Paula María Castro Castro PDF Print

Associate Professor
Grupo de Tecnoloxía Electrónica e Comunicacións (GTEC)
Departamento de Ingeniería de Computadores
Facultade de Informática, Universidade da Coruña
Campus da Coruña, 15071 A Coruña


PhD Paula María Castro Castro


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Castro-Castro, Paula-Maria


Paula M. Castro is an Associate Professor at the University of A Coruña (UDC) in the knowledge area of Electronic Technology. She graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vigo (UV) in 2001. In 2009 she obtained her PhD degree with Extraordinary Award from UDC. From 2002 to 2006 she was a beneficiary of a FPI scholarship granted by the Spanish Government. She became an Assistant Professor in 2006 and is an Associate Professor since 2011. She has been a visiting researcher at the Institute for Circuit Theory and Signal Processing of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) for four months in 2006. She holds various management positions at UDC: Secretary of the Department of Computer Engineering since 2016; member of the PhD Commission since 2019; and coordinator of the Interuniversity Doctoral Programme in Mobile Network Information and Communication Technologies for more than six years. Her lines of research are focused on the integration of current technologies of EEG, IO and analysis of big data to create intelligent homes and also on advanced techniques of traffic monitoring using inductive sensors.

She is co-author of more than 80 articles in international journals and conferences of the highest prestige in the field of electrical engineering. In 2007, she received the award for the best paper at the ITG/IEEE International Workshop on Smart Anennas in Vienna. She was member of the Program Committee of more than 20 conferences in that field, and of the Organizing Committee in one of them. She is also co-author of a chapter in a book. She has advised three doctoral theses and two of her former students are professors or assistant professors at UDC and UV, respectively. She has a national patent. Professor Castro has been member of the Electronic and Communications Technology research group (GTEC) since 2002. With it, she has participated in more than 30 research projects financed by regional, national and European level. She has also participated in more than 20 technology transfer contracts with major companies in the ICT sector (Indra, Telefonica R & D, ATOS Origin, ...). In total, her research group has captured for UDC more than 6.5 million euros, which has allowed the recognition of GTEC by the Xunta de Galicia as a Competitive Reference Group in 2012, 2016 and 2020.