Prof Pardo is Full Professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Head of the Speech Technology Group (1987-2021) and Head of the Speech Technology and Machine Learning Group since 2021 . He was Director of the Electronic Engineering Department from 1995-2004. Prof Pardo holds a Masters Degree and a PhD Degree in Telecommunications from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1978 and 1981 respectively.
He leads a Group of 15 persons specialized in Speech Technology and Machine Learning, including teaching and supervising PhD students, research projects coordination , development of prototypes and consultancy services. His areas of expertise include technologies for speech-to-text and text-to-speech conversion, spoken language understanding, speech databases and resources and basic science underlying speech communication processes.
Prof. Pardo has been a visiting scientist at MIT, Speech Communication Group in 1983-84 as a Fulbright Scholar, at Cambridge University in 1981 as a British Council Scholar, at SRI International in 1986 as a NATO scholar and at the International Computer Science Institute 2005-2006.
He was consultant for Telefónica I+D in 1989-92. He has been responsible for many national and EU projects (Esprit 860. Esprit 2104 , Polyglot, LRE 61-004 ,Onomastica, TIDE TP1174 Vaess, LE4 8315 IDAS, Gemini, IST- 2001-32343) in the area of Speech Technology and he is currently evaluator expert for EU projects and reviewer for many journals as the Speech Communication Journal , the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, IET Signal Processing, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, IEEE Signal Processing Letters etc.. He is member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Speech Technology. He received several honors for Academic results and Professional results. He was General Chairman of Eurospeech 95. He is member of ELSNET EB since 1997 and was member of ISCA Advisory Council. He is member of IEEE, ISCA and ASA.