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About the IOC

The Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering (IOC) is a university research institute of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) located at the ETSEIB building. Its activities follow a path that started more than thirty years ago, including research, academic courses and technology transfer. These activities are developed in transversal areas such as automation, artificial intelligence, computer science, industrial engineering.

The staff is composed of researchers, professors, technical support, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and administration. Part of the staff is shared with different departments of the UPC, providing the IOC with multidisciplinary character.

The infrastructure counts with laboratories for each of the divisions, an internal network of computers, servers and workplaces, and specialized library comprising over six thousand volumes and numerous journals.

The IOC fosters the relationship with both Spanish and foreign research centers in order to promote the connection in related research areas and encourages the international exchange of research experiences.

All the activities are possible thanks to public funds via both European and national research and collaboration projects, agreements with companies, academic courses via official masters and recognized doctoral programs.