Josep Ma. Fabrega

Josep Ma. Fabrega

Senior Researcher

Division: Communication Networks
Category: Research
Phone: +34 93 645 29 00     Ext: 2178
Fax: + 34 93 645 29 01
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Website: http://es.linkedin.com/in/jmfabrega

Josep Mª Fabrega Sanchez obtained the BSc and MSc degrees in telecommunications engineering from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC-BarcelonaTech) in 2002 and 2006, respective. In 2010, he obtained the PhD in signal theory and communications from UPC-BarcelonaTech, specializing in fiber-optic transmission systems.

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

Nowadays, he has more than 15 years of experience in optical subsystems R&D. His specialization is on optical transmission systems, not only from the design and modeling perspective, but also counting on an extensive laboratory experience. Therefore, he has contributed to and demonstrated new modulation formats, subsystems and transceiver concepts specifically designed for different applications and network segments, including core, aggregation and access.

Participation in projects and industrial grants

Since 2005 he has actively participated in over 21 R&D projects funded by the European Commission’s Framework Programmes (H2020, FP7, FP6) and the Spanish National research programmes (Proyecto I+D, Red Temática, CENIT, CYCIT). Additionally, he has been the CTTC researcher in charge of two public projects (H2020 INT5GENT and Red Temática PIC4TB).

He also has participated in 6 different projects for technology valuation and transfer to the industry, leading those 4 with CERCA institution (Barcelona, ES), ECrowd! (Barcelona, ES), KDDI R&D (Saitama, JP), and AST&Science (Miami, USA).

Training activities

(Co-)directed 3 PhD theses (1 ongoing) and 14 BSc/MSc theses, all of them dealing with different aspects of fiber optic communication transmission systems.

Author of 4 different didactic materials for subjects related to optical communication systems and networks, in the framework of different Master degrees.

Delivery of specialized talks in technical schools, workshops and events related to projects (e.g. H2020 ONFIRE, Red Temática PIC4TB).

Dissemination and outreach

Author of 53 publications and coauthor of another 124 publications, including international journals (36, 19 of them in Q1), conferences (130, 34 of them invited papers) and patent families (2), covering theoretical and practical aspects of transmission devices and systems for fiber optic communications.

Delivery of talks related to photonics and optical networks in outreach activities such as the Catalan Science Week.

Google Scholar (as of July 2020) Citations: 1647. h-index 19, i10-index 42
Profile: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=Wim5TOAAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=1

ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9285-9768

Membership of Scientific Societies

IEEE Member since 2005, becoming a Senior Member on 2017

IEEE Photonics Society Member since 2008

OSA Member during 2007-2013

Organization of Events

Publication Chair of IEEE/IFIP Optical Networks Design and Modelling (ONDM) 2020

Organizer of the Workshop “Disaggregated Optical Networks: hype, huge potential or somewhere in the middle?” held at IEEE/IFIP Optical Networks Design and Modelling (ONDM) 2020

Member of the local organizing committee of the IEEE ComSoc Autumn School 2019

Session chair of the International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) 2019

Organizer of the Workshop “Photonic Technologies for 5G and Beyond” held at European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC) 2019

TPC member of the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC) 2019

Organizer of the “2nd Workshop on Photonic Integrated Circuits for Telecom & Bio / Life Sciences” 2017

Web chair at the 39th Meeting of Wireless World Research Forum 2017

Session chair of the International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) 2014

Fellowships and Awards

Torres Quevedo Fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, 2011.

Recipient of the EuroFOS Best Student Research Award, for my PhD Thesis “Homodyne OLT-ONU Design for Access Optical Networks”, 2010.

Best Student Paper Award Semi-finalist at the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference 2010 for the paper: J. M. Fabrega, A. El Mardini, V. Polo, J. A. Lázaro, E. T. Lopez, R. Soila, J. Prat, “Deployment analysis of TDM/WDM Single Fiber PON with Colourless ONU Operating at 2.5 Gbps Subcarrier Multiplexed Downstream and 1.25 Gbps Upstream,” paper NWB5

PTA R&D Engineering Fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, 2007-2010.

