Dr. Gallego was born in Ávila, Spain. He majored in Telecommunications Engineering (five-year engineering program) in 2004 at the E.T.S. Ingenieros de Telecomunicación of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. From 2001 to 2005 he collaborated with the Grupo de Tratamiento de Imágenes (GTI) at the ETSIT-UPM. He earned a Master of Mathematical Engineering (Magíster en Ingeniería Matemática) from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in July 2005.

He received a Fulbright Scholarship (Spanish program) to pursue doctoral studies at Georgia Institute of Technology, beginning August 2005, in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. At this institution, he graduated from the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2007), Master  of  Science in  Mathematics (2009), and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2011). His Ph.D. thesis advisors were Prof. Anthony Yezzi (who leads the Lab. of Computational Computer Vision [LCCV]) and Prof. Francesco Fedele.

From 2011 to 2014 he was a Marie Curie post-doctoral Researcher at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, working with Prof. José I. Ronda and Prof. Narciso García at the Grupo de Tratamiento de Imágenes (GTI). Since 2014, he is a post-doctoral Researcher at the Robotics and Perception Group, lead by Prof. Davide Scaramuzza, in the Department of Informatics of the University of Zurich and the Institute of Neuroinformatics of ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
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