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Projects funded by the European Commission

  • ADOPD: 'Adaptive Optical dendrites' (2020-2023)
    FETOPEN-01-2018-2019-2020 - FET-Open Challenging Current Thinking No. 899265
    Role: Senior Researcher
    The ADOPD project aims to contribute to the advancement of artificial intelligence systems by developing ultra-fast computing units based on optical fiber technologies that imitate the information processing carried out by neurons in their dendritic trees. Its main objective is to achieve the development of computational systems with advanced capabilities compared to conventional artificial neural networks, while taking advantage of the benefits that neuro-inspired photonic implementations offer: high processing speed (hundreds of Gbits/s) and potentially low power consumption. [Web]

  • POST-DIGITAL: 'European Training Network on Post-Digital Computing' (2020-2024)
    H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019 No. 860360
    Role: PhD Supervisor, UIB representative
    POST-DIGITAL is committed to form a new generation of engineers and researchers, affording them a uniquely broad interdisciplinary education and training which enables them to design and develop unconventional computing systems. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant 860360. [Web]

  • PHOCUS: 'Towards a PHOtonic liquid state machine based on delay-CoUpled Systems' (2010-2013)
    FP7-ICT-2009-C No. 240763
    Role: Postdoctoral Researcher
    This research project, funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) in the domain of Future and Emerging Technologies (FET-Open), brought together seven groups from four European countries. With this consortium, comprising high expertise from photonics, neuroscience, nonlinear dynamics, complex systems, and electronic systems, we explored and implemented a novel concept of information processing in photonics. [Web]

  • PICASSO: 'Photonic Integrated Components Applied to Secure Chaos Encoded Optical communication systems' (2007-2009)
    FP6-2006-IST-2.5.1 IST-34551
    Role: Postdoctoral Researcher
    The ultimate goal of PICASSO was the development of photonic components and subsystems to build chaos-based optical communication systems. Monolithic and hybrid photonic integrated circuits were designed and developed for the realization of chaotic transmitters and receivers. Extensive security testing, verification and calibration of the chaos encoded communication system was performed. Different types of transmitter/receiver pairs were fabricated and the validity of the security assumptions were proved experimentally. Fully functional transmitter and receiver modules were developed in the C band of the telecommunications window operating at 10 Gb/s. [Web]

  • Nanoscale and ultrafast photonics (2003-2007)
    ICT COST Action 288
    Role: Predoctoral Researcher
    The main objective of this COST Action was to advance the application of ultrafast nanophotonics to provide high capacity photonic communication infrastructures, as well as to bring forward advanced research on novel topics such as advanced optical signal processing and optical logic, microwave photonics and exploratory technologies (based on nanophotonics) such as quantum communication. [Web]

  • VISTA: VCSELs for Information Society Technology Applications (2001-2004)
    Role: Predoctoral Researcher
    In order for Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSEL) to become more important opto-electronic devices, an effort was made for solving some problems related to the VCSEL behaviour, in particular for polarisation instabilities pattern complexity, modulation patterning effects, low power, thermal lensing and feedback effects. The main objectives of this Project were the understanding of the underlying physical mechanisms relevant to VCSEL operation, the subsequent improvement of their efficiency and the transfer of this knowledge to VCSEL based systems. [Web]

    Projects funded by the Spanish Government

  • QUARESC: Quantum machine learning using reservoir computing (2020-2023)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    The project aims at extending the reservoir computing paradigm into the quantum regime exploiting quantum networks as a specific realization of quantum machine learning. The goal of QuaResC is a systematic exploration of different implementations of quantum reservoir computing both with qubits and continuous variables to address their capability and to establish the possibility of a quantum advantage in the context of noisy intermediate-scale quantum computing (NISQ).

  • IDEA: Improving data DEcoding in optical communication networks All-optically using neuro-inspired photonic systems (2017-2019)
    Role: (Co-) Principal Investigator
    Novel technologies related to optical communications, sensing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence have been generating unique opportunities and potential to enhance our quality-of-life, and to provide new services for our society and economy. However, the perspective to manage and process the dramatically increasing amount of data relies on our ability to handle these data with high-speed, suitable hardware and much improved energy efficiency. In this project, it is our aim to develop novel all-optical decoding schemes for optical communication networks, that are based on neuro-inspired concepts and are able to fulfill the previous requirements.

  • Ibersinc2: Red sobre Dinámica y Sincronización en Redes Complejas (2016-2017)
    Role: Local Coordinator
    With this proposal we intend to create a Research Network in dynamics and synchronization of complex networks. The main goal is to increase the interaction between theoretical and experimental groups to obtain the maximum performance of both perspectives. The network members are renowned national groups in the study of dynamical systems, complex networks, experimentation with biological systems and analysis of brain activity. In the current proposal, the Research Network plans to articulate a sequence of actions (annual meeting, courses, exchange of researchers, seminars, website, shared databases, publishing a book) aimed at increasing collaboration between groups, to disseminate results and optimize theoretical and experimental resources. It is also planned to open up our activities to the private sector participants who have shown their interest in the potential results obtained within IberSinc, in order to promote the transfer of research results and to create new professional opportunities to the researchers trained within IberSinc. [Web]

  • TRIPHOP: Towards brain-inspired efficient photonic information processing (2013-2015)
    Role: Postdoctoral Researcher
    The aim of this project was to develop and explore a novel photonic information processing scheme, capable of efficiently performing classification, pattern recognition and prediction tasks. We achieved high computational performance with a small number of components by using semiconductor lasers with delayed coupling. Our approach allowed for high speed (GHz) processing, low power consumption and minimal hardware requirements.

  • DeCoDicA: Delay-Coupled Diode Lasers for Photonic Applications (2010-2012)
    Role: Postdoctoral Researcher
    This project was aimed at the exploration of the potential of delay-coupled semiconductor lasers in two key applications for private communication: the generation of high-bit-rate random number generation and the implementation of secure key distribution.

    Projects funded by private bodies

  • Research Cooperation Agreement between Smart Solutions Technologies S.L. (Spain) and the University of the Balearic Islands (2015-2016)
    Role: Scientific Responsible

  • Research Cooperation Agreement between XARION Laser Acoustics GmbH (Austria) and the University of the Balearic Islands (2014-2015)
    Role: Researcher