I am in love with the academia for the last years, but also flirting with industry and consultancy from time to time. I am interested in new ways of deploying dynamic wireless and wired networks, providing a truly end-to-end network, relying on programmable networks. I am also heavily involved in the smartcity testbed of Antwerp, Belgium -Citylab- which is part of major endeavour involving the government of the City of Antwerp, imec (leading industry in nanolectronics and digital technologies), and University of Antwerp (ranked 14 in the top 50 young universities).
Prof. Marquez-Barja is a Professor at University of Antwerpen, as well as a Professor in IMEC, Belgium. He is leading the Wireless Cluster at IDLab/imec Antwerp. He was and is involved in several European research projects such as CREW, FORGE, WiSHFUL, Fed4FIRE/FAVORITE, Fed4FIRE+, eWINE, CONCORDA, 5G-CARMEN, FLEXNET, FUTEBOL (Technical Coordinator), 5G-Mobix, PROTEGO, InterConnect projects. He is a member of ACM, and a Senior member of the IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Education Society where he participates in the board of the Standards Committee. His main research interests are: 5G advanced architectures including edge computing; flexible and programmable future end-to-end networks; IoT communications and applications. He is also interested in vehicular communications, mobility, and smart cities deployments. Prof. Marquez-Barja is co-leading the Citylab Smart City testbed, part of the City of Things programme, located in Antwerpen, Belgium. Prof. Marquez-Barja has been given several keynotes and invited talks in different major events, as well as received 25 awards in his career so far, and co-authored more than 100 articles. He is also serving as Editor and Guest editor for different International Journals, as well as participating in several Technical Programme and Organizing Committees for several worldwide conferences/congresses.