Carmen Peláez-Moreno earned her Eng. degreee in Telecommunications from the Public Univ. of Navarre (1997) and her PhD from University Carlos III Madrid (2002). She was a visiting researcher in several universities: Univ. of Westminster, London, UK (pregraduate, 1996), Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK (postdoctoral fellowship, 2003), International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, EEUU (postdoctoral fellowship, 2004 and 2006) and Univ. of Trento, Italy (postdoctoral, 2013), including two maternity gaps in 2005 and 2007.
She is currently, associate professor in the Signal Theory and Communications department of the Univ. Carlos III Madrid and collaborator of the Spanish National Research Agency. In 2019, she earned the Full Professorship National Habilitation.
Her interdisciplinary vocation and ambition to cross-fertilize ideas from very different research communities is reflected in the wide variety of publications: from early interests in Telecoms, Electric & Electronic Eng. and Acoustics (with publications such as IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, J. Acoustical Soc. of America, IEEE Trans. On Audio, Speech & Lang. Proc.), to various flavours of Computer Science categories (Speech Comms, Info. Sciences), Neuroscience (Cognitive Computation), Applied Mathematics (Fuzzy Sets & Systems), bioinformatics (BMC Bioinformatics) or Multidisciplinary Sciences (PLOS One), among others.
She has coauthored over 70 papers in JCR indexed journals and conference communications. She has participated in more than 30 research projects and is PI of four National Research Framework funded projects and an industrial participated one. She has received various prizes and awards: Best Ph,D. Thesis from the Spanish Official Telecommunication Engineering Association, 2002, Best Journal paper (2nd position), 2002, Aula Uni2-Univ. Carlos III prizes, Best Journal Paper, Spanish Speech Technologies Thematic Network in the 2012 and 2016 Edition prizes, Best Conference Paper, ECIR co-located workshop FCAIR (Formal Concept Analysis meets Information Retrieval), Moscow 2013, Best Student Poster of the Spanish Speech Technologies Thematic Network summer courses 2013 and 2015 (Supervised PhD Student), Best Conference paper, 2015, ICFCA (International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis). She is a member of the Gender Studies Institute of the UC3M. She has served as proposal evaluation expert for REA for the H2020 FET OPEN and MSCA IF programmes and is currently a permanent member of the ICT pannel of the Spanish Research Council (AEI, Agencia Estatal de Investigación) for evaluation of proposals from the National Research Programme.