Luis Fernando D’Haro earned his degree as electronic engineer from Universidad Autónoma de Occidente (Colombia) as top student and won a national award for his master thesis. He got his Ph.D from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), obtaining the highest score and the European Mention. During his Ph.D., he was a Visiting Researcher at the I6 HLT-PR Group (Germany) and AT&T Research labs (USA). He made a postdoctoral research stay at Speech@FIT (Czech Republic). From 2014-2018 he was a post-doc at I2R, A*STAR (Singapore). Currently, he is an Associate Professor at UPM.

His current research is mainly focused on Spoken Dialogue Systems, Natural Language Processing, Speaker and Language Recognition, and Machine Translation. He has participated in leading several international challenges such as DSTC4-10 and DBDC4-5, WOCHAT, the ChaNel workshop at JSALT2020, and WAT workshop series.

He has participated in 38 research projects (2 European, 17 National, 8 private, 11 institutional) and authored around 140 publications (including 21 top journal papers, 90 international and 30 national articles) and he is editor for 2 books with Springer, and 2 special issues at top indexed journals. He is active reviewer in more than 5 top journals, 10 top conferences (including area chair at ACL2020), and for National research programs such as PRELUDIUM (Poland), RGC (Hong Kong), and Univ. de Antioquia (Colombia).

Luis Fernando led the winning team for the ALBAYZIN LRE12 competition on language recognition, top 3% in the Youtube8M challenge, and top-3 in 6/10 tasks for TASS2019. In 2020, he was the faculty advisor for team Genuine2 during the Amazon Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge (SGC4). In 2020, he was the general chair por IWSDS2020.

Luis Fernando has been Principal Researcher in 5 research and technology transfer projects. He also has 1 patent with AT&T, 1 software license with A*STAR and 1 registered software program.

Finally, regarding his teaching activities, he has participated in 8 projects for innovation in education (being PI in one). 12 Publications in journals and conferences, 3 publications in international conferences, and co-authored 3 books for core subjects. He has been a teacher for +12 subjects including: Digital Electronics, Analog circuits and electronics, Data acquisition systems, Pattern recognition, and Natural language processing and information retrieval. Luis Fernando has successfully co-directed a PhD thesis (Christian Salamea) and currently is co-director of three more students (Zhang Chen from National University of Singapore, Mario Rodríguez-Cantelar and Marcos Estecha-Garitagoitia from UPM).


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