Pérez-Neira, Ana Isabel - PhD
- Associate Researcher (University)
- Radio Communications
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Ana I. Pérez-Neira graduated in telecommunication engineering in 1991 and received the Ph.D. degree in 1995 from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. In 1991, she joined the Department of Signal Theory and Communication of the UPC, where she carried on research activities in the field of higher order statistics and statistical array processing. In 1992, she became Lecturer, in 1996, Associate Professor, and in 2004 she got the Habilitación to become Professor in Spain. Since 2006 she is full professor for Signal Theory and Communication at UPC (gps-tsc.upc.es/array/). From 2000 to 2003 she was member of the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications School of Barcelona, ETSETB, and since 2002 she is research associate at CTTC (Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya Castelldefels). She teaches and co-ordinates graduate and undergraduate courses in statistical signal processing, array & MIMO processing, analog and digital communications, mathematical methods for communications and nonlinear signal processing. She is the editor of 3 special issues for Eurasip SP and the author of: 3 book chapters, 4 patents, 32 journal papers and more than 150 conference papers (17 invited) in the area of statistical signal processing and fuzzy processing, with applications to mobile/satellite communication systems, physical and access layers. She has participated in the organization of 2 conferences (ESA conference'96, SAM'04) and she has coordinated national public and private founded projects (INTAS, RACE, ACTS, IST and Eureka and ESA European projects): 15 European competitive projects, 9 National competitive projects, 4 industry non-competitive projects.
More specifically, she has led UPC's participation in an international INTAS project on robust array beamforming and in a national project with Telefónica I+D on array processing applied to 2on generation systems. She has also led two international projects with the European Spatial Agency on fuzzy logic systems applied to interference rejection in CDMA receivers and on applicability of MIMO systems to satellite communications. She has lead also two national projects on fuzzy logic systems applied to interference rejection. She has participated in a project for echo-cancellation in non-regenerative repeaters for Digital Video Broadcasting Signals (DVB) and in the European Commission funded ACTS Mobile projects TSUNAMI(II) and SUNBEAM that include the analysis of adaptive antennas in 2on and 3rd generation cellular mobile communication systems. She is reviewer for the European Comission IST projects and for the National Agency ANEP. Currently, she is coordinating the UPC work in the european MEDEA+ project called UniLAN. This project aims at providing a complete solution for a true mobile and broadband wireless terminal according to both the existing (HiperLAN/2 and Bluetooth), and future standards such as HiperLAN/2e and Bluetooth/2, too. Additionally, she is participating in the IST project METRA dedicated to the introduction of multi-antenna terminals in UMTS and in a project of non-linear predistorters for DVB Signals.
She is also coordinating the project GIRAFA, which is a 3-year project performed by UPC and CTTC, founded by the Spanish Government. The project studies intelligent and novel radio resource management techniques for ad-hoc networks by introducing fuzzy logic, array processing and cross-layer techniques. Jointly with CTTC she has also coordinated the Medea+ project Marquis project on Multi-Antenna tRansceivers for QoS, Ubiquitous and Improved wireless Systems. Presently she is coordinating the project Medea+ Mimowa, on MIMO technologies for Wireless Access, which is linked to the Gedomis CTTC demonstrator. Her current research interests are in statistical signal/array processing and fuzzy processing and MAC-PHY cross-layer design, with applications to mobile/satellite communication systems. The main focus is on signal processing for multiantenna and multiuser systems. She is Senior member of IEEE since 2001 and member of Eurasip Board of Directors and IEEE SPTCommittee.
M. Vázquez, A. Pérez-Neira, M. Lagunas, Generalized Eigenvector for Decentralized Transmit Beamforming in the MISO Interference Channel, Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on , vol.61, no.4, pp.878-882, Feb.15, 2013
M. Caus, A. Pérez-Neira, A Suboptimal Power Allocation Algorithm for FBMC/OQAM, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications (SPAWC 2012), 17-20 June 2012, Cesme (Turkey).