From January 2014, I'm also the Coordinator of the Research Group on Media Technologies (GTM) funded and recognised as a Consolidated Research Group by the Government of Catalonia (GRC) (ref 2014-SGR-0590).
GTM is focused on two main research areas: Human-Computer Interaction and Acoustics. Next, its genearal video presentation:
I am currently working on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), with the goal of achieving natural interaction between human beings, machines and their environment.
Starting from a scientific background mainly related to Text-to-Speech (TTS) synthesis, I'm also interested in the following topics:
Sound sources identification
Human-Robot interaction (HRI)
Expressive Speech Analysis and Recognition
Numerical voice simulation
Interactive Genetic Algorithms
Augmented Reality and Internet of Things (IoT)
Robust Text multimedia data Classification and Clustering
New Methodologies of Teaching
Spanish Thematic Network on Speech Technology (RTTH)
ISCA Speech Synthesis Special Interest Group (SynSIG)
ISCA Special Interest Group on Iberian Languages (SIG-IL)
Spanish section of the Networked and Electronic Media platform (eNEM)
Spanish Thematic Network on Advanced Dialogue Systems (RTSDA)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
2013 Tenured assistant professor granted by AQU Catalunya (License U1445/100556604-154), March.
2012 Merits of research (Six-year period of research 2006-2011) granted by AQU Catalunya (License U1448-1ª Convocatòria AAI Contractat (2012):URL/30), November.
2018 6th Conference on Noise and Vibration Emerging Methods (NOVEM 2018). Member of the Local Organizing Comittee.
2015 46th Spanish Congress on Acoustics (TECNIACUSTICA 2015). Member of the Scientific Committee and Co-organizer of the structured session "AAM-3 Environmental sound quality in smart cities" .
2014 1st Workshop on Augmented Reality and Wearable Computing (ARWC 2014). Member of the Organizing Committee and Scientific Committee.
2014 9th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI 2014). Member of the Local Organizing Committee and the Scientific Committee.
2013 8th ISCA Speech Synthesis Workshop (SSW8). Member of the Organizing Comittee and the Scientific Committee.
2011 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2011). Member of the Organizing Comittee (Publication co-chair) and the Scientific Committee (Quality Reviewer Award).
2004 XIX Symposium of URSI (URSI 2004). Member of the Organization and Scientific Comittees.
2016 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2016).
2015 17th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2015).
2015 23rd ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACMMM 2015). Member of the Scientific Committee of Experience track (2 areas: "Multimedia HCI and Quality of Experience" and "Music, Speech and Audio Processing in Multimedia").
2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015).
2015 23th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2015).
2014 16th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2014).
2014 22th ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACMMM 2014). Member of the Scientific Committee of "Music, Speech and Audio Processing in Multimedia" and "Multimedia HCI and QoE" tracks.
2013 15th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2013).
2012 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2012).
2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation of the WCCI 2010.