Angela Fabregues

Computer Engineer and PhD

Experienced researcher and passionate programmer that enjoys fixing real problems with innovative solutions.

Angela studied at the UB, she defended her PhD at the IIIA-CSIC and she performed a post-doc at the UAB. She teaches at the university. She founded an IT company and she is also a maker that teaches STEM to teenagers.

 

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Awards and Competitive funding

PhD Special Prize award

Autonomous University of Barcelona

2018

Google Women Techmakers Scholar

2007

Degree Special Prize award

University of Barcelona

2006

Languages

Catalan

C JAC

native

Spanish

 

native

English

C1 MERC

advanced

German

 

basic

Education

  • 2013

    PHD

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Thesis supervised by Prof. Carles Sierra at the IIIA-CSIC

    Research performed on multiagent systems.

    Excellent Cum Laude, Special Prize award.

  • 2013

    Computer Engineer - Enginyeria informàtica

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Thanks to her previous conmputer engineer degree certificate, Angela skipped three courses of this 5 years degree.

    Final project on bioinformatics.

  • 2007

    Master - Màster oficial en informàtica avançada

    UAB - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Thesis on system dynamics supervised by Dr. Josep Lluís Arcos at the IIIA-CSIC.

  • 2005

    Computer Engineer - Enginyeria Tècnica en Informàtica de Sistemes

    UB - Universitat de Barcelona

    3 years degree on computer engineering.

    Final project on the development of a social network.

    Special Prize award

Work Experience

  • 2014-Present

    UAB - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Teacher

    Teaching Engineering Foundations, Advanced Programming, Basic Programming and Computer Networks of the Computer Engineering degree, and supervising student final projects (TFG) and intern- ships.

  • 2016-2018

    IIIA-CSIC - Artificial Intelligence Research Institute of the Spanish Research Council

    Research and development

    Applying a new academic reputation model to IJCAI1 conference paper reviews in order to support the Program Committee Chairs to decide on paper acceptance. Developing an educational platform to assist teachers and students in the assignment review. Running several experiments with high-school and university classrooms to generate datasets for the evaluation of automated assessment models in education contexts. Creating a demonstrator to show the automated assessment possible benefits.

  • 2013-2016

    dEIC-UAB - Departament of Information and Communications Engineering of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Research and development

    Applying for research projects, working in two I+D projects with industrial partners like Scytl and running pilots. Proposing a new delay and disruption tolerant computer network (DTN) with mobile software routing data between peers. Creating a mobile crowd sourcing platform for electoral process observation with network anonymity.

  • 2013

    Pure Inspiration S.L. (aka. WWWOWWW)

    Founding an IT company

    A new definition of social network for Fashion and Beauty. My earlier experience of working in a start-up and the interesting results obtained from my PhD gave me the determination to start a business. I co-founded this CSIC EBT (spin-off) and led its technology department.

  • 2006-2012

    IIIA-CSIC - Artificial Intelligence Research Institute of the Spanish Research Council

    Research and development

    Participating in several Artificial Intelligence research projects, some of them for industrial companies like Siemens Medical and iSOCO. Identification of biomedical markers for the cancer decease with evolutionary algorithms and neuronal networks. Using trust models to support supplier selection in Supply Chain Management. Studying Automated Negotiation in real scenarios which involve humans and which involve time limited Decision Making to compete for resources. Applying trust models to Strategic Management of high performance sales teams.

  • 2007-2008

    MAiA-UB - Department of Applied Mathematics and Analysis of the Universitat de Barcelona

    Teaching

    Teaching basic pro- gramming, software engineering and advanced database as well as supervising students’ final projects (TFC).

  • 2005-2006

    MusicStrands S.A.U.

    Programming

    Developing the posting, commenting, messaging and notification systems of this social network for music recommendation. Creating the part of the site used for the musicians to publish their work. Designing a rating system to support the recommendation system working under the social network. The company changed its name to Strands and is currently focused on finances instead of music.

  • 2004

    SILME S.A

    Programming (Internship)

    Integration of OpenOffice Writer into desktop applications for local public administrations management system.

