UPC – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is a public institution of research and higher education in the fields of engineering, architecture, sciences and technology, and one of the leading technical universities in Europe. Every year, more than 6,000 bachelor’s and master’s students, more than 500 doctoral students graduate and 3,067 graduates in lifelong learning. According to QS World University Rankings in Computer Science and Information Systems subject, UPC is number one in Spain and number 79 in the World.
One target of UPC is internationalization, as it is the technical university with the highest number of international Ph.D. students and the university with the highest number of international master’s degree students in Spain. The UPC is also home to strategic research projects, being the Spanish university achieving the most H2020 funding (e.g., 55M€ only in 2020). As a leading member of international networks of excellence, the UPC also has a privileged relationship with global scientific and educational organisations: the collaboration in UNITE!, UNITECH, EUA and other networks provide a wide range of outreach.

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Av. de les Bases de Manresa, 61-73. 08242 Manresa

Tel.: 93 877 72 00

Main team members

dr. Ilker DEMIRKOL

MERIT Project Coordinator, WP1 Leader

Main research area – Mobile Networks, Smart Networks and Services, IoT, Federated Learning

Dr. Francisco del Águila LÓPEZ

UPC contact person for WP3

Main research areas – Communication Networks, IoT, Circuits and Systems

Dr. Imma Martínez TEIXIDOR

UPC contact person for WP5

Main research area – Power Electronics, Design and Control of Power Converters

Dr. Xavier Moncunill GENIZ

UPC contact person for WP4

Main research area – Communication Circuits and Systems, RF IC Design, Low-power RF Communication Circuits, Wireless Sensor Networks


Participates in WP1 and WP4

Main research area – Communication Circuits and Systems, Computer-Aided Circuit Design, Optimization techniques, Wireless Sensor Networks, low power communication receivers

Dr. Marta Tarrés PUERTAS

UPC contact person for WP6

Main research area – Geometric constraint solving programming, advanced computing, Design of hardware and software prototypes related to educational robotics, Automation software for Industry 4.0 processes

Dr. Sebastià Vila MARTA

Participates in WP1 and WP4

Main research area – Computer graphics. Geometric constraint solving. Non-relational database management systems.


UPC contact person for WP2

Main research area – Project Management

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