• 2017-Today. Lecturer at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Master in Industry 4.0. Wireless Communications and Big Data.
  • 2016-Today. Lecturer at MBA (Master of Business Administration) at Fundació UPC School of Business and Executive Development. Topic: Innovation and Management of R&D in companies.
  • 2016-Today. Part-Time Adjunct Professor at Universitat Pompeu i Fabra (UPF). Wireless Sensor Networks for the Internet of Things (undergraduate) and Master in Wireless Communications (MWC) (post-graduate).
  • 2007-2008 Assistant Professor at UPC, BarcelonaTECH, Campus Castelldefels, EETAC, Digital Transmission Systems.

Current PhD Students

  1. Charalampos Kalalas, UPC. “Machine-to-Machine communications for the Smart Grid in 5G.” Expected defense date: End of 2018.


  • PhD
    1. Andrés Laya, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. “Wireless ICT in Health and Wellbeing Services: Business transformations towards the Internet of Things”, September 2017.
    2. Francisco Vázquez, UPC. “Towards Zero-Power Wireless Machine-t! o-Machine Networks”, 19th July 2016, Excellent Cum Laude. Web:
    3. Tatjana Predojev, UPC, Barcelona, October 2014, “Energy Efficient Wireless Communications Schemes and Real-Time Middleware for Machine-to-Machine Networks.” Excellent.
  • Internships Supervised at CTTC
    1. Kun Wang, September 2011-August 2014, “Energy Efficient Machine-to-Machine Communications within LTE cellular networks.”.
    2. Orazio Briante (Italy), PhD Student, UNIRC, “Design and Analysis of Energy-Efficient Medium Access Control Protocols with Energy Harvesting“. February-August 2013.
    3. Pere Tuset, UOC (supervisor: Xavier Vilajosana). 1 February 2013 – 31 May 2013. “Implementation of DQ on wireless motes“.
    4. Dereje Kifle, University of Trento, (tutor: Fabrizzio Granelli), “Implementing the RLC layer of LTE in ns-3“, June-September 2010.
  • MSc and BSc Students
    1. Juan Antonio Costa Bermudo (Spain), MSc. Telematics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), “Design and implementation of a Smart Home: challenges and solutions”, 22 December 2016.
    2. Konstantinos Develos (Greece), MSc. Internship, TEI Thessaloniki, “Towards the Implementation of Successive Interference Cancellation techniques in a LoRa Network using GNU-Software Defined Radio,” December 2015-May 2016.
    3. Elisavet Grigoriou (Greece), MSc. Thesis, TEI Thessaloniki, “Machine-to-Machine Communications: a Heterogeneous Internet-of-Things testbed,” April 2015.
    4. Ana Cristina Hernández (Venezuela), BSc. Thesis, UPC, “Performance Evaluation of Frame Slotted-ALOHA MAC Protocols with Inter-Frame Successive Interference Cancellation for M2M Networks”. September 2014. 10 Excellent.
    5. Giacomo Genovese (Italy), MSc. Thesis, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, May 2014, “Design and Implementation of a Gateway for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks,” September 2014.
    6. Kostas Avramidis (Greece), MSc. Thesis, Alexander TEI of Thesaloniki, June 2014, “From a Wired to a Wireless Smart Grid”, in collaboration with IREC (Institut Recerca Energia Catalunya), Barcelona.
    7. Vasilis Karagiannis (Greece), MSc. Thesis, Alexander TEI of Thesaloniki, June 2014, “Design of a remote control platform for M2M applications”.
    8. Oriol Bardina (Spain), BSc. Thesis, UPC, “Implementation of Distributed Queuing Collision Avoidance (DQCA) in Wireless Motes at 433Mhz”. June 2014. 10 Cum Laude.
    9. Rubén Sáez (Spain), BSc. Thesis, UPC, Sept. 2014, “Design of Advanced Scheduling Techniques for the provision of Quality of Service over Wireless Local Area Networks“.
    10. Shuang Wu, BSc. Beijing University of Posts and Communications (BUPT), China, “Analysis and Performance Evaluation of Dynamic Frame Slotted-ALOHA in Wireless Machine-to-Machine Networks with Energy Harvesting,” March 2014.
    11. Haijing Fu, BSc., Beijing University of Posts and Communications (BUPT), China, “Adaptive Diversity Frame Slotted ALOHA with Successive Interference Cancellation,” March 2014.
    12. Sergio Luz y Eduardo Sánchez (Spain), BSc. Thesis Aerospace Engineering, UPC, “Implementation of Neighbor Discovery Mechanisms based on S-ALOHA and Splitting-Tree Algorithms (DQ) in Wireless Motes”, April 2014, 10 Cum Laude.
    13. Anna Maria Mandalari (Italy), MSc. Thesis, UNIRC, “Design and Performance Evaluation of Energy-Efficient Medium Access Control Protocols with Energy Harvesting”, March-September 2013.
    14. Athanasios Vasiliadis (Greece), MSc. Thesis, Alexander TEI of Thesaloniki (Department of Informatics), “Device-to-Device Communications for Machine-to-Machine Communications: Interference Management”. March-August 2013.
    15. Dimitris Sliakas (Greece), MSc. Thesis, Alexander TEI of Thesaloniki (Department of Informatics), September 2012-May 2013, “Implementing Energy Efficient Medium Access Control Protocols in Wireless Motes through COOJA: The Contiki Simulator”.
    16. Giuseppe Zerbo, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy, “D2D Sensor Communications in LTE-A Networks”, September 2014.
    17. Theodoros Kliafas (Thessaloniki, Greece), MSc. Thesis, UPC, September 2012. “DQRACH: A Revolution in the Random Access Channel of LTE for Machine to Machine Communications”.
    18. Iván Balboteo (Spain), BSc. Thesis, UPC, 2010, “Experimental evaluation of cooperative MAC protocols for wireless networks“, expected: June 2012.
    19. Rubén Saez (Spain), BSc. Thesis, UPC, 2009, “Design of Advanced Scheduling Techniques for the provision of Quality of Service over Wireless Local Area Networks“.
    20. Giuseppe Botter (Italy), MSc. Thesis, UPC, 2009, “Analysis of the Energy Consumption of Cooperative ARQ Schemes“, July 2012.
    21. Eirini Stavrou and Adamantia Stamou (Greece), MSc. Thesis, UPC, September 2009, “Energy Consumption Evaluation on the MAC layer of PRCSMA“.
    22. Cristian Crespo (Spain), BSc. Thesis, UPC, July 2008, “Analysis of advanced MAC protocols for Standard IEEE 802.11 networks“.
    23. Daniel Royo (Spain), BSc. Thesis, UPC, October 2006, “Performance of the DQMAN under different mobility conditions“.


