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Jul 19, 2022

Rinse de Swart defended his thesis, co-directed by Francesca Ribas Prats and Daniel Calvete Manrique, on July 19, 2022 at the North Campus. Titled "Development and interactions of surfzone morphological patterns", the thesis presents an analysis of the development of sand bars and the coastline, as well as their interactions, on the beach of Castelldefels using 8 years of observational data.

Jul 19, 2022

On Tuesday 19 July, doctoral student David Arcos Gutiérrez defended his thesis entitled Optoelectronic characterization of two-dimensional materials at high frequencies, which was co-directed by Núria Ferrer Anglada and Lluís Ametller Congost. In the thesis, non-destructive characterization methods are analyzed, applied and compared at frequencies above 1 GHz, which are used to characterize samples of 2D materials on different substrates. The optoelectronic properties of two heterostructures are also measured. (graphene / MoS2 and graphene / WS2 on molten quartz) and are compared with those of individual materials

Jul 28, 2022

Martí Coma Company defended its thesis co-directed by Jordi Pons-Prats and Gabriel Bugeda Castelltort on July 26 at the Castelldefels Campus. Entitled "Optimization on industrial problems focusing on multi-player strategies", the thesis presents new hybrid optimization algorithms that combine evolutionary methods and gradient methods

Sep 15, 2022

Next week begins a cycle of four conferences on the Science of the Sun organized by the CosmoCaixa museum, with the collaboration of the EETAC (UPC). All sessions will be coordinated by Francesca Ribas Prats, professor in the Physics department

Oct 04, 2022

Vrinda Krishnakumar defended her thesis directed by Dr. Oriol Monserrat on September 29. The defense was online. Entitled "Sentinel-1 data exploitation for terrain deformation monitoring", the thesis presents a series of diverse approaches to the PSInSAR technique focused on the maximum use of the characteristics of Sentinel-1 SAR satellites for the measurement of terrain movements

Nov 10, 2022

Manuel Mateos Villar defended his doctoral thesis, with industrial doctorate mention, co-supervised by Xavier Prats (UPC) and Oliva Garcia (Nommon Solutions and Technologies), entitled "Machine Learning for Aircraft Trajectory Prediction: a Solution for Pre-tactical Air Traffic Flow Management". The thesis presents a solution for traffic prediction in the pre-tactical phase that improves the predictive exercise of the current tool (PREDICT) and is able to deal with the entire set of flights in the ECAC network in a way computationally efficient. To do this, different trajectory prediction approaches based on machine learning models trained on historical data have been explored.

Nov 11, 2022

Max Casamor defended his thesis co-supervised by professors Jordi Freixa and Francesc Reventós on October 10 at the Escola Técnica Superior d'Engineria Industrial de Barcelona. Entitled "Evaluation of TH Multi-Scale Coupling Methods in BEPU Analysis", the thesis presents the application of advanced methodologies in safety analysis for nuclear reactors.