Jordi Serra

Ico_CTTC
Jordi Serra | CTTC

Sustainable Artificial Intelligence (SAI)

Phd , Researcher

Phone: +34 93 645 29 00

Jordi Serra received the degree in telecommunications engineering in 2006, the Master of Research on Information and Communications technologies in 2012 and the Ph.D. in signal theory and communications in 2016 (cum-laude), all from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain.

He joined the Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) in 2007, where he currently holds a position as a senior researcher at the Communications Technologies Division (CTD). From 2008 to 2010, he was awarded a Torres Quevedo Research Grant from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. He has participated in more than twenty research projects funded by either private entities or public institutions within the framework of H2020, FP7 EU programs. In five of those projects he served as the technical leader at CTTC.  In two of these projects he has served as a task leader. The topics of those projects dealt with MIMO applicability to satellite communications; channel modeling in power line communications; signal processing in 4G and 5G networks; performance optimization and resource management in smart grids, wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things and B5G networks. Moreover, he has actively participated in obtaining funds from H2020 EU research programs. In several of those project proposals he envisaged the CTTC technical contribution.

He is senior member of the IEEE. Moreover, he is the CTTC representative in the “Artificial Intelligence and Big Data” commission of AMETIC (the Spanish Association of Electronics, Information and Communications Technologies, Telecommunications and Digital Content Companies).

He has been co-recipient of the best demo award of the IEEE CAMAD 2018 conference, the ENIAC JU 2015 innovation award for the E2SG project and the second prize in the ENF´15 exhibition award.

He has been session chair at the IEEE CAMAD 2018 conference. Also, he was part of the technical program committee in the IEEE CAMAD 2019 and 2020 conferences. Moreover, he is serving as a reviewer in signal processing and communications journals and conferenes such as IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Green Communications, IEEE Network, IEEE ICASSP and IEEE Globecom. His current research interests include deep learning, random matrix theory, high dimensional statistics, large-scale optimization and its applications to B5G networks and the Internet of Things.

He has been co-advisor of one MSc. Thesis in computer science at the University of Barcelona (UB). Also, he has been co-advisor of five MSc. students’ internships.

ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7683-435X

Relevant research projects

– DARLENE, Work package leader.

-SEMIoTICS (H2020/ICT IoT-03-2017). Responsabilities: Project task leader and technical coordinator of CTTC’s contribution. Technical contribution: Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for Internet of Things (IoT). Namely, NFV resource allocation; testbed development, testing and integration with other SEMIoTICS systems.

-IoSense (Ecsel). Responsabilities: Technical coordinator and leader of CTTC’s contribution. Technical contribution: Power consumption minimization of wireless sensor networks (WSN) in the IoT context. Namely, energy harvesting for IoT and power consumption minimization of WSN in distributed massive MIMO.

E2SG (ENIAC Call 01-2011). Responsabilities: Technical coordinator and leader of CTTC’s contribution. Technical contribution: Energy consumption minimization with comfort constraints in buildings. Development and testbed implementation of online learning and optimization algorithms. Co-recipient of the ENIAC JU 2015 innovation award.

ESEE (ENIAC-ED-52). Responsabilities: Technical coordinator and leader of CTTC’s contribution. Technical contribution: Air quality monitoring in buildings based on WSN, development and testbed implementation. Co-recipient of the second prize in the ENF´15 exhibition award.

COPCAMS (Artemis). Responsabilities: Technical coordinator and leader of CTTC’s contribution. Technical contribution: Intrusion detection based on an array of multiple IR sensors, as a support system of the cognitive cameras. Algorithm development and testbed implementation.

ioTWORLD (Internal project). Responsabilities: Technical leader. Technical contribution: the ones described above in E2SG, ESEE, COPCAMS and IoSense projects.

LTE Listen mode (R&D project with Ubiquisys now Cisco). Responsabilities: Task leader. Technical contribution: Synchronization algorithms for LTE- TDD.

