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Members of the IIiA include senior researchers, early-stage researchers, technical staff, administrative staff, PhD students and MSc students. The current members are:

Joaquim Armengol

Joaquim Armengol obtained a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 1992 and a PhD in Industrial Engineering with the mention of European Doctor from the Universitat de Girona (UdG) in 2000.

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Alessandro Artusi

Alessandro Artusi  obtained a PhD in Computer Science at the Vienna University of Technology in 2004. He is a Ramon y Cajal Fellow at the University of Girona where he carries out R&D on Computational Photography, Image Processing and Color Science.

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Cecilia Avila

Cecilia Avila Garzón is Telematics Engineer at the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas in Colombia. She received a M.Sc. in Industrial Informatics (2012) at the University of Girona and is a Ph.D. Student in the doctoral program in Technology at the same University. Her research interests include: e-Learning, Learning objects, web accessibility, technology-enhanced learning, intelligent agents, semantic web and case-based reasoning.

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Jorge Bacca

Jorge Luis Bacca Acosta is Telematics Engineer at the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas in Colombia. He received a M.Sc. in Industrial Informatics (2012) at the University of Girona and is a Ph.D. Student in the doctoral program in Technology at the University of Girona. His research interests include: Augmented reality, technology-enhanced learning, intelligent agents, semantic web and case-based reasoning. He is a researcher in the BCDS Group (SGR 1202) at the University of Girona. He is participating in the ARrELS project (Augmented Reality in Adaptive Learning Management Systems for All). And he participated in the European Projects ALTER-NATIVA and Inclusive Learning.

Silvia Baldiris

Silvia Baldiris obtained a PhD in information technology at the University of Girona in 2012. She carries out R&D on inclusive learning technologies, user modelling and personalisation for improving learning, Augmented Reality in education and tourism, and in general technology-enhanced learning processes.

Anton Bardera

Anton Bardera is a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Girona. He received a M.Sc. in Telecommunications engineering (2002) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (2008) at the University of Girona. His research interests include image processing, scientific visualization, information theory, and biomedical applications. He has authored or co-authored 15 journal papers and many conference papers in his areas of interest.

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Imma Boada

Imma Boada obtained a PhD in Computer Science at the Polytechnic School of Catalonia in 2001. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Girona where she carries out R&D on:

  • Medical imaging
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Serious games
  • e-learning environments
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Xavier Bonaventura

Xavier Bonaventura is a PhD student in computer science at the University of Girona. He received a MSc in computing at the UdG (University of Girona, 2011). The topic of his master thesis and his PhD is viewpoint selection and object recognition using information-theoretic measures. He has co-authored 2 journal papers in this field of research.

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Ester Bonmatí
Montse Bragulat

Montse Bragulat provides IIiA members with administrative support.

Roger Bramon
Antonio Bueno
Eusebi Calle
Remei Calm

Remei Calm obtained a PhD in Mathematics at the Polytechnic School of Catalonia in 2005. She is a lecturer at the University of Girona where she carries out R&D on:

  • Methods and tools based on interval analysis
  • Modelling and simulation of biological systems with uncertainty
  • Artificial pancreas
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Miguel Camelo
Francesc Castro
Joan Colomer

Joan Colomer obtained a PhD in Industrial Engineering at the University of Girona in 1998. He is a lecturer at the University of Girona where he carries out R&D on:

  • Intelligent control
  • Expert supervision
  • Multivariate statistical process control
  • Case-based reasoning
  • Waste water treatment plants
Andrés El-Fakdi
Ramon Fabregat

Ramon Fabregat obtained a PhD in Industrial Engineering at the University of Girona in 1998. He is a lecturer at the University of Girona where he carries out R&D on:

  • Adaptive Hypermedia Systems
  • User modelling and adaptive personalization
  • Open Distance Learning
  • Collaborative Learning
Miquel Feixas

Dr. Miquel Feixas is an associate professor in Computer Science at the University of Girona, Spain. He received a M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics (1979) at the UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2002). His research is focused on the application of information theory techniques to radiosity, global illumination, visualization, computational aesthetics, viewpoint selection and image processing. 

