Research Groups

51 research groups and unique R&D centers

51 research groups and unique R&D centers

The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid has 51 research groups aligned with the major themes in health and wellness.

In addition, it has unique R&D centers especially focused on health technologies.

UPM Health Tech brings together this research force to face the challenges of the future

Research centers of excellence

Research centers of excellence

Research Groups

Research Groups

Biomedical Informatics Group (GIB)
Biomedical Informatics Group (GIB)

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Formally established in 1993 under the direction of professor Victor Maojo, the GIB’s main interest is to carry out research in the field of biomedical informatics and to train young researchers this interdisciplinary area.

Lines of research: Advanced Diagnosis | Advanced Therapies | Artificial intelligence | e-health Applications | In-vitro detection, PoC, biosensors | Neurological, Brain and Psychiatric | Personalized Medicine | Smart Digital health
Biomedical Engineering and Telemedicine Group (GBT)
Biomedical Engineering and Telemedicine Group (GBT)

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Created in 1986, founding group of the CTB and CIBER-BBN. Its main research areas are: ICT for Personalized Medicine, Surgical Training and Image Guided Surgery, Neurorehabilitation Engineering and Brain Health.

Lines of research: Advanced Therapies | Artificial intelligence | Brain Health | Cancer | Chronic | Diabetes | e-health Applications | Future Surgery | Infectious | Medical Imaging | Personalized Medicine | Robotics and Telesurgery | Smart Digital health
Group of Optics, Photonics and Biophotonics (GOFB)
Group of Optics, Photonics and Biophotonics (GOFB)

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Research, Technological Development and Innovation of advanced chemical, biochemical and in-vitro diagnostic systems, as well as in the implementation of photonic transducers and bio transducers on a chip, biokits, readout platforms, bioreactors, tissue-on-a-chip and organ-on-chips.

Lines of research: Advanced Diagnosis | Advanced Therapies | Allergy | Artificial intelligence | Brain Health | Cancer | Chronic | In-vitro detection, PoC, biosensors | Infectious | Medical Imaging | Nanomedicine | Personalized Medicine | Skin | Smart Digital health
Alislab CBGP
Alislab CBGP

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At AlisLab we are focused on understanding the molecular basis of allergenicity. Under the leadership of Dr. Araceli (“Ali”) Diaz Perales, the group takes different approaches combining in vivo, in vitro, and in silico studies to target the key molecular factors that give place to sensitization to allergens of plant origin.

Lines of research: Advanced Diagnosis | Advanced Therapies | Allergy | Chronic | Nanomedicine | Personalized Medicine
Laboratory for Clinical Neuroscience (LCN)
Laboratory for Clinical Neuroscience (LCN)

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The Laboratory for Clinical Neuroscience (LCN) was created in 2011 with the aim of exploring the cerebral basis of cognitive function in healthy people and in patients with neurological and psychiatric diseases. One of the key fields of work is neuroimaging.

Lines of research: Advanced Therapies | Brain Health | Medical Imaging | Neurological, Brain and Psychiatric | Personalized Medicine
Ageing Lab
Ageing Lab

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This joint laboratory of the Hospital Universitario de Getafe and the CTB-UPM was created in 2015 to take advantage of the synergies derived from the collaboration of clinical experts in ageing from the Hospital Universitario de Getafe, together with their worldwide community of collaborators, and technologists from the CTB-UPM into a multi-disciplinary research team.

Lines of research: Aging, Frailty and Dependency | Brain Health | e-health Applications | Personalized Medicine
Ontology Engineering Group (OEG)
Ontology Engineering Group (OEG)

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Widely recognised in Europe in the areas of Ontology Engineering, Semantic Infrastructure, Linked Data, and Data Integration. Our main research areas are: Ontological Engineering, (Social) Semantic Web and Linked Data, Natural Language, Semantic e-Science and the Future Internet.

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence
Biomaterials and Regenerative Engineering Group
Biomaterials and Regenerative Engineering Group

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The main target of our lab is to conduct research to develop new biomaterials for applications in tissue engineering, mainly based on silk fibroin in different formats and on the biofunctionalization of conventional biomaterials.

