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Josep Prat

Full Professor

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Signal Theory and Communications Department

Campus Nord UPC
Building D5 - Office 106
C/Jordi Girona, 1-3
08034 Barcelona (Spain).


Prof. Josep Prat (1962-) received the M.S. degree in telecommunications engineering in 1987 and the Ph.D. degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, in 1995. He is full professor in the Optical Communications Group of the Signal Theory and Communications Department of the UPC. He has mainly investigated on broadband optical communications with emphasis on high bit-rate optical systems, access networks and WDM transmission design and impairment control.

He led the FP7 European project SARDANA (“Scalable Advanced Ring-based passive Dense Access Network Architecture”) on next-generation FTTH networks, and has participated in the European projects Coconut, Accordance, Euro-Fos, BONE, ePhoton/One, LION, MEPHISTO, MOON, SONATA and RACE1027, on optical transport and access networks.

In 1998 he was a guest scientist in the University College of London; he has been subdirector of the ETSETB Telecom School and member of the Goverment Conseil of UPC; he has published more than 100 international papers and edited the books "Fiber-to-the-Home Technologies" and “Next-Generation FTTH Passive Optical Networks” (Springer Ed.). He is Associate Editor of the IEEE-PTL and OFC.