Associate Professor
+34 986 818659
Short Bio: 

Roberto López-Valcarce received the Telecommunication Engineer degree from the University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain, in 1995, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa, USA, in 1998 and 2000 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Vigo in 2001.

Roberto is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Signal Theory & Communications at University of Vigo. From 2001 to 2006 he was an Associate Researcher at the same department, supported by a postdoctoral contract from the Ramón y Cajal Program of the Spanish Ministry of Science. During 1995 he was with Intelsis Sistemas Inteligentes SA in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, where he was involved in the deployment of analog TV networks. He has co-authored over 50 papers in leading international journals and more than 80 contributions published in various conference proceedings. He has been principal investigator of a number of research projects and contracts with industry, and holds several international patents.

Roberto is a member of the IEEE and served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing during 2007-2011. He also served as a member of the Signal Processing for Communication and Networking (SPCOM) Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society during 2011-2013, and as Manager of the ICT Program for R&D of the Galician regional government during 2010-2013.

Research Interests: 

Roberto's research interests cover multiple areas of application of signal processing, including sensor networks, adaptive filtering, digital communications, spectrum sensing, etc.


Ph.D. Advisor of: 
  • Emilio Antonio Rodríguez  (in progress). Topic: Signal processing for full-duplex transceivers. Co-supervised with Risto Wichman, Aalto University (Finland).
  • Damián González Figueroa (in progress). Topic: Synthesis of multiaxis stationary non-Gaussian shaped vibration signals.
Projects and events: 


GPSC was a participant in the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 project  Foundations and Methodologies for Future Communication and Sensor Networks - COMONSENSwhich lives on through the Network of Excellence "Red COMONSENS". 


Links and Other Info: 


  • Office Hours, Spring 2017:  Monday/Tuesday/Thursday  15-17h




  • Looking for Masters' and Ph.D. students (must have a solid background in Signal Processing and Communications). Men and Women are all welcome.