Josep M. Fabrega

Passion for engineering

I am an engineer with 15+ years of experience in math & statistical modelling, signal processing, measurement systems and optical subsystems and networks R&D. I work as a engineering consultant since 2018, closely collaborating with companies and other independent professionals in order to design and develop different specific solutions involving signal processing, measurement automation, and modelling of complex systems, among others.

Passion for engineering and technology is my major motivation, encouraging me to work in different innovative (and challenging) concepts, not only from the design and modeling perspective, but also involving actual development, prototyping and test.


I obtained the BSc and MSc degrees in telecommunications engineering from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC-BarcelonaTech) in 2002 and 2006, respectively. In 2010, I obtained the PhD (hons.) in signal theory and communications from UPC-BarcelonaTech.

During 2004-2010 I was R&D engineer in the optical communications group of UPC-BarcelonaTech, where I carried out the PhD. After finishing the PhD in 2010, I joined the optical networks and systems (ONS) department of the Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) as post-doctoral researcher. In November 2012 I was upgraded to become permanent researcher of the same department, and in March 2017 I was promoted to a senior researcher position of the ONS department of CTTC.

Since February 2014 I work with Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in the framework of MSc in telecommunications degree, where I also have developed different didactic materials and directed several related theses.