Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya

ANNUAL REPORT 2013

Weekly Seminars

Seminars given at CTTC by internationally renowned researchers

09/01/2013 Athanasios Stavridis, Ph.D. Candidate
University of Edinburgh
“Spatial Modulation: A single RF-chain MIMO scheme”

17/01/2013 Prof. Yonina Eldar (IEEE Distinguished Lecturer)
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
“Defying Nyquist in Analog to Digital Conversion”

29/01/2013 Adrián García, Ph.D, Candidate
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
“Compressive Sensing Techniques for Cognitive Radio Systems in HF”

01/02/2013 Yue Chen, Dr., Dan Zhao, Ph.D. Candidate
Queen Mary, University of London
“Empower wireless multiuser communication systems with renewable energy resources”

01/02/2013 Michael Chai, Dr., Yun Li, Ph.D. Candidate
Queen Mary, University of London
“Adaptive and QoS-aware IEEE 802.15.4 based MAC Scheme for future HANs”

06/02/2013 Dejan Vukobratovic, Assistant Professor
Department of Power, Electronics and Communication Engineering, University of Novi Sad
“Frameless ALOHA

25/02/2013  José Ángel García García, Ph.D.
University of Cantabria
“High Efficiency GaN HEMT Topologies for Power Conversion and Wireless Transmission“

22/03/2013 Stavros Iezekiel, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus
“Silicon Microwave Photonics for Radio-over-Fibre – Design and Measurement Issues”

19/04/2013 Robert Margolies, PhD Candidate
Columbia University
“Measurement-based Design and Evaluation of Scheduling Algorithms for Energy Harvesting and Cellular Networks”

22/04/2013 Michele Nogueira, Ph.D.
Federal University of Parana, Brazil
“SAMNAR: a Security Management Architecture for Advanced Wireless Networking “

23/04/2013 Héctor Andrés Torres Bustos, Ph.D.
Technological Metropolitan University (UTEM)
“ProteinLab UTEM: Experimental activity and political dialogue EU – LAC in the field of ICT”

02/05/2013 Pere Escorsa Castells, President; Elicet Cruz Jiménez, Technical Director; Enric Escorsa O’Callaghan, CEO
IALE Tecnologia
“New Tools For Technology Monitoring and Competitive Intelligence”

13/05/2013 David Viamonte Solé, Ph.D. Candidate at UPC
Sales & Marketing Director of Genaker
“Contributions to the optimization of multimedia services over 3GPP-based networks”

22/05/2013 Michele Rossi, Assistant Professor Padova University; Nicola Bui, CEO of Patavina Technologies
“Dimensioning Self-sufficient Networks of Energy Harvesting Embedded Devices”

04/06/2013 Josep Perelló, Head of the ITT department. Gregorio Martínez, co-head of IPE department
CRIC (Centre de Recerca i Innovació de Catalunya SA)
“Corporate & Research Lines presentation of CRIC (Centre de Recerca i Innovació de Catalunya SA)”

12/06/2013 Marc Almendros, CEO – Chief Executive Officer
Signadyne
“State-of-the-art FPGA-based Modular Equipment for Telecommunications”

19/06/2013 Leonardo Badia, Assistant Professor
Padova University
“Video transmission over wireless: models and optimization“

03/07/2013 Diego de Miguel Murillo, Business Development Manager; Mikel Sánchez, Telecom Area Director
Tecnalia
“TECNALIA: ‘Inspiring Business’”

09/07/2013 Alessandro Comai, Director and Founder of
Miniera, S.L.
“Technological Intelligence and Innovation”

30/07/2013 Nuno Borges Carvalho, Prof.
Aveiro University
“Metrology Developments for Future Wireless Technologies”

05/09/2013 Prof. Dominique Schreurs
Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenDiv. ESAT-TELEMIC
“Towards Greener Smartphones with Microwave Measurements”

06/09/2013 Dr. Vassilis Kekatos
ECE Dept. of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
“Robust and scalable sensing for tomorrow’s power grids”

06/09/2013 Prof. Moeness Amin
Villanova University
“Compressive Sensing for Urban Radar”

10/09/2013 Giorgio Quer
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
“Wireless Sensors as a Window into the Autonomic Nervous System”

10/09/2013 Dr. V. John Mathews
Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah
“Equalization and Adaptation of Nonlinear Systems”

08/10/2013 José Flich, Ph.D.
Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)
“Design of the Interconnect for Effective Chip Multiprocessor Systems”

23/10/2013 Josep Maria Silvestre, CEO and co-founder of
ProCareLight
“Laser Safety in Optical Fiber Communication Systems”

04/11/2013 Prof. Manuel Sierra Pérez
UPM
“GEODA antenna system for satellite communications”

13/12/2013 Helena Martínez, Xavier Sol
Innorocket
“Manufacturing goes digital”

19/12/2013 Alberto Ginesi, Head of the Communication-TT&C Systems & Techniques Section
ESA
“Broadband Satellite Communications: State of the Art and Future Evolutions”

Seminars given by CTTC’s staff

11/01/2013 Nicola Baldo
CTTC, Spain
“LENA Project Seminar Co-organized with Vodafone”

04/04/2013 Javier Arribas
CTTC, Spain
“Opportunities for CTTC in Chile”

23/05/2013  Francesco Giuppi
CTTC,Spain
“Symbiotic Wireless Autonomous Powered sensors (SWAP): the development of a wireless sensor platform based on energy harvesting“

29/05/2013 Kostas Stamatiou
CTTC, Spain
“Remote sensing for archaeology: the Valley of the Khans Project “

17/07/2013 Oriol Font
CTTC, Spain
“Digital design and experimental validation of high-performance real-time OFDM systems”