Javier Rodríguez Fonollosa
Telephone:+ 34 93 401 58 96
Fax:+ 34 93 401 64 47
Web site: http://spcom.upc.edu/index.php?user=fono

IMG 2126 2

Advised Students:Italo Atzeni, Jaume Del Olmo Alos, Adriano Pastore, Farzin Salek and Farzin Salek


Javier Rodríguez Fonollosa received the telecommunication engineering degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya , Barcelona, Spain, in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern University , Boston, MA, in 1992.

In 1989 he held a visiting appointment at the European Space Agency Centre in The Netherlands. From the Fall of 1989 until 1992 he was Research Assistant at Northeastern University, Boston, MA and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, where, upon completion of his Ph.D. degree, he became Research Associate. In 1993 he joined the department of Signal Theory and Communications of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, where he became Associate Professor in 1996 and Professor in 2003.

In 1995 he led UPC's participation in the European Commission funded ACTS Mobile projects TSUNAMI(II) and SUNBEAM that included the analysis of adaptive antennas in 2on and 3rd generation cellular mobile communication systems. Since January 2000 until 2003 he was technical and project coordinator of the IST projects METRA and I-METRA dedicated to the introduction of multi-antenna terminals in UMTS and Systems beyond 3G. Since January 2006 to December 2008 he coordinated the Sixth Framework Programme IST project SURFACE which evaluated the performance of a generalized air interface with self-configuration capabilities. In November 2006 he initiated the coordination together with Josep Vidal of the 5 year Type C-Consolider project Fundamental bounds in Network Information Theory of the National Research Plan of Spain.

Since December 2008 he is the Coordinator of the CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010 Foundations and Methodologies for Future Communication and Sensor Networks (COMONSENS), a 6 year € 3.5 Million effort of 135 researchers belonging to 10 universities and research centers in Spain.

He has participated as a panelist in the National Science Foundation (NSF) evaluation committee of Wireless Information Technology and Networking and on a regular basis for the European Commission in the evaluation of proposals and technical verification of projects submitted to the Fifth and Sixth Framework Programme. In June 2008 he participated in the KTH International Research Assessment Exercise 2008 as a member of the Information and Communication Systems panel. He also participated in the Research Evaluation of Aalto University as a member of the Computer Science and Information Technology panel and in the priority program "Communications in Interference Limited Networks (COIN)" of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) in June 2009.

He was department head of the Signal Theory and Communications department of UPC from October 2006 to January 2010. In the Spring of 2009 he coordinated, together with Alba Pagès, the successful ERASMUS MUNDUS 2009-2013 Master of Science in Research on Information and Communication Technologies (MERIT) EMMC Joint Master Program proposal.

He is the author of more 100 journal and conference papers in the area of signal processing and communications. Since May 2005 he is member of the Editorial Board of the EURASIP Signal Processing Journal. In June 1995 and September 2001 he was co-chairman and organizer of the IEEE Signal Processing/ATHOS Workshop on Higher-Order Statistics held in Begur, Girona, Spain and of the IST Mobile Communications Summit 2001 held in Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. He was elected IEEE Senior Member and member of the Signal Processing for Communications (SPCOM) Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society in February 1998 and January 1999 respectively.

Since February 2010 until July 2014 he was manager of the Communications and Electronic Technologies (TEC) area of the National Research Plan of Spain of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO).

Javier R. Fonollosa public profile at Google Scholar

Web of Science Researcher ID F-8242-2013

ORCID ID 0000-0002-0136-2586

Latest Projects

Project nameAcronymFunderStart dateEnd date
Coding and Signal Processing for Emerging Wireless Communication and Sensor NetworksCARMENSpanish GovernmentDec 2016Dec 2019
COMONSENS NetworkRED COMONSENSSpanish GovernmentDec 2015Nov 2018
Técnicas distribuidas para la gestión y operación de redes de comunicaciones celulares inalámbricas, de sensores y de la red eléctrica inteligenteDISNETSpanish GovernmentJan 2014Oct 2017

Latest Journal publications

[1] A. Pastore, M. Joham and J. R. Fonollosa, "A Framework for Joint Design of Pilot Sequence and Linear Precoder", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 62, September 2016, pp. 5059 - 5079. | Details | Full document | BibTex

[2] A. Pastore, T. Koch and J. R. Fonollosa, "A Rate-Splitting Approach to Fading Channels with Imperfect Channel-State Information", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 60, July 2014, pp. 4266 - 4285. | Full document | BibTex

[3] Italo Atzeni, L. G. Ordóñez, G. Scutari, D. P. Palomar and J. R. Fonollosa, "Noncooperative Day-Ahead Bidding Strategies for Demand-Side Expected Cost Minimization with Real-Time Adjustments: A GNEP Approach", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 62, May 2014, pp. 2397 - 2412. | Details | Full document | BibTex

Latest Conference publications

[1] J Del Olmo and J. R. Fonollosa, "Strong Secrecy on a Class of Degraded Broadcast Channels Using Polar Codes", IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, October 2016, pp. 1 - 5. | Details | Full document | BibTex

[2] J. R. Fonollosa, K. Navaie and J Del Olmo, "Security and Privacy issues in Vehicular Communications", CHIST-ERA Conference, June 2015. | Full document | Slides | BibTex

[3] A. Pastore, T. Koch and J. R. Fonollosa, "A Rate-Splitting Approach to Fading Multiple-Access Channels with Imperfect Channel-State Information", IEEE International Zurich Seminar on Broadband Communications, February 2014, pp. 9 - 12. | Details | Full document | BibTex

Latest Books

[1] T. Kaiser, A. Bourdoux, J. R. Fonollosa, H. Boche, J. Bach Andersen and W. Utschick, "Smart Antennas - State of the Art", EURASIP Book Series on Signal Processing and Communications, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Volume 3, December 2005, pp. 1 - 876. | Details | Full document | BibTex

Latest Advised Theses

[1] Italo Atzeni, "Distributed Demand-Side Optimization in the Smart Grid", Dpt. of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, July 2014. Advisor: J. R. Fonollosa and L. G. Ordóñez. | Details | Full document | Slides | BibTex

[2] A. Pastore, "Communication Rates for Fading Channels with Imperfect Channel-State Information", Dpt. of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, June 2014. Advisor: J. R. Fonollosa. | Details | Full document | Slides | BibTex

[3] L. G. Ordóñez, "Performance Limits of Spatial Multiplexing MIMO Systems", Dpt. of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, May 2009. Advisor: J. R. Fonollosa and A. Pagès Zamora. | Details | Full document | Slides | BibTex

Latest Patents

[1] J. R. Fonollosa, A. Agustin de Dios, O. Muñoz Medina and J. Vidal, "Methods and systems for decentralized managing of neighboring femtocells OEPM" April 2015. | Details | Full document

[2] J. R. Fonollosa, A. Agustin de Dios, O. Muñoz Medina and J. Vidal, "Methods and systems for decentralized managing of neighboring femtocells USPTO" August 2013. | Details | Full document

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