Els ICREA

Els professors d'investigació ICREA formen una comunitat dinàmica de científics i investigadors de totes les àrees del coneixement, que contribueixen al progrés de la humanitat amb els seus estudis, interpretacions i preguntes. Entreu i descobriu-ne els increïbles descobriments i troballes:

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    Benet-Martínez, Verónica
    Research Professor at
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
    Social & Behavioural Sciences
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    Research interests

    Using observational and experimental research designs and different types of data (survey, behavioral, social network) I examine the following issues: ACCULTURATION/MULTICULTURALISM: Dynamics and socio-cognitive correlates of managing two or more cultural affiliations and identities; Individual differences in bicultural identity structure; Biculturalism and social-networks; Consequences of biculturalism (social, cognitive, and adjustment-related). CULTURE AND PERSONALITY/SELF-CONCEPT: Identification and measurement of culture-specific and -general personality constructs; Interplay of cultural values and personality in predicting well-being; Bilingualism and self-schemas. CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH METHODS: Cultural/linguistic issues in the development and adaptation of psychological scales and tests; Combined emic-etic methodology.

    Key words

    Cross/Cultural Psychology; Social Psychology; Personality Psychology;

    ORCID

    : 0000-0002-3352-9731

    RESEARCHER ID

    : B-5398-2011
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    Biegert, Jens
    Research Professor at
    Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO)
    Experimental Sciences & Mathematics
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    Research interests

    Our research in attosecond science accesses the natural time scale of electronic motion, thus providing a unique tool to study the dynamic behaviour of the quantum world within atoms molecules and solids. Presently, we are witnessing an amazing convergence of attosecond physics, ultrafast x-ray science and xray free-electron laser research to address fundamental problems across physics, chemistry and material science with revolutionary new tools and methodologies. The power of these investigations with attosecond soft x-ray pulses and quantum microscopy with single electrons is the ability to investigate fundamental problems such as molecular isomerization, energy harvesting, or e.g. superconductivity. 

    Key words

    attoscience, ultrafast dynamics, strong field physics, atomic and molecular physics, laser science, nonlinear optics, parametric interaction, soft X-ray, electron ion spectroscopy

    ORCID

    : 0000-0002-7556-501X

    RESEARCHER ID

    : D-2243-2009
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    Bijnens, Bart
    Research Professor at
    Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS)
    Engineering Sciences
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    Research interests

    Translational Cardiovascular Pathophysiology, focussing on assessing cardiac function and understanding changes induced by disease and how treatment can modulate this remodelling. This is approached by integrating information handling and computing, combined with basic pathophysiology knowledge in order to advance clinical sciences. This implies an approach from basic understanding of disease towards a clinical study; selecting/designing appropriate investigational tools to assess relevant clinical parameters; quantifying diagnostic information (from clinical information to imaging data) to extract pertinent information and interpreting results and relate them to pathophysiology. Recent projects include the combination of computational modelling with interpretable machine learning in order to find easy to implement/deploy techniques for the identification of patients at risk for adverse events, as well as to improve our understanding of disease and decission making.

    Key words

    Cardiac Imaging, Cardiovascular Dynamics, Cardiac Function and Deformation

    ORCID

    : 0000-0003-3130-6937

    RESEARCHER ID

    : C-2955-2008
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    Block Allen, David M.
    Research Professor at
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
    Humanities
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    Research interests

    I have published articles, chapters and books on a variety of topics. At present, I draw on a range of social sciences sources, especially Marxist political economy, to develop frameworks for understanding globalization, internationalisation, multiculturalism, bi/multilingualism, politics and identity. I am especially interested in neoliberalism and its effects on 21st-century societies, especially the inequality and class conflict that it engenders. I am author (with John Gray and Marnie Holborow) of Neoliberalism and Applied Linguistics (Routledge, 2012) and auhtor of Social Class in Applied Linguistics (Routledge, 2014), Political Economy in Sociolinguistics (Bloomsbury, 2018) and Post-truth and Political Discourse (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). I am currently working on two books for Routledge, a monograph entitled Innovations and Challenges in Identity Research and a co-edited book (with Sarah Khan) entitled The Secret Life of English-medium Instruction in Higher Education. 

    Key words

    political economy, social class, identity, globalization, migration, ethnography

    ORCID

    : orcid.org/0000-0003-0783-3083
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    Boeckx, Cedric
    Research Professor at
    Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
    Humanities
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    Research interests

    My current research focuses on developing new ways to shed light on the neurobiological foundations of the human language faculty. My graduate training and early career were in theoretical linguistics, but my more recent work has a more explicit biological, and experimental orientation. My current projects are all intended to facilitate integration among disciplines (linguistics, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and genetics), and lead to better experimental testing of theoretical hypotheses, as well as to more solid interpretations of experimental findings. I also seek to exploit the full pluralism characteristic of the life sciences to force a rethinking of long-held assumptions in theoretical linguistics and other domains of cognitive science.  

    Key words

    cognitive biology, theoretical and comparative linguistics, cognitive sciences, ethology

    ORCID

    : 0000-0001-8882-9718

    RESEARCHER ID

    : F-4781-2016
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    Boleda Torrent, Gemma
    Research Professor at
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
    Engineering Sciences
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    Research interests

    I want to understand how language works; in particular, how humans convey meaning through language. I address this research question from an interdisciplinary perspective, integrating methodologies from Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence, with an emphasis on computational modeling of linguistic data.

    Key words

    Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing; computational semantics; semantic theory; distributional semantics; neural networks / deep learning

    ORCID

    : http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6140-7080