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Professional Profile

RTD Group

Information and Communication Technology

Position in CIMNE

Research Engineer

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Mr. Alberto Tena (M) is a Project Manager, RTD Technical Pre-Award Manager and Research Engineer in the ICT Research Group of CIMNE. He holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering and a Master's Degree in Applied Telecommunications and Engineering Management (MASTEAM) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Since 2006, he has participated in more than 20 RTD projects in the development of ICT Technologies in various disciplines, such as Health, Environment, Civil Engineering, Tourism, Aerospace and Naval fields.

He has technically coordinated several national and international RTD proposals and has participated in several research projects as Project Coordinator, Work Package Coordinator, Task Responsible and Research Engineer gathering expertise in the whole process, from the beginning of the idea conception to the management and execution of the project.

As Research Engineer, Alberto has wide experience developing IoT networks, Artificial Intelligence applications and Speech Analysis Technologies in various disciplines, such as Health, Environment, Civil Engineering, Tourism, Aerospace and Naval fields.

As Senior RTD Proposals Manager, Alberto drives to significantly increase research income by taking a proactive role in identifying national and international funding sources and supporting grant applications.

To carried out his responsibilities successfully Alberto possess:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • RTD Proposals writing skills.
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise your workflow accordingly
  • Experience of working in a research environment
  • Knowledge of European Research funding mechanisms, including Horizon 2020

As Technical Project Manager, Alberto has a great deal of organizational prowess, leadership capability and communication skills in order to be successful adding technological knowledge in and expertise in ICT Technologies.

Responsible of technical project management to the conception, development and execution of RTD and consultancy projects. In addition to handle all the duties normally ascribed to project managers, such as:

  • Planning
  • Scheduling and timeline maintenance
  • Execution
  • Managing the budget
  • Communication with stakeholders
  • Ongoing maintenance

Currently, he is doing his doctoral thesis in the Doctoral Program Engineering and Information Technologies (RD 99/2011) of the University of Lleida, in collaboration with the Functional Unit of Motoneurona - Neurology Service of the Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge. His thesis consists in Voice Markers for a Predictor for the Early Detection of Bulbar Involvement in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patients. This research is based on the application of Speech Analysis and Artificial Intelligence Techniques for selection, extraction and combination of ALS Patients’ Voice Features to evaluate which Voice Features and Techniques offers a better performance.

Summarizing, Alberto gathers high competences in research, technical and managerial skills, and high levels of expertise to apply for RTD funding programs.