Information and Communication Technologies Engineering Department at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (DTIC – UPF)

A María de Maeztu unit since 2015

The Information and Communication Technologies Engineering is a young and dynamic multidisciplinary department of Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona.

The research interests of the faculty cover a broad range of topics in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. These can be grouped into five broad categories: Cognitive and Intelligent Systems; Audiovisual Technologies; Networks and Communications; Computational Biology and Biomedical Systems and Brain & Cognition

This broad spectrum of topics reflects the current interdisciplinary reality of cutting edge research in ICT.

Key Facts DTIC-UPF

21 ERC Grants
Cumulative grants awarded to DTIC researchers, covering all categories: AdG, CoG, StG, PoC
67 H2020 Projects
Projects awarded to DTIC researcher during 2014-2020 for an overall funding of >€30 millions
173 PhD Students
Predoctoral researchers in 2021, with 41% of them female and 16% of industrial nature
20 Million
Number of downloads in 2021, and 191 millions of cumulative downloads in freesound.org, a CC repository of audio samples for use in research, industry and arts.
The 21st century is the era of the information and communication technology engineers. Physical infrastructure is still important, but it is digital infrastructure that reigns supreme. Today’s true highways are the fiber optics that criss-cross the planet, the true local roads are the electromagnetic waves of WiFi systems. The awful Covid-19 crisis has made clearer than ever the critical importance of technology, not only in terms of connectivity, but as an enabler of education, healthcare, and cultural activities. The Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu programme helps to take the frontiers of such cutting-edge research even further.
Àngel Lozano
Scientific Director at DTIC-UPF