Position: Associate Professor
Laboratory Affiliation: Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Room: 412
Telephone Number: +63-2-9818500 ext 3373
Research Interests: Digital Signal Processing in Communications; Audio Engineering
Educational Background:
PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, 2014
MS in Electrical Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2005
BS Electronics and Communications Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2003

Research Interest/Activities: My research interests include digital signal processing for audio and communications. Recently, my group is working on applying signal processing techniques for Philippine indigenous music, in collaboration with the UP Center for Ethnomusicology. Our group is also interested in applying machine learning techniques and pattern recognition for multimedia applications.
Recent Publication/s:
N. Bernardo, F. de Leon, “On the trade-off between physical layer security and energy efficiency of massive MIMO with small cells,” Proc. International Conference on Advance Technologies for Communication, Hanoi, Vietnam 2016.
J. Disuanco, V. Tan, F. de Leon, “Study of hybrid methods for melody extraction of polyphonic signals for Philippine indigenous music,” Proc. 8th AUN/sEED-NET International Conference on EEE, Manila, Philippines, November 2015.
J. Disuanco, V. Tan, F. de Leon, “Study of automatic melody extraction methods for Philippineindigenous music,” Proc. 5ih International Conference on Control System, Computing & Engineering, Penang, Malaysia, November 2015.
F. de Leon, K. Martinez, “Music genre classification using polyphonic timbre models,” Proc. 19th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing,” Hong Kong, August 2014.
F. de Leon, K. Martinez, “A music genre classifier combining timbre, rhythm and tempo models,” Proc. of 2012 IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON 2012), Cebu, Philippines, November 2012.