David Morales

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong

Email: eedmorales (at) ust (dot) hk
Phone: +852 2358 8564
Fax: +852 2358 1485
Office: 2396

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Brief Bio

I received the Telecommunication Engineering degree from the University of Málaga (UMA), Spain, in 2006, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunication Technologies from the same University in 2008 and 2011, respectively. Between 2006 and 2011, I worked as Research Associate at the Department of Communication Engineering (UMA). Between 2011 and 2013 I worked in the Wireless Communications Research Group (WiCom), headed by Prof. Angel Lozano at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona (Spain), where I was a Post-doctoral Fellow and a Lecturer. In January 2014, I joined the research group of Prof. Matthew McKay at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), where I am a Research Assistant Professor. I have held visiting appointments at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London (UCL), hosted by Prof. Kai-Kit Wong (summer 2011), and at the Statistics Department, Stanford University, hosted by Prof. Iain Johnstone (summer 2015).

I am a recipient of the Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in Electrical and Computer Engeneering by the University of Malaga (selected among all Ph.D. Theses between 2009-2012).​

Research Interest

My research activity is centred around the broad field of statistical signal processing, with multidisciplinary applications to wireless communications, information theory, and computational biology. I am particularly interested in random matrix theory and in the area of robust statistics, particularly in inference and estimation problems under large-dimensional settings (big data).

For a more detailed description, and a full list of publications, please visit My Website.