Dr. Luis Vergara

Prof. Luis Vergara was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1956. He received the Ingeniero de Telecomunicacion and the Doctor Ingeniero de Telecomunicacion degrees from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) in 1980 and 1983 respectively. Until 1992 he worked at the Departamento de Senales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones (UPM) as an Associate Professor. In 1992 he joined the Departamento de Comunicaciones (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia UPV, Spain), where he became Professor and where it was  Department Head until April 2004. From April 2004 to April 2005 he was Vice-rector of New Technologies at the UPV. He is now responsible of the Signal Processing Group of the UPV,  a member group of the Institute of Telecommunication and Multimedia Applications (I-TEAM) of UPV. His research concentrates in the statistical signal processing area, where he has worked in different theoretical an applied problems, many of them under contract with the industry. His theoretical aspects of interest are signal detection and classification, independent component analysis and spectral analysis. Currently he is involved in ultrasound signal processing for non-destructive evaluation, in infrared signal processing for fire detection and in cognitive audio for surveillance applications. He has published more than 150 papers including journals and conference contributions.