Research

Research Interests

  • Internet of Things.
  • Machine-to-Machine Communications.
  • Distributed Queuing (DQ)
  • Intelligent Energy; Energy-Efficiency.
  • Smart Grids, Smart Cities.
  • Wireless Networks.
  • Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocols.
  • Wireless technologies: IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4, RFID, LTE.
  • Scheduling Algorithms.
  • Radio Resource Management.
  • Cooperative Communications

Research Projects (Ongoing)

  • Project title: 5GCAR: 5G Communication Automotive Research and Innovation.
Funding entity: European Commission (EC)
Type of contract/Program: H2020
Project contract/code: 5GPPP - H2020-ICT-2016-2-761510 
Functions: Project Coordinator at CTTC and Researcher.
Duration: 2 years (June 2017 - May 2019).
Total Project funding: 8M€.
Funding at CTTC: 350K€.
Project Coordinator: Ericsson, Sweden. (Mikael Fallgren).
Project Technical Leader: Huawei, Germany.
Project partners: CTTC, Bosch, Nokia, Orange, Volvo Cars, 
Peugeot - PSA Group, Viscoda, Sequans, Kings College London, 
Chalmers University, Marben, CTAG.
Project Website: https://5g-ppp.eu/5gcar/
  • Project title: CellFive: Virtual Small Cells for Energy-Efficient Wireless Communications in 5G.
Funding entity: MINECO, Spain.
Type of contract/Program: Plan Nacional de I+D, Excelencia Científica.
Project contract/code: TEC2014-60130-P.
Function: Project Coordinator - Investigador Principal.
Duration: 3 years (January 2015 - December 2017).
Total project funding: 181K euro.
  • Project title: P2P-Smartest (Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading in the Smart Grid)
Funding entity: European Commission (EC)
Type of contract/Program: EC-H2020 Call LCE7.
Project contract/code: H2020-646469.
Function: Senior Researcher.
Duration: 3 years (January 2015 - December 2017).
Main researcher: Ari Pouttu (University of Oulu, Centre for Wireless Communications)
Total project funding: 3,5M€.
Funding at CTTC: 335K€.
Project partners: CTTC, University of Bath, Cardiff University, 
CENER (Centro nacional de Energías Renovables), Inycom, 
Katholieke UniversiteiT Leuven, Regenera, ENDESA.
Project website: http://www.p2psmartest-h2020.eu/
  • Project title: ADVanced communicAtions and iNformaTion processing in smArt Grid systEms (ADVANTAGE#).
Funding entity: European Commission (EC)
Type of contract/Program: FP7-Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN).
Project contract/code: FP7-607774.
Functions: Member of Network Management Board, 
Work Package Leader, and Early Stage Researcher Supervisor.
Duration: 4 years (January 2014 - December 2017).
Main Researcher: Dr. John Thompson (University of Edinburgh)
Total project funding: 3,5M€.
Funding for CTTC: 750K€.
Project Partners: CTTC, Aalborg University, Flexitricity, 
Neogrid Technologies ApS, Schneider-Electric DMS, University of 
Edinburgh, University of Novi Sad, University of Seville.
Project website: http://fp7-advantage.eu/

Research Projects (Past)

