Hugo G. Espinosa is originally from Mexico, he received the PhD degree, summa cum laude, in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain (2008), after completing a masters and undergraduate degrees at the Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico (1998) and at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (2002). From 2009 to 2010, he has been a post-doc fellow at Tel Aviv University, Israel. Since 2011, he is with the Griffith School of Engineering where he is currently a lecturer. Hugo is an active researcher in the fields of Computational modelling, Electromagnetic geophysics and Human monitoring (sensor technology). Within the latter he has worked with Dan James, David Thiel and Andrew Wixted in different sports monitoring projects including video digitising interfaces for monitoring arm rotation of cricket bowlers, analysis of energy expenditure of swimmers using accelerometers, educational engagement activities using inertial sensors, etc.
Hugo is also a tennis enthusiast, he played in Mexico for 12 years, holding regional and national top rankings. Nowadays he plays as a hobby and disputes good matches with David Thiel.