Adrián Agustin

Adrian Augustin de Dios | CTTC

Information and signal processing for intelligent communications (ISPIC)

Phd , Researcher

Phone: +34 93 645 29 00
Adrian Agustin received the M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering (2000), Electronic Engineering (2002) and PhD degree from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain.During the period 2000 – 2002 he was with Indra-Espacio, Barcelona, where he was engaged in the research and development of code synchronization techniques for Direct Sequence –Code Division Multiple Access (DS-CDMA).His PhD (2002-2008) was devoted to investigate relay-assisted cooperative transmission schemes, and the obtained results contributed to the European Commission (EC) projects of the 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Program ROMANTIK, FIREWORKS and ROCKET, respectively.After obtaining the doctoral degree (May 2008), he has been a research associate at the SPCOM group. In addition to his research in relay-assisted transmission, he has been working in the following areas: Radio Resource Management, Interference Alignment, Interference Management, Machine Type Communications, Visible Light Communications, Massive MIMO mmW and Wireless Software Defined Networking.

He has participated in the EC projects ROCKET, FREEDOM, TROPIC, TUCAN3G and 5GWireless, one industry contract (1 year) with HUAWEI, and several National and Regional projects (ECO, FBNIT, COMONSENS, MOSAIC, DISNET, 5G&RUNNER).

The scientific work has generated publications in 16 international journals, 57 international conferences, 5 book chapters, 3 patents, 10 standard contributions, see for example,, or

In 2016 he was qualified for research accreditation by AQU (Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency) thanks to his post-doctoral activity.

During his career at SPCOM group he has co-advised 3 PhD Thesis, 3 Treballs fi de Grau, 3 Master Thesis.

From October 2019 to March 2021 he has been working in the SME called SEMIC where he has involved in tasks at networking level (security, switching, wireless communications) and proposals for public tenders.
In April 2021 he has joined the Advanced Signal and Information Processing department at CTTC.
Optimizing Access Demand for mMTC Traffic Using Neural Networks
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY. Vol. 72. No. 12. pp. 16834-16838 January 2023.
Llobet M., Cabrera-Bean M., Vidal J., Agustin A.
10.1109/TVT.2023.3294724 Google Scholar
Random Access Networks with Spatial Reuse
2022 Joint European Conference On Networks And Communications And 6g Summit, Eucnc/6g Summit 2022. pp. 124-129 January 2022.
Agustin A., Pastore A., Navarro M.
10.1109/EuCNC/6GSummit54941.2022.9815780 Google Scholar
Hierarchical Beamforming in Random Access Channels
2021 Ieee Global Communications Conference, Globecom 2021 - Proceedings. January 2021.
Agustin A., Vidal J., Cabrera-Bean M.
10.1109/GLOBECOM46510.2021.9685896 Google Scholar
Efficient Use of the Spectrum in Small Cell Deployments for 5G Wireless Communications Networks
Frontiers in Science and Engineering. Vol. 7. No. 1. February 2018.
S. Lagen, A. Agustin, J. Vidal
Google Scholar
Efficient use of paired spectrum bands through TDD small cell deployments
IEEE COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE. Vol. 55. No. 9. pp. 210-217 September 2017.
A. Agustin, S. Lagen, J. Vidal, O. Muñoz, A. Pascual-Iserte, G. Zhiheng, W. Ronghui
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On the Superiority of Improper Gaussian Signaling in Wireless Interference MIMO Scenarios
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS. Vol. 64. No. 8. pp. 3350-3368 August 2016.
S. Lagen, A. Agustin, J. Vidal
10.1109/TCOMM.2016.2584601 Google Scholar
Coexisting Linear and Widely Linear Transceivers in the MIMO Interference Channel
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. Vol. 64. No. 3. pp. 652-664 February 2016.
S. Lagen, A. Agustin, J. Vidal
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Decentralized Coordinated Precoding for Dense TDD Small Cell Networks
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Vol. 14. No. 8. pp. 4546-4561 August 2015.
S. Lagen, A. Agustin, J. Vidal
Google Scholar
Network-MIMO for downlink in-band relay transmissions
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. February 2013.
S. Lagen, A. Agustin, J. Vidal
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