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Inés Ferrer

Inès Ferrer is an associate professor at the university of Girona. She received a degree in Computer Science (1991) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She obtained a postdegree in university teaching in 2007. Her research is focused on Robust Control. She also conducts research in the following fields:

  • Robust and non-linear control
  • Interval methods for robust control
  • Active and semiactive control for offshore support platforms for wind power generation
  • Modelling and control of biomedical system
Inès Ferrer
Inès Ferrer is an associate professor at the university of Girona.  She received a degree in Computer Science (1991) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She obtained a postdegree in university teaching in 2007. Her research is focused on  Robust Control. She also conducts research in the following fields:    Robust and non-linear control; Interval methods for robust control; Active and semiactive control for offshore support platforms for wind power generation; Modelling and control of biomedical system.
Lluís Fàbrega

Lluís Fàbrega Soler is a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Girona (UdG). He received a degree in Telecommunications Engineering and a Master's degree in Mobile Communications at the Polytechnical University of Catalonia and a PhD degree at the UdG. His research interests include the design and performance evaluation of routing, traffic engineering and quality of service mechanisms in the Internet and in connection oriented network technologies. He has worked on several Spanish and EU (Celtic, FP7) research projects and he has co-authored several papers in journals and international conferences.

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Francisco Gamero
Rubén García

Rubén J. García Hernández is a researcher in Computer Science at the University of Girona since 2010. He received a M.Sc. in Computer Science (2001) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (2009) at the University of Granada. His research interests include: montecarlo techniques, parallel and GPU computing,  realistic illumination, expressive rendering and immersive visualization and their application in video games. He has authored or co-authored around 20 papers in his areas of interest and performed research stays in Edinburgh, London and Budapest. He has also contributed to Free Software projects such as the Linux kernel.

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Pablo Gay
Joaquim Gelabertó
Sergio Herraiz
Bianca Innocenti

Bianca Innocenti is a lecturer at the University of Girona. She received a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Girona in 2008. Her research interests include data mining, multiagent and distributed systems and robotics.

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Teo Jové
Francisco Llaneras

Francisco Llaneras is a lecturer at the University of Girona. He has a background in control systems engineering, and he received a Ph.D. in Industrial Automation and Informatics at the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (2011). His research interests include: systems biology, bioprocess engineering and computational biology. He has authored 8 papers (JCR) in his areas of interest, with more than 200 citations combined.

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Ningsu Luo

Ningsu Luo is a Professor of Control Systems Engineering at University of Girona. He received his PhD degree in Control Engineering from Southeast University in 1990 and PhD degree in Physics Science from University of the Basque Country in 1994. His main research interests are modeling, identification and control design for systems with complex dynamics, with application to wind turbine control and monitoring, mobile robotics, sustainable tillage, mechatronic systems, biomedical processes, active and semiactive vibration control of civil engineering structures, offshore support platforms and automotive suspension systems.

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Beatriz López

Senior lecturer at the Dept. of Electrical, Electronic Engineering and Automation of the University of Girona. She received an Engineering degree in Computer Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1986 and a PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) at the Polytechnic School of Catalonia in 1993. She has served as a faculty member with the Dept. of Computer Science of the University Rovira i Virgili and with several private companies. She co-founded Newronia in 2001. Her current research includes decision support systems, case-based reasoning, machine learning and optimization. She is a member of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence, federated to the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence.

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Dani Macaya
Milán Magdics
Xavier Manyer

Xavier Manyer obtained a BSc in Computer Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1993 and an MBA at the University of Girona in 2000. He is in charge of:

  • Research marketing
  • Research funding
  • Technology transfer
  • Day-to-day management
Marc Manzano

Marc Manzano Castro received the five-year degree in Computer Science in 2011 and the M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering in 2012, both at University of Girona. He is currently a Ph.D. student within the BCDS (Broadband Communications and Distributed Systems) research group of the University of Girona. His main research interests include the modeling and analysis of complex networks, the robustness of such networks under multiple failure scenarios and protection and restoration of GMPLS-based optical networks.

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Lluïsa Marsal

Lecturer at Universitat de Girona. She has a degree in Architecture (2001), a diploma in Advanced Studies in Urban Planning (2004), and PhD in Urban and Spatial Planning (2008) at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. She has a Master in Applied Informatics (2012) and she is a PhD candidate (2013) in Technology at Universitat de Girona. She is the Director of the Masters in Smart Cities and of the Girona Smart City Chair. She has participated and directed several R&D projects and published papers, books and book chapters. She is actively involved in research associations and think thanks operating in the smart cities arena.

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Roel Martínez
Rubén Martínez
José Luis Marzo

José Luis Marzo obtained a PhD in Industrial Engineering at the University of Girona in 1997. He is a Professor at the University of Girona where he carries out R&D on:

  • Network bandwidth allocation, performance evaluation and simulation
  • Quality of service routing and protection in complex networks
  • Network robustness analysis in multiple failure scenarios
  • Resource allocation for cognitive radio and sensor network applications
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Joaquim Massana
Joaquim Meléndez

Joaquim Meléndez obtained a PhD in Industrial Engineering at the University of Girona in 1998. He is a lecturer at the University of Girona where he carries out R&D on:

  • Data-driven methods for process supervision
  • Multivariate statistical process control
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery for fault detection and diagnosis
  • Case-based diagnosis

His research is mainly applied to power distribution system and smart grids.

