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Ana Perez Neira

ICREA Acadèmia 2020

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · Engineering Sciences

Ana Perez  Neira

She is full professor at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in the Signal Theory and Communication department since 2006 and was Vice rector for Research (2010-14). Currently, she is the Director of Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Spain. She has been associate editor of the IEEE TSPEUR, ASIP SP, ASP and IEEE OJSP. She is member of the BoG of the IEEE SPS and Vice-President for conferences (2021-23). She is IEEE Fellow, EURASIP 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 ICASSP’20 (the first big IEEE virtual conference held by IEEE with more than 15.000 attendees). In 2020, she has been awarded the ICREA Academia distinction by the Catalan government.

Research interests

Her interests are wireless communications and her contributions play a seminal advance in the state of the art of signal processing for high speed satellite communications. In 2007, for the first time, she considered the benefits of MIMO processing for satellite communications, both fixed and mobile, either broadcast services or multimedia. She developed the first MIMO satellite channel model and patent on satellite beamforming. 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 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. 


satellite communications, Signal Processing, Communication transceivers, wireless communications, array processing

ICREA Memoir 2023