AT4Wireless (R&D project with AT4Wireless). Responsabilities: Task leader. Technical contribution: Migration of the downlink LTE-FDD phy-layer to LTE-TDD. High TRL prototype.

MIMO SAT – MIMO applicability to satellite networks (ESA). Responsabilities: Task leader, responsible of the end-to-end MIMO transceiver simulator. Technical contribution: Channel modeling, implementation of MIMO transceiver simulator, turbo encoding/decoding.

GAD (Cenit). Responsabilities: Task leader. Technical contribution: channel modeling, multicarrier communication techniques for power line communications.

BeFEMTO (ICT-FP7-248523). Responsabilities: Supervision of an undergraduate student and technical contributor. Technical contribution: Detection of primary users in cognitive radios for LTE.

-SPOT5G (I+D MINECO 2017). Responsabilities: Technical contributor. Technical contribution: IoT data analytics and network slicing for 5G.

-2014 SGR 1551 (SGR). Responsabilities: Technical contributor. Technical contribution: Random Matrix theoretical approach to parameter estimation for wireless communications.

Relevant project proposals

-OpenXG (H2020. ICT-52-2020). Responsabilities: Work package coordinator, Ambition section coordinator, contributor in the impact and objectives section. Technical contributions: multi-layer intelligence at the RAN for context-aware dynamic resource allocation and RAN control.

-Triaspond (H2020-SU-SEC-2018-2019-2020). Responsabilities: Dissemination and communication manager, work Package coordinator, contributor of the ambition section, CTTC’s tasks descriptions. Technical contributions: context-aware AI-driven network resource management for emergency services.

-Pandora (EDIDP-CSAMN-SSS-2019). Responsabilities: CTTC’s budget computation, Definition and description of one of the project’s use cases. Technical contributions: AI-driven incident detection and handling mechanisms in the context of cyber threats in military sensor networks.

INTI (Ayudas BBVA-BIG DATA 2017). Responsabilities: Technical leader. Conceive technical contributions and write all the proposal: objectives, research methodology, work plan, dissemination, budget. Technical contributions: Machine learning for IoT, analyzing Big Data with low latency requirements at the network edge, based on distributed, federated and online learning.

-IoTImpulse (ECSEL JU RIA 2016). Responsabilities: Lead description of CTTC’s technical contributions in WP2, 3 and 5.  Technical contributions: Energy efficient communications in IoT, dimensionality reduction techniques to reduce the amount of transmitted information.

S5 (ECSEL JU RIA 2014). Responsabilities: Leading the description of the CTTC’s technical contribution in the project. Technical contributions: Detection of security events in smart buildings based on acoustic wireless sensor network (WASN)

SCALE-IoT-UP (H2020-IoT-01-2016 IA). Responsabilities and contributions: Description of the IoTWORLD testbed in the partners’ profile.

5GLab (Feder Infrastructure 2018) . Responsabilities and contributions: research motivation and description of the requested equipment for the extension of the IoTWORLD testbed to 5G.

