FACULTY & VISITING PROFESSOR - Associate Professor
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Maria de Diego received the M.Sc. degree in telecommunications engineering and the Ph.D degree from the Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain, in 1994 and 2003, respectively. She is currently working as an Associate Professor in digital signal processing and communications and a Researcher with the GTAC Group, Institute of Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications, Universitat Politècnica de València. She has been involved in over 25 research projects financed by public funds, and she has led several of them. Her Ph.D research was mainly on adaptive equalization algorithms with applications to multifrequency noise control in enclosed spaces. Her postdoctoral research involved the development of signal processing algorithms for sound applications. She has also published some works on the topic of signal processing for communications. She is author of more than 28 journal papers listed in the Journal Citation Reports, and around 48 conference papers. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), having been elected to the board of directors during the period 2015 to 2019. Moreover, Dr. de Diego currently serves as Associate editor in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language. Her research interests have involved the following areas: active noise control and equalization systems, distributed sound processing, non-linear adaptive filtering, audio applications over wireless acoustic networks and finally sound quality and psychoacoustics. Her scientific objectives in a short term are focused on the development of intelligent sound applications in real-life scenes for in-door and out-door environments.