  • Project title: Consolidated Research Group (SGR)
Type of contract/Program: Generalitat de Catalunya - AGAUR
Project contract/code: 2014-SGR-1551.
Function: Senior Researcher.
Duration: 3 years (January 2014 - December 2016).
  • Project title: SatNex IV: Energy Efficient Machine-Type Communications for Satellite Links
Funding Entity: European Space Agency (ESA).
Type of contract/Program: Project within Network of Excellence Satnex IV.
Function: Project Coordinator.
Duration: 1 year (January 2016 - January 2017).
Total project funding: 50K euros.
Funding at CTTC: 19K euros.
Project partners: CTTC, University of Padova, University of Bolognia.
Project website: http://www.satnex4.org/
  • Project title: Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications Sharp (NEWCOM#).
Type of contract/Program: FP7-Network of Excellence.
Project contract/code: FP7-318306.
Function: Investigator.
Duration: 3 year (November 2012 - November 2015).
Main Researcher: Dr. Marco Luise (CNIT)
Number of partners: 14 partners in 14 European Countries.
Project website: http://www.newcom-project.eu/
  • Project title: Cooperative and Cognitive Techniques for Energy-Efficient Wireless Communications (CO2GREEN).
Type of contract/Program: Plan Nacional de I+D (Plan Avanza 2012).
Project contract/code: TEC2010-20823.
Function: Principal Investigator.
Duration: 3 year (January 2011 - December 2013).
Main Researcher: Dr. Jesus Alonso-Zarate
Number of partners: 6.
Project website: http://co2green.cttc.es/.
  • Project title: 2009 SGR 940 Wireless Communications Networks and Access Technologies.
Type of contract/Program: Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (Catalan Government)
Project contract/code: 2009-SGR-940.
Function: Researcher. 
Duration: 5 years (2009-2015).
Main Researcher: Christian Ibars (CTTC).
Number of researchers: 22.
Project Web Site: http://www.cttc.es/en/project/091102-sgr.jsp.
  • Project title: Extending LTE for Devices (EXALTED).
Type of contract/Program: Integrated Project (IP) - EU - FP7 Call 5.
Project contract/code: ICT-258512.
Function: Researcher at CTTC 
Duration: 30 months (September 2010-March 2013).
Main Researcher: Thierry Lestable (SAGEMCOM) .
Number of partners: 13.
Project website: http://www.ict-exalted.eu/.
Deliverables: IR2.1 (Nov. 2010), D2.1 (May 2011), IR3.1 (Feb. 2011), D7.1 (Aug. 2011), D4.1 (June 2012), IR4.3 (Dec.2012).
  • Project titleGuardian Angels for a Smarter Planet.
Type of contract/Program: FET (Future Emerging Technologies) 
Flagship Pilot Project, European Commission.
Project contract/code: FP7-ICT-2011-FET-F-285406.
Function: Principal Investigator at CTTC.
Duration: 1 year (May 2011 - April 2012).
Main Researcher: Adrian Ionescu (EPFL, Switzerland)
Number of partners: 28.
Project website: http://www.ga-project.eu/index.html
  • Project title: Road to media-aware user-Dependant self-aDaptive NETWORKS (R2D2).
Type of contract/Program: EUREKA - CELTIC. 
Project contract/code: TSI-020400-2009-72.
Function: Researcher at CTTC. 
Duration: 01 January 2008 to 31 December 2010 (36 months).
Main Researcher: Luis Pérez Roldán.
Number of partners: 11.
  • Project title: Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications++ (NEWCOM++).
Type of contract/Program: Network of Excellence, UE. 
Project contract/code: ICT-FP7-216715.
Function: Researcher at CTTC. 
Duration: 01 January 2008 to 31 December 2010 (36 months).
Main Researcher: Sergio Benedetto.
Number of partners: 17.
  • Project title: Coexistence and optimization for LTE-RAN and WAN (LOOP).
Type of contract/Program: EUREKA-CELTIC.
Project contract/code: FIT-330215-2007-8.
Function: Main Researcher at CTTC. Work Package Leader (WP3).
Duration: 01 June 2007 to 31 December 2009 (30 months)
Main Researcher: Jonathan Rodríguez and Christos Verikoukis.
Number of partners: 9.
  • Project title: Cooperative and cross layer techniques for wireless sensor networks (PERSEO).
Type of contract/Program: CICYT, MINISTERIO DE EDUCACION Y CIENCIA.
Project contract/code: TEC2006-1 0459/TCM.
Function: Researcher at CTTC. 
Duration: 01 October 2006 to 01 October 2009 (36 months).
Main Researcher: Christos Verikoukis.
Number of partners: 10.
  • Project title: Wireless systems providing high quality services (WISQUAS).
Type of contract/Program: EUREKA-CELTIC.
Project contract/code: FIT-330210-2006-75.
Function: Researcher at CTTC. 
Duration: 01 May 2005 to 31 May 2007 (24 months).
Main Researcher: Sylvie Mayrargue.
Number of partners: 11.
  • Project title: Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications (NEWCOM).
Type of contract/Program: Network of Excellence, UE. 
Project contract/code: IST-2002-507525.
Function: Researcher at CTTC. 
Duration: 01 March 2004 to 31 February 2007 (36 months).
Main Researcher: Sergio Benedetto.
Number of partners: 61.

