I am an Assistant Research Professor with appointments at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) and at Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Research interests

My main research interest is focused on the analysis and development of new diagnosis/prognosis paradigms for neurology and gerontology. My commitment is to use artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to find biomarkers to reduce diagnosis time of neurological diseases, predict the frailty of subjects, and optimize the decisions to be taken with patients in critical care. I also have interest on speech, emotion, and speaker recognition.

Currently teaching

Spring semester: Machine learning for medical applications (EN.520.659/439)

Fall semester: Artificial intelligence in medicine - Reading group (EN.520.820/520)


I am an assistant research professor who focuses on the use of signal processing and machine learning for medical applications. I collaborate with colleagues in the departments of Neurology and Critical Care at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to develop new tools for the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases and to assess frailty and resilience in the elderly, and work with a team at CLSP studying new methods for automatic speech recognition in under-resourced languages. In addition to performing research, I designed and teach Machine Learning for Medical Applications, a course for both undergraduate and graduate students. I received the Johns Hopkins University Teaching as Research fellowship in 2020. I received the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness mobility grant in 2017 and serve as a reviewer of a variety of publications, including IEEE’s ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing; Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing; and Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering. I was a post-doctoral fellow at CLSP and was mentored by Najim Dehak, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. I received both my PhD with honors (cum laude) in Systems and Services Engineering for the Information Society (2018) and my Master Degree in Telecommunications Engineering (2006) at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. I earned my undergraduate degree in Sound and Image Engineering (2003) at Technical University of Madrid. In between receiving my master’s and PhD, I worked at Brüel & Kjaer from 2008 to 2013 as an acoustic engineer, as well as a technical manager of certified laboratory.