PhD in Computer Science and a professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Information UPC), an expert on Big Data and Business Intelligence.
Albert Abelló doctorate at the UPC in 2002 since then he has worked as a teacher and researcher at the university. He currently holds the rank of Contracted Doctor. He made research stays at the University of Granada (Spain), Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany), Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France) and University of the Republic (Uruguay).
He has participated in over 10 national research projects and networks of excellence and has signed agreements with R & D companies such as Hewlett Packard, SAP, or the World Health Organization. His research interests include data warehousing, OLAP especially ETL tools and processes, databases in general and the use of ontologies in data management. He has published more than 10 articles on these topics in journals such as Knowledge and Information Systems, Transaction on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Data & Knowledge Engineering or Information Systems; plus more than 60 contributions to conferences. According to Google Scholar has received approximately 1,200 appointments for an H index of 19.
He was coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master UPC IT4BI granted by EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) in July 2011, during the first two years of existence, then he move on to coordinate the Erasmus Mundus Doctoral UPC IT4BI- DC granted by EACEA in July 2012. He has directed a thesis and currently participates in the leadship of 6 more. He has lead over 40 final projects and 10 master's thesis or advanced degrees. He has participated in 5 doctoral courts (both inside and outside Spain) thesis. He regularly participates in the program DOLAP committee (of which he is a member of the steering committee) and DaWaK; and sporadically in other internationally renowned conferences like VLDB CIKM and being chairman of the program in 2008 and MEDI DOLAP in 2012. He is a member of the steering committee of European Summer School on Business Intelligence (EBISS) and acted as guest speaker at VII journées francophones sur les entrepots de Données et Analyses en ligne (EDA), 2011.