CURATE: On-Demand Orchestration of Services for Health Emergencies Prediction and Mitigation
IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS. Vol. 39. No. 2. pp. 438-445 January 2021.
Sanabria-Russo, L., Serra, J., Pubill, D., Verikoukis, C.
10.1109/JSAC.2020.3021570 Google Scholar
NFV-Enabled Experimental Platform for 5G Tactile Internet Support in Industrial Environments
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS. Vol. 16. No. 3. pp. 1895-1903 January 2020.
Mekikis P.-V., Ramantas, K., Antonopoulos, A., Kartsakli, E., Sanabria-Russo, L., Serra, J., Pubill, D., Verikoukis, C.
10.1109/TII.2019.2917914 Google Scholar
SEMIoTICS architectural framework: End-to-end security, connectivity and interoperability for industrial IoT
2019 Global Iot Summit (giots). January 2019.
Petroulakis, NE, Lakka, E, Sakic, E, Kulkarni, V, Fysarakis, K, Somarakis, I, Serra, J, Sanabria-Russo, L, Pau, D, Falchetto, M, Presenza, D, Marktscheffel, T, Ramantas, K, Mekikis, PV, Ciechomski, L, Waledzik, K
10.1109/GIOTS.2019.8766399 Google Scholar
LTE as a service: Leveraging NFV for realising dynamic 5G network slicing
2019 Ieee Global Communications Conference (globecom). January 2019.
Sanabria-Russo L., Righi L., Pubill D., Serra J., Granelli F., Verikoukis C.
10.1109/GLOBECOM38437.2019.9014330 Google Scholar
IoT Data Analytics as a Network Edge Service
Ieee Conference On Computer Communications Workshops (ieee Infocom 2019 Wkshps). pp. 969-970 January 2019.
Sanabria-Russo L., Pubill D., Serra J., Verikoukis C.
10.1109/INFCOMW.2019.8845207 Google Scholar
Harvesting artificial light indoors to power perpetually a Wireless Sensor Network node
IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks. Vol. 2018-September. pp. 166-171 January 2018.
Pubill, D, Serra, J, Verikoukis, C
10.1109/CAMAD.2018.8514995 Google Scholar
Scalable and Flexible IoT data analytics: When Machine Learning meets SDN and Virtualization
IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks. Vol. 2018-September. pp. 134-139 January 2018.
Serra, J, Sanabria-Russo, L, Pubil, D, Verikoukis, C
10.1109/CAMAD.2018.8514997 Google Scholar
Distributed massive MIMO for estimation of a correlated source vector in sensor networks
2017 Ieee International Symposium On Signal Processing And Information Technology (isspit). pp. 163-167 January 2018.
Serra J., Pubill D., Verikoukis C.
10.1109/ISSPIT.2017.8388635 Google Scholar
Distributed Massive MIMO for Estimation of a Correlated Source Vector in Sensor Networks
Ieee International Symposium On Signal Processing And Information Technology. pp. 163-167 January 2017.
Serra, J, Pubill, D, Verikoukis, C
Google Scholar
The CTTC 5G End-to-End Experimental Platform: Integrating Heterogeneous Wireless/Optical Networks, Distributed Cloud, and IoT Devices
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine. Vol. 11. No. 1. pp. 50-63 January 2016.
Munoz, R, Mangues-Bafalluy, J, Vilalta, R, Verikoukis, C, Alonso-Zarate, J, Bartzoudis, N, Georgiadis, A, Payaro, M, Perez-Neira, A, Casellas, R, Martinez, R, Nunez-Martnez, J, Esteso, MR, Pubill, D, Font-Bach, O, Henarejos, P, Serra, J, Vazquez-Gallego, F
10.1109/MVT.2015.2508320 Google Scholar
End-to-end SDN orchestration of IoT services using an SDN/NFV-enabled edge node
2016 Optical Fiber Communications Conference And Exhibition (ofc). January 2016.
Vilalta, R, Mayoral, A, Pubill, D, Casellas, R, Martinez, R, Serra, J, Verikoukis, C, Munoz, R
10.1364/ofc.2016.w2a.42 Google Scholar
Improving Security in Internet of Things with Software Defined Networking
Ieee Global Communications Conference. January 2016.
Vilalta, R, Ciungu, R, Mayoral, A, Casellas, R, Martinez, R, Pubill, D, Serra, J, Munoz, R, Verikoukis, C
Google Scholar
Improving security in internet of things with software defined networking
