Manuel Velez received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in telecommunication engineering from the University of the Basque Country in 1993 and 2008, respectively. In 1995, he joined the University of the Basque Country, where he is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Communications Engineering. In 2008, he was a visiting post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Information Technology in the University of Turku, Finland. Since 2009, he is the coordinator of the PhD Program (National Interuniversity) in Mobile Network Information and Communication Technologies. He has been involved in several research projects concerning broadcasting and wireless systems for 20 years and has supervised several PhD dissertations in this field. He is coauthor of more than 90 papers in international journals and conferences and was a recipient of the Best Paper Award of the 2013, 2014, and 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the SET International Journal of Broadcast Engineering. His research interests are related to new broadcasting technologies and wireless communications systems, in the areas of software defined radio developments, system testing and data analytics for spectrum and mobility management.