Umberto Martínez-Peñas received the BSc and MSc degrees in Mathematics from the University of Valladolid, Spain, in 2013 and 2014, respectively, and the PhD degree in Mathematics from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2017. In 2018 and 2019, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada. In 2020 and 2021, he was a Maître Assistant with the Institute of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. His research interests include algebra, algebraic coding, distributed storage, network coding, and information-theoretic security and privacy. He was awarded an Elite Research Travel Grant from the Danish Ministry of Education and Science in 2016, the Ph.D. Dissertation Prize by the Danish Academy of Natural Sciences in 2018, and a Vicent Caselles Prize for Research in Mathematics by the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society in 2019.