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Dr Manuel Alejandro Barranco González
Dr Manuel Alejandro Barranco González
Contract Lecturer with a PhD
Computer Architecture and Technology

Dr Manuel Alejandro Barranco González


Brief CV

Manuel received the degree in Informatics Engineering from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Informatics from the same university in 2010. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at the UIB. He has co-supervised 3 final 'Licenciatura' degree projects in Informatics Engineering, 1 final 'Grado' degree project in Informatics Engineering and 1 Master thesis in Informatics. All these projects received the maximum grade of excelente. Moreover, he is currently co-supervising 2 Ph.D thesis. Since 2013 he is the UIB Mathematics and Informatics Department responsible for the Erasmus+ exchanges with the Mälardalens University (MDH) in Sweden, hosting and guiding undergraduate students in the steps they have to follow to accomplish their academic exchange between the UIB and the MDH. He is also the secretary of the Consell d'Estudis del Grau de Matemàtiques (CEGMat) of the UIB since 2012.

Dr. Barranco's research interests include Dependable and Real-Time Systems, Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems, Adaptive Systems, Dependability Evaluation, and Fieldbus and Industrial Networks. He is co-author of more than 30 publications in international scientific conferences and journals, he is co-author of 2 patents and he is currently co-writing a new patent. Papers co-authored by him received the best paper award at the IEEE Workshop on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS) 2004; and the best work-in-progress paper award at the IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2012) and at WFCS 2014. He has been involved in several national research projects as a member of the research team.

He received his Ph.D with the distinction of cum laude. His Ph.D work was carried out as an international collaboration between two research groups, namely the Systems Robotics and Vision (SRV) group of the UIB and the Embedded Systems Lab (ESL) of IEETA at the University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal. During his Ph.D studies he stayed at the UA from April 1st 2004 to July 31st 2005. Afterwards he carried out a postdoctoral stay at the Distributed And Real Time Embedded Systems (DARTES) research group of the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade de Porto (FEUP) from October 1st 2010 to February 4th 2011. These stays were respectively granted with the Bolsa Iniciação à Investigação Científica from IEETA, and the competitive Bolsa de Investigação SFRH / BPD / 70317 / 2010 from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).

Dr. Barranco received the certification as a Profesor Colaborador from the Agència de Qualitat Universitària de les Illes Balears (AQUIB) in 2006, the certification as a Profesor Ayudante Doctor from the Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA) in 2010, and the certification as a Profesor Contratado Doctor from the AQUIB in 2013.

He has served as member of the Program Committee of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA) in 2014, and he was a member of the Local Organization Committee of ETFA 2009. In 2015 he will be the Financial Chair of the 11th IEEE World Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS 2015, previously known as Workshop on Factory Communication Systems). Moreover, he has acted as a technical reviewer for several IEEE international conferences (including ETFA, WFCS, IECON, TIME, INDI, RTN) and IEEE journals of the first quartile, such as TII, TIE and TVT.


Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Degree
0755 - Design of Operating Systems
  • Computer Engineering 2013-14, 2014-15
10935 - Perfomance Engineering
  • Master's in Information Technology 2013-14
11560 - Internet of Things
  • Master's in Computer Engineering 2014-15
11571 - Master's Thesis
20306 - Computer Science II (Computing)
  • Degree in Mathematics 2013-14, 2014-15
21725 - Final Degree Project
  • Degree in Computer Engineering 2015-16
22422 - Industrial Communication Networks
  • Degree in Automation and Industrial Electronic Engineering2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
22449 - Embedded Systems
  • Degree in Automation and Industrial Electronic Engineering2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
  • Degree in Computer Engineering 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
22497 - Digital Electronics
  • Degree in Automation and Industrial Electronic Engineering2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
4692 - Industrial Communication Networks
  • Technical Industrial Engineering, specialising in Industrial Electronics2013-14


Research groups

Group Membership type
Systems, Robotics and Vision (SRV) Member
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