Research areas and associated technologies


Telefónica, Huawei and UPM perform a groundbreaking field trial applying quantum cryptography on commercial optical networks to provide secure communication services.

Date: June 14th, 2018

Telefónica, Huawei, and UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) have performed a groundbreaking field trial, the first one worldwide, demonstrating the application of quantum cryptography on commercial optical networks, and their operational integration by means of Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies.

It is an advanced research pilot of secure communication services based on quantum technologies that Telefonica could provide to its customers in future. As Juan-Ignacio Cirac, distinguished physicist specialized in quantum computing and member of the Telefónica Board, says: “We can make a random bit sequence to appear at one place and simultaneously at another one, without making it pass in between. It is sort of magic, but something that Quantum Physics predicts. It is a way of exchanging secure keys that we have to make the most of, since it cannot be hacked”.

Here you can find the official press release.

Institute of Health Research kick off meeting.

Date: 7th February 2018

The kick off meeting of the Institute of Health Research, promoted by the Center for Computational Simulation (CCS) within the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and formed by the Universidad Politénica de Madrid, HM Hospitales, Fundación de Investigación HM Hospitales and Universidad CEU San Pablo, took place today 7th of February 2018.

The kick off meeting was hosted by HM Montepríncipe and gathered researchers from the CCS, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, HM Hospitales and Fundación HM Hospitales. Following the research line of the new Institute of Health Research the talks at the meeting were oriented to Health Technology.

Here you can find the agenda to the meeting and a few pictures of the event.

Simulan con éxito un sistema de predicción de migrañas en tiempo real.

Fecha: 9 de Enero del 2018

Investigadores del Center for Computational Simulation (CCS) de la UPM, en colaboración con la UCM y el Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, han logrado simular un sistema que permite alertar a pacientes de la llegada de una crisis de migraña en tiempo real. Según los resultados de la simulación, la fiabilidad del sistema es superior al 75%.

Aquí podéis ver la noticia completa:

First Human Brain Project and Neuroscience Spanish Open Forum.

Date: December 1, 2017

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is organizing a Neuroscience Forum to highlight the research in this field. The one-day event will include an overview about the HBP research, a how-to participate in the HBP through the Open Calls and Partnering Projects, invited talks by renowned experts, research highlights of groups outside and inside the HBP and an industry session. The meeting intends to strengthen relationships between the HBP and the Spanish Neuroscience and ICT community. We aim to discover synergies and foster collaboration among neuroscientist, ICT neuroscience related technologies and industry, achieving a strategic alignment of scientific Spanish research in fundamental neuroscience and advanced simulation.

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