POUS ANDRÉS, RAFAEL
Rafael Pous is an Associate Professor in our Department.
In 1988 he double-majored in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He obtained a MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1989) and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley (1992), supported by a Fulbright and a Schlumberger fellowship. He was an Associate Professor at UPC (1993 – 2008), and then joined UPF in 2008.
His current research area is pervasive and ubiquitous systems based on radiofrequency, more specifically the combination of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Cognitive Systems to create smart objects and spaces. In the past he has made significant contribution in the fields of numerical methods in electromagnetism, the field of superconductivity applied to telecommunication systems, and the field of fractal antennas (he is a co-author of the first patent on fractal antennas, the first recorded document in the field).
His research has given birth to several startup companies, in three of which he has been a co-founder: The Information Highway Group, AIDA Centre, and Keonn Technologies.