Commissions of Trust

Served as member of 3 Ph.D. thesis committees

Reviewer of top-leading journals and magazines in the field such as IEEE/OSA journal of Lightwave Technology (JLT), OSA Optics Express (OE), IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN), IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, and OSA Optics Letters (OL)

Other

Elected member of board of stakeholders of Photonics21 European Technology Platform since 2018, contributing to the definition of future research topics in the European research area.

Books & Chapters
A. Tzanakaki, M. Anastasopoulos, N. Gomes, P. Assimakopoulos, , , , J. Gutiérrez, V. Sark, E. Grass, D. Camps-Mur, A. de la Oliva, N. Molner, X. Costa Perez, , A. Yaver, P. Flegkas, N. Makris, T. Korakis, D. Simeonidou, Transport Network Architecture , Chapter in 5G System Design: Architectural and Functional Considerations and Long Term Research, published by Wiley, ISBN: 978-1-119-42512-0. June 2018.
, , A. Mayoral, , , , , Y. Yoshida, K. I. Kitayama, Y. Kai, M. Nishihara, R. Okabe, T. Tanaka, T. Takahara, J. C. Rasmussen, N. Yoshikane, X. Cao, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, K. Habel, R. Freund, V. Lopez, A. Aguado, S. Yan, D. Simeonidou, T. Szyrkowiec, A. Autenrieth, M. Shiraiwa, Y. Awaji, N. Wada, Demonstration of Adaptive SDN Orchestration: A Real-time Congestion-aware Services Provisioning over OFDM-based 400G OPS and Flexi-WDM OCS , Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 1-7, February 2017.
A. Mayoral, , , , , , , A. Aguado, S. Yan, D. Simeonidou, J. M. Gran, V. López, P. Kaczmarek, R. Szwedowski, T. Szyrkowiec, A. Autenrieth, N. Yoshikane, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, M. Shiraiwa, N. Wada, M. Nishihara, T. Tanaka, T. Takahara, J. C. Rasmussen, Y. Yoshida, K. Kitayama, Control Orchestration Protocol: unified transport API for distributed cloud and network orchestration , JOURNAL OF OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. A216-A222, February 2017, https://www.osapublishing.org/jocn/viewmedia.cfm?uri=jocn-9-2-A216.
Journals & magazines
, , , , A. Mayoral, , , , , M. Nishihara, T. Tanaka, T. Takahara, J. C. Rasmussen, C. Kottke, M. Schlosser, R. Freund, F. Meng, S. Yan, G. Zervas, D. Simeonidou, Y. Yoshida, K. Kitayama, SDN-enabled Sliceable BVT Based on Multicarrier Technology for Multi-Flow Rate/Distance and Grid Adaptation , IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology , (invited paper), Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 1516-1522, March 2016.
, , , , , , , , A. Gatto, P. Parolari, P. Boffi, C. Neumeyr, D. Larrabeiti, G. Otero, J. P. Fernández-Palacios, Experimental Assessment of a Programmable VCSEL-based Photonic System Architecture over a Multi-hop Path with 19-Core MCF for Future Agile Tb/s Metro Networks , in Proceedings of the Optical Networking and communication Conference & Exhibition, 8-12 March 2020, San Diego, California (USA).
, , , , N. Tessema, N. Calabretta, R. Stabile, P. Parolari, A. Gatto, P. Boffi, G. Otero, D. Larrabeiti, J. A. Hernandez, P. Reviriego, J. P. Fernández-Palacios, V. López, G. Delrosso, C. Neumeyr, K. Solis-Trapala, G. Parladori, G. Gasparini, Spectrum/Space Switching and Multi-Terabit Transmission in Agile Optical Metro Networks , in Proceedings of 24th OptoElectronics and Communications Conference (OECC/PSC 2019), 7-11 July 2019, Fukuoka (Japan).