Lines of research: Advanced Therapies | In-vitro detection, PoC, biosensors | Infectious | Personalized Medicine | Regenerative Medicine | Skin
Medical Data Analytics (MEDAL)
Medical Data Analytics (MEDAL)

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MEDAL research lines are focused on the extraction, analysis, integration, and interpretation of health data in its diverse forms (images, text, structured data, etc).

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence | Biomakers | Cancer | e-health Applications | Personalized Medicine | Smart Digital health
Biomedical Image Technology (BIT)
Biomedical Image Technology (BIT)

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Vision: Contributing to improve health care delivery through advances in biomedical imaging technologies. Mission: Researching on new technological solutions to actual clinical or biological problems, especially with the aim of early diagnosis and treatment monitoring.

Lines of research: Advanced Diagnosis | Allergy | Artificial intelligence | Biomakers | Brain Health | Cancer | Future Surgery | Medical Imaging | Neurological, Brain and Psychiatric | Personalized Medicine | Regenerative Medicine
Group of Neural & Cognitive Engineering (gNec)
Group of Neural & Cognitive Engineering (gNec)

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gNeC was created in 2014. It was born with the aim of integrating several disciplines to give answer and technical solutions to questions about the human physical and cognitive disabilities with a nervous system’s nature.

Lines of research: Advanced Therapies | Artificial intelligence | e-health Applications | Neurological, Brain and Psychiatric | Robotics and Telesurgery
Bioinstrumentation and Nanomedicine
Bioinstrumentation and Nanomedicine

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The main aim of this laboratory is the development of new devices for medical or social use in order to help practitioners and other related workers to improve people’s health and wellbeing.

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence | Nanomedicine
Laboratory of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience (LNCyC)
Laboratory of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience (LNCyC)

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Interdisciplinary research group which brings together cognitive and computational researchers, as well as clinicians, with the shared goal of understanding how higher cognitive functions and mental disorders emerge from brain activity.

Lines of research: Advanced Therapies | Brain Health | Neurological, Brain and Psychiatric | Personalized Medicine
Bioengineering and Optoelectronics Lab (ByO)
Bioengineering and Optoelectronics Lab (ByO)

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Artificial intelligence for biomedical and health applications, AI and signal processing for the evaluation of neurodegenerative disorder, AI and image processing for the evaluation of COVID-19 disease, Complexity analysis of biomedical signals, among others.

Lines of research: Advanced Therapies | Aging, Frailty and Dependency | Biomakers | e-health Applications | Medical Imaging
Life Supporting Technologies (LST)
Life Supporting Technologies (LST)

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LST promotes the incorporation of technologies in a wide range of formats to guarantee an improvement in the quality of life of the final users: patients and people with or without a disability.

Lines of research: Advanced Diagnosis | Aging, Frailty and Dependency | Artificial intelligence | Brain Health | Cancer | Chronic | e-health Applications | Infectious | Medical Imaging | Neurological, Brain and Psychiatric | Personalized Medicine | Robotics and Telesurgery | Smart Digital health
Technological Innovation for People (InnoTep)
Technological Innovation for People (InnoTep)

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Interaction systems
Technology applied to the innovation of processes and services
Engineering of health and social services

Lines of research: Advanced Therapies | Neurological, Brain and Psychiatric | Personalized Medicine
Improvement of health by fitness, nutrition and exercise (ImFine)
Improvement of health by fitness, nutrition and exercise (ImFine)

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The group, led by Dr. María Marcela González Groos, is composed of experts in different scientific fields and works on research in the fields of health, nutrition and physical exercise.

Lines of research: Advanced Diagnosis | Aging, Frailty and Dependency | Brain Health | Personalized Medicine
Physical-Sport Activity in Specific Populations (AFIPE)
Physical-Sport Activity in Specific Populations (AFIPE)

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Research work on the influence of physical exercise on the health of specific populations.

Lines of research: Aging, Frailty and Dependency | Personalized Medicine
Sports biomechanics group
Sports biomechanics group

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We want to incorporate the advances that arise from the world of research and high performance to popular athletes, through an improvement of the sport technique.

Lines of research: Advanced Diagnosis | Artificial intelligence
Center for Computational Simulation (CSS)
Center for Computational Simulation (CSS)

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CSS is to reach excellence in R+D+I and higher education, whilst offering the most innovative technology across all the disciplines involved in computational simulation.

