Rafael Sotelo graduated as an Electrical Engineer from Universidad de la República, from Montevideo, Uruguay; MBA from Universidad de Montevideo, from Montevideo, Uruguay; and PhD in Telemmatics Engineering from Universidad de Vigo, from Vigo, Spain. He is Director of the ITC Department at the School of Engineering of Universidad de Montevideo, a Professor at Universidad de la República and advisor on Digital Television of the Ministry of Industry at Uruguay. He worked in the broadcasting and cable industry for two decades. He is a categorized researcher at National Research Agency (ANII), vice-Chair of IEEE Uruguay Section, Chair of the Uruguay Chapter of IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and ViceChair of IEEE COMSOC Uruguay Chapter. His research areas focus on Digital Television and Multimedia, Video and Audio Quality Assessment and Machine Learning particularly Recommender Systems. He is involved in initiatives tending to innovate on pedagogical techniques in Engineering education, promoting entrepreneurship and innovation.