La Salle Campus Barcelona (Spain) is one of the founding members of Universitat Ramon Llull. It is an institution with a history spanning over 300 years, with a strong international presence and a vocational commitment to person-centered training and research. At La Salle, we are pioneers in offering engineering, architecture, business and digital arts studies that are continually adapting to the needs of the market and society in general. We are strongly committed to provide quality education with values for the young people of tomorrow, as we believe that in society, people should come first.
In order to ease the adaptation and (forced) migration to virtual learning environments due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, at La Salle Campus Barcelona (Universitat Ramon Llull) we have developed the implementation of Smart Learning. The Smart Learning paradigm is aimed to provide students and trainers a seamless integration in synchronous learning environments populated by physical and virtual attendants. In this regard, all the classrooms and laboratories of the campus have been equipped with high quality audio systems with more than 8,000 virtual microphones per classroom, cameras equipped with artificial intelligence, and smart boards to share content to and from the smart classroom, which is committed to enhance collaborative work. In this way, when the trainer enters the classroom, the system automatically sets up a Zoom meeting where students can join. Student faces are seen in another screen of the classroom and the session can be developed smoothly.
AGUSTÍN ZABALLOS DIEGO
Agustín Zaballos has completed the International MBA in 2014 and received the PhD degree in Data Networks and Internet Technologies from the University Ramon Llull (URL), Barcelona, Spain, in 2012 and the M.S. degree in Electronic Engineering in 2000. He has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering with URL since 1999 and instructor of CCNA and CCNP CISCO certifications since 2000. Since 2002, he is also the Area Director of the R&D Networking and Security Area and he has been involved in several R&D projects such as OPERA (FP6), INTEGRIS (FP7) and FINESCE (FP7). His research is focused on real-time QoS-aware routing protocols in Smart Grids, Ubiquitous Sensor Networks and IoT communications.
ANNA CERRERAS COCH
Dra. Anna Carreras Coch received her Ph.D. in Computer Architecture in 2010, her MSc. in Computer Architectures, Networks and Systems in 2008, and her BSc in Telecommunication Engineering in 2006, all from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Since 2019, she is a Lecturer and Researcher at the Engineering Department of La Salle – Ramon Llull University (URL), where she joined the „Internet Technologies and Storage (GRITS)” Research Group. Previously, she worked as R&D Consulting Manager at Saico Intelligence sl, and was a PostDoc and Visiting Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and researcher at the Ubiquitous Computing Applications Lab (UbiCALab). She has been involved in European research projects from different IT domains for more than 10 years (VISNET II NoE, CUIDATS, TELMI, INFRAMIX, ATHIKA, etc.) as researcher, exploitation coordinator and/or WP Coordinator. She is the author of more than 30 scientific publications.
XAVIER SOLÉ BETETA
Xavi Solé studied Computer Engineering at the Universitat Ramon Llull (URL), Barcelona. From 2005 to 2008 he formed part of the Research Group in Intelligent Systems (GRSI). During this period he developed part of the core of an intelligent work bag and performed tasks related to the research of Machine Learning algorithms and systems. Since 2009 he has formed part of the software engineering section at the campus La Salle of the Universitat Ramon Llull and since 2010 he has taught classes as associate professor. His work is connected with analysis, design and object oriented programming, software development methodologies, analysis and design of data structures, the computational complexity theory, the development of mobile applications and finally with project-based learning methodologies.
JOAN NAVARRO MARTÍN
Dr. Joan Navarro received his PhD in Information and Communication Technologies from La Salle – Ramon Llull University (URL) in 2015, his MSc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering in 2008, and his BSc in Telematics in 2006. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Computer Engineering Department of the La Salle – URL and a member of the Group of Research in Internet Technologies and Storage of the same University. His research is focused on Cloud Computing, Big Data and Distributed Systems, specifically on the areas of Concurrency Control in Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Replication Policies in Cloud-based Databases. In addition, he is currently participating in several R&D projects.