Juan A. Carrasco was born in Barcelona, Spain, the 21st of November of 1958. He earned the Engineer degree in Electrical Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 1981, the MSc. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1987, and the Doctor Engineer degree from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 1987. Since 1988 he has been Associate Professor ("Profesor Titular") at the Electronics Engineering Department of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He is the author of about 60 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and currently leads a research team on Stochastic Modeling of Fault-tolerant Systems. He is a Senior member of IEEE.

Juan A. Carrasco
Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica, UPC 
Diagonal 647, plta
08028 Barcelona, Spain 
phone: +34 93 4016652 
fax: +34 93 4017785 
email: juan.a.carrasco ‘at’



Prof. Carrasco's research activities deal with the development of techniques and tools for performance, dependability and performability evaluation of digital systems using stochastic processes. Most of his research has to do with the development of bounding techniques and efficient transient analysis algorithms to deal with large continuous time Markov models of fault-tolerant systems. He has also participated in the design and implementation of a tool, METFAC-2.1, for Markovian modeling where Prof. Carrasco integrates his algorithms.


Prof. Carrasco enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities. He is fond of melodic and classic music, opera, and fiction cinema.


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technical reports