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: 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 29 projects and has participated in over 40. She is author of 60 journal papers and more than 250 conference papers (50 invited). She is author of 1 book and 6 book chapters and 8 patents. From 2008-2016 she was member of EURASIP BoD (European Signal Processing Association) and from 2010-16 of IEEE SPTM (Signal Processing Theory and Methods), both by election. 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. Currently she is IEEE Director-at-large for Region 8 of the Signal Processing Society. Google Scholar at: For more information:


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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