Lines of research: Advanced Diagnosis | Advanced Therapies | Artificial intelligence
B105 Electronic Systems Lab
B105 Electronic Systems Lab

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The B105 Electronic Systems Lab is part of the Electronic Engineering Department at UPM, and focus their activities on Embedded System design, Wireless Sensor Networks and Cognitive Networks.

Lines of research: Aging, Frailty and Dependency | Brain Health | Chronic | Robotics and Telesurgery | Smart Digital health
Image Processing Group (GTI)
Image Processing Group (GTI)

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The Grupo de Tratamiento de Imágenes (GTI) [Image Processing Group] is a research group working on theory, methods, and applications of Digital Image and Video Processing, mainly for compression and analysis.

Lines of research: Advanced Diagnosis | Allergy | Artificial intelligence | Cancer | Future Surgery | Medical Imaging
Madrid Human Computer Interaction Laboratory (MAD HCI LAB)
Madrid Human Computer Interaction Laboratory (MAD HCI LAB)

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MAD HCI Lab Was created with the mission to explore the possibilities of applying information and communication technologies to teaching and learning.

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence
Bioclimatic Architecture in a Sustainable Environment (ABIO)
Bioclimatic Architecture in a Sustainable Environment (ABIO)

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We are a team of professionals and researchers dedicated to bioclimatic architecture, sustainable construction and ecological urbanism.

Lines of research: Aging, Frailty and Dependency | Environmental Health
Institute of Optoelectronic Systems and Microtechnology (ISOM)
Institute of Optoelectronic Systems and Microtechnology (ISOM)

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Created in 2000 from an initial proposal of several research groups belonging to the Departments of Electronic Engineering, Photonic Technology, Physics Applied to Information Technologies and Physics Applied to Architecture, Urban Planning and Environment.

Lines of research: Sin categoría
Intelligent Systems Group (GSI)
Intelligent Systems Group (GSI)

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Since 1982, our group has conducted research, development and innovation in theories, methods and applications of artificial intelligence techniques, with focus in intelligent agents, semantic technologies, machine learning and language engineering.

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence
Group of Biometrics, Biosignals and Security (GB2S)
Group of Biometrics, Biosignals and Security (GB2S)

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Our research lines cover a wide range of fields not only in Biometrics and Cryptography, but also in issues related to Biosignals, such as Stress Detection or Biometric Identification by means of Human Scent. In addition, databases gathering different biometric features.

Lines of research: Advanced Diagnosis | Aging, Frailty and Dependency | Artificial intelligence | Future Surgery | Medical Imaging | Smart Digital health
Technology for Development and Cooperation (TEDECO)
Technology for Development and Cooperation (TEDECO)

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We bring people close to technology and we bring technology close to people. We are experts in usability of applications for people without any digital knowledge.

Lines of research: e-health Applications | Environmental Health
Research in Instrumentation and Applied Acoustics  (i2a2)
Research in Instrumentation and Applied Acoustics (i2a2)

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We work in the fields of acoustics and the application of the information and communications technologies to propose possible solutions based on our experience in these fields to some of the challenges that our society is facing.

Lines of research: Advanced Diagnosis | Brain Health | Neurological, Brain and Psychiatric | Smart Digital health
Environmental Technologies and Industrial Resources (TARINDUSTRIAL)
Environmental Technologies and Industrial Resources (TARINDUSTRIAL)

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Lines of research: air quality, water treatment, waste management, energy, environmental management.

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence | Environmental Health
Advanced Laser Based Manufacturing
Advanced Laser Based Manufacturing

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The Advanced Laser Based Manufacturing research group of the Laser Center of the UPM, has more than ten years of experience in LIFT applications, experience applied in the biochemical field and more specifically for the development of in vitro models of the immune system using bioprinting techniques.

Lines of research: Personalized Medicine | Regenerative Medicine
Distributed Systems Laboratory (LSD)
Distributed Systems Laboratory (LSD)

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The background of the Lab is on distributed systems, currently in the context of cloud computing, with strong emphasis in scalability, high availability, databases, complex event processing, middleware, service oriented architectures, and transactional information systems.

