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Prof. José Luis Paredes Quintero Professor José Luis Paredes is from Piñango, a small town located at the South America Andes Mountains about 55 miles from the city of Mérida-Venezuela. In 1995, he received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela. In 1998 and 2001, respectively, he received the M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware. From 1996 to 2001, he was a Research Assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware. Since 2001, he has been a full time Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the Universidad de Los Andes. He has been as a visiting professor at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2004 and held a postdoctoral position in the University of Delaware in 2008-2009.
Dr. Paredes has consulted with industry in the areas of digital communication and signal processing. His research interests include robust signal and image processing, nonlinear filter theory, adaptive signal processing and digital communications. Dr. Paredes is the recipient of several awards. In 1995, he received several medals and awards for being the first Electrical Engineering student to graduate from the Universidad de Los Andes with the highest honors. He also was awarded three scholarships from the Government of Venezuela (in 1988, 1992 and 1996). In 1997, he won the Best Paper award from the U.S. Army's ATIRP Federated Laboratory Consortium. He is the recipient of the 2006 ISA Transaction Best Paper Award for the best paper published in ISA Transaction in 2006. Dr. Paredes holds five U.S. patents and is an IEEE Senior member.
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