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Pedro Crespo Bofill

Departamento de Ingeniería Biomédica y Ciencias
Escuela de Ingeniería (TECNUN) Universidad de Navarra
Líneas de investigación
Communication Networks, Quantum Codes, Signal Processing, Digital Communications, Classical and Quantum Information Theory

Prof. Pedro Crespo received his engineering degree in Telecommunications from Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña in 1978, Barcelona, Spain, and his M. Sc. in applied Mathematics and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California, CA USA, in 1983 and 1984, respectively. On finishing his Ph.D. degree, Prof. Crespo joined the Signal Processing Research group at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore), NJ, USA. At the time, Bellcore was the world¿s leading research Institution in Telecommunication, providing R&D to the Bell Operating Companies. As a member of the Technical Staff he worked as a researcher in the general area of Information Theory, Data Communication and Signal Processing. In particular, Prof. Crespo¿s research focused on various topics related to mobile communications, optical communications and digital subscriber line communications (DSL). It was in the later topic where he actively contributed to DSL technology in laying out the foundation, guidance and proof of concept for today¿s ADSL services. In 1992 Bellcore was one of the few USA labs that had an ADSL working prototype. Pedro received the Bell Communication Research¿s Award of Excellence for his contributions. His work at Bell resulted in seven USA patents, he as inventor and property of Bell Communication Research. Four of these patents were later acquired by Qualcomm, world leader in chip design for mobile communication systems. In May 1992 he joined as a Senior Researcher., the R&D center Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo, Madrid, Spain. Among other responsibilities, he was in charge of the planning and technical management for the European Research projects (RACE, EURESCOM, ACTS) in which Telefonica participated. Particular attention should be paid to the impact that his contributions had in the definition and implementation of the standard H.324 for video telephony for applications in mobile networks. During the period of 1999 to 2002, he was the Technical Consulting Director of the Spanish telecommunication operator Jazztel, where he was in charge of the deployment of Jazztel¿s Digital Access network. In September 1999, Prof. Crespo joined the R&D center CEIT and UNAV-TECNUN, San Sebastián, where in 2007 he was appointed Director of the Department of Electronics and Communications. The initial objective was the planning of new degree in Telecommunications Engineering offered by TECNUN at the Donostia-San Sebastián campus. In this sense, and based on his previous academic and R&D experience, he was in charge of leading the team of teachers and professionals who would decide which areas and subjects of knowledge should be included in the different courses of the degree, in order to train good engineers in the changing world of telecommunications. Since the beginning of the School, he has been responsible for the courses taught in Telecommunications Engineering, taking care of both undergraduate and master's and doctoral students. Given his previous relationship with Telefónica I+D, he managed the creation of the Telefónica Chair (2008-2017) at TECNUN where he was director. In 2002, he founded the research group: Mathematical Principles of Information and Communications (Math¿Com), within the Communications Department of CEIT. One of the objectives was to initiate and promote a new line of research in the area of Classical Information Theory and Coding that neither existed at CEIT nor in the Basque Country. His vision, confirmed later, was that this area would play, during the next decade, a very important role regarding research and development of mobile communications, communication networks and sensors networks. At the beginning of 2017, Prof. Crespo. decided to extend the research scope of his Math¿Com group to the world of quantum processing. The idea from the beginning was to take advantage of the extensive experience of the group in Information Theory and classical Communications to the paradigm of quantum processing. The reason is that there is a synergy between the error correction algorithms used in classical communications-computing, and the errors that occur in quantum computers. The importance of quantum error correction is such that some experts consider quantum computing unfeasible in its absence. The research of the group in this new area of quantum Information and processing has turned out to be very fruitful, as confirmed by the number of publications, and national and international recognition in the design of quantum error correction codes, quantum channel modelling and more recently in post-quantum cryptography algorithms.