Javier Villares Piera
Position:Associate Professor
Office:D5 115
Telephone:+ 34 93 401 64 60
Fax:+ 34 93 401 64 47
Web site: http://gps-tsc.upc.es/comm/villares/Villares.html


Javier Villares was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, in 1974. He received the M.S. degree in telecommunications engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, in 1999. He joined the Department of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, in 1999, where he was a research assistant until September 2003 under a grant from the Catalan Government. Since September 2003, he is an Assistant Professor at the UPC. His research interests are digital communications, statistical signal processing, and information theory.

Latest Projects

Project nameAcronymFunderStart dateEnd date
Wrestling with Interference in Communications and Information ProcessingWINTERSpanish GovernmentDec 2016Dec 2019
Signal Processing for Communications2014 SGR 60Catalan GovernmentJan 2014Dec 2016
Communications and Signal Processing in Adverse ScenariosCOMPASSSpanish GovernmentJan 2014Dec 2016

Latest Journal publications

[1] R. López-Valcarce, Javier Villares, J. Riba Sagarra, W. Gappmair and C. Mosquera, "Cramér-Rao Bounds for SNR Estimation of Oversampled Linearly Modulated Signals", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 63, April 2015, pp. 1675 - 1683. | Details | BibTex

[2] J. Riba Sagarra, J. Font-Segura, Javier Villares and G. Vázquez, "Frequency-Domain GLR Detection of a Second-Order Cyclostationary Signal Over Fading Channels", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 62, March 2014, pp. 1899 - 1912. | Details | Full document | BibTex

[3] J. Sala Alvarez, F. Rey Micolau and Javier Villares, "Asymptotically optimum energy profile for Successive Interference Cancellation in DS-CDMA under a power unbalance constraint", IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 16, February 2012, pp. 172 - 175. | Details | Full document | BibTex

Latest Conference publications

[1] Javier Villares, F. Rey Micolau and J. Sala Alvarez, "Optimum Energy Allocation for Massive Spread-Spectrum Multiple Access in Networks of Uncoordinated Energy-Limited Terminals", IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications, July 2016. | Details | Full document | BibTex

[2] J. Sala Alvarez, Javier Villares and F. Rey Micolau, "SINR Profile for Spectral Efficiency Optimization of SIC Receivers in the Many-User Regime", IEEE International Conference on Communications, June 2015, pp. 10123 - 10128. | Details | Full document | Slides | BibTex

[3] Javier Villares, J. Sala Alvarez and F. Rey Micolau, "Interference Power Recycling in Two-Scale Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, May 2014, pp. 4768 - 4772. | Details | Full document | BibTex


[1] Javier Villares, "Sample Covariance Based Parameter Estimation for Digital Communications", Dpt. of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, September 2005. Advisor: G. Vázquez. | Details | Full document | Slides | BibTex

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