25 May 2015

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Josep Casanovas García and Cristina Montañola Sales from the inLab FIB lab of the Barcelona School of Informatics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech (UPC) are visiting PEL and will present their research activities.


Professor Josep Casanovas (Ph.D. in Computer Science, Industrial Engineer, MSc in Economics) is the head of inLab FIB, formerly called LCFIB, at Barcelona School of Informatics. He is a full professor of the Statistics and Operations Research Department at UPC.

His main research areas are Modelling and Simulation, Internet and Information Systems. He is the author of numerous research articles and other kinds of publications and has collaborated in the development of many projects for the European Union and other companies and institutions.

Between 1998 and 2004 he was dean of the Barcelona School of Informatics. In addition, Prof. Casanovas has been vice-rector of university policies of the Technical University of Catalonia (2006-2011) with responsibilities in strategic projects like the definition of new university governance models, reformulation of university departmental structure or design and promotion of the new Diagonal-Besos Campus in Barcelona. He was also responsible for ICT policies at UPC.

Currently, Josep Casanovas is co-director of LogiSim (Centre of Simulation and Optimization of Logistic Systems) and coordinator of the Severo Ochoa Research Excellence Program in the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS).


PhD in Statistics and Operations Research from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). She is currently doing her research in the area of social simulation in collaboration with the Department of Computer Applications in Science and Engineering from Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). She holds an MSc in Computer Science from UPC. She has experience in simulation methodology applied to transport and social systems. Her research interests include agent-based modelling, computer simulation and high-performance computing