03 September 2021

New director appointed

Our Board of trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Ana I. Pérez-Neira as our new Director from the 2st September 2021.

As Director, Ana will provide leadership to our initiatives to further research, training and knowledge exchange activity across the research.

She has a successful history. Ana is a full professor at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in the Signal Theory and Communication department since 2006 and was Vice rector for Research (2010-14). She is fellow researcher at Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, where she has been the Scientific Coordinator and responsible of the SatCom activities. Her research is in signal processing for communications, focused on satellite communications. She has more than 60 journal papers and 300 conference papers. She is co-author of 7 books. She has been associate editor of IEEE TSP and EURASIP SP and ASP and, currently she is senior area editor of IEEE OJSP. She has leaded more than 20 projects and holds 8 patents. She is the coordinator of the Networks of Excellence on satellite communications, financed by the European Space Agency: SatnexIV-V.

Ana is member of the BoG of the IEEE SPS and Vice-President for conferences (2021- 23). She is IEEE Fellow and member of the Real Academy of Science and Arts of Barcelona (RACAB). She is recipient for the 2018 EURASIP Society Award and she has been the general chair of IEEE ICASSP20 (the first big IEEE virtual conference held by IEEE with more than 15.000 attendees). In 2020 Ana obtained the ICREA Academy Award. The ICREA Academy program has been promoting and rewarding research excellence in public universities in Catalonia since 2008 and contributes to intensifying the research of researcher staff who are in an active and expansive phase of their careers.

We congratulate her and wish her luck in her new role at CTTC!

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