Researchers

Faculties

Dr. Ferran Adelantado  is Associate Professor at the Computer Science, Telecommunications and Multimedia Department and Senior Researcher at the WINE research group at UOC. He holds the degree in Telecommunication Engineering (2001) and the PhD (2007) by the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC). He has been involved in several national and International projects in the field of wireless communications. He holds more than 40 high impact publications in international journals and conferences, and has served as TPC in numerous prestigious conferences. His research interests include wireless access networks (4G/5G), small cells, dynamic spectrum access, network sharing, wireless communications protocols and wireless networks virtualization.

Dr. Josep Jorba is Associate Professor at the Computer Science, Telecommunications and Multimedia Department and Senior Researcher at the WINE research group at UOC. Holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science by the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and a PhD in Computer Architecture the same university. He has a strong background on performance analysis of computational systems, including Fog Computing, Parallels Systems, Clusters and Super Computers. He holds more than 40 high impact publications in international journals and conferences. He is member of different large scale infrastructure associations and maintainer of the Planet Lab cluster at UOC.

Dr. Joan Melià-Seguí is Lecturer at the Computer Science, Telecommunications and Multimedia Department and Senior Researcher at the WINE research group at UOC. Holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (M.Sc. Thesis developed at the Mobile Communications Department of the Aalborg Universitet, Denmark). He gained industrial experience as RFID Project Engineer at AIDA Centre Company from 2005 to 2008. Joan obtained his PhD in 2011 from UOC with important contributions in security aspects of RFID systems.  In 2011 he joined the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, as Postdoctoral Lecturer and Researcher. From March to September 2012 he was Visiting Researcher at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC, a Xerox Company) in California, USA, working on user and activity modelling using localization techniques. Joan holds an industrial patent and several high impact journal publications and numerous conference contributions. Besides from his academic activity he is co-founder of the NGO “Telecos Sense Fronteres” (telecomms without borders), where he developed communication technology projects in Peru and Nicaragua.

Dr. Pere Tuset, is Lecturer at the Computer Science, Telecommunications and Multimedia Department and Senior Researcher at the WINE research group at UOC. He is also CEO and co-founder of OpenMote Technologies, he received the BSc and MSc in Telecommunication Engineering degrees from UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) in 2007 and 2010 respectively. In 2011 he received a Master’s degree in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) from UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya). Finally, in 2015 he received the PhD in Network and Information Technologies from UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya). His PhD thesis is related to low-power MAC protocols for active RFID systems. In particular, he designed, implemented and evaluated LPDQ (Low-Power Distributed Queuing), a MAC protocol based on LPL (Low-Power Listening) and DQ (Distributed Queuing). LPDQ won the Best Demo Runner-Up Award at the prestigious IEEE INFOCOM in 2014. Pere is active member of the DASH7 standardization alliance and contributor to the OpenWSN.org project at UC Berkeley. He holds numerous international journal contributions and is author of 3 patents.

Dr. Xavier Vilajosana, is principal investigator at the WINE research group at UOC and professor at the Computer Science, Telecommunications and Multimedia department. In addition Xavier is co-founder of Worldsensing, and OpenMote Technologies, 2 prominent startups developing cutting edge IoT related technology. Until March 2016 Xavier has been senior researcher at the HP R&D Labs. From January 2012 to January 2014, Xavier was visiting Professor at the University of California Berkeley holding a prestigious Fulbright fellowship. In 2008, he was visiting researcher of France Telecom R&D Labs, Paris. Xavier has been one of the main promoters of low power wireless technologies, co-leading the OpenWSN.org initiative at UC Berkeley, and promoting the use of low power wireless standards for the emerging Industrial Internet paradigm. He also contributed to the industrialization and introduction of Low Power Wide Area Networks to urban scenarios through Worldsensing. Xavier is author of different Internet Drafts and RFCs, as part of his standardization activities for low power industrial networks. Xavier is contributing actively at the IETF 6TiSCH, 6Lo and ROLL Working Groups. Xavier holds more than 20 patents, more than 30 high impact journal publications and have contributed with several demos, tutorials and courses in the field of low power wireless networks. Finally Xavier is IEEE Senior Member and founding member and vocal of the IEEE Sensors Council in Spain.