Main Researcher

Boris Bellalta ([email protected]) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). He obtained his degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2002 and the PhD in Information and Communication Technologies from UPF in 2007. His research interests are in the area of wireless networks, with emphasis on the design and performance evaluation of new architectures and protocols. The results from his research have been published in more than 100 international journal and conference papers. He is currently involved in several international and national research projects, including the coordination of the ENTOMATIC FP7 collaborative project. At UPF he is giving several courses on networking, queueing theory and wireless networks. He is co-designer and coordinator of the interuniversity (UPF and UPC) master’s degree in Wireless Communications.

Senior Researchers

Albert Bel ([email protected]) received his BSc degree in telecommunications engineering (2007), the MSc degree in micro and nanotechnologies (2008), and a PhD in telecommunications and systems engineering (2012) from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In 2013 he joined the Network Technologies and Strategies (NeTS) group at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where he has been involved in different international and national research projects. His research interests are in the area of wireless sensor networks, mostly focused on the design of localization and tracking algorithms and medium access control protocols. 


Costas Michaelides ([email protected])  is pursuing a PhD at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, under the supervision of Prof. Boris Bellalta. He obtained his diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2020) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His research interests lie in the area of wireless networks, mostly at data link layer and occasionally at physical layer.

Fernando Maura ([email protected]) received his BSc degree in industrial and automatic electronics in 2020 in the EEBE, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona; and recently finished his MSc degree on Internet of Things in UPC School. During his degree, he was part of the Formula Student team on his faculty, and having worked with embedded devices and communication protocols such as CANbus, Fernando developed an interest in wireless communication protocols and their applications in IoT projects. During 2020, he imparted lessons as a Math teacher for an academic year at CEPA Arenal in Mallorca. Currently, he collaborates in the FEM-IoT project as a research assistant. His current research interests are on Wireless Sensor Networks, embedded systems and firmware development. 

Former members

Sergio Barrachina-Muñoz received his B.Sc. degree in Telematics Engineering and his M.Sc. in Intelligent Interactive Systems in 2015 and 2016, respectively, both from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona. Currently, he is working on his PhD thesis, which is focused on developing autonomous learning methods and techniques for improving the performance of wireless networks. 

Apart from his PhD, Sergio also collaborates in the ENTOMATIC European project and he is teaching assistant of the subject "Networks and Services" wich is held for the different engineering degrees at the UPF.

Personal website

Dr. Sergio Barrachina-Muñoz is now a postdoc researcher at CTTC.

Toni Adame received his MSc degree in telecommunications engineering from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2009. After several years working as an IT presales consultant, he joined the Network Technologies and Strategies (NeTS) group in 2013. His research interests are in the area of multiple access communications are Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols, and power-saving mechanisms. He is currently involved in several national and European research projects related to Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN).

Toni Adame is now working in Fundació I2CAT.