Miquel Payaró

Miquel Payaró

Head of Division, Senior Researcher

Division: Communication Technologies
Category: Management, Research
Phone: +34 93 645 29 00     Ext: 2220
Fax: +34 93 645 29 01

Miquel Payaró is a senior researcher and the Head of the Communications Technologies Division at the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), which he joined in 2009. Miquel received the Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. degrees from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. He conducted his Ph.D. studies at CTTC under the supervision of Prof. Miguel Á. Lagunas and from September 2005 to February 2006 he held a visiting research appointment at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia with Prof. Jinhong Yuan.  From February 2007 to December 2008 he was a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) under the supervision of Dr. Daniel P. Palomar.

Since 2009, Miquel has led and participated in several research contracts with the industry (with companies like Aviat Networks or GMV) as well as in research projects from the Seventh Framework Program and H2020 of the EC, such as BuNGee, BeFEMTO, or, more recently, Newcom#, where he led a work package focused on experimental activities related to radio interfaces for 5G systems. From July 2015 to June 2017, Miquel served as Technical Manager in the H2020 / 5G PPP project Flex5Gware, where flexible, reconfigurable HW/SW communication platforms for fifth-generation (5G) mobile services and applications were studied and key building blocks were prototyped. In September 2017, Miquel was appointed a board member of the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) and, since then, he also represents CTTC in the steering boards of NetWorld2020 and Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). Miquel was re-elected as a board member of the 5G IA in September 2018 and as a member of the NetWorld2020 steering board in December 2018, both for a two-year term.

Miquel is serving as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and has been Guest Editor of the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunication Technologies 2015 Special Issue on “Enabling 5G: energy and spectrally efficient communication systems.” He has also served as part of the Organizing Committee of EUSIPCO 2011, European Wireless 2014, ICASSP 2020 and has been TPC Chair of the CLEEN workshop in 2017, 2018, and 2019.


Books & Chapters
, V. Frascolla, A. Georgakopoulos, P. Demestichas, C. Manero, F. Pujol, 5G deployment in Europe , Chapter in the 5G Italy Book 2019: a Multiperspective View of 5G, published by CNIT. ISBN: 9788832170030. December 2019.
C. Chang, D. Sabella, D. García-Roger, D. Ferling, F. Tillman, G. Dell\\\\\\\'Aera, L. Gomes Baltar, M. Färber, , N. Nikaein, P. Serrano, R. Knopp, S. Roger, S. Mayrargue, T. Rautio, Implementation of Hardware and Software Platforms , Chapter in 5G System Design: Architectural and Functional Considerations and Long Term Research, published by Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-119-42512-0. May 2018.
J. Alcaraz-Calero, I. Belikaidis, C. Jesús Bernardos Cano, P. Bisson, D. Bourse, M. Bredel, D. Camps-Mur, T. Chen, X. Costa, P. Demestichas, M. Doll, S. Eddine Elayoubi, A. Georgakopoulos, A. Mämmelä, H. Mayer, , B. Sayadi, M. Shuaib Siddiqui, M. Tercero, Q. Wang, Leading Innovations Towards 5G: Europe’s Perspective in 5G Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership (5G-PPP) , in Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC'17), 08-10 October 2017, Montreal (Canada).
O. Marinchenco, N. Chayat, A. Burr, A. Papadogiannis, M. Dohler, , M. Ware, BuNGee Project Overview , in Proceedings of the 3rd International IEEE Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems (IEEE COMCAS 2011), 7-9 November 2011, Tel Aviv (Isrrael).