Juan Carlos Lopez received the MS and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunication (Electrical) Engineering from Technical University of Madrid in 1985 and 1989, respectively.
From September 1990 to August 1992, he was a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (USA).
From 1989 to 1999, he has been an Associate Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Technical University of Madrid. Currently, Dr. Lopez is a Professor of Computer Architecture at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) where he has served as Dean of the School of Computer Science from 2000 to 2008. Since 2006, he is the Director of the Indra Chair at UCLM.
He was co-founder of a startup company aimed at designing control and communication systems, with special emphasis on the metropolitan transportation sector. He served as CTO from 1992 to 1997.
He has led different national and international projects (funded by the EU and the NATO), and others funded by private companies (such as Indra, Telefonica I+D, Alcatel…). He holds two patents.
He has served as program committee member, session chair and reviewer in some of the main international conferences on design automation (i.e. DATE, ISSS).
He is and has been member of different panels of the Spanish National Science Foundation and the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, regarding the Information Technologies research programs. From 2004 to 2009 he coordinated the Doctoral Education Program of the Ministry of Science and Innovation (area of Information Technologies).
Currently, his research activities center on embedded and distributed system design, advanced communication services and innovation management.