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Juan Quemada Vives
Full Professor of Telematic Engineering

+34 91 0672131,  < juan.quemada_at_upm.es>
ETSI Telecomunicación (B-202). Avenida Complutense 30, E-28040 Madrid, Spain


Juan Quemada is full Professor at the Dept. of Telematic Engineering(DIT) at the Telecom Engineering Faculty of UPM (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. He is the Head of the Internet NG Research Group, of the Cyberaula Educational Innovation Group and Co-director of the Telefónica Chair for the Digital Economy. His research focusses on educational methodologies for online learning, was well as design of collaborative and social software design over the Web platform. He has a large involvement in European as well as Spanish research projects and has authored of a large variety of publications.

He graduated in "Telecommunications Engineering" in 1977 from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) and achieved a PhD in "Telecommunications Engineering" in 1982 with a work on "Synchronisation of Time Compression Multiplex Systems". which was used for creating a system for telephone transmission and cassette recording of 16 EEG s signals which was the first to transmit 16 EEG signals simultaneously over a telephone line.

He was lecturer at the Faculty of Informatics from 1977 to 1982. In 1982 he became Associate Professor at the Telematics Engineering Department (DIT) at ETSIT-UPM. He became Full Professor in 1991.

He did set up in 1985, together with Fernando Fournon, the first EUNET server in Spain. The server provided email, file transfer and news services to the Spanish research community for several years. It was the first open service in Spain to which any computer could connect using the free software implementations of the Internet Application Protocols, but using cheap conectivity based on modems and standard switched telephone lines. The service was known as the "Internet of the poor". Proprietary network solutions where offered at that time in Spain by IBM (Bitnet, SNA), Digital (DECNET), but they could only connect computers from those companies. This service was an important seed for the deployment of the Internet in Spain and for the creation of the Spanish NREN RedIris years later. The node gave service to múltiple institutions in Spain until it was transferred in 1992 to the UPM spin-off Goya Servicios Telemáticos S.A. created by J.A. Mañas, A. Alvarez and others.

He was very active from 1980 to 2001 in protocol engineering using formal methods, using EFSM, and the LOTOS language. He created then his research group on protocol design, which has remained active until today. He leaded many Spanish and European research projects, authored many publications and was a regular member in program committees of conferences like FORTE, IFIP PSTV, ... He was the Spanish representative at the ISO Committee defining the LOTOS Standard from 1986 until the publication of the Standard in 1989.

He leaded the definition of the E-LOTOS (Enhancements to LOTOS) ISO/IEC 15437:2001 Standard, where he was the chair, rapporteur and editor of the ISO committee defining the E-LOTOS standard from the start of the ISO activity in 1994 until the standard was published in 2001.

He was appointed director of the Telefonica Chair at UPM for Internet NG when the chair was created in 2001, with the goal of acting as an observatory of the evolution of the Internet. He has remained director until the chair was merged into the UPM Telefonica Chair for the Digital Economy, where he was appointed co-director of the new Chair, together with Jorge Perez.

He and his research group (Tomas de Miguel, Arturo Azcorra, Santiago Pavón, Joaquín Salvachúa, David Larrabeiti, Manuel Petit, ..) created the ISABEL application in 1993 in the ISABEL project. Isabel was for more than a decade the only high-quality multicast-capable video-conference application featuring various qualities of services for different types of connections. This allowed seamless interconnection of dozens of sites with IP over ATM at 10 Mb/s, together with sites connecting with links ranging from 128Kb/s to 2Mb/s. It was used worldwide to create collaboration platforms over the first broadband infrastructures. Isabel was ported in 1997 to IPv6 and the experience acquired was used to generate one of the first guides for application porting to IPv6, used in several IPv6 Task Forces.

He was co-founder of Agora Systems S.A. in 1999, an UPM spin-off company, created to support commercial deployment of Isabel collaborative platforms. The rest of cofounders where the more stable members of the ISABEL team at that time, namely Tomas de Miguel, Santiago Pavón, Gabriel Huecas, Tomás Robles, Manuel Petit, Eva Castro, Fernando Echevarrieta and Hector Velayos, complemented by persons coming from the corporate world, like Eulogio Naz from Artur D. Little and Luis Rodriguez Ovejero of SATEC.

The ISABEL research group at UPM changed to GING (Grupo Internet de Nueva Generación) in 2002. The GING organización in Github contains all the software developments of the GING group, including the last software versions of ISABEL .

ISABEL did not survive the emergence of the cloud and the experience gained was used to create by members of his group (Joaquín Salvachua, Javier Cerviño, Pedro Rodriguez and Alvaro Alonso) around 2012 theLynckia/Licode project, a scalable cloud enabled WebRTC MCU, which was the first WebRTC MCU to be released as an open software project (Github). It was the only open MCU ready when the first chrome version supporting WebRTC appeared and is being used today to implement real time voice and video collaboration by several companies.

He is also co-founder of MashMe.tv (today MashMe.io)), together with Victor Sanchez Belmar(CEO) and Eulogio Naz in 2012. MashMe.io has created the Room of the Future, a leading EdTech service which is being used worldwide by the most prestigious Universities and Corporations. The WebRTC version of the Room of the Future was created using Lynckia/Licode and is the closest service to the "old" ISABEL services.

He has been always a convinced promoter of entrepeneurship and started organising Hackathons at ETSIT-UPM with the help of Victor Sanchez Belmar and with the support of the Telefonica Chair. He organised the first hackathon in September 2011 (HTML5 party). Many others followed: more HTML5 parties, HTML5 vs Andrid, WebRTC Challenges, HackForGood, TADHack, etc.

He was the founder of the HackForGood multi-site Hackathon series together with Victor Sanchez Belmar from MashMe.io, Enrique Quintas from HazLoPosible and Fabian Garcia Pastor from Telefónica, under the sponsorship of the Telefónica Chair at UPM. HackForGood started in 2013 with 8 sites in different Spanish universities promoting the creation of multidisciplinary teams (hackers, designers, problem solvers, entrepreneurs, etc) to solve social problems. Yearly editions have continued very successfully, as one of the main activities of the Telefónica Innovation & Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.

He created his first MOOC in 2013 for the MiriadaX Latin-American platform, entitled "Development of Webapps in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript, including FirefoxOs Mobiles" (Desarrollo en HTML5, CSS y Javascript de WebApps, incluyendo móviles FirefoxOS). He created it with the help of a multidisciplinary team composed of Ignacio Vazquez, Eugenio Vega, Santiago Pavon, Joaquin Salvachua and Gabriel Huecas. The MOOC was very successful (15K registrations, 12.5K persons started and 2.5K persons finished). Nine editions of this MOOC on design with HTML, CSS and JavaScript have been offered till today (2019). It amounts to nearly 200.000 enrolled students altogether and is the most followed MOOC on the MiriadaX platform.

The experienced gained in this MOOC and others produced since then was used by Juan Quemada to develop the AMMIL methodology. AMMIL (Active Meaningful Micro-Inductive Learning) is a methodology for creating video-based learning courses and their associated learning objects, which maximises the motivation and instructional effectiveness in self-learning environments.