board of directors and Vicepresident of Gran Telescopio de Canarias, the largest optical and infrared telescope in the World, Director of the Advanced Technologies Service for the Smart Specialization of the Canary Islands at the ULPGC Science and Technology Park Foundation, and Director of the Medical and Audiovisual Technology Group (GTMA) at ULPGC Institute for Biomedical and Health Research (IUIBS). He is currently the INTERREG MAC MACbioIDi project coordinator, with 31 partners in the Canary Islands (Spain), Madeira and Azores (Portugal), Mainland Spain, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Senegal and the Unitted States.
Professor Ruiz-Alzola is passionate about science, technology and innovation, and about their application to sustainable economic growth, quality jobs creation and, in general terms, to improving the quality of life of humankind. In particular he is deeply committed to fostering such concepts across his regional community, the Canary Islands (Spain).
Extended biographical information can be found at: https://juanruizalzola.com/about-juan/