Editorial Activities

  1. Editor-in-Chief of the “European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) Endorsed Transactions on the Internet of Things”. Since April 2015.
  2. Editorial Board of the Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunication Technologies (ETT), http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2161-3915/homepage/EditorialBoard.html Since April 2013.
  3. Editorial Board of the Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems Journal, http://eai.eu/transaction/industrial-networks-and-intelligent-systems. Since Sept. 2013.
  4. Guest Editor, Special Issue “Machine-to-Machine: An Emerging Communication Paradigm“. Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT). Feb. 2013.
  5. Editoral Board of IET Wireless Sensor Systems (http://digital-library.theiet.org/content/journals/iet-wss). Since March 2010.

Latest Attended Courses

  1. May 2016, ACCIO, Barcelona, “IPR Protection for R+D”, 5 hours.
  2. March 2016, ACCIO, Barcelona, “Tax Reduction for R+D“, 4 hours.
  3. March 2013, Online, “Overview of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) for Engineers & Managers,” course from ComSoc Training, Lecturer: Lee Vishloff. Duration: 6 hours.

Chairing Activities

  1. IEEE WCNC 2016 Workshop on “5G and Vertical Industry”, Organizing Team, Doha, Qatar, April 2016.
  2. European Wireless 2014, Exhibitors Chair, May 2014, Barcelona (Spain).
  3. European Wireless 2014, Chair of Special Session on Green Communications, May 2014, Barcelona (Spain).
  4. IEEE CAMAD 2012, Chair of Special Session on Green Communications, September 2012, Barcelona (Spain).
  5. IEEE DCOSS 2011, Local Arrangements Chair, June 2011, Barcelona (Spain).
  6. ICST MOBIMEDIA 2010, Publicity Chair, September 2010, Lisbon (Portugal).
  7. ICST MOBILIGHT 2010, Publications Chair, May 2010, Barcelona (Spain).

