Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

The research group of UPC participating in COMONSENS is the Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM) group which is composed of 3 professors, 7 associate professors, 2 assistant professors and more than 10 PhD students. Within the last 6 years the group has consolidated a solid reputation among the top research groups in the area worldwide. This is proved by the 26 journal publications, including 15 publications in the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (among them the 2003 Best Paper Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society), 2 at IEEE Communications Magazine, 2 at the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 2 at the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, or one at the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. The members have also co-authored 4 book chapters. The presence of the group is also very significant among the top conferences in the area, more than 160 publications in the last 6 years, including 41 publications in ICASSP or 24 publications in SPAWC. The research activity is also evidenced by the 10 doctoral theses that were finished in the same period.

The group is extremely involved in research projects with 16 participations in European Commission Framework Program or ESA projects, among them 4 as consortium coordinator, or 13 in projects of the Spanish National plan. Besides, the researchers hold 2 patents and have had a close collaboration of more than 15 years with Spanish industry in satellite digital communications and wireless communications. They have participated with Thales Alenia Space (Alcatel Espacio) and Indra Espacio in more than 10 European Space Agency projects, and have participated with national and international companies like AD Telecom, AMES, Nokia Siemens Networks, Motorola, DUNE s.r.l. or Telefónica I+D in several European Commission funded Projects.

Some researchers of the group have joined or are currently involved in international committees. In particular, they have collaborated as member of the Conference Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Society or EURASIP Signal Processing Journal; as member of the Signal Processing for Communications Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society; as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing; as guest editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine; as evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission, Directorate-General Information Society, of the Fifth and Sixth Framework Programme; or as member of the Spanish Delegation in the VII European Research Framework Program in 'Information and Communication Technologies' (ICT) as Expert and National Contact Point.