Dr. Sandra Céspedes – Universidad de Chile, Head of WiNET Research Group (Santiago, Chile)

SANDRA CÉSPEDES (IEEE S’09, M’12, SM’17) is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and the head of the Wireless Networking Research Group (WiNet), Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. She received her B.Sc.(2003) and Specialization (2007) degrees in Telematics Engineering, and Management of Information Systems, from Universidad Icesi, Colombia, and a Ph.D. (2012) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Dr. Céspedes is an Associate Researcher with the Advanced Center of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (AC3E) and is also the Head of Research at NIC Chile Research Labs. Sandra is IEEE Senior Member and serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Internet of Things Journal and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine. Her research focuses on the topics of vehicular communications systems and networking, cyber-physical systems, smart grid communications, and routing and protocols design for the Internet of Things