Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
MARCOS FAUNDEZ-ZANUY was born in Barcelona, Spain. He received the B.Sc. degree in Telecommunication in 1993 and the Ph.D. degree in 1998, both from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya. He is now Full Professor (catedrático) at EUP Mataro (Tecnocampus) and heads the Signal Processing Group there (Grup de recerca consolidat GRC-1318, grupo de investigación consolidado (2009)).
Since 2009 he is the dean of Escola Universitaria Politecnica de Mataró (Polytechnic University of Catalunya). Since 2010 he is responsible of research at tecnocampus.
His research interests lie in the fields of biometrics applied to security and health. He was the initiator and Chairman of the European COST action 277 ``Nonlinear speech processing'', and the secretary of COST action 2102 “Cross-Modal Analysis of Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication”.
He is author of more than 50 papers indexed in ISI Journal citation report, more than 100 conference papers, around 10 books, and responsible of 10 national and european research projects.
Dr. Faundez-Zanuy is a Spanish liaison of EURASIP.
Specialties: Biometrics (face, speech, hand-geometry, on-line signature recognition) applied to security and health.