Joaquin Aparicio Sosa
I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Digital Signal Processing and Image Analysis group (DSB), where I work on the project Infrastructure-less indoor positioning in 3D, sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council.
My main research interests are related to acoustic technologies, and more specifically their use in indoor localization systems, as well as underwater environments.
I obtained my PhD at the University of Alcalá (Spain), working on underwater acoustic propagation modeling and localization systems for underwater vehicles. I was later awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (Yokohama, Japan), where I worked for three years. The aim of my project there was to evaluate and improve underwater acoustic communications for multiple users, focusing on cooperative missions of underwater vehicles.
The goal of my current project at UiO is to establish a phased array air sonar platform using key insights from radar, sonar and medical imaging technology, to be used for indoor localization applications. This project is developed together with the industrial partners Sonitor Technologies, MazeMap, and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI).
In addition to my main academic topics, along these years I became interested in other open questions. Some of them are directly related to my field, such as ocean noise evaluation and its potential impact on marine life. But I also find other topics like data science and data visualization fascinating, so I am trying to learn as much as possible about them.
I am a member of IEEE, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society and the Acoustical Society of America, and I also serve as a Technical Program Committee member for the International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN), and as a reviewer for the Seminario Anual de Automática, Electrónica Industrial e Instrumentación (SAAEI, an annual Spanish symposium).
My list of international publications can be checked in Google Scholar.