Get to Know IMP

About Us

IMP is a research group officially recognized and funded by the regional government (Generalitat de Catalunya) for the period 2014-2016 (2014-SGR-1534). It is a multidisciplinary group, whose members are researchers at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech (UPC), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). In the case of UPC, the group includes researchers from four different departments: Service and Information Systems Engineering (ESSI), Statistics and Operations Research (EIO), Computer Architecture (AC) and Automatic Control (ESAII).

A great part of the research activity is carried out in joint collaboration with inLab,  the innovation and research lab which is part of the Barcelona School of Informations (FIB). It has more than three decades of experience in the development of applications and services based on IT technologies. The goal of this collaboration is to promote research and innovation in the fields of modelization and information processing and contribute to their dissemination, and provide scientific and technological services to companies.

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Our goal

The goal of IMP is to establish itself as one of the leading research groups in the areas of modeling and information processing. For us, being a leading research group means achieving excellence at the academic level by being widely recognized internationally and creating relevant work whose results can be applied to society and the industrial sector.
With our ability to comprehensively manage information we wish to tackle several different but closely-related areas.

  • Information modeling  
  • Data quality  
  • Multidimensional data warehouses  
  • Data mining
  • Business Intelligence 
  • Massive data analysis
  • Modeling using simulation and optimization tools
  • Find effective solutions to the new challenges offered by the information society  
  • Learning analytics
We feel the need to develop quality work that is also useful to society, by doing theoretical and technological research which has practical applicability.

Collaborations with other research groups

IMP collaborates actively with internationally renowned research groups. Most of these collaborations have already provided results through the publication of articles, long-period research stays, joint teaching of master and doctorate programs, or being part of the examination panel of doctoral theses.

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Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Josep Carmona

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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

Alessandro Artale

Diego Calvanese

Enrico Franconi

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Microsoft Research (USA)

Phil Bernstein

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Universita' della Basilicata (Italy)

Gianni Mecca

IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Dr. Dinesh Verma

Dr. Franck Le

Imperial College London

Dr. Morris Sloman

Drs. Alessandra Russo

Dr. Emil Lupu

Dresden University of Technology

Dr. Wolfgang Lehner

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Dr. Esteban Zimányi

Aalborg University

Dr. Torben Bach Perdersen

Poznan University of Technology

Dr. Robert Wrembel

Universitat Jaumé I

Dr. Rafael Berlanga

Dra. M. José Aramburu

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Elena Rodríguez 

Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires

Dr. Alejandro A. Vaisman

Instituto de Computación, Facultaded de Ingeniería, UdelaR

Lorena Etcheverry

Sapienza Università di Roma
Sapienza Università di Roma

Giuseppe De Giacomo

Tomsk Polytechnic University
Tomsk Polytechnic University

Dr. Oxana Zamyatina

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Departament de Farmacologia, Terapèutica i Toxicologia

Dra. Margarida Arboix

Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad de Sevilla

Antonio Ruiz-Cortés

Latest theses supervised by members of the research group

These are the five latest theses supervised by members of the research group, find out more at the theses page.

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Enric Mayol Actualització consistent de bases de dades deductives Ernest Teniente UPC 2000
Carles Farré A New Method for Query Containment Checking in Databases Ernest Teniente i Antoni Urpí UPC 2003
Cristina Gómez Evolució de les taxonomies de tipus d'entitat en esquemes conceptuals en UML Antoni Olivé UPC 2003
Dulce María Rosas Díaz Using ACCPM for the General Traffic Assignment Lídia Montero UPC 2003
I. Abbas Integración de los modelos de simulación en el diseño de los ensayos clínicos Josep Casanovas i Joan Rovira UPC 2004

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