BiographyDr. Antoni Perez-Navarro has a phD in Physics for the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona(UAB) since 2000. He got his bachelor in physics, also from UAB, in 1995. He is Aggregate Professor in the Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication department (EIMT department) at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), since 2005. His association with the university dates from 2002, starting as a teaching consultant.
Between the years 2010 and 2014, he has been the academic director of the postgraduate of Geographic Information Systems (at UOC), and between 2011 and 2014 he has been postgraduate coordinator of his department. Between 2017 and 2020 he was the deputy director of research in eLearnCenter, at UOC. Nowadays is the director of the Technological Observatory of the EIMT department and director of the technical collection of books of editorial Ediuoc. He is also member of the editorial board of the Newsletter of Geo4All. Apart from his activities at UOC, he works, since the year 2007, at Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià (EUSS) where he gives classes in Industrial Engineering grades.
He has also collaborated with Cartographic and Geologic Institute of Catalonia (ICGC) in its International Course on Management and Applied Techniques in Cartography. His teaching activities range from the fields of physics and GIS in telecommunication engineering, computer science, multimedia and industrial engineering. Before starting his career in academia, he has worked as a GIS professional between the years 2000 and 2005 in Aurensis, S.L.. That work includes project management and design of new GIS software. His main research interests are indoor positioning, prevention of diseases via smartphones, and in the education field, His main contributions are mathematical notation in physics and mathematics in online environments; and the introduction of video as a learning tool in the virtual classroom, which received the Best Innovation Project Award at UOC in 2010 with the project Present@. He has published several papers in international journals in all these topics and acts as reviewer of several journals. He is part of the Technical Program Comitee of IPIN and is one of the organizers of the Symposium “Challenges of Fingerprinting in Indoor Positioning and Navigation” that was held in Barcelona in 2015. And he is the chair of the congress Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation 2021 (IPIN2021) that will take place in Barcelona in 2021.