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Alberto Abad

obtained the Telecommunication Engineering degree on 2002 from Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). Between 2002 and 2006 he has been a PhD student at the TALP Research Centre of the Department of Signal Theory and Communications of the Technical University of Catalonia, where he was supported by a Catalan Government grant. His Thesis was related with multi-microphone approaches to speech processing in smart-room environments.

At UPC he participated in several European and National Spanish projects. He was also lecturer of a laboratory course about signal processing applications in the Telecommunication Engineering School of Barcelona during the academic years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006, and collaborating lecturer in the doctorate course of the Department of Signal Theory and Communications "Speech and Language Technology and Applications".

He is currently a researcher in the Spoken Language Systems Lab (L2F) of INESC-ID. He has participated in the TECNOVOZ project developing robust automatic speech recognition for telephone based applications and he is currently involved in the on-going Vidivideo and PostPor projects. His current research interests include robust speech recognition, speaker and language identification, computational acoustic scene analysis and multimodal audio-visual applications.