- Signal processing techniques for wireless communications.
- Single-user and multiuser MIMO systems, STBCs, interference alignment.
- Cognitive radio networks
- Channel estimation/equalization, beamforming, synchronization, detection,...
- Development of hardware MIMO testbeds and performance evaluation.
- Machine-learning techniques and its application to communications.
- Kernel methods and adaptive information processing systems.
- Multivariate statistical techniques: PCA, CCA and ICA.
- Nonlinear modeling.
Ignacio Santamaría received his Telecommunication Engineer Degree and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain in 1991 and 1995, respectively. In 1992 he joined the Departament of Communications Engineering, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, where he is Full Professor since 2007. He is the Head of the Advanced Signal Processing Group, which conducts research in the general area of statistical signal processing, communication systems, and machine learning. Using theories and tools from adaptive learning, multivariate statistical analysis, and information theory, his research group is investigating various practical problems that arise in wireless communication systems and sensor networks. As a result of these research lines, he has more than 200 publications in journals and international conferences and holds 2 patents. Further, he has been involved as principal investigator on a number of national and EU funded projects. He was a Visiting Researcher with the Computational NeuroEngineering Laboratory, University of Florida, Gainesville (2000 and 2004), with the Wireless Networking and Communications Group, University of Texas at Austin, Austin (2009), and at Colorado State University in 2015.
Ignacio Santamaría is a Senior Member of IEEE and participates in the Signal Processing, Computational Intelligence, Information Theory, and Communications Societies. He has served as a reviewer and program committee member for numerous conferences and journals. He was Technical Co-Chair of the 2nd International ICSTConference on Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems (MOBILIGHT 2010), Special Sessions Co-Chair of the 2011 European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2011), General Co-Chair of the 2012 IEEE Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP 2012) and publicity chair of ICASSP 2016. He has been a member of the IEEE Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee (2009-2014). He had served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and Senior Area Editor in the same publication.
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