Javier Prieto earned the PhD in Information and Communication Technologies and the Extraordinary Performance Award for Doctorate Studies from the University of Valladolid in 2012. At this University, he also received the Telecommunication Engineer degree (2008) and the Marketing Research and Techniques degree (2010). Since 2007, he has worked in different public and private research centers, such as the University of Valladolid (Spain) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently, he is a member and an assistant lecturer of the University of Salamanca.
He has published more than 50 papers in international journals, books and conferences, participated in more than 35 research projects, and been author of 2 Spanish patents. Moreover, he serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Communications Letters and for the Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing journal, as a guest editor for the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks and as a reviewer for numerous international journals. He is member of the scientific committee of the Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal, member of the technical program committee of prestigious international conferences (such as IEEE GLOBECOM or IEEE ICC), and reviewer in a large number of them. In 2013, he received the award “Young entrepreneurs of Castilla y León” from the Youth Institute of Castilla y León (Spain).
His research interests include social computing and artificial intelligence, for developing smarter and safer cities, localization and navigation technologies, for indoor and outdoor environments, and Bayesian inference techniques, for improving social welfare and environmental sustainability.