Juan Meneses

Juan Pablo Meneses Ortegón is a Systems and Computing Engineer (2009) at the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Tunja - Colombia and he finished his studies and thesis and he is waiting to get his title of M.Sc. in Systems and Computing Engineer at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá-Colombia. In this moment he is a Ph.D. student in Technology at the University of Girona and is a researcher in the BCDS Group at the same university. His research is about knowledge management, e-learning, collaborative learning and software engeniering. 

Yeimy Morales
Roberto Petite
Olga Petrenko
Albert Pla

Albert Pla is a PhD Student in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Girona. He is an Engineer in Computer Science (2009) and received a M.Sc. in Industrial Computer Science, Computation, Automation and Systems (2010) at the University of Girona. His research interests include but are not limited to decision support systems, multi-agent systems, mechanism design, allocation algorithms and case-based reasoning. He has authored or co-authored around 20 papers.

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Jordi Poch
Carles Pous

Carles Pous received the degree in Telecommunication Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC,Spain) in 1993 and the PhD degree from the Universitat de Girona (UdG) in 2004. He is an associate professor at the UdG. His research is focused on the data mining techniques applied to energy efficiency, including data acquisition systems and wireless sensor networks. From 2009 to 2011 he co-directed the R&D&I department of Lafcarr Project & Design. In this period he gained experience in running real projects and transferring research results to exploitation. He is an IEEE member since 1992.

Joan Puiggalí
Jaume Rigau
Cristina Rubirola

Cristina Rubirola is in charge of:

  • Project administration and certification
  • Budget administration
Marc Ruiz
Miquel Rustullet
Catherine Sauvaget
Mateu Sbert

Mateu Sbert obtained a PhD in Computer Science at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 1997. He is a Professor at the University of Girona where he carries out R&D on the application of Monte Carlo, Integral Geometry and Information Theory techniques to Video Games, Medical Imaging, Global Illumination, Computational Aesthetics, Visualization, Shape Recognition and Viewpoint Selection.

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Josep Soler

Dr. Josep Soler is an associate professor in Computer Science at the University of Girona, Catalonia. He received a M.Sc. in Applied Physics (1980) at the UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the UdG (Universitat de Girona  2010). His research is focused on the development of e-learning environments.

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Jesús Spínola
Nicoalu Sunyer
Hendrys Tobar

Hendrys Tobar is a PhD student in Technology at University of Girona. He received his M.Sc. at the same University in 2013 and his Systems Engineering title at University of Cauca in 2010. His research is about the use of Augmented Reality Games for Learning. His experience includes Game Design and Development. He has designed a game for teaching maths using AR. And he has experience at teaching.

Ferran Torrent

Ferran Torrent Fontbona is a PhD student in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Girona. He received an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree (2011) at the Polytechnique University of Catalonia (UPC) and a M.Sc. in Industrial Data Processing, Automatic Control, Computing and Systems (2012) at the University of Girona. His research interests include: optimization methods, location-allocation problems, workflow scheduling and energy demand response methods under the smart grid new paradigm.

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Víctor Torres
Mery Uribe
Mery Yolima Uribe Rios is a Systems and Computing Engineer (2009) from the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia and received her M.Sc. in Systems and Computing Engineer (2012) from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá-Colombia. Nowadays, she is a Ph.D. Student in the doctoral program in Technology at the University of Girona and is a researcher in the BCDS Group at the same university. Her research interests include: e-learning, adapting information, distributed systems and data networks, multi-agent systems and digital terrestrial television. She has been research assistent and teacher in both colombian universities named above.
Josep Vehí

Josep Vehí obtained a PhD in Industrial Engineering at the University of Girona in 1998. He is a Professor at the University of Girona where he carries out R&D on:

  • Interval methods for control
  • Modelling and control of biomedical systems
  • Robust and non-linear control
  • Fault detection and diagnosis for complex dynamic systems
  • Intelligent methods for structural assessment
Mario Vila
Màrius Vila Durán is a Phd Student in Computer Science at the University of Girona. He received a Computer Science degree in 2008 and a M.Sc. degree in Industrial Computer Science and Automation in 2009 both at University of Girona. His research interest is focused on video and document processing and information theory.

 

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Pere Vilà

Associate professor in Computer Science at the University of Girona. He is a Computer Science Engineer (1997) from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and he received a PhD in Computer Science (2004) at the University of Girona. His research interests include: new routing algorithms for Future Internet, network protection and robustness, complex networks, network management and control. He has authored or co-authored around 50 papers in his areas of interest, served as a member of program committee in several international conferences and as associate editor of International Journal of Communication Systems.

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Josep Xargayó