Carlos Lozano-Garzon 

(IEEE Member since 2006, IEEE Senior Member since 2013. IEEE HKN Member since 2023) received the System Engineering degree from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia, in 2002; and the Ph.D. degree from both the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, and the Universitat de Girona, Spain in 2017. He is currently Assistant Professor in the System and Computing Engineering Department at Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. He worked as a professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, among others, and as a visiting professor at the Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay. His research interests are Network Optimization from a multi-criteria perspective, Smart Mobility: Vehicle Networks and Intelligent Transport Systems, Internet of Things, and Network Security.

As an IEEE volunteer, he serves as Region 9 Technical Activities Chair, VTS Volunteer Engagement Committee Vice Chair, VTS Region 9 Chapter Coordinator, VTS Membership Committee Member, and IEEE IHTC General Chair. Additionally served as IEEE Andean Council Chair (2020 – 2022), IEEE ComSoc Member Services Board Regional Representative – LA (2020 – 2021), IEEE ComSoc Educational Services Board – Conference Operations Board (2018 – 2021), IEEE ComSoc Conference Council Member at Large (2018 – 2021), IEEE ComSoc Marketing Committee Meeting Member (2018 – 2019), IEEE VTS Colombia Chapter Chair (2017 -2021), IEEE ComSoc Member and Global Activities Council (2016 – 2017), IEEE Latin America ComSoc Regional Director (2016 – 2017), IEEE Colombia Educational Activities Committee Chair (2015), IEEE New Initiatives Committee Member at Large (2014 – 2015), IEEE R9 GUOC Computer Society Committee Chair (2013 -2015), IEEE IAS Colombia Chapter Chair (2011 -2013), IEEE Colombia Section Chair (2011 – 2012), IEEE Colombia Student Activities Committee Chair (2009 – 2010), IEEE Computer Colombia Chapter Chair (2009 -2012), and IEEE ComSoc Colombia Chapter Chair (2007 -2009).

He has received the following awards: IEEE Colombia “Roberto Valenzuela” Award (2020), IEEE Latin America “Oscar C. Fernandez” Outstanding Volunteer Award (2018), IEEE Communication Society – Latin America Region Young Professional Award (2017), IEEE Computer Society Upsilon Pi Epsilon Student Award for Academic Excellence (2014), IEEE Region 9 Outstanding Branch Counselor and Advisor Award (2013), IEEE Region 9 Outstanding Volunteer Recognition (2013), IEEE Region 9 Theodore W. Hissey Award (2013), IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship (2012), and IEEE Communication Society – Latin America Region Distinguished Service Award (2010).