ICREA Research Professor
Head of ITC research group


Albert Guillén i Fàbregas is an ICREA Research Professor in the Department of Information and Communications Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). He is also a Reader (on leave) at the University of Cambridge.

In 1999 he received both the Telecommunication Engineering Degree and the Electronics Engineering Degree from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and the Politecnico di Torino respectively, and the Ph.D. in Communication Systems from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2004. He has held appointments at the New Jersey Institute of Technology,
Telecom Italia, European Space Agency, Institut Eurécom, University of South Australia and visiting positions at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, University of South Australia, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Ecole Nationale de Télécomunications Paris and EPFL.

The broad theme of his research is the mathematical foundations of communications, spanning the fields of Information Theory, Coding Theory, Communications Theory and Signal Processing. Its aim is to study the fundamental limits of reliable communication, along with schemes and processing algorithms that allow us to achieve them.

Dr. Guillén i Fàbregas received the Starting Grant from the European Research Council, the Young Authors Award of the 2004 European Signal Processing Conference EUSIPCO 2004, Vienna, Austria, the 2004 Nokia Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Mobile Internet and 3rd Generation Mobile Solutions from the Spanish Institution of Telecommunications Engineers, and a predoctoral
Research Fellowship of the Spanish Ministry of Education to join the European Space Agency. He is also a Senior Member of IEEE (Information Theory and Communications Societies), of the ARC Communications Research Network (ACoRN), and a Junior member of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences. He has been an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless
Communications (2007-2011) and he has been in the Technical Program Committee of leading international conferences, including the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, IEEE Information Theory Workshop, IEEE International Conference on Communications and the IEEE Global Communications Conference.
He has authored and co-authored more than 100 publications, including 1 patent (currently exploited in the DVB-S2 standard), 1 book, 2 book chapters, 31 journal articles in high-impact international journals, 5 invited and 56 regular articles in refereed international conference proceedings, and 9 technical reports.


Research Group: ITC- Information Theory and Coding Group

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