P. Otero (IEEE S’84–M’93) received the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, in 1983, and the Ph.D. degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1998. From 1983 to 1993, he was with the Spanish companies Standard Eléctrica, E. N. Bazán, and Telefónica, where he was involved with communications and radar systems engineering. In 1993, he joined the University of Seville, Spain, where he was a Lecturer for two years. In 1996, he joined the Laboratory of Electromagnetism and Acoustics, EPFL, where he was a Research Associate supported by a Spanish Government grant. In 1998, he joined the University of Málaga, Spain, where he is currently Associate Professor. In 1999, Dr. Otero received the best Ph.D. Thesis award from the Spanish National Telecommunications Engineering Association (COIT/AEIT). His research interests include communications and wireless systems in oceanic engineering. He is co-founder of the Applied Communications Engineering for underwater (ACEuw) R&D group.