I am a PhD candidate in the Music Technology Group of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona under the supervision of Dr. Jordi Bonada and Dr. Xavier Serra.
More concretely, my research is carried out within the Audio Signal Processing team. I am interested in singing voice synthesis and expression modeling based on unit selection. Other fields I have worked on are voice conversion and language detection.
I was born in Barcelona, Spain (1980). After obtaining the degree in Telecommunications at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2004 I have been working on speech technologies both at the university (UPC Center for Language and Speech Technologies and Applications, 2004-2006 and 2008-2009) and at the private sector (Verbio, 2006-2008). In 2010 I obtained the MSc in Sound and Music Computing from the UPF. I made a 5 months research stay with the Vocaloid team at the YAMAHA Corporate Research and Development Center in Hamamatsu, Japan (September 2010 - February 2011).
I am combining the PhD research with teaching a couple of subjects on Signals, Systems and Speech Processing within the degree in Audiovisual Systems Engineering.