- Federico Leonardo Alegre was born in General Roca (Argentina) in 1980. He obtained his Electronic Engineer degree in 2005 at Universidad Nacional del Comahue (UNCo), Argentina; with specialization in control, artificial intelligence and signal processing. His thesis is entitled “Application of ANN and HMM to Automatic Speaker Verification”.
- In September 2008, he came to Europe as a part of the program EMARO - European Master on Advanced Robotics – and got his double-diploma in September 2010 after pursuing his studies at Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), France; and at Politechnika Warszawa (WUT), Poland. He also carried out an internship at University of Genoa (UNIGE), Italy, in the late 2010.
- In February 2011 he moved to EURECOM and joined the Multimedia Communications Department as a Ph.D. candidate with TelecomParisTech. His supervisor is Nicholas Evans. His research interests are related to developments of countermeasures against spoofing attacks for biometric speaker recognition systems, as a part of the TABULA RASA European Project. He also collaborates in the European Project ALIAS.