Lines of research: Advanced Diagnosis | Artificial intelligence | Chronic | Diabetes | Smart Digital health
Artificial Intelligence Lab (LIA-UPM)
Artificial Intelligence Lab (LIA-UPM)

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Research group formed by researchers and professors working in Synthetic Biology, DNA Computing, and Artificial Intelligence with different backgrounds: computer scientists, physicists, mathematicians, and biotechnologists.

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence | In-vitro detection, PoC, biosensors | Personalized Medicine
Decision Analysis and Statistics Group (DASG)
Decision Analysis and Statistics Group (DASG)

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The Decision Analysis and Statistics Group (DASG) was established in 1994 and now has 8 researchers and 4 PhD students in the fields of Operations Research and Management Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence
Neuroacoustics Laboratory
Neuroacoustics Laboratory

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Created in 2016, it seeks to develop technological solutions to improve the lives of those affected by neurodegenerative diseases. Of special interest are those technologies related to sound and vibrations, both for their stimulation capacity and their possible therapeutic use.

Lines of research: Aging, Frailty and Dependency | Brain Health | Neurological, Brain and Psychiatric
Robolabo
Robolabo

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Swarmgrid, swarm robotics, Local GDE, sensor networks, monitoring and smart meters.

Lines of research: Robotics and Telesurgery
Visual telecommunications applications research group (GATV)
Visual telecommunications applications research group (GATV)

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Created in 2004 with the ambitious objective of leading the national audiovisual research scene, in close cooperation with the national and European industry,

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence | e-health Applications
Speech Technology Group (GTH)
Speech Technology Group (GTH)

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The Speech Technology Group is part of the Department of Electronic Engineering , which belongs to the Technical University of Madrid, at the High Technical School of Telecommunication Engineering (ETSIT).

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence | Neurological, Brain and Psychiatric | Robotics and Telesurgery
Data Processing and Simulation Group (GPDS)-CEDITEC
Data Processing and Simulation Group (GPDS)-CEDITEC

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Located mainly in the ETSI Telecommunications and active since 1981, our Research Group is currently made up of 20 professors and predoctoral researchers.

Lines of research: e-health Applications
Electronic and Microelectronic Design Group (GDEM)
Electronic and Microelectronic Design Group (GDEM)

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Solid experience in electronic design, video encoding, digital television and convergence between audio, video and data over different broadcast networks (cable, satellite or radio).

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence | Brain Health | Future Surgery | Medical Imaging
Group on Acoustics and MultiMedia Applications (GAMMA)
Group on Acoustics and MultiMedia Applications (GAMMA)

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Its composition is interdisciplinary, with researchers specialized in fields as diverse as medical image processing, voice signal processing, psychoacoustics and gamification.

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence | Medical Imaging | Neurological, Brain and Psychiatric | Personalized Medicine | Skin
Robots & Intelligent Machines Group (DISAM)
Robots & Intelligent Machines Group (DISAM)

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Lines of Research: Robot kinematics and dynamics, robot control, human-machine interfaces for teleoperation, localization of mobile robots, parallel robots, underwater robots, reconfigurable electronic systems, telerobotics and teleoperation

Lines of research: e-health Applications | Smart Digital health
Robotics and Cybernetics (CAR)
Robotics and Cybernetics (CAR)

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In the Robotics and Cybernetics Research Group (ROBCIB) we focus our research on the development of robots and their applications.

Lines of research: Aging, Frailty and Dependency | Future Surgery | Robotics and Telesurgery | Smart Digital health
Bioelectromagnetism Lab
Bioelectromagnetism Lab

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The Bioelectromagnetism Laboratory of CTB-UPM is an international reference in the study of the pathology and effects of electromagnetic pollution, with more than 15 years of study in this field, publications in high impact journals and exhibitions in high level international scientific congresses.

Lines of research: Chronic | Environmental Health
Computational Intelligence Group (CIG)
Computational Intelligence Group (CIG)

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Research of CIG members, both theoretical and practical, is devoted to modelization (from a statistical and machine learning perspectives), heuristic optimization, and neuroinformatics.

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence | Biomakers | Brain Health | Neurological, Brain and Psychiatric | Personalized Medicine
Computing Applied to Signal and Image Processing
Computing Applied to Signal and Image Processing

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  • Applications of Voice Processing and Speaker Identification in Security Environments
  • Automatic Synthesis and Codesign HW / SW
  • Bioinformatics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Treatment of Voice Signal
Lines of research: Artificial intelligence
Advanced Structural Materials & Nanomaterials (ASM&N)
Advanced Structural Materials & Nanomaterials (ASM&N)

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For more than 20 years we have been developing numerous experimental techniques with which we can study and characterize almost any type of material and geometry in a very wide variety of service conditions.

Lines of research: Advanced Therapies | Biomakers | Regenerative Medicine
Center for Industrial Electronics (CEI)
Center for Industrial Electronics (CEI)

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The Center for Industrial Electronics is a University based center, integrating interdisciplinary research groups (Electronics, Power Quality and Telecommunication), motivated to educate engineers and develop new concepts, to be transferred to the Industry

Lines of research: Advanced Diagnosis | Artificial intelligence | Brain Health | e-health Applications | Future Surgery | Medical Imaging
Bioengineering and Materials Group (BIO-MAT)
Bioengineering and Materials Group (BIO-MAT)

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Our group finds solutions to problems related to the interaction between materials and living beings, mainly microorganisms.
We also study the microbiological quality of urban air to assess its possible impact on human health.

Lines of research: Biomaterials | Environmental Health
Applied Electromagnetism Group (GEA)
Applied Electromagnetism Group (GEA)

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The Applied Electromagnetism Group (GEA) has more than twenty years experience in developing software tools for the analysis and design of passive devices, periodic structures and antennas for space applications. Health research areas: evaluation of biological effects of electromagnetic fields, including hyperthermia and dosimetry.

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence | Cancer | e-health Applications
Cajal Cortical Circuits Laboratory (CCCL)
Cajal Cortical Circuits Laboratory (CCCL)

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Created in 2008 as a joint research laboratory between UPM and Instituto Cajal (IC-CSIC). The CCCL was created with the aim of combining experimental studies of the brain with computer science technologies, in particular with several neuroinformatic groups with expertise in statistics, informatics tools and analysis of images.

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence | Brain Health | e-health Applications | Medical Imaging | Neurological, Brain and Psychiatric | Personalized Medicine | Smart Digital health
Health Sciences Technologies (HST)
Health Sciences Technologies (HST)

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Study of brain connectivity and synchronization phenomena in cognitive neuroscience and applications in neurology and psychiatric diseases, among others lines of research.

Lines of research: Brain Health | Medical Imaging | Neurological, Brain and Psychiatric
Group of Mechanobiology of the Center for Biomedical Technology
Group of Mechanobiology of the Center for Biomedical Technology

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The members of the Group of Mechanobiology of the Center for Biomedical Technology, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, are interested in understanding the relationships interlinking genetics, cell internal ordering, biophysical properties and cell function.

Lines of research: Advanced Diagnosis | In-vitro detection, PoC, biosensors
Dynamical Systems, Learning and Control (SISDAC)
Dynamical Systems, Learning and Control (SISDAC)

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Belongs to the Department of Mathematics Applied to Information and Communications Technologies.

Lines of research: Artificial intelligence
Real-Time Systems and Architecture of Telematic Services (STRAT)
Real-Time Systems and Architecture of Telematic Services (STRAT)

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The STRAST group carries out research on the following topics: Cyber-physical systems, High-integrity systems, Telematic Services Engineering in the corporate environment, Machine learning for systems and networks management, Digital identity, privacy and trust in service engineering and others

Lines of research: Advanced Diagnosis | Artificial intelligence | Chronic | e-health Applications | Personalized Medicine
Laboratory of Exercise Physiology Research Group (LFE)
Laboratory of Exercise Physiology Research Group (LFE)

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Highly qualified multidisciplinary team dedicated to R+D+i in Health and Performance, who will help you understand the different parameters of training and improving your performance.

Lines of research: Aging, Frailty and Dependency | e-health Applications | Personalized Medicine
Organic NanoTechnology lab
Organic NanoTechnology lab

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The Organic Nanotechnology lab explores the use of nanomaterials to treat complex diseases as cancer, fibrotic and central-nervous system pathologies. Our aim is to develop targeted nanocarriers able to deliver therapeutic drugs specifically to diseased cells enhancing the therapeutic response.

Lines of research: Cancer | Nanomedicine