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Dr Albert Guillén i Fàbregas


Albert Guillén i Fàbregas

Principal Research Associate

Academic Division: Information Engineering

Research group: Signal Processing and Communications

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32766


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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 Starting Grant: Finite-Length Information Theory

Other positions

  • ICREA Research Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
  • Member Young Academy of Europe
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
  • 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


Albert Guillén i Fàbregas is an ICREA Research Professor at the Department of Information and Communication TechnologiesUniversitat Pompeu Fabra and a Principal Research Associate (part time) 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 and the University of Cambridge. He is a recipient of a Starting Grant of the European Research Council. He is a member of the Young Academy of Europe, Senior Member of the IEEE, Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory and previously of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He is a General co-Chair of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Barcelona, July 2016. He has published more than 120 articles, including 1 patent, 1 book, 2 book chapters, 35 journal articles, 9 invited and 74 refereed conference articles.