My academic career at the university started in 1980, when I got a Research Grant at the University of Granada. Since then, most of the time my research activity has been conditioned by a demanding teaching activity. In all these years, I have not only been responsible of teaching a large number of subjects, but I have also been strongly involved in different processes of design and implementation of studies and centers in four universities: University of Granada, University of Santiago de Compostela, University of Murcia and Technical University of Cartagena.
In the last twenty years, I have devoted significant efforts to institutional management tasks. I have held the following responsibilities: Faculty Director and Subdirector, Head of Department, Teaching Staff General Coordinator and Vicerrector.
Referring to my research activity, I started in the field of biomedical signal processing, and then I moved my research interest to a field closer to the Scientific Field (Área de Conocimiento in Spanish) where I have developed all my teaching activity (Electronics). I was interested in designing and implementing specialized fault-tolerant multiprocessor architectures intended to meet the real-time processing constraints when we had to process and interpret bioelectrical signals in critical and very demanding environments (Coronary Care Units). In order to make right decisions from the analysis of such bioelectrical signals, I had to consider the fuzzy logic to map the human knowledge on computing architectures. I began to design ASIC circuits to serve as coprocessors of general purpose computers, in order to speed-up the computations needed in this kind of applications.
In the last fifteen years, my research interest has focused broadly on the following fields: