Cristina Masoller


Research group on Nonlinear dynamics, nonlinear optics and lasers

Department of Physics

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya


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European project ITN CAFE (Climate advanced forecasting of subseasonal extremes) started in March 2019.


Book Networks in Climate published by Cambridge University Press.


List of publications (with pdfs).


Research Topics: I am interested in dynamical complex systems, which are are nonlinear systems composed by interacting elements that evolve in time. Research topics include:

Laser dynamics: optical chaos, optical feedback, photonic neurons, optical rogue waves, low coherence light, speckle.

Neuronal and brain signals: temporal coding, inter-spike-interval (ISI) statistics, neuronal models, brain states.

Complex systems, networks and data analysis: time-series analysis, image analysis, information theory, complex networks, climate networks, climate data analysis, tipping points and early warning signals.

Research goals:1) to exploit complex phenomena for novel applications and 2) to develop novel data analysis tools for complex signals.

Lasers, neurons, networks, climate and brain signals might seem, at first sight, unrelated research topics; however, lasers can generate a wide range of complex output signals and allow recording large datasets under controlled conditions, which in turn allow testing the data analysis tools that we routinely use for the analysis of real-world signals.

People (present and former PhD students, postdocs and image gallery).


Teaching activities (slides in English). Looking for an undergraduate project (TFG or TFM) or internship? Contact us!


Biography: Find here my CV (here two page CV); here my OSA fellow profile, here my ICREA ACADEMIA profile.


Funding: we are funded by the European Commission, the Spanish MINECO and Catalan ICREA program. I am participating of ITN CAFE and I am coordinating ITN I was the coordinator of ITN LINC. Read more here about my research projects.



Conferences, schools, etc. Here is the list of scientific events that I have attended, with slides of presentations and photos. Here is the list of the organized events.


Media attention:

Interview in El Mundo Balear in Spanish

OSA Video, Video2 in English

Video Interview in Spanish by Fundación Sicomoro

UYPRESS Columna de Ciencia y Tecnologia

Read more here.


Contact information

Office and lab located at Gaia Building (map), UPC Campus Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain.

cristina.masoller @, cristina.masoller @

Rambla St. Nebridi 22, Terrassa 08222, Barcelona, Spain.

Tel: (0034)937398507