News & Events 2014

Doctoral Thesis Defense of Jair Montoya Martínez

Jair Montoya Martínez, a PhD student in the Signal Processing Group of the University Carlos III de Madrid will defend his doctoral thesis titled “Functional Brain Imaging on Mobile Devices by Solving the EEG Inverse Problem: a Structured Sparsity Approach” on December 5th.

  • Title: “Functional Brain Imaging on Mobile Devices by Solving the EEG Inverse Problem: a Structured Sparsity Approach”
  • Advisor: Antonio Artés Rodríguez.
  • Event Date: Friday, December 5; 2014, 12:00 pm.
  • Location: Adoración de Miguel (1.2.C16); Agustín de Betancourt Building; Leganés Campus; Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

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Doctoral Thesis Defense of Isabel Valera Martínez

Isabel Valera Martínez, a PhD student in the Signal Processing Group of the University Carlos III de Madrid will defend her doctoral thesis titled “Bayesian Nonparametric Modeling of Psychiatric Disorders” on November 21st.

  • Title: “Bayesian Nonparametric Modeling of Psychiatric Disorders”.
  • Advisor: Fernando Pérez Cruz.
  • Event Date: Friday, November 21; 2014, 11:00 pm.
  • Location: Adoración de Miguel (1.2.C16); Agustín de Betancourt Building; Leganés Campus; Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

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Invited Talk: Sinead Williamson. McCombs School of Business. University of Texas

Join us for an invited talk with Sinead Williamson, Assistant Professor in the Information, Risk, and Operations Management department of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Title: Parallelizing MCMC for Bayesian nonparametrics.
  • Event Date: Thursday, November 20; 2014, 11:00 pm.
  • Location: 4.2.E04 Room; Torres Quevedo Building; Leganés Campus; Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

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Invited Talk: Manuel Gómez Rodríguez. Max Planck Institute for Software Systems

Join us for an invited talk with Manuel Gómez Rodríguez of Max Planck Institute for Software Systems:

  • Title: Shaping Social Activity by Incentivizing Users.
  • Event Date: Tuesday, November 18; 2014, 12:00 pm.
  • Location: 4.2.E04 Room; Torres Quevedo Building; Leganés Campus; Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

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The Signal Processing Group opens pre-doctoral positions for research

The Signal Processing Group opens pre-doctoral positions for research in one or more of the following areas:

  • information theory,
  • computational statistics,
  • machine learning,
  • stochastic filtering,
  • uncertainty quantification
  • and related applications in engineering, medicine, geophysics or the social sciences.

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IEEE EURASIP Spain Seminar on Signal Processing Communication and Information Theory

The first Spain Seminar on Signal Processing, Communication and Information Theory will take place on December 10/11, 2014 on the Leganés Campus of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. The aim of this seminar is to provide researchers within Spain an opportunity to exchange research ideas or simply mingle. Read More

A new paper from the group has been accepted for publication

The paper “A Bayesian method for model selection in environmental noise prediction” by Laura Martín-Fernández, Diego P. Ruiz, Antonio J. Torija and Joaquín Míguez has been accepted for publication in Journal of Environmental Informatics.

A new paper from the group has been accepted for publication

The paper “Blind Analysis of Atrial Fibrillation Electrograms: Sparsity-Aware Formulation” by D. Luengo, S. Monzon, T. Triganoz, J.Via and A. Artés-Rodríguez has been accepted for publication in Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering. Read More

A new paper from the group has been accepted for publication

The paper “A Regularized Matrix Factorization Approach to Induce Structured Sparce-Low Rank Solutions in the EEG Inverse Problem” by Jair Montoya-Martínez, Antonio Artés-Rodríguez, Massimiliano Pontil and Lars Kai Hansen has been accepted for publication by the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. Read More

A new paper from the group has been accepted for publication

The paper “Expectation Propagation Detection for High-order High-dimensional MIMO Systems” by Javier Céspedes, Pablo M. Olmos, Matilde Sánchez-Fernández and Fernando Perez-Cruz has been accepted for publication by the IEEE Transactions on Communications. Read More

A new paper from the group has been accepted for publication

The paper “Bayesian Nonparametric Comorbidity Analysis of Psychiatric Disorders” by Francisco J. R. Ruiz, Isabel Valera, Carlos Blanco and Fernando Perez-Cruz has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Machine Learning Research. Read More

Joaquín Míguez Arenas wins the Prize for Excellency 2014

Joaquín Miguez Arenas wins the Prize for Excellency (Premios de Excelencia 2014) in the area “young research”. The prizes are supported by Consejo Social UC3M and Banco Santander. The University Carlos III of Madrid established these prizes with the aim of giving recognition the efforts and contribution to the university community´s excellence. More information about the prize: http://portal.uc3m.es/portal/page/portal/conocenos/premios_excelencia_2014

A new paper from the group has been accepted for publication

The paper A Rate-Splitting Approach to Fading Channels with Imperfect Channel-State Information by A. Pastore, T. Koch, and J.R. Fonollosa has been accepted for publication by the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. Read More

A new paper from the group has been accepted for publication

The paper Quasi-Static MIMO Fading Channels at Finite Blocklength” by W. Yang, G. Durisi, T. Koch, and Y. Polyanksiy has been accepted for publication by the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. Read More

A new paper from the group has been accepted for publication

The paper “A Derivation of the Source-Channel Error Exponent Using Non-Identical Product Distributions” by A. Tauste Campo, G. Vazquez-Vilar, A. Guillén i Fàbregas, T. Koch, and A. Martinez has been accepted for publication by the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. Read More

Tobias Koch was invited to give a talk at the Information Theory and Applications (ITA) Workshop

Tobias Koch was invited to give a talk at the Information Theory and Applications (ITA) Workshop, February 9-14, 2014, San Diego, CA. Title: “On the dither-quantized Gaussian channel at low SNR”Read More (slides)

Tobias Koch was invited to give a talk at the International Workshop on Frontiers of Telecommunications and Coding

Tobias Koch was invited to give a talk at the International Workshop on Frontiers of Telecommunications and Coding, in honor of Ezio Biglieri’s 70th birthday, February 14, 2014, Los Angeles, CA. Title: “How I learned to stop worrying and love outage capacity”Read More (slides)

Three new papers from the group “in press”

The paper “A population Monte Carlo scheme with transformed weights and its application to stochastic kinetic models by E. Koblents and J. Miguez; to appear in Statistics and Computing. Read MoreThe paper “A Rao-Blackwellized particle filter for joint parameter estimation and biomass tracking in a stochastic predator-prey system” by L. Martin-Fernandez, G. Gilioli, E. Lanzarone, J. Miguez, S. Pasquali, F. Ruggeri and D. P. Ruiz; to appear in Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering. Read MoreThe paper “Particle-kernel estimation of the filter density in state-space models” by D. Crisan, J. Miguez; to appear in Bernoulli. Read More

Two new papers from the group have been accepted for their publication

The paper “High-SNR asymptotics of mutual information for discrete constellations with applications to BICM” by A. Alvarado, F. Brännström, E. Agrell, and T. Koch has been accepted for publication by the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. Read MoreThe paper “A Rate-Splitting Approach to Fading Multiple-Access Channels with Imperfect Channel-State Information” by A. Pastore, T. Koch, and J.R. Fonollosa has been accepted for presentation at the 2014 International Zurich Seminar on Communications. Read More