Excm. Sr. Miguel Ángel LAGUNAS HERNÁNDEZ
Speciality: Signal Processing and Communications
Ingress date: 2004.02.26
Education: B.Sc., Communications Engineering 1973 (Pol. University of Madrid UPM); Ph.D., 1976 (Prof. Jesus Galvan Ruiz, Pol. University of Barcelona UPB); Fulbright Post-Doc (1981-1982) with Prof. L.J. Griffiths, University of Boulder, Colorado (USA). Appointments: Teacher Assistant UPC, 1973-1977. Associate Professor UPC, 1977-81. Full Professor UPC (1982-current). Office charges at the UPC: Vice-rector of Research, Ph.D. Program, Technology Transfer Office (CTT-1987)) and Responsible of Academic Computer Network (1986-89). Vice-Secretary General of Research (CICYT- 1994-1996). Promoter and Secretary of the Large Research Facilities of Spain (1997-2004). Elected Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAI) of Spain (1998). Corresponding Member of the “Nordhein-Wesfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste” Disseldorf (2009). Director of the “Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya” (CTTC) since 2001, a center devoted to R&D in communications systems. Main fields of research and artistic creation: Digital signal processing, Spectral estimation, Radar/Sonar systems, Digital communications, Satellite Communications, Multi-Antenna array processing and Space-Time diversity processing for Communications. Publications: 56 peer-reviewed articles and supervisor of 18 Ph.D. theses. Awards and honors: National Award Engineering Degree from the Spanish Ministry of Education (1974); Pre-Doctoral Grant (FPI) (1973-76); Fulbright Grant (1982-1983), Chamber of Commerce of Terrassa (1991); Narcís Monturiol medal (1993, Generalitat de Catalunya); IEEE Fellow Member (1996), Eurasip Fellow Member (2014); Technical Achievement Award Eurasip (2010). National Research Award Generalitat de Catalunya (2004).