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 and Responsible for Satcom.
2010-2013: Vicepresident for Research at UPC
2012: Founder of Doctoral School UPC
2013- : Responsible for Space Communications at CTTC
2006: Professor, Signal Theory and Communications, Universitat Politecnica de Cataluña


Research field is in signal processing applied to wiereless and satellite communications. She has been the leader of 18 projects and has participated in over 50 (7 for ESA). 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 (1 on satcom). Since 2008 she is member of EURASIP BoD (European Signal Processing Association) and since 2010 of IEEE SPTM (Signal Processing Theory and Methods), both by election. She has been guest editor in 5 special issues and currently she is editor of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and of Eurasip Signal Processing and Advances in Signal Processing. She has been the general chairman of IWCLD’09, EUSIPC’11, EW’14 and IWSCS’14. She has participated in the organization of ESA conference 1996 and SAM’04. Dra. Perez Neira publications have been cited over 1350 times, constituting an H-index of 17 and i10 of 42.



  • 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