Leandro Navarro joined the Computer Architecture Department of UPC as an associate professor in 1988, after receiving his graduate degree on Telecommunication Engineering from UPC.
He received his Ph.D. from UPC in 1992. Since 1985, he is working at the Department of Computer Architecture (Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors).
Leandro's research interests include the design of scalable and cooperative Internet services and applications.
He is member of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) (SIGGroup, SIGComm), APC (Association for Progressive Communications) (Council member), IFIP TC6 WG6.4 (International Federation of Information Processing) (TC6-WG6.4 member), CCD (Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament-UPC) (Council member), IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers) (Computer Society, Communications Society).
He was a founding member of Pangea, a NGO providing Internet services to not-for-profit organisations and social movements, founding member of two spin-off companies: Espais Telemàtics S.L., and Rededia S.L.. He is one of the authors of the national report on Spain for the Global Information Society Watch since 2007.