Boris Bellalta
POST-DOC
Office: 
55.224 (Tànger)
Phone: 
93 542 1498
Contact email: 
boris.bellalta@upf.edu

Boris Bellalta received his MsC degree in Telecommunications from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2002 and the PhD in Information and Digital Communications from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in 2007, where he combined the PhD studies with a full-time assistant professor position. Since 2007, he is a post-doc researcher and full time visiting professor at UPF. Additionally, he is a member of the management board of the ESUP (Escola Superior Politecnica) and responsible of the Centre for the Teaching Quality and Innovation in the school.

He was involved in teaching duties from the beginning of his university career. From the year 2000 to 2002 he was a teaching assistant at the EUPMT (UPC) (Escola Universistaria Politecnica de Mataró), arriving at UPF in October 2002. At UPF, since then, he coordinates several courses related to optical communications, communication theory, traffic theory, communication networks and wireless communications, both at under-graduate and graduate levels. During this period, he has received two times the award to the best teacher (based on the students' opinion) in the Telecommunications School, a Vicents Vives distinction from the Generalitat de Catalunya and an award from the Consell Social of the UPF as a recognition of his teaching activities.

He is a member of the NeTS research group, composed of 8 full-time researchers (including PhD students), at the Information and Communications Technologies Department at the Pompeu Fabra University. His main research interests are in the area of traffic engineering and wireless communications, specially those fields related to QoS provision, PHY/MAC cross-layer design and self-adaptive / reconfigurable wireless networks. He has been responsible or research coordinator of several National and European projects, both funded by public and private bodies and related to Multimedia Wireless Communications and Wireless Sensor Networks.

His current research activities are focused in : i) modelling the impact of capacity varying channels when random access MAC protocols are used to share the transmission resources, ii) cross-layer approaches between the PHY and MAC layer (parameter setting) and up to application and transport layers (traffic shaping), iii) modelling multiservice and heterogeneous wireless sensor networks. iv) self-adaptive and reconfigurable PHY/MAC protocols and v) modelling IEEE 802.11n/e MAC protocol and enhancements (e.g. time and spatial aggregation) for high capacity WLANs.

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