2016 Ieee Global Communications Conference (globecom). January 2016.
Vilalta R., Ciungu R., Mayoral A., Casellas R., Martinez R., Pubill D., Serra J., Munoz R., Verikoukis C.
10.1109/GLOCOM.2016.7841889 Google Scholar
Intra smart grid management frameworks for control and energy saving in buildings
Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 9258. pp. 131-142 January 2015.
Guerrieri, A, Serra, J, Pubill, D, Verikoukis, C, Fortino, G
10.1007/978-3-319-23237-9_12 Google Scholar
Asymptotically optimal linear Shrinkage of sample LMMSE and MVDR filters
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING. Vol. 62. No. 14. pp. 3552-3564 January 2014.
Serra, J, Najar, M
10.1109/TSP.2014.2329420 Google Scholar
Smart HVAC Control in IoT: Energy Consumption Minimization with User Comfort Constraints
SCIENTIFIC WORLD JOURNAL. Vol. 2014. January 2014.
Serra, J, Pubill, D, Antonopoulos, A, Verikoukis, C
10.1155/2014/161874 Google Scholar
Experimental evaluation of an HVAC system under dynamic pricing with comfort constraints
2014 Ieee Pes Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (isgt). January 2014.
Serra, J, Pubill, D, Vazquez, MA, Verikoukis, C
10.1109/ISGT.2014.6816381 Google Scholar
Double shrinkage correction in sample LMMSE estimation
European Signal Processing Conference. January 2013.
Serra J., Najar M.
Google Scholar
OPTIMAL LINEAR CORRECTION IN LMMSE ESTIMATION USING MOMENTS OF THE COMPLEX INVERSE WISHART DISTRIBUTION
2012 Ieee Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (ssp). pp. 872-875 January 2012.
Serra, J, Najar, M
10.1109/SSP.2012.6319846 Google Scholar
MIMO channel modeling and transmission techniques for multi-satellite and hybrid satellite–terrestrial mobile networks
Elsevier Journal on Physical Communication. Vol. 4. No. 2. pp. 127-139 June 2011.
A. I. Pérez-Neira, C. Ibars, J. Serra, A. del Coso, J. Gómez-Vilardebó, M. Caus, K. P. Liolis
Google Scholar
MIMO channel modeling and transmission techniques for multi-satellite and hybrid satellite-terrestrial mobile networks
Physical Communication. Vol. 4. No. 2. pp. 127-139 January 2011.
Pérez-Neira A.I., Ibars C., Serra J., del Coso A., Gómez-Vilardebó J., Caus M., Liolis K.P.
10.1016/j.phycom.2011.04.001 Google Scholar
Minimum variance time of arrival estimation for positioning
SIGNAL PROCESSING. Vol. 90. No. 8. pp. 2611-2620 August 2010.
Blanco, L, Serra, J, Najar, M
10.1016/j.sigpro.2010.02.018 Google Scholar
Bias corrections in linear MMSE estimation with large filters
European Signal Processing Conference. pp. 651-655 January 2010.
Serra J., Rubio F.
Google Scholar
Cramer-Rao bound for time-delay estimation in the frequency domain
European Signal Processing Conference. pp. 1037-1041 January 2009.
Serra J., Blanco L., Nájar M.
Google Scholar
Conformal transformation for efficient root-TOA estimation
2008 3rd International Symposium On Communications, Control, And Signal Processing, Isccsp 2008. pp. 1314-1319 January 2008.
Blanco, L, Serra, J, Najar, M
10.1109/ISCCSP.2008.4537429 Google Scholar
MIMO applicability to satellite networks
10th International Workshop On Signal Processing For Space Communications, Spsc 2008. January 2008.
Pérez-Neira A., Ibars C., Serra J., Del Coso A., Gómez J., Caus M.
10.1109/SPSC.2008.4686701 Google Scholar
Root minimum variance TOA estimation for wireless location
European Signal Processing Conference. pp. 2204-2208 January 2007.
Blanco L., Serra J., Nájar M.
Google Scholar
Root spectral estimation for location based on TOA
European Signal Processing Conference. January 2006.
Blanco L., Serra J., Nájar M.
Google Scholar
Low complexity TOA estimation for wireless location
Globecom - Ieee Global Telecommunications Conference. January 2006.
Blanca L., Serra J., Nájar M.
10.1109/GLOCOM.2006.598 Google Scholar
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