Hi, I am Antonio Franques, PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
I am a member of the i-acoma group, led by Prof. Josep Torrellas. My research focuses on the application of extremely high frequency wireless on-chip communications in massive multi-core architectures. The research spans a gamut of topics related to computer architecture, but it also aims for an energy and area efficient use of the wireless communications devices involved.
In 2015 I graduated from Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering. My undergraduate thesis, titled “Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Modeling”, was the product of almost two years of research in the area of Computational Mathematics under the supervision of Professors Juan Ramon Torregrosa and Alicia Cordero, which also led to 3 journal publications and 2 conference papers.
Although I am currently living in Champaign, Illinois (USA), I am originally from l’Espluga de Francoli (Spain)—a beautiful little town where I spent most of my childhood. In the past, I have also lived in Trondheim (Norway)—where I completed the last year of my undergraduate studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology—as well as in Valencia (Spain).
Besides Computer Science related topics, my other personal interests include cooking, running/hiking, rock climbing and travelling.