José Suárez-Varela is an Associate Researcher at Telefónica Research. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Barcelona Neural Networking center (BNN-UPC). He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), in 2020, and a B.Sc and M.Sc. degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad de Granada (UGR). He was co-Principal Investigator of the IGNNITION project (H2020 NGI POINTER), and main organizer of the Graph Neural Networking challenge, an international competition organized as part of the ITU AI/ML in 5G challenge. During 2019, he was a visiting researcher at the University of Siena, Italy, under the supervision of Prof. Franco Scarselli. His main research interests are in the field of Deep Learning for Mobile Networks, including network control and management, traffic monitoring and analysis, and cybersecurity.