Andres Alayon Glazunov
Andrés Alayón Glazunov was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1969. He obtained his M.Sc. (Engineer-Researcher) degree from Saint Petersburg's State Technical University, Russia, in 1994, in Physical Engineering with specialization in Physical Electronics.
From 1996 to 2001 he was a Member of the Research Staff at Ericsson Research, Ericsson AB in Kista, Sweden, where he conducted research in the areas of receiver performance evaluation for UMTS, applied electromagnetic wave propagation and stochastic channel modelling for wireless communications systems. During this period he contributed to the European COST Action 259 project in the directional channel modelling working group. In 2001, Alayón Glazunov joined Telia Research, Sweden, were he first held a Senior Research Engineer position and later, starting 2003, he held a position as Senior Specialist in Antenna Systems and Propagation at TeliaSonera Sweden, where he pursued research in smart antennas, network optimization, handset antenna efficiency measurements and evaluation of their impact on wireless network performance. From 2001 to 2005 he was the Swedish delegate at the European COST Action 273 and was active in the handset antenna working group. He has also contributed to and co-edited the COST273 technical report, upon which the 3GPP standard for measurements of radio performances for UMTS terminals is currently being agreed. Alayón Glazunov has contributed to the EVEREST and NEWCOM European research projects and to both the 3GPP and the ITU standardization bodies.
Since June 2006 Alayón Glazunov is a full-time Ph.D. candidate at the Electroscience Dept., Lund University, Sweden. His current research interest is focused on the interaction between the antennas and the radio propagation channel for MIMO wireless systems.