Yago Sánchez de la Fuente received his MSc.-Ing. degree in telecommunications engineering from Tecnun-Universidad de Navarra, Spain, in September 2009. In 2008-2009 he carried out his master-thesis on P2P application layer multicast using SVC at the Fraunhofer HHI. He is currently working as a researcher in the Image Communication Group of Prof. Thomas Wiegand at the Technische Universität Berlin and is a guest researcher at Fraunhofer HHI.
His research interests include adaptive streaming services for IPTV and OTT services. One of the main topics he is currently working on is adaptive streaming over mobile networks, in particular LTE networks, focusing on application layer and resource management on mobile networks. In relation to this, he steered the work of Fraunhofer HHI in the ESA project COSAT, focused on satellite backhauling for LTE, e.g. for O3M. He has been also working on compressed domain video processing of HEVC and SHVC. Furthermore, he has been project manager responsible for the FP7 OPTIBAND Project, which he also contributed to technically. Currently, Yago is working on adaptive streaming services for Mobile TV over LTE networks and Virtual Reality 360° video.
In addition, Yago is also actively participating in and contributing to standardization committees such as 3GPP, IETF and MPEG. Yago is the co-author of the IETF RTP Payload Format for H.265/HEVC Video. In 2013, Yago was visiting the End2End Mobile Video Research group of Alcatel Lucent-Bell Labs, USA, where he was doing research on mobile video delivery optimization for low delay HTTP streaming.