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Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
 
 
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the oldest and largest Spanish technical university, with more than 4.000 faculty members, around 38.000 undergraduate students and 6.000 postgraduates in 21 Schools. UPM Schools cover most engineering disciplines. UPM has a strong commitment to R&D and Innovation, boasting over 200 Research Units and over 10 Research Institutes and Technological Centres.

The Grupo de Diseño Electrónico y Microelectrónico - Electronic and Microelectronic Design Group-(GDEM) is an UPM Research Group since 1996 and foundational member of the Research Centre for Software Technology and Multimedia Systems (CITSEM) since 2011. The GDEM is composed of 8 permanent researchers and several granted PhD students. The research is currently focused on:

1. Image and video technologies

Video encoding architectures based on DSP, GPP and FPGA
Execution-time optimization of video encoders/decoders running on DSP platforms
Architectures for emerging video standards
Architectures based on radio software for multimedia receivers.

2. Energy consumption

Green MPEG
Control Theory applied to energy consumption optimization in multimedia terminals
Energy-aware adaptable decoders within the Reconfigurable Media Coding (RMC) framework
Energy estimation methodologies and scheduling policies for single and multicore battery-powered embedded systems

3. Technologies for Smart Cities 

Augmented reality.
Ambient intelligence.
 
Project Role
 
GDEM-CITSEM-UPM will lead the work package 4 related with algorithm implementations using high performance computing platforms. GDEM-CITSEM-UPM will also contribute in the development of the algorithms and verification of the system.
 
Project Staff 
 
César Sanz received his PhD degree from the UPM in 1998. From 1985 to 1999 he worked as Assistant Professor and since 1999 he is Associated Professor at the UPM. Currently, he serves as Director of the Telecommunication School. Since 1986, his research activity is focused on electronic design applied to image coding and digital TV. He is co-founder and current director of the GDEM. He is author and/or co-author of 10 books, an international patent and more than 50 papers and contributions to technical conferences. He has participated in 19 research projects and more than 40 industrial projects. 
 
Eduardo Juárez received his PhD degree from the EPFL in 2003. From 1994 to 1997, he worked as researcher at the Digital Architecture Group of the UPM and was a visiting researcher at the ENST, Brest (France) and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA). From 1998 to 2000, he worked as Assistant at the Integrated Systems Laboratory (LSI) of the EPFL. From 2000 to 2003, he worked as Senior Systems Engineer at the Design Centre of Transwitch Corp. in Switzerland, while continuing his research towards the PhD at the EPFL. In December 2004, he joined the GDEM as a postdoc. Since 2007, he is Assistant Professor at the UPM. His research activity is focused on solving, from a holistic perspective, the power/energy consumption optimization problem of multimedia handheld devices. He is co-author of one book and author or co-author of more than 50 papers and contributions to technical conferences. He has participated in 9 competitive research projects and 18 non-competitive industrial projects.
 
Rubén Salvador received his B.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, in 2001, and his M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Universidad de Alcala, Madrid, Spain, in 2004. Afterwards, he received his M.Sc. degree in Industrial Electronics also from UPM, in 2007. He is currently a student of the PhD degree in Industrial Electronics at the Centre of Industrial Electronics (CEI), UPM. In 2009, he was a visiting Research Fellow for 4 months at the Department of Computer Systems, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. From March 2012 he is a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Electronic Systems and Control (SEC), UPM. His research interests include evolvable hardware, high-performance reconfigurable and adaptive systems, evolutionary computing applications and digital signal processing systems. He is co-author of one book chapter and author or co-author of more than 20 papers and contributions to technical conferences. He has participated in 5 research projects and 7 industrial projects. 
 
Raquel Lazcano received her B.Sc. degree in Communication Electronics Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, in 2014, and her M.Sc. degree in Systems and Services Engineering for the Information Society from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, in 2015. She is currently a student of the PhD degree in Systems and Services Engineering for the Information Society at the Electronic and Microelectronic Design Group (GDEM), UPM. In 2015, she was 4 months at the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes (IETR), at the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France, as an interchange student of the M.Sc. degree. Her research interests include high-performance multicore processing systems, real-time hyperspectral image processing and the automatic optimization of the parallelism in real-time systems. She is author or co-author of 2 contributions to technical conferences.  
 
Daniel Madroñal received his B.Sc. degree in Communication Electronics Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, in 2014, and his M.Sc. degree in Systems and Services Engineering for the Information Society from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, in 2015. He is currently a student of the PhD degree in Systems and Services Engineering for the Information Society at the Electronic and Microelectronic Design Group (GDEM), UPM. In 2015, he was 4 months at the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France, as an interchange student of the M.Sc. degree. His research interests include high-performance multicore processing systems, real-time hyperspectral image processing and the automatic optimization of the energy consumption in high-performance systems. He is author or co-author of 2 contributions to technical conferences.