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Juan Ignacio Godino Llorente

Juan I. Godino-Llorente was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1969. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Telecommunications Eng., and the PhD. degree in Computer Science in 1992, 1996 and 2002, respectively, all from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain. From 1996 to 2003 he was with the UPM as Ass. Professor at the Circuits and Systems Eng. Dept. From 2003 to 2005 he joined the Signal Theory and Communications Dept. at the University of Alcala. From 2005, he joined again UPM, being the Head of the Circuits and Systems Eng. Dept. from 2006 till 2010. Since 2011 he is Full Professor in the area of Signal Theory and Communications. In 2006, he won the associate professor position after a national qualifying competitive call with 130 candidates, in which was ranked 1st.
During the academic term 2003-2004, he was a Visiting Professor at Salford University, Manchester, UK; and in 2016, he has been a Visiting Researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA funded by a Fulbright grant. He has served as editor for the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, for the IEEE Trans. on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, for the Speech Communication Journal, and for the EURASIP Journal of Advances in Signal Processing; and has also been a member of the scientific committee of INTERSPEECH, IEEE ICASSP, EUSIPCO, BIOSIGNALS, and other top ranked events for more than 10 years. He has participated as invited speaker in several international advanced schools, and has delivered invited speeches at different universities and events, including Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Tampere University and National University of Colombia.
He has an extensive experience endorsed by more than twenty years in the field of signal and image processing. He has a large experience in the development of expert decision support systems in medicine, including applications for image processing, speech, electrocardiogram, phonocardiogram, telemedicine, pattern recognition and machine learning.
He has chaired the 3rd Advanced Voice Function Assessment Workshop, and of the 1st Automatic Assessment of Parkinsonian Speech. Likewise, since 2004, he is part of different panels of experts of the European Commission, and has been national coordinator of COST Action 2103, funded by the European Science Foundation. He is also expert evaluator of research proposals for the Spanish, Portuguese, Latvian, Polish, Icelandic, Romanian, Belgian, and Norwegian research agencies.
In the field of artificial intelligence, he has extensive experience in R+D+ i projects with various institutions and companies, as well as experience in training research students: 7 doctoral theses have been developed under his supervision and two more are in progress.
He has published more than 60 papers in international journals included in the Science Citation Index and more than 50 in top ranked conferences. The international impact of his research activities is supported by the large number of publications in international journals, which have attracted more than 3300 citations (h-index=30). He has led 10 competitive projects and 12 research projects financed by companies and public institutions. In total, he has received more than 2 M€ of funding from competitive calls and from the industry for research purposes.
As a result of his research activities, he has transferred several products to the industry for exploitation: “MedivozCaptura” and “WPCVox” (M-5927/2002, M-7576/2003). These two intellectual property registers are part of a package developed for the assessment of voice that is currently under exploitation by the company TGH Endoscopia, which up to date has generated more than 600 k€ of income. Furthermore he has developed 6 software packages that have been successfully under exploitation by their promoters.
The previous work has been recognized through: BSc Thesis Extraordinary Award 1992; UPM Extraordinary PhD Award 2001/2002; 2004 Award for Research or Technological Development for Professors of the UPM; 2002 "SIDAR-Universal Access" Award; finalist of the 2009 "best paper award" of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference; 2010 and 2018 best research paper award of the Spanish Excellence network on speech technology; finalist of the “2012 Best Demo award” of the Spanish Excellence network on speech technology; “2015 Entrepreneur award” of the IEEE Spain with the startup IngeVox, 2008. Moreover, he has been appointed Fulbright Scholar, senior member of the IEEE, and honorary professor of the National University of Colombia.
He has been ad hoc reviewer for more than 30 journals in the field of artificial intelligence, including “Comput. Meth. Prog. Bio.”, “IEEE T. Biomed. Eng.”, “IEEE T. Inf. Technol. B”, “IEEE T. Intell. Trans. Systems”, “IEEE T. Trans. Audio, Speech, Language Process.”, “IEEE Trans. Neural Systems and Rehab. Eng”, “IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Proc.”, “Pattern Recognition”, “Med. Eng. Phys”, “Speech Commun.”, “Biomed. Signal Processing & Control”, “J. Roy. Soc. Interface”, “Signal Process.”, “Comput. Meth. & Prog. Biomed”, “IEEE Access”, “J. Acoust. Soc. Am.”, and others.


  • –present
    Catedrático de Universidad, Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones , Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)


  • 2002 
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid , Ingeniero en Telecomunicación, Dr. en Informática