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. From September 2003 until July 2012, he was Assistant Professor at the UPC. Since July 2012 he is Associate Professor at the UPC. His research interests are digital communications, statistical signal processing, and information theory.

Latest Projects

Project nameAcronymFunderStart dateEnd date
Signal Processing and Communications2017 SGR 578Catalan GovernmentJan 2017Dec 2019
Wrestling with Interference in Communications and Information ProcessingWINTERSpanish GovernmentDec 2016Dec 2019
COMONSENS NetworkRED COMONSENSSpanish GovernmentDec 2015Nov 2018

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 | Full document | 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] Francesc Molina, J. Sala Alvarez, Javier Villares and F. Rey Micolau, "Optimal Power Control Law for Equal-Rate DS-CDMA Networks Governed by a Successive Soft Interference Cancellation Scheme", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, April 2018, pp. 1 - 4. | BibTex

[2] J. Sala Alvarez, F. Rey Micolau, Javier Villares and Francesc Molina, "Minimum PER User-Energy Profile for Massive SIC Receivers under an Average Energy Constraint", IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications, July 2017, pp. 700 - 705. | Details | Full document | BibTex

[3] 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, pp. 1 - 5. | 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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