Albert Guillén i Fàbregas

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Albert Guillén i Fàbregas
Information Theory and Coding Group
Head of Group and ICREA Research Professor
Department of Information and Communication Technologies
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Contact (email): 
guillen [at] ieee [dot] org
Phone: 
+34 93 542 2965
Office: 
55.222

Biography

Albert Guillén i Fàbregas was born in Barcelona in 1974. In 1999 he received the Telecommunication Engineering Degree and the Electronics Engineering Degree from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Politecnico di Torino, respectively, and the Ph.D. in Communication Systems from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2004.

 

Since 2011 he has been a Research Professor of the Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) at the Department of Information and Communication TechnologiesUniversitat Pompeu Fabra. He is also an Adjunct Researcher at the Department of EngineeringUniversity of Cambridge, where he was a Reader and a Fellow of Trinity HallHe has held appoinments at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Telecom Italia, European Space Agency (ESA), Institut Eurécom, University of South Australia, as well as visiting appointments at Ecole Nationale des Télécommunications (Paris), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of South Australia, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica and Texas A&M University in Qatar. His research interests are in information theory, coding theory and communication theory.

 

 

Dr. Guillén i Fàbregas received the Starting and Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council, the Young Authors Award of the 2004 European Signal Processing Conference, the 2004 Best Doctoral Thesis Award from the Spanish Institution of Telecommunications Engineers, and a Research Fellowship of the Spanish Government to join ESA. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and of the Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory, Now Publishers. He is also a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of the Young Academy of Europe and was an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2007-2011).

Publications

Journal Article
J. Scarlett, A. Martinez, and A. Guillén i Fàbregas, "Multiuser Random Coding Techniques for Mismatched Decoding", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 62, issue 7, pp. 3950-3970, 07/2016.
T. A. Asyhari, and A. Guillén i Fàbregas, "MIMO Block-Fading Channels with Mismatched CSI", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 60, pp. 7166-8185, 11/2014.
A. Guillén i Fàbregas, I. Land, and A. Martinez, "Extremes of Error Exponents", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 59, issue 4, pp. 2201-2207, 04/2013.
G. Lechner, A. Guillén i Fàbregas, L. K. Rasmussen, and K. D. Nguyen, "Optimal Power Control for LDPC Codes in Block-fading Channels", IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 59, pp. 1759–1765, Jul., 2011.
T. T. Kim, K. D. Nguyen, and A. Guillén i Fàbregas, "Coded modulation with mismatched CSIT over MIMO block-fading channels", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 56: IEEE, pp. 5631–5640, 2010.
J. J. Boutros, A. Guillén i Fàbregas, E. Biglieri, and G. Zemor, "Low-density parity check codes for nonergodic block-fading channels", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 56: IEEE, pp. 4286–4300, 2010.
K. D. Nguyen, A. Guillén i Fàbregas, and L. K. Rasmussen, "Outage exponents of block-fading channels with power allocation", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 56: IEEE, pp. 2372–2381, 2010.
N. Letzepis, and A. Guillén i Fàbregas, "Outage probability of the Gaussian MIMO free space optical channel with PPM", IEEE Transactions on Communications: IEEE Communications Society, pp. 2649–2653, 2009.
N. Letzepis, K. D. Nguyen, A. Guillén i Fàbregas, and W. G. Cowley, "Outage analysis of the hybrid free-space optical and radio-frequency channel", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 27: IEEE, pp. 1709–1719, 2009.
A. Guillén i Fàbregas, A. Martinez, G. Caire, and F. M. J. Willems, "Bit-Interleaved Coded Modulation in the Wideband Regime", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 54, pp. 5447–5455, 2008.
A. Guillén i Fàbregas, and E. Viterbo, "Sphere lower bound for rotated lattice constellations in fading channels", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 7: IEEE, pp. 825–830, 2008.
A. Guillén i Fàbregas, and G. Caire, "Multidimensional coded modulation in block-fading channels", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 54: IEEE, pp. 2367–2372, 2008.
A. Guillén i Fàbregas, and A. Martinez, "Derivative of BICM mutual information", IET Electronics Letters, vol. 43, pp. 1219–1220, Oct, 2007.
A. Martinez, A. Guillén i Fàbregas, and G. Caire, "A closed-form approximation for the error probability of BPSK fading channels", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 6, pp. 2051–2054, june, 2007.
Y. Hong, and A. Guillén i Fàbregas, "New space-time trellis codes for two-antenna quasi-static channels", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 56: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, pp. 3581–3587, 2007.
A. Guillén i Fàbregas, and A. Grant, "Capacity approaching codes for non-coherent orthogonal modulation", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 6: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, pp. 4004–4013, 2007.
G. M. Kraidy, J. J. Boutros, and A. Guillén i Fàbregas, "Approaching the outage probability of the amplify-and-forward relay fading channel", IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 11: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, pp. 808–810, 2007.
A. Martinez, A. Guillén i Fàbregas, and G. Caire, "Error probability analysis of bit-interleaved coded modulation", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 52, pp. 262–271, 2006.
R. de Gaudenzi, A. Guillén i Fàbregas, and A. Martinez, "Turbo-coded APSK modulations design for satellite broadband communications", International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, vol. 24, pp. 261–281, 2006.
A. Guillén i Fàbregas, "Coding in the block-erasure channel", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 52, pp. 5116–5121, 2006.

Teaching

I participate in the teaching of the following courses offered by the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Graduate Courses

Digital Communication Theory

Master in Advanced Sciences for Modern Telecommunications (joint Master program with Universitat de València)

The objective of this course is to get the student acquainted with advanced topics that are essential to the design and functioning of modern communication systems. In order to provide guiding themes, special emphasis is given to wireless networks and to digital subscriber lines. The topics covered include: review of band-pass and low-pass representation, channel modeling, channel capacity, energy per bit, advanced modulation techniques, fundamental bounds of error probability, intersymbol interference, linear equalization (ZF, MMSE), optimal sequence detection, capacity for parallel channels, SNR gap, Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), bit loading, vector coding, block and convolutional codes, spread spectrum techniques for multiuser communications.

Service

Editorships

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 2013 -

Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory, Now Publishers, 2012 -

IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2007 - 2011

Technical Program Committes

2013 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Istanbul, Turkey

2012 European Signal Processing Conference, Bucharest, Romania

2012 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

2012 International Symposium on Turbo Codes & Iterative Processing, Göteborg, Sweden

International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems 2011, Aachen, Germany

IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2011, Kyoto, Japan

IEEE Information Theory Workshop 2010, Dublin, Ireland

International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems 2010, York, UK

IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2010, Cape Town, South Africa

IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT) 2010, Doha, Qatar

IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW), 2009, Volos, Greece

IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii

IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2009, Dresden, Germany

IEEE 68th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), 2008, Calgary, Canada

IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2008, Las Vegas, USA

IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), 2005, Baltimore, USA

IEEE 62nd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), 2005, Dallas, USA

 

Journal Reviews

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications

IEEE Transaction on Communications

IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications

IEEE Communications Letters

IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing

EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing

 

Conference Reviews

IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT)

IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW)

IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)

IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom)

IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC)

Australian Communications Theory Workshop

 

Book Proposal Reviews

Cambridge University Press 

John Wiley and Sons

 

Project Proposal Reviews

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Qatar

Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Austria

 

Conference Organization

Recent results session, 2005 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Adelaide, Australia.

ACoRN 2005 Spring School on Coding and Information Theory, Adelaide, Australia.

 

Membership

IEEE Senior Member, Information Theory and Communications Societies

Member of the ARC Communications Research Network (ACoRN)

Junior Member, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences