Research Groups

DPCS & SLP Research Group @ Barcelona

The Distributed, Parallel, and Collaborative Systems (DPCS) group is focused on the development of distributed and parallel systems at different scales (small groups, clusters, or Internet). In particular, we pay special attention to peer-to-peer, shared memory, message passing computing paradigms, and HPC scientific applications. In addition, we are also interested in the design of collaborative systems and applications.

The Smart Logistics & Production (SLP) group focuses on the use of industrial analytics (algorithms and software solutions) to support complex decision-making in the areas of logistics, transportation, and production. To attain this goal, the group promotes the use of simheuristic algorithms, which combine metaheuristic methods with simulation techniques in order to face real-life environments characterized by dynamic and uncertainty conditions.

Business Analytics Research Group

Business Analytics is the discipline of applying data-driven analytical methods and fact-based decision making to help making better decisions in business. Business Analytics focuses on developing new insights and understanding of business performance based on broad set of analytical methodologies including Statistical and Operations Research Methods. The BAR Group at UPF draws faculty from different areas at UPF and other associated universities. Blog of the BARG

Risk Center (Research group on Risk in Insurance and Finance)

Riskcenter specializes in the field of risk management, insurance and finance. It was founded at the University of Barcelona (UB) in 1992 by academics from the Department of Econometrics. Its main line of research is the analysis, evaluation, management and control of risk in finance and insurance. Members of UBriskcenter are specialists in actuarial statistics, insurance and financial econometrics. Their main contributions include fraud in insurance, longevity, long-term care, pricing and interest rate structure. The center has about thirty members and affiliates including academics, researchers, PhD students and administrative staff.