Prof. Joan Serrat-Fernández

Prof. Joan Serrat-Fernández received his first degree of Telecommunication Engineer in 1977, and his Doctor degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 1983, both from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya -UPC-. In 1977 he joined the Faculty of Telecommunication Engineering, a centre of UPC, where he has become Full Professor. Since the beginning his academic activity was related to communication systems engineering and his research devoted to the field of data transmission networks.

In 1995 he started conducting research in network management being involved in several projects like a CICYT in the field of the Telecommunication Management Network –TMN-; the ACTS MEPHISTO and the ACTS MISA of which he lead the UPC team. Subsequently, he also lead the participation of UPC in the IST FAIN, the IST WINMAN and the IST CONTEXT, three EU projects dealing with management of Active Networks, IP/WDM and context aware services respectively. More recently he has participated with his research group in the CELTIC Madeira project, the TSI2005-06413 Ministry of Innovation funded project, the IST EMANICS NoE and the AUTOI project in the 7th FP of the EU, all dealing with new network and service management paradigms.

Prof. Serrat is author or co-author of 6 books and more than 125 contributions to technical and scientific fora and magazines. Currently he is co-chair in the Autonomic Communication Forum and the contact point of the Telemanagement Forum at UPC.