I graduated in Physics from the University of Granada (Spain) in 1978 and got my PhD in Physics from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 1984, obtaining the PhD extraordinary prize. I am currently a college professor in the area of Electronics in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). Previously, between October 1979 and September 1983, I was an assistant professor of practical classes at the University of Granada. In October 1983 I joined the USC as an associate professor; in January 1987 I became a college professor; and I am a professor since July 1997. I was dean of the Faculty of Physics of the USC from 1977 to 2002 and chair of the Department of Electronics and Computer Science between 2002 and 2006.
My current research focuses on the design of efficient architectures and CMOS solutions for computer vision, especially in early vision. I am author/co-author of about 170 publications in journals and conference proceedings. I've been a member of the organizing committee, or programme committees, of several conferences, as well as general co-chair of the 11 th IEEE International Workshop on Cellular Neural Networks and Their Applications (CNNA), held in Santiago de Compostela in 2008. I received the Best Paper Award at the European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design in 2003, awarded by the European Circuit Society.