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Prof. Jaume Barceló, since 1986 is full professor at the department of Statistics and Operations Research at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), holds a Ph.D. on Physical Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1974) and specializes in the application of optimization and simulation techniques for transportation problems. In 1985, he set up a research group that developed a microscopic traffic simulator called Aimsun, and was co-founder and scientific director of TSS, a spin-off company of UPC set up to commercialize, maintain and provide technical support to Aimsun.
He is currently the head of ICT and Transport Projects at inLab FIB at UPC. He has taken part as main researcher in more than 20 projects of the R&D Programs of the European Union. Professor Barceló is the author of over one hundred papers published in technical journals, conference proceedings and chapters in technical books on transportation and he is the editor of the book Traffic Simulation Fundamentals published by Springer. Furthermore, he has served as an associate editor for several prestigious scientific publications such as the Transportation Section of the Journal of Operations Research, the Journal of Computational Application and Transportation Research Part C-Emerging Technologies
In 1997, he was awarded the Narcís Monturiol Medal of the Catalan Government to Technological Innovation and in 2001 received the Honorific Mention, Prize Ciudad de Barcelona to Technological Innovation.