David Manuel Gutiérrez Estévez

PhD Student
Broadband Wireless Networking Lab
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

      Centergy One, Room 5158,
      75 5th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: 404.894.6616
Fax: 404.894.7883


David Manuel Gutiérrez was born in Madrid, Spain in 1985. In July 2009 he obtained his Engineering Degree in Telecommunications from the Escuela Técnica de Ingenierías Informática y de Telecomunicación within the Universidad de Granada. In May 2011 he obtained his MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a fellowship of “la Caixa”.

During the summer of 2007 he held a three-month long internship position at the Audio Department of Fraunhofer Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen in Erlangen, Germany, where he worked on watermarking techniques for audio signals and delay optimization for advanced audio codecs.

He received an EU-Erasmus scholarship to finish his Telecommunications Degree at the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. On April 2008 his academic stay made possible to join the Broadband Mobile Communications Networks Department of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute also in Berlin as a student research assistant where he remained until June 2009. During that time he was involved in projects linked to Long Term Evolution (LTE) cellular systems and in that context he pursued his Degree Thesis with the title “Adaptive Modulation and Coding for 3GPP LTE Systems” under the supervision of Dr. rer. nat. Volker Jungnickel.

Currently, he is a PhD student with the Broadband Wireless Networking Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz, with a fellowship of Fundación Caja Madrid. During the summer of 2013, he was an intern within the Corporate Research and Development division of Qualcomm, Inc., where he worked on interference cancellation techniques for small cell networks.

His current research is focused on enabling technologies for Next Generation Cellular Networks with a special focus on Heterogeneous Networks.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • BWN Lab 2013 Researcher of the Year Award, for outstanding contributions and professional achievements throughout the year.
  • Finalist (top 10 out of 90 competitors) of the Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference (GTRIC) Innovation Competition, for conducting innovative research of high impact.
  • Fundación Caja Madrid Fellowship, awarded to outstanding graduate students from Spain for a PhD program with full funding support for the duration of the 2011-2013 academic courses. This fellowship is given personally by the Prince and the Princess of Spain.
  • ``la Caixa´´ Fellowship, awarded to outstanding graduate students from Spain for a master's program in the US with full funding support for the duration of the 2009-2011 academic courses. This fellowship is given personally by the King and the Queen of Spain.
  • Ranked ninth in the Spanish National Ranking of Undergraduate Excellence.
  • Extraordinary Final Degree Award, awarded from University of Granada to the first graduated student at School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the 2008-2009 academic course.
  • Extraordinary Final High School Award for having obtained the highest transcript of records in the region of Andalucia, Spain and being holder of one of the top 50 transcripts in the nation.

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