A. Mayoral, , , , , , , S. Yan, A. Aguado, E. Hugues-Salas, S. Peng, F. Meng, Y. Shu, G. Zervas, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, J. Manuel Gran, V. López, O. Gonzalez de Dios, J. Pedro Fernández-Palacios, P. Kaczmarek, R. Szwedowski, T. Szyrkowiec, A. Autenrieth, N. Yoshikane, X. Cao, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, M. Shiraiwa, N. Wada, M. Nichihara, T. Tanaka, T. Takahara, J. C. Rasmussen, Y. Yoshida, K. Kitayama, First experimental demonstration of a distributed cloud and heterogeneous network orchestration with a common Transport API for E2E services with QoS , in Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), 20-24 March 2016, Anaheim, California (USA).
Y. Yoshida, K.-I. Kitayama, Y. Kai, M. Nishihahra, R. Okabe, T. Tanaka, T. Takahara, J. C. Rasmussen, N. Yoshikane, X. Cao, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, A. Mayoral, , , , , , , K. Habel, R. Freund, V. Lopez, A. Aguado, S. Yan, D. Simeonidou, T. Szyrkowiec, A. Authenrieth, M. Shiraiwa, Y. Awaji, N. Wada, First Demonstration of Cognitive SDN Orchestration: A Real-time Congestion-aware Services Provisioning over OFDM-based 400G OPS and Flexi-WDM OCS Networks , in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference 2016, 20-22 March 2016, Anaheim, California (USA).
Int'l conferences
, , , , A. Mayoral, , , , , M. Nishihara, T. Tanaka, T. Takahara, J. C. Rasmussen, C. Kottke, M. Schlosser, R. Freund, F. Meng, S. Yan, G. Zervas, D. Simeonidou, Y. Yoshida, K. Kitayama, SDN-enabled Sliceable BVT Based on Multicarrier Technology for Multi-Flow Rate/Distance and Grid Adaptation , invited paper in Proceedings of the 41st European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2015), 27 September-1 October 2015, Valencia (Spain).
S. Yan, S. Peng, Y. Yan, B. R. Rofoee, Y. Shu, E. Hugues-Salas, G. Zervas, D. Simeonidou, , , , Y. Yoshida, P.J. Argibay-Losad, K. Kitayama, M. Nishihara, R. Okabe, T. Tanaka, T. Takahara, J. C. Rasmussen, C. Kottke, M. Schlosser, F. Jimenez Arribas, V. López, 100G Beyond Ethernet Transport for Inter- and Intra- DCN communication with Solutions and Optical Enabling Technologies in the ICT STRAUSS Project , in Proceedings of European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC 2015), 29-2 July 2015, Paris (France)
, , S. Yan, B. R. Rofoee, Y. Yan, E. Hugues-Salas, Y. Shu, G. Zervas, D. Simeonidou, K. Kitayama, M. Nishihara, T. Tanaka, J. C. Rasmussen, L. Fernandez del Rosal, M. Schlosser, A. Macho Ortiz, V. Lopez, J. P. Fernandez-Palacios, Flexible Optical Infrastructure for Ethernet Transport: Solutions and Enabling Technologies in the ICT STRAUSS Project , Proceedings of European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC), June 2014, Bologna (Italy).
Y.Yoshida, A. Maruta, K. Kitayama, M. Nishihara, T. Tanaka, T. Takahara, J. C. Rasmussen, N. Yoshikane, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, S. Yan, Y. Shu, M. Channegowda, Y. Yan, B.R. Rofoee, E. Hugues-Salas, G. Saridis, G. Zervas, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, , , , , , , A. Aguado, V. López, J. Marhuenda, O. González de Dios, J. P. Fernández-Palacios, First international SDN-based Network Orchestration of Variable capacity OPS over Programmable Flexi-grid EON , PDP Optical Fiber Conference (OFC), March 2014.