Rafael Sotelo


Education and degrees:

-ElectricalEngineer, 1994, Universidad de la República, Uruguay.

-MBA, 1999, Universidad de Montevideo, Uruguay.

-PhD in Telematics Engineering, 2010, Universidad de Vigo, Spain.

Positions at Academia:

-Director of the Department of Information and Communications Technology at Universidad de Montevideo since 2002.

-Professor at Universidad de la República since 1995.

-Evaluator for academic quality assessment of Engineering degrees (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay).

Positions at Industry:

-1991-2010 Technician/Engineer/Technical Manager at TV Channel 10, Montevideo, Uruguay.

-Adjunct consultant at Ministry of Industry 2011-2020. Responsible for the international collaboration about Digital TV and responsible for the Digital TV Laboratory.

-Consultant at Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay (LATU, www.latu.org.uy) 2018-2020.

-Industry consultant at Geocom (Software and Telecommunications) and TCC (Cable TV) since 2000.

-Co-Founder at Quantum-South.


Areas of interest: 

-Television, Multimedia, Video Quality, Quality of Experience

-Recommender Systems

-Quantum Computing

-Industry and Social applications of Artificial Intelligence and Technology

Papers published: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=F8eRrgIAAAAJ&hl=es 

Prizes and Distinctions:

-"Uruguayan scientist with extensive experience" recognition by Ministry of Education (Uruguay) Dec 2019.

-Member of the National Research System (Uruguay).

-Full member of the National Academy of Engineering of Uruguay.

-Awarded IEEE President Medal 2016 by Barry Shoop

-IEEE Senior Member.

-Member of the International Program Committee and reviewer of many symposiums and journals.

-Lecturer at many national and international events and congresses (US, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Spain, France, UK…)

-Finalist at Airbus Quantum Computing Challenge, Oct 2020. Team Leader.

Positions at IEEE:

-2016-2018 Broadcast Technology Society: AdCom Member at Large

-2019-2021 Broadcast Technology Society: AdCom Member at Large 

-2019-2020 Broadcast Technology Society: Chair of Education Committee 

-2017 Chair South Cone Council (Sections Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay)

-2015-2016 Chair Uruguay Section

-2013-2014 ViceChair Uruguay Section

-2012-2020 Chair (founder) of Broadcast Technology Society Uruguay Chapter 

-ViceChair of Communications Society Uruguay Chapter

-2017-2019 IEEE Broadcast Technology Newsletter Associate Editor 

-2018 IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting Guest Editor Special Issue on Quality of Experience for Advanced Broadcast Systems

-2020 Organizer of IEEE Workshop in Quantum Computing Entrepreneurship during IEEE Quantum Week (Denver, CO).