Researchers at UCD


Iván Blanco-Chacón

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I

School Of Mathematics & Statistics



I am a postdoctoral researcher at the team of Prof. Gary McGuire.  I am a number theorist, also interested in Algebraic Geometry and its applications to Cryptography and Coding Theory. My topics of interest are modular and automorphic forms, p-adic L-functions, Shimura curves, Heegner points, arithmetic Fuchsian groups, and as for applications, Space-Time block codes, Fuchsian codes, discrete logarithm problems, elliptic and hyperelliptic Cryptography and arithmetic wiretap channels.

I did my undergrad the University Complutense of Madrid. After having completed my Undergrad studies I got a grant from the Scuola Matematica Interuniversitaria to attend the Mathematics Summer Program in Perugia, in 2006.

I started my MSc studies at the University Complutense of Madrid in 2007, the last 7 months of it I stayed at McGill University, hosted by Prof. Henri Darmon.

After that, I got an FPI fellowship to study my PhD at the University of Barcelona. My advisor was Prof. Pilar Bayer and I defended my thesis in 2012.

Aftger that, I obtained my first postdoc position at Aalto University (Finland) in the ANTA group of Prof. Camilla Hollanti, where I stayed until January of 2014. 

Other (not so long, not so short) scientific stays have been: Institute for Advanced Study (2009), Centre Henri Lebesgue (2014), Centre de Recherches Mathematiques (2014), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2016).



Peer Reviewed Journals

I. Blanco-Chacon, C. Hollanti, M. Alsina, D. Remon (2015) 'Fuchsian codes with arbitrarily high code rate'. Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, 220 (1):180-196. [Details]
Ivan Blanco-Chacon (2011) 'Upper triangular operators and p-adic L-functions'. p-Adic Numbers, Ultrametric Analysis and Applications, . [Details]
Ivan Blanco-Chacon (2013) 'A higher order p-adic class number formula'. p-Adic Numbers, Ultrametric Analysis and Applications, . [Details]
Pilar Bayer, Ivan Blanco-Chacon (2012) 'Quadratic modular symbols'. Revista De La Real Academia De Ciencias Exactas Fisicas Y Naturales Serie A-Matematicas, . [Details]
Pilar Bayer, Ivan Blanco-Chacon (2013) 'Quadratic modular symbols on Shimura curves'. Journal de Theorie des Nombres de Bordeaux, . [Details]
Ivan Blanco-Chacon, Dionis Remon, Camilla Hollanti, Montserrat Alsina (2014) 'Nonuniform Fuchsian codes for noisy channels'. Journal of the Franklin Institute, . [Details]

Conference Publications

David Karpuk, Ivan Blanco-Chacon, Camilla Hollanti (2013) Probability bounds for an eavesdropper's correct decision over a MIMO wiretap channel IEEE ISIT 2014 [Details]
Ivan Blanco-Chacon, Dionis Remon, Camilla Hollanti (2013) Fuchsian codes for AWGN WCC 2013 [Details]