Juan A. Fraire

    Juan A. Fraire built a strong telecommunication engineering background in developing, deploying and managing a wide range of ground mobile networks. This expertise was enhanced his PhD. in Engineering and Applied Sciences from the National University of Córdoba (UNC), funded by the Argentinian Space Agency (CONAE). Since then, his focus of research is the implementation and optimization of communication algorithms and protocols for space networks. Together with colleagues from JPL (NASA), Juan authored the “Delay-Tolerant Satellite Networks” book, and published more than 45 international journals and conferences. In 2014, he founded the International Space-Terrestrial Internetworking (STINT) workshop, which is held annually since then, nucleating researchers and industry in the domain. After completing a postdoctoral stage at a CNRS laboratory in France, Juan was awarded a researcher position at Argentinian Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), from where he develop specialized consultancies with different actors in the space industry. Presently, Juan is also an associate professor in Computing Networks at FAMAF in Argentina, an associate professor in Space Networking at Saarland University in Germany and an invited professor at Politecnico di Torino in Italy.