Aníbal R. Figueiras-Vidal (M’76–SM’84–F’12-LF’15) received the Telecommunication Engineer (Hons.) degree from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 1973, and the Doctor (Hons.) degree from Universidad Politécnica de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, in 1976. He also received Honoris Causa Doctor degrees from Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Spain, in 1999, and Universidad San Pablo, Arequipa, Peru, in 2011. He is a Professor of Signal Theory and Communications with Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganés Campus (Madrid), Spain.
He has authored or co-authored more than 300 journal and conference papers, and he has been the principal researcher in almost 100 research projects and contracts. He has supervised more than 30 Doctoral Theses. His current research interests are Digital Signal Processing and Machine Learning, including their applications. At the present moment, he is intensively working in Diverse and Deep Learning (D2L).
Dr. Figueiras-Vidal has been Chair of IEEE Spain Section and IEEE Spain Joint Chapter on Signal Processing and Communications. He received an IEEE Millenium Medal. He has been Associate/Invited Editor for several international scientific journals, referee for many international and national calls for research projects, and reviewer for 40 international scientific journals.
Dr. Figueiras-Vidal is a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain. He was its President from 2007 to 2011.