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R. Serral is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Architecture at the UPC. Computer Engineer (FIB 2001) and PhD in Computer Science (DAC, UPC 2009).
He has taught at the FIB since 2004 in 5 subjects of the degree in computer science in the areas of operating systems, computer security and computer networks, as well as 1 subject in the master's degree in cybersecurity. In this sense, he is part of the coordinating committee of the cybersecurity master's degree.
He has combined these teaching tasks with research within the area of computer networks and security, participating in a total of 9 European projects, being the PI in two of them, and 9 more financed by the Ministry. Within the framework of these projects, and together with the thesis supervision, more than 15 articles have been published in magazines and 40 in notable UPC congresses.
At the same time, the research tasks have led him to actively collaborate with several companies, particularly with Cisco Systems, leading several research projects in the area of intelligent traffic routing and seeking mechanisms to make this routing more secure and scalable.
He is currently collaborating with the company Clevernet, in which he has established several cooperation agreements in order to act as a bridge between the company and the university in the transfer of technology, having allowed the hiring of more than 15 students in the company .