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I was born in Caldes de Malavella (Catalonia) in 1965, and got BSc (1989), MSc (1991), and PhD (1996) degrees in Computer Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - UAB). I have been Associate Professor since 1992 (1992-1997 for technical studies) at the Department of Information and Communications Engineering (dEIC) (UAB). From January 2012 to January 2018 I was also the head of our department. In April 2014 I was accredited as Full Professor by the Spanish Ministry of Science.

BTW, Joan is a male Catalan name, pronounced 'Jewan' in English, in Chinese.

From September 2009 to July 2010, I was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science (MEC) to visit the Security Group, directed by Simon N. Foley, and the Mobile & Internet Systems Laboratory (MISL), directed by Cormac J. Sreenan, at the Computer Science Department of UCC, Cork, Ireland. From September 2018 to February 2019 I was again a Visiting Researcher at MISL, UCC, Cork, Ireland, funded by a new mobility grant from MEC.

My present research interest is focused on opportunistic networking and its security.
In the past, I had been working on cryptographic schemes for electronic voting and electronic gambling, and on mobility and security of software agents.
You can get a list of my publications for instance from ORCID. See also the page of SeNDA, our research group, for a list of projects and technology transfer activities.

Since 2001 I am a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of :: SCYTL :: Secure Electronic Voting.
I am involved as reviewer/member of the program committee of a number of Journals and Conferences on Networking / Information Security.

As part of my teaching activities, I also co-authored a number of papers (most of them in Catalan or Spanish) about the use of Wiki websites to promote collaborative working among students.
I am also a member of the UAB's GIIDES-Wiki group on Higher Education Innovation.

My past PhD students

Links to teaching materials (in Catalan):

In my organic garden

Aug. 2008: In my 24 sq. meters organic garden, harvesting a local variety of small vine tomatoes
By the way, try the Catalan tomato bread, either with or without garlic!

Joan Borrell
Departament d'Enginyeria de la Informació i de les Comunicacions
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Edifici Q (Escola d'Enginyeria)
08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
+34 935 811 777

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