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Pedro Comesana-Alfaro

Pedro Comesana-Alfaro

University of Vigo

Pedro Comesaña-Alfaro received the Telecommunications Engineering degree (with specializations in both Computer Science and Communications) from the University of Vigo, Spain, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree on Telecommunications Engineering from the same university in 2006; he also holds a five-year degree on Mathematics. His Ph.D. thesis was awarded by the Spanish Official Institute of Telecommunications Engineers as the best Ph.D. thesis in Security and Defense in 2006. He conducted research stays at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (The Netherlands, 2004, 6 months), University College Dublin (Ireland, 2006, 6 months), Università degli Studi de Siena (Italy, 2007 and 2008, 10 months), University of New Mexico (USA, 2010 and 2011, 12 months, being sponsored by the Prince of Asturias Endowed Chair), and State University of New York at Binghamton (USA, 2015, 4 months). Since 2012 he is Associate Professor in the School of Telecommunications Engineering, University of Vigo. His research interests lie in the areas of digital watermarking, information security, multimedia forensics and digital communications. He is co-author of more than 50 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings, and holds a triadic patent on the field of video-surveillance authentication. He received the Best Paper Award of the IEEE Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (IEEE-WIFS) in 2014, and the Best Paper Award of the International Workshop on Digital-forensics and Watermarking (IWDW) in 2011. From November 2012 to December 2015 Pedro was member of the IEEE SPS Information Forensics and Security-Technical Committee (IEEE IFS-TC). He serves as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and IET Information Security. He was Technical Co-Chair of ACM IH&MMSEC 2015, Area Chair of IEEE ICIP 2015, and tutorials chair of IEEE WIFS 2012. >