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Dr Albert Guillén i Fàbregas

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Albert Guillén i Fàbregas

University Associate Professor in Information and Data Science

Academic Division: Information Engineering

Research group: Signal Processing and Communications

Telephone: +44 1223 7 68447

Email: albert.guillen@eng.cam.ac.uk

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Research interests

The main theme of my research activities is the mathematical foundations of communications and data compression, spanning the fields of Information Theory, Coding Theory, Communications Theory and Signal Processing. Its aim is to study the fundamental limits of reliable communication and data compression, along with schemes and processing algorithms that allow us to achieve them.

Research projects

- ERC Consolidator Grant: Information Theory with Uncertain Laws

- ERC Starting Grant: Finite-Length Information Theory

Teaching activity

- Communications (IB Paper 6)

- Data Transmission (3F4)

- Advanced Information Theory and Coding (4F5)

Other positions

  • ICREA Research Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (on leave)
  • Member Young Academy of Europe
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2013-2020)
  • Member of Editorial Board, Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory, Now Publishers
  • General co-Chair, 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Barcelona
  • Technical Program Committee co-Chair, 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Taiwan

Biography

Albert Guillén i Fàbregas is the University Associate Professor in Information and Data Science at the Department of EngineeringUniversity of Cambridge. He received the Telecommunication Engineering Degree and the Electronics Engineering Degree from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Politecnico di Torino, respectively in 1999, and the PhD in Communication Systems from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 2004. He has held appointments at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Telecom Italia, European Space AgencyInstitut EurécomUniversity of South Australia, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (ICREA) and the University of Cambridge. He is a recipient of both Starting and Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council. He is a member of the Young Academy of Europe, Senior Member of the IEEE, Editor of Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory and previously of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He was a General co-Chair of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Barcelona, July 2016 and a Technical Program Committee (TPC) co-chair of the 2013 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, Sevilla, Sept. 2013 and the 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Taiwan.