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Monica Bugallo

Associate Dean for Diversity and Outreach,  Bugallo
College of  Engineering & Applied Sciences,  
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mónica F. Bugallo is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Dean for Diversity and Outreach of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook
University. She received her B.S., M.S, and Ph. D. degrees in computer science from University of A Coruña, Spain. She joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stony Brook University in 2002. Her research interests are in the field of statistical signal processing, with emphasis on the theory of Monte Carlo methods and its application to different disciplines including
biomedicine, ecology, sensor networks, and finance. In addition, she has focused on STEM
education and has initiated several successful programs with the purpose of engaging students at all academic stages in the excitement of engineering and research, with focus on underrepresented
groups. She has authored and coauthored two book chapters and more than 185 journal papers and
refereed conference articles.


Bugallo is a senior member of the IEEE, serves on several of its technical committees and is the
current vice chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Signal Processing Theory and Methods
Technical Committee and the chair of the EURASIP Special Area Team on Theoretical and
Methodological Trends in Signal Processing as well as an elected member of the IEEE Signal
Processing Society Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee. She has been part of the
technical committee and has organized various professional conferences and workshops. She has
received several prestigious research and education awards including the State University of New
York (SUNY) Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017), the 2019 Ada Byron Award of the Galician Society of Computer Engineers (Spain) for a successful professional career path that
inspires women to engineering study and careers, the Best Paper Award in the IEEE Signal
Processing Magazine 2007 as coauthor of a paper entitled Particle Filtering, the IEEE Outstanding
Young Engineer Award (2009), for development and application of computational methods for
sequential signal processing, the IEEE Athanasios Papoulis Award (2011), for innovative
educational outreach that has inspired high school students and college level women to study
engineering, the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Scholarship
Award (2017), and the Chair of Excellence by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid-Banco de
Santander (Spain) (2012).