Publications

Journals

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    Carlos Borrego, Sergi Robles, Angela Fabregues, Adrián Sánchez-Carmona (2015). A Mobile Code Bundle Extension for Application-defined Routing in Delay and Disruption Tolerant Networking. Com- puter Networks, 87C, pp. 59–77, 07/2015.

    WOS (JCR): 1,446 position 56 of 144 (2nd quartile) in Science Edition - Computer Science, Information Systems

    SCOPUS (SJR): 0,755 position 57 of 203 (2nd quartile) in Computer Networks and Communications.

  • Angela Fabregues and Carles Sierra. (2014). HANA: a Human-Aware Negotiation Architecture. Decision Support Systems. 60, pp. 18–28, 04/2014

    WOS (JCR): 2,313 position 27 of 123 (1st quartile) in Science Edition - Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

    SCOPUS (SJR): 2,535 position 13 of 869 (1st quartile) in Information Systems.

  • Angela Fabregues and Carles Sierra. (2011). DipGame: a challenging negotiation testbed. Engineering

    Applications of Artificial Intelligence, vol. 24, issue 7, pp.1137–1146, 10/2011.

    WOS (JCR): 1,665 position 10 of 90 (1st quartile) in Science Edition - Engineering Multidisci-

    plinary

    SCOPUS (SJR): 1,036 position 38 of 177 (1st quartile) in Artificial Intelligence.

 

Conference proceedings

     

  • Carlos Borrego, Joan Borrell, Marc Dalmau, Sergi Delgado-Segura, Angela Fabregues, Gerard Garcia- Vandellos, Jordi Herrera-Joancomarti, Carlos Lacambra, Ramon Marti, Guillermo Navarro-Arribas, Cristina Pérez-Solà, Mei Ridorsa and Sergi Robles. (2016). MCSEC: Una plataforma para mobile crowd sensing seguro con protocolos oportunistas Actas de la XIV Reunión Española sobre Criptología y Seguridad de la Información, Palma pp. 13 - 17. ISBN 978-84-608-9470-4.

  • Daniel Ezquerra, Angela Fabregues, M.Carmen de Toro and Joan Borrell. (2014). Un Enfoque Tolerante a Interrupciones para la Seguridad del Internet de las Cosas Actas de la XIII Reunión Espanñola sobre Criptología y Seguridad de la Información, Alicante, 2-5 septiembre 2014. pp 119 - 123. ISBN 978-84-9717-323-0.

  • Andrew Koster, Jordi Madrenas-Ciurana, Nardine Osman, Marco Schorlemmer, Jordi Sabater-Mir, Carles Sierra, Angela Fabregues, Dave de Jonge, Josep Puyol-Gruart and Pere Garcia. (2013). u- Help: supporting helpful communities with information technology. Proc. of the 12th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2013). pp. 1109 - 1110. ISBN 978-1-4503- 1993-5

    2JCR and SJR journal data are taken from publication year.

  • Angela Fabregues and Carles Sierra. (2012). Overview of HANA: a Human-Aware Negotiation Architecture. Proc. of the First Int. Conf. on Agreement Technologies. 918, pp. 195 - 196. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, ISSN 1613-0073.

  • Andrew Koster, Jordi Madrenas-Ciurana, Nardine Osman, Marco Schorlemmer, Jordi Sabater-Mir, Carles Sierra, Angela Fabregues, Dave de Jonge, Josep Puyol-Gruart and Pere Garcia. (2013). u- Help: supporting helpful communities with information technology. Proc. of the First Int. Conf. on Agreement Technologies. 918, pp. 195 - 196. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, ISSN 378 - 392.

  • Angela Fabregues, Santiago Biec and Carles Sierra. (2012). Running Experiments on DipGame Testbed. Proc. of the 11th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2012), Valencia, 04/06/2012.

  • Angela Fabregues, David López-Paz and Carles Sierra. (2011). DipTools: Experimental Data Visualization Tool for the DipGame Testbed. Proc. of the 10th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2011), Taipei, pp. 1315-1316, 02/05/2011.

  • Angela Fabregues, David Navarro, Alejandro Serrano and Carles Sierra. (2010). DipGame: a Testbed for Multiagent Systems. Proc. of the 9th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2010), Toronto, pp. 1619-1620, 10/05/2010.

