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Adriano Camps

Full Professor

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Signal Theory and Communications Department

Campus Nord UPC
C/Jordi Girona, 1-3
08034 Barcelona (Spain)
Phone1: (+34) 934054153



Adriano Camps (S’91–A’97–M’00–SM’03–F'11) was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1969. He received the degree in telecommunications engineering and Ph.D. degree in telecommunications engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 1992 and 1996, respectively. In 1991 to 1992, he was at the ENS des Télécommunications de Bretagne, France, with an Erasmus Fellowship. Since 1993, he has been with the Electromagnetics and Photonics Engineering Group, Department of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, where he was first Assistant Professor, Associate Professor in 1997, and Full Professor since 2007. In 1999, he was on sabbatical leave at the Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory, of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Since 1993, he has been deeply involved in the European Space Agency SMOS Earth Explorer Mission, from the instrument and algorithmic points of view, performing field experiments, and more recently studying the use of GNSS-R techniques to perform the sea state correction needed to retrieve salinity from radiometric observations. His research interests are focused in microwave remote sensing, with special emphasis in microwave radiometry by aperture synthesis techniques and remote sensing using signals of opportunity (GNSS-R).

Dr. Camps was Chair of u Cal 2001, Technical Program Committee Cochair of IGARSS 2007, and co-chair of GNSS-R '10. Currently, he is Associate Editor of Radio Science and the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, and President-Founder of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Chapter at Spain. In 1993, he received the Second National Award of University Studies; in 1997, the INDRA award of the Spanish Association of Telecommunication Engineers to the best Ph.D. in Remote Sensing; in 1999 the Extraordinary Ph.D. Award at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya; in 2002, the Research Distinction of the Generalitat de Catalunya for contributions to microwave passive remote sensing; and in 2004 he received a European Young Investigator Award, and in 2009 the ICREA Academia award. Moreover, as a member of the Microwave Radiometry Group, UPC, he received in 2000, 2001, and 2004: the 1st Duran Farell and the Ciutat de Barcelona awards for Technology Transfer, and the "Salvà i Campillo" Award of the Professional Association of Telecommunication Engineers of Catalonia for the most innovative research project for MIRAS/SMOS related activities, and in 2010 the 7th Duran Farell award for Technological Research for the work on GNSS-R instrumentation and applications. He has published nearly 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and more than 200 international conference presentations.

Passive Remote Sensing