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Welcome to Cristina Masoller homepage



·       April 2014: Our article about symbolic clusters in the dynamics of spiking dynamical systems was published in Scientific Reports.


·        May 2013: Our article in Scientific Reports was featured in the printed edition of Terrassa newspaper and in the digital edition of El Periodico. Watch the short interview of TV Terrassa to Andres Aragoneses, first author of the paper.


·       Advanced Study Group in Optical Rare Events at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems 2014.

·       Minisymposium on Kuramoto oscillators co-organized with H. Cerdeira within Dynamic Days Asia 2014.

·       Satellite on Climate networks co-organized with A. Gozolchiani within ECCS 2014.


Here you will find a description of my research activities, teaching activities, and more (last updated: 18/05/2014)

I am Associated Professor in the Departament de Física i Enginyeria Nuclear in the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in the research group on Nonlinear Dynamics, Nonlinear Optics and Lasers (DONLL). Find here my CV.

ORCID: 0000-0003-0768-2019

Google scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=esTS9GsAAAAJ

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cristina_Masoller/?ev=hdr_xprf

LinkedIn: http://lnkd.in/NzgK2r

·     Research

My research is focused in dynamical complex systems. A main research line is in nonlinear photonics, and in particular, in the dynamics of semiconductor lasers. Another research line is focused on symbolic time series analysis, applied to the study of stochastic and high-dimensional complex systems, such as the climate and systems with delays.

Find here the list of my publications (complete since 1992, including pdf files).

Funding: my work is funded by Institució Catalana de Recerca I Estudis Avançats (ICREA) through a five-year ICREA Academia Award (2010-2014), the Marie-Curie Initial Training Network ITN LINC (2011-2014 EU FP7 grant 289447) and the European Office of Aerospace Research & Development (EOARD grant FA8655-12-1-2140, 2012-2013). I am also involved in several projects of the group DONLL in UPC. Read more about my projects.

·     Teaching

I teach undergraduate courses at the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeries Industrial i Aeronàutica de Terrassa (ETSEIAT) and graduate courses at the Master Program in Photonics offered by UPC, UAB, UB and ICFO. Read more about my teaching activities (including lecture notes).

Current PhD students: Andres Aragoneses, Taciano Sorrentino, Ignacio Deza, Giulio Tirabassi and Carlos Quintero. Past PhDs: Sandro Perrone and Jordi Zamora-Munt.

·     Biography

I received my Bachelor (1989) and MSc (1991) degrees in physics from Universidad de la República, Uruguay. I received my PhD (1999) degree in physics from Bryn Mawr College (BMC), Pennsylvania, USA. My thesis was on Nonlinear Dynamics in Semiconductor Lasers with Optical Feedback, supervised by Prof. Neal B. Abraham. Find here pictures of my graduation at BMC

Before joining UPC in 2004, from 1986 to 2004 I was Associated Professor at the Instituto de Física, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República, Uruguay, where I still have many friends and collaborators (you might have noticed that I keep my home page in Uruguay). At UPC I was a Ramon and Cajal researcher (2004-2009) before becoming Associated Professor.

·     Schools, conferences and workshops

Find here the list of the conferences and workshops that I attended (since 1989), with photos and the slides of my presentations.

Find here the list of events that I co-organized (since 1994) and here the proceedings.

·     Member of professional societies

I am a member of the Sociedad Uruguaya de Física (SUF), the European Physical Society (EPS), the Optical Society of America (OSA), and the Catalan network COMPLEXITAT.CAT.

I am the secretary of the IUPAP C17 Commission on Quantum Electronics.

·     Hobbies and other personal stuff

You can find some of my favorite photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/77751779@N03/.

·     Contact information

My office and the Semiconductor Laser Laboratory are located at the Gaia Building (map), Campus Terrassa (Barcelona, Spain).

cristina.masoller @ upc.edu, cristina.masoller @ gmail.com

Colom 11, Terrassa 08222, Barcelona, Spain

Tel: (0034)937398507

Fax: (0034)937398000