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Membership

  1. SpliTech 2017, International Multidisciplinary Conference on Computer and Enegy Science, July 2017.
  2. IEEE GLOBECOM 2017, IEEE Global Communications Conference: Communication QoS, Reliability and Modeling, Singapur, 4-8 December 2017.
  3. IEEE CAMAD 2017, Lund, Sweden, 19-21 June 2017.
  4. IEEE ICC 2017, Paris, France, 2017, Workshop on Integrating Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grid (ICT4SG).
  5. IEEE ICC 2017, Paris, France, 2017. Communication QoS & Reliability & Modeling Symposium.
  6. IEEE CAMAD 2016, October 2016, Toronto, Canada.
  7. IEEE GLOBECOM 2016, Workshop on Internet of Everything, December 2016, Washington, US.
  8. IEEE GLOBECOM 2016, Communication QoS & Reliability & Modeling, December 2016, Washington DC, Washington, US.
  9. ICT 2016 – 23th Internacional Confefence on Telecommunications, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 2016.
  10. IEEE ICC 2016 – Communication QoS, Reliability and Modeling Symposium, May 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malasya.
  11. IEEE ICC 2016 – Green Communications Systems and Networks, May 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malasya.
  12. IEEE VTC Spring 2016 – Track on Green Communications and Networks.
  13. IEEE VTC Spring 2016 – Track on Ad Hoc, M2M, and Sensor Networks.
  14. IEEE PIMRC 2015, Workshop on M2M Communications: Challenges, Solutions and Applications, Hong Kong, August 30 2015.
  15. IEEE WiMob 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 2015.
  16. IEEE GLOBECOM 2015, Communication QoS & Reliability & Modeling, December 2015, San Diego, California, US.
  17. IEEE GLOBECOM 2015, Selected Area in Communications – eHealth, December 2015, San Diego, California, US.
  18. IEEE Healthcome 2015, October 2015, Boston, USA.
  19. IEEE CAMAD 2015, September 2015, Guilford, UK.
  20. SWANSITY 2015, Smart Wireless Access Networks for Smart City, colocated with SECON2015, June 2015, Seatle, US.
  21. IEEE VTC-Fall 2015, Boston, US, September 2015, Cooperative Communications, Distributed MIMO and relaying.
  22. IEEE ICC 2015, London, UK, June 2015, Selected Areas in Communications Symposium.
  23. IEEE ICC 2015, London, UK, June 2015, CQRM Symposium.
  24. IEEE VTC Spring 2015, Glasgow, May 2015, Green Communications and Networks.
  25. IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, Austin, Texas, US, December 2014.
  26. IEEE GreenCom Online (Green Communications).
  27. IEEE HealthCom 2014, Natal, Brazil, October 2014.
  28. IEEE WiMob 2014, Larnaca, Cyprus, October 2014.
  29. IEEE CAMAD 2014, Athens, Greece, September 2014.
  30. IEEE PIMRC 2014, Washington, US, September 2014, Track: MAC and Cross-Layer Design.
  31. The 11th International Sysmposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), August 2014, Barcelona, Spain.
  32. ICT 2014, Workshop on M2M Solutions and Services, May 2014, Lisbon
  33. IEEE ICC’14, (CQRM) Communication QoS, Reliabilty and Modeling Symposium, International Conference on Communications, Sydney (Australia).
  34. IEEE ICC’14, Green Communication Systems and Networks track in the Selected Areas in Communications (SAC) Symposium, International Conference on Communications, Sydney (Australia).
  35. International Conference on Connected Vehicles (ICCVE), Dec 2013, Las Vegas, USA.
  36. IEEE CAMAD’13, IEEE 18th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks 2013, September, Berlin, Germany.
  37. IEEE GreenCom’13)(2013 IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications), September 2013.
  38. IEEE WIMOB 2013, International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking, and Communications, October 2013, Lyon, France.
  39. IEEE Healthcom 2013, (http://www.ieee-healthcom.org/).
  40. WINSYS 2013, International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems, (http://www.winsys.icete.org/), Iceland, July 2013.
  41. IEEE GLOBECOM 2013, Green Communication Systems and Networks in the Selected Areas in Communications (SAC) Symposium, Atlanta, USA.
  42. ICCIT 2013, International Conference on Communications and Information Technology, Beirut, Lebanon.
  43. IEEE ICC 2013, International Conference on Communications, Budapest (Hungary).
  44. IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, Green Communication Systems and Networks in the Selected Areas in Communications (SAC) Symposium, Anaheim, California, USA.
  45. IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, Communications QoS, Reliability and Modelling Symposium, Anaheim, California, USA.
  46. M2M Workshop at Internet of Things 2012 (http://www.iot2012.org/), 3rd International Conference for Industry and Academia, Wuxi, China, October 2012.
  47. IEEE WIMOB 2012, International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking, and Communications, October 2012, Barcelona (Spain).
  48. IEEE CAMAD’12, IEEE 17th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks 2012, September, Barcelona, Spain.
  49. IEEE GreenCom’12 (2012 IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications), September 2012.
  50. IEEE ICC 2012, International Conference on Communications, June, 2012, Ottawa (Canada).
  51. IEEE ICC 2011, International Conference on Communications, June, 2011, Kyoto (Japan).
  52. ICST MOBIMEDIA 2010, September, Lisbon (Portugal).
  53. IEEE ICC 2010, International Conference on Communications, June 2010, Cape Town (South Africa).
  54. WiOPT 2009, Workshop on Wireless and Optical Networks, collocated with the ICUMT 2009, International Conference on Ultra Moden Telecommunications, 12-14 October 2009, St. Petersburg (Russia).

Reviewing Activities

I actively participate in the revision of papers for international journals and conferences such as:

  1. IEEE Transactions on Communications (TC)
  2. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC)
  3. IEEE Communications Letters
  4. IEEE Communications Magazine (COMMAG)
  5. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine (WCOMMAG)
  6. IEEE Communications Surverys and Tutorials (COMST)
  7. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
  8. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communication and Networking
  9. Journal of Networks
  10. International Journal of Wireless Information Networks
  11. Performance Evaluation Journal
  12. IEEE conferences: GLOBECOM, ICC, PIMRC, VTC.
  13. Others.

Expert Evaluation Activities

  • Competitive R&D Projects
    1. Expert for H2020.
    2. Expert for ANEP (Spanish National Agency for Evaluation of Projects)
    3. Expert for MINECO (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness)