Sergi Abadal received the PhD in Computer Architecture from the Department of Computer Architecture, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in July 2016. Previously, he had obtained the M.Sc. in Information and Communication Technologies (MINT) and the B.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering from the Telecommunication Engineering School (Telecom BCN), UPC, Barcelona, Spain, in 2011 and 2010, respectively.
From September 2009 to May 2010, he was a visiting researcher at the Broadband Wireless Networking Lab, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. The Broadband Wireless Networking Lab is led by Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz.
From May to November 2015, he was a visiting researcher at the i-acoma group, School of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The i-acoma group is led by Prof. Josep Torrellas.
Currently, he works as a PostDoc researcher at the N3Cat group, at the Computer Architecture Department of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is Director of Research of N3Cat within the VISORSURF FET-OPEN project. His current research interests are in the areas of chip-scale wireless communications, including channel modeling and protocol design, the application of these techniques for the creation next-generation wireless networks for on-chip or within metamaterial networks, and their implications at the architecture/system design level.
Honors and Awards
INTEL Fellowship, within the INTEL Doctoral Student Honor Programme, awarded to exceptional PhD candidates pursuing leading-edge innovation in fields related to Intel's business and research interests in the European Union, Switzerland and Russia. Fall 2013 - Spring 2015.
Vodafone Foundation Fellowship, awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Escola Tècnica i Superior d'Enginyeria de Telecomunicació de Barcelona, to conduct graduate research in the USA, Fall 2009-Spring 2010.
ASPLOS '16 Travel Grant, awarded to selected students to attend the 21st ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, Atlanta, April 2016.
Sentinel of Science 2016, awarded by the website Publons to the Top 10 per cent of researchers contributing to the peer review of the field of Engineering, 2016.