Juan Antonio Leñero-Bardallo, PhD



Juan A. Leñero-Bardallo received a degree in Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Seville in 2005. During the last year of his degree, he worked as a research assistant at the Department of Signal Theory at the University of Seville. After graduating, he joined the Seville Microelectronics Center (IMSE) in September 2005, as a Ph.D. student. During that time, he was involved with several national and European projects related to vision systems and neuromorphic engineering.

He pursued his Ph.D. degree in 2010. In September 2010, he started working at Yale University (USA), where he was a Postdoctoral Associate for 6 months. During this time he developed smart vision sensors capable of transmitting their information wirelessly using UWB outputs.

Since March 2011, he served as a Postdoc at the Department of Informatics of the University of Oslo (UiO). Here, he developed the first AER vision sensor capable of generating RGB images without using RGB filters to detect colour information. He also was the coordinator of the Neuromorphic Electronics (INF5470) course at UiO for two years.

From July 2013 to March 2013, he worked as a researcher at the Department of Electronics and Electromagnetism at the University of Seville. In March 2013, he moved to Chronocam Inc to work as a senior analog engineer.

In September 2016, he gained a position as 'Profesor Ayudante Doctor' at the University of Cádiz where he coordinated courses at bachelor and master level. He also directed a research project sponsored by the University of Cádiz.

In February 2018, he was appointed to 'Profesor Contratado Doctor' at the University of Seville. There he holds his current position and participates in several research projects in his research group: 'Microelectrónica Analógica y de Señal Mixta'.

In parallel to his research activity, he supervises master and Ph.D. dissertations. He has also taught in three different faculties. He coordinated the course 'Neuromorphic Electronics' during one academic year at the University of Oslo (Norway). He was the head of the Electronics chapter at the Department of 'Ingeniería Automática, Electrónica, Arquitectura y Redes de Ordenadores' at the School of Engineering at Cádiz University. He also coordinated two different courses in Electronics taught at the bachelor and the master level. Dr. Leñero-Bardallo has published more than 58 peer to peer-reviewed publications and written two books. Since 2012, he is a member of the IEEE Sensory Systems Committee. He has served as a Review Committee Member several times in international conferences.

Moreover, he collaborates with the microelectronics industry. Dr. Leñero-Bardallo is convinced of the necessity of developing devices and sensors that can be transferred to the market. In that sense, he has participated in research projects with Anafocus (www.anafocus.com). He also worked as a senior analog engineer for Chronocam (www.chronocam.com).