· Nationality: Spanish
· Date of Birth: 29th September 1974
· DNI: 20255545-C
2002 Today UNED (Spanish Distance University)
MBA. Master in Business Administration
Economics and Business Administration School.
1998 1999 UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Master thesis at Electrical and Electronic Engineering School
Master thesis as member of the ERASMUS program.
1992 1998 POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF MADRID
Master Degree in Telecommunication Engineering
September 1999 Today SONY INTERNATIONAL EUROPE GmbH Stuttgart, Germany
Senior Scientist at SCLE (Sony Corporate Laboratories Europe, Stuttgart), one
of the most important R&D centers of Sony in Europe.
Area: Signal processing, emotion and speech recognition.
- Project leader: Emotion Recognition from Speech Signal. In charge
of 4 people. Managing collaboration with other departments.
- Responsible, among others, for the European speech recognition of different
products, such as AIBO (Sony entertainment robot).
- Master thesis supervisor.
September 1998 June 1999 UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Research project on digital speech processing for CASE Technology Ltd. (UK) at
the University of Manchester. The aim of the project was to achieve a suitable
and efficient quantization of variable dimension vectors whose elements are DCT
coefficients of voiced speech residual prototypes, maintaining the highest
possible quality using the least number of bits at the lowest cost.
September 1997 August 1998 IBM
Internship. International Project about Automatic Translation for AS400
handbooks and web sites.
September 1997 August 1998 TORERO MODA
SPTs (Sell Point Terminals) installation and instruction about the
program in different Torero stores all over Spain.
CONTRIBUTION TO THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY
September 2002 ICSLP
International Conference on Speech and Language Processing.
Accepted paper as oral presentation: Emotional Space Improves Emotion
Further information under www-gth.die.upm.es/partners/sony/main.html
December 2001 ASRU
Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
International conference on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding.
Participation as exhibitor: European Speech Recognition for AIBO.
December 2000 SRF
Sony Research Forum.
Participation as speaker: European Speech Recognition in Noisy
Co-author in more than ten patents covering different findings and ideas in the
speech and emotion recognition fields, as well as in audio processing.
Spanish: Mother tongue
English: Writing, speaking, reading fluent. Advance Certificate
German: Writing, speaking, reading medium. Mittelstufe, Stuttgart
Summer 1996 SEAPOINTE VILLAGE
Wildwood, NJ, USA
Housekeeper at Seapointe Village Hotel.
Summer 1996 OLYPMPIC ENTERPRISE
Wildwood, NJ, USA
Game Attendant at Olympic Enterprise.
· Innovation and Project Management Seminar.
Cranfield University, School of Management (UK).
· Speech Recognition Tools: HTK, Janus.
· Software Project Management tools: UML (Unified Modelling Language).
· Computer programming: MODULA2, C, C++, MatLab.
· Script languages: Perl, Tcl.
· Operating Systems: Unix, Linux, MS-DOS, Windows95, OS2, VMS.
· Database package: DB2.
· Digital signals simulation software: IQTUTOR, TOPSIM.
· Microprocessors programming (assembler): 68K (Motorola) and 8086 family
· Driving License (1993).