Associate Professor

Universidad de Chile

Oct 2008 – Present Santiago, Chile
Teaching graduate & under-graduate courses in Electrical Engineering (Signal Processing, Detection and Estimation, Random Process, Information Theory) and leading the Information and Decision System Group.

Research Intern

Microsoft Research

May 2005 – Aug 2005 Redmond, Seattle
Applied research on content-based indexing: analysis. modeling and algorithm implementation.

Research Assistant

Sail Lab, USC

Aug 2003 – Oct 2008 Los Angeles, California
Ph. D student working on: Data-Driven Signal Representation for Learning and Decision: analysis, modeling, theory, applications, algorithm design and implementation.


Elevation to the grade of IEEE Senior member

Recognition given by IEEE Advancement Committee for significant track records of accomplishments to the disciplines of electrical, electronics, and computer engineering.

Nominated Associate Editor: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing

Viterbi School Best Thesis Award for Theoretical Research

This award is an excellent recognition of the thesis work conducted at SIPI and Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Department under the supervision of Prof. Shrikanth S. Narayanan.

Viterbi Doctoral Fellowship

Expert Recognition

Considered as a research expert for the evaluation of manuscripts submitted to: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing; IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Signal Processing Letters; IEEE Transactions on Image Processing; IEEE Transaction on Speech and Audio Processing; Journal of Machine Learning Research; Information Sciences; Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference; Computer, Speech and Language; Speech Communication; Entropy.


Featured & Upcoming Talks

This talks covers the analysis of worse-case redundancies in universal source coding in infinite alphabets.

The talk summarizes some of the research conducted at the Information and Decision System group in Astrometry.

This talk cover the problem of universal density estimation under an operational data-rate constraint.


  • Av. Tupper 2007, Santiago, Chile