Mónica Bugallo, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been elected a member at large on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Signal Processing Society Board of Governors (BoG). Her term began January 1, 2023 and she will serve until December 2025.
Bugallo is vice provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Stony Brook University, in addition to inaugural faculty director of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Honors Program. She previously served as associate dean for Diversity and Outreach in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
“This is a tremendous honor, as some of the best researchers in signal processing from around the world are nominated for the BoG. Mónica was one of only three new members elected for the position,” said Petar Djurić, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stony Brook. “Mónica’s contributions to our students and to underrepresented populations in the STEM community are invaluable. We are so fortunate and grateful to have her support and representation at the Society level.”
Joining the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2002, Bugallo’s 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. Her research and educational efforts have been funded by governmental and state agencies and corporations including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Office of Naval Research, Hewlett-Packard, National Grid and PSEG.
Bugallo is the recipient of numerous research and education awards including the prestigious National NSF Career Award, the SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, the IEEE Outstanding Young Engineer Award (Long Island Chapter) and the IEEE Athanasios Papoulis Award. She earned her BS, MS and PhD degrees in computer science and engineering from the University of A Coruña, Spain.
The Signal Processing Society is IEEE’s first society, founded in 1948, and it has more than 19,000 members from about 100 countries. The Board of Governors is the governing body that oversees the activities of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, with the responsibility of establishing and implementing policy, and receiving reports from its standing boards and committees. Members at large represent the member viewpoint in the Board decision-making. They typically review, discuss and act upon a wide range of items affecting the actions, activities and health of the Society.