  • PhD Thesis Committee
    1. Luis Sanabria-Russo, PhD Thesis, Universitat Pompeu i Fabra (UPF), “Collision-Free WLANs: from concepts to working protocols,” 21st October 2016.
    2. Raul Gomez Cid-Fuentes, PhD Thesis, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), “Enabling the Internet of Things through Energy Harvesting: A circuit-aware system Synthesis-Orientes Analysis Approach,” 22th July 2016.
    3. Tarek AlSkaif, PhD Thesis, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), “Energy Sharing in Smart Grids: A Game Theory Approach”, 26th July 2016.
    4. Henning Thomsen, PhD Thesis, Aalborg University (AAU), “Wireless Transmission Methods for Ultra-dense Cellular Networks and Machine-type Communications,” May 2016.
    5. Andrea Bartoli, PhD Thesis, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), “Security Protocol Suite for Machine-to-Machine Systems,” June 2013.
    6. Borja de la Cuesta, PhD Thesis, Universidad de Valladolid (Spain), “Arquitectura para la provisión de calidad de servicio extremo a extremo con sistemas satélite basados en DVB-RCS,” October 2009.
  • PhD Thesis Proposals
    1. Luis Tello Oquendo, PhD Thesis Proposal, Universidad Politècnica de Valencia, “Management of Massive Access for M2M Communications in Wireless Cellular Networks: Mechanisms, Modeling and Evaluation,” September 2014.
    2. Angelos Antonopoulos, PhD Thesis Proposal, UPC (Spain), “Network Coding in Cooperative Wireless Systems“, May 2010.
    3. Gaurav Upadhyay, PhD Thesis Proposal, UPC (Spain), “Design of Secure Medium Access Control Protocol for Cognitive Wireless Networks,” May 2009.
  • MSc and BSc Thesis Committee
    1. Massive-Multiservice Devices’ Digs on Radio Networks: Techno-Economic Assessment of IoT Services (Massive-Critical) for Cellular Networks,” Licentiate Thesis Proposal, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, December 2016.
    2. Monitorización remota de una red 1-Wire,” UPC BarcelonaTECH, EETAC, Castelldefels, February 2008.
    3. Diseño, desarrollo e implantación de la gestión y administración de una intranet empresarial basada en Dotnetnuke,” UPC BarcelonaTECH, EETAC, Castelldefels, February 2008.