  • Angela Fabregues and Carles Sierra. (2010). An Agent Architecture for Simultaneous Bilateral Negotiations. Proc. of the 13è Congrés Internacional de l’Associació Catalana d’Intel·ligència Artificial (CCIA 2010), Espluga de Francolí, pp. 29-38, 20/10/2010.

  • Angela Fabregues and Jordi Madrenas. (2009). SRM: A tool for supplier performance. Proc. of the 8th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2009), Budapest, pp. 1375-1376, 10/05/2009.

  • Angela Fabregues, Jordi Madrenas, Carles Sierra and John Debenham. (2009). Supplier performance in a Digital Ecosystem. Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (IEEE-DEST 2009), Istanbul, pp. 466-471, 01/06/2009.

 

Books and Book chapters

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    AngelaFabregues. (2013). Facing the Challenge of Automated Negotiation with Humans. ISBN 978- 8-449033902

  • Toni Penya-Alba, Boris Mikhaylov, Marc Pujol-Gonzalez, Bruno Rosell, Jesus Cerquides, Juan A. Rodriguez-Aguilar, Marc Esteva, Angela Fabregues, Jordi Madrenas, Carles Sierra, Carlos Carrascosa, Vicente Julian, Mario Rodrigo, and Matteo Vasirani An Environment to Build and Track Agent-Based Business Collaboration Agreement Technologies (Law, Governance and Technology Series). 8 - 36, pp. 611 - 624. Springer, 2013. ISBN 978-94-007-5582-6.

  • Angela Fabregues and Carles Sierra. (2010). An Agent Architecture for Simultaneous Bilateral Negotiations Artificial Intelligence Research and Development. 220, pp. 29 - 38. IOS PRESS, 09/2010. ISBN 978-1-607506423.

Funded research projects

  • EVOLVE: Comunidades auto-evolutivas e intermediadas por software Software mediated auto-evolutive communities. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. 01/09/2015 - 01/08/2018. As research assistant.

  • Seguridad para mobile crowd sensing con protocolos oportunistas. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. TIN2014-55243-P 01/01/2015 - 30/08/2018. As research assistant.

  • MobileKey: Desarrollo de un mecanismo de aprovisionamiento de certificados digitales para entornos

    móviles. RTC-2014-2552-7 (funding: 2.100.034 e). 02/07/2014 - 31/12/2016. As research assistant.

  • Crowd eAssessment: Sistema de crowd sourcing para observación electoral basado en conectividad oportunista que garantice el anonimato de los participantes y la veracidad de las observaciones. RTC- 2014-2546-7. 01/02/2014 - 31/07/2016. As research assistant.

  • Ubiquitous Secure Electronic Voting (u-SEV): Sistema de voto electrónico seguro para entornos sin infraestructuras de telecomunicaciones fiables. IPT-2012-0598-430000. 20/05/2012 - 31/12/2014. As research assistant.

  • ACE: Autonomic Software Engineering for online cultural experiences. Exploiting the predominance of social networking using autonomic software agents to enrich, encourage and enliven engagement with online cultural artefacts such as from a museum or a gallery. ERA-NET. 01/09/2011 - 31/08/2013. As research assistant.

  • CBIT: Community-Building Information Technology. Transcending the current level of social software applications and platforms for community building into the meta-level for which today’s applications will arise as particular instances. TIN2010-16306 (funding: 60984 e). 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2013. As research assistant.

  • AT: Agreement Technologies. New paradigm for next generation distributed systems structured around the concept of agreement between computational agents. CONSOLIDER CSD2007-0022, INGENIO 2010. 01/09/2007–31/08/2012. As software engineer and research assistant.

  • S-sourcing: Strategic e-Sourcing. To stablish a technologic framework capable of giving support to the buying process. PROFIT. 01/01/2007 - 31/12/2008. As research assistant.

  • ONCNOSIS: Identification of biomarkers with diagnostic and therapeutic value for the neoplastic disease. To discover novel molecular tools, therapeutic compounds and developing new technological approaches for disease diagnosis, prognosis and treatment in four selected cancers. CENIT-2005. 25/04/2006 - 31/12/2009. As software engineer.