Alfonso Ortega is member of the Aragon Institute for Engineering Research in the School of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza (Spain).
He was born in Teruel, Spain and received the Telecommunication Engineering and the Ph. D. degrees from the University of Zaragoza in 2000 and 2005, respectively. His Ph. D. Thesis, advised by Dr. Eduardo Lleida, received the PhD Extraordinary Award and the Telefónica Chair Award to the best technological Ph. D. In 2006 he was visiting scholar in the Center for Robust Speech Systems (CRSS) of the University of Texas at Dallas, UTD, (USA). He has participated in more than 25 research projects funded by national or international public institutions and more than 15 research projects for private companies. He is author of more than 50 papers published in international journals or conference proceedings and several international patents. He is presently Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering and Communications at the University of Zaragoza. His research interests span the areas of digital speech processing, speech enhancement, analysis and modeling of speech and speaker traits, automatic speaker verification, and robust automatic speech recognition. research team in speech recognition and signal processing.

Recent News & Updates

    Next September 23rd, Prof. Lukáš Burget from Brno University of Technology, BUT (Czech Republic) will visit VIVOLAB and give a talk entitled: "Deep Neural Networks in Speaker Recognition: Another Quantum Leap in the Field?" .
    On September 22nd at 12:00, David Martinez will defend his Ph.D. Thesis: Subspace Gaussian Mixture Models for Language Identification and Dysartric Speech Intelligibility Assesment.
    On February 28th, The Seminar on Adapting Communications Tools for People with Special Needs will take place in Zaragoza. From 9:00 to 14:00 and from 16:30 to 19:00 in Fundacion CAI-ASC, Centro Joaquín Roncal, San Braulio 5-7. For more information visit: Iris Interaction Zaragoza Seminar . Web streaming will be available: Seminar Video Streaming
    On December 17th at 12:00 , Diego Castan will defend his Ph.D. Thesis: Advances on Audio Segmentation and Audio Content Description for Multimedia Documents.
    On November 27th at 11:00 , Jesus Villalba will defend his Ph.D. Thesis: Advances on Speaker Recognition in non Collaborative Environments.
    Next June 5th at 10:00 AM, Ada Byron Building (Class A.04) Prof. Michela Goffredo from Biomedical Engineering Laboratory BioLab3, Roma Tre University, will visit VIVOLAB and give a talk entitled: "The Markerless Human Motion Analysis in Bioegineering, Biometrics and NUI"
    On May 29th at 12:00 , Leibny Paola García will defend her Ph.D. Thesis: Discriminative Methods for model optimization in Speaker Verification. Salón de Actos, Ada Byron Buiding. Campus Río Ebro. Zaragoza.