Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stony Brook University
nica Bugallo is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Faculty
Director of the Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Honors program at Stony Brook
University. She received her B.S., M.S, and Ph. D. degrees in computer science and
engineering from University of A Coruna, Spain. She joined the Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering at Stony Brook University in 2002 where she is currently
a Professor. 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, 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 150 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 chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Education Committee.
As part of her professional service, she has organized various professional conferences.
Bugallo has received several prestigious research and education awards including the
award for Best Paper 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
Stony Brook University Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) Latino Faculty Recognition Award
(2009), and the Chair of Excellence by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid-Banco
de Santander (Spain) (2012).