Ana Isabel Pérez-Neira

Ana Isabel Pérez-Neira

Scientific Coordinator, Head of Department, Fellow Researcher

Division: Communication Systems
Category: Management, Research
Phone: +34 93 645 29 00
Fax: +34 93 645 29 01

Academic Degree:

• B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Universitat Ramon Llull (Cataluña), 1989

• Telecommunications Engineer, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), 1991

• PhD. Telecom,  UPC 1995


Professor at UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) since 2006. Associate Researcher of CTTC (since 2001) with strong background in physical layer techniques for wireless communications and experience in European projects.


2013-present: Scientific Coordinator at CTTC
2010-2013: Vicerector for Research at UPC
2012: Founder of Doctoral School UPC
2013- present: Responsible for Space Communications at CTTC
2006: Professor, Signal Theory and Communications, Universitat Politecnica de Cataluña


Her research topic is signal processing for communications and currently she is working in multi-antenna and multicarrier signal processing, both, for satellite communications and wireless systems. She has been in the board of directors of ETSETB (Telecom Barcelona) from 2000-03 and Vicerector for Research at UPC (2010-13). She created UPC Doctoral School (2011). Currently, she is Scientific Coordinator at CTTC (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya), where she is fellow researcher. From 2008-2016 she has been member of EURASIP BoD (European Signal Processing Association), from 2010-2016 member of IEEE SPTM (Signal Processing Theory and Methods) and at 2016 she has been elected SPS Regional Director-at-Large for 2 years. She is the coordinator of the European project SANSA and of the Network of Excellence on satellite communications, financed by the European Space Agency: SatnexIV. She has been the leader of 20 projects and has participated in over 50 (10 for European Space Agency). She is author of 50 journal papers (20 related with Satcom) and more than 200 conference papers (20 invited). She is co-author of 4 books and 5 patents (one on satcom). She has been guest editor in 5 special issues and associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and EURASIP Advances in Signal Processing. Currently she is editor of Eurasip Signal Processing. She has been the general chairman of IWCLD’09, EUSIPC’11, EW’14, IWSCS’14 and ASMS/SPSC’16. She is IEEE Director-at-large for Region 8 of the Signal Processing Society. She is recipient for the 2018 EURASIP Society Award. She is the general chair of IEEE ICASSP’20.

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Keywords: Signal Processing, Wireless Communication Systems, Cellular Communications, Satellite Communications, Array and Multi-channel processing, MIMO systems, Fuzzy Logic, Multi-user Systems, Cross-layer PHY/MAC optimization

  • Development and monitoring of the Strategic Plan 2013-2017
  • Space Program
  • Suitability of master, pre-doc and post-doc within the Strategic Plan
  • ERC Program and individual researcher oriented programs
Journals & magazines
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