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Albert Banchs
Full Professor

Telephone:: (+34) 91-624-8802
Fax:(+34) 91 624 8749
E-mail: banchsatit.uc3m.es
Address: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Avda de la Universidad, 30
E-28911 Leganés (Madrid) Spain
Escuela Politécnica Superior · Building Torres Quevedo · Office 4.A14


  • I am currently looking for Ph.D. students. If you have B.Sc. or a M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering, Telematics Engineering, Computer Science or a related field, and are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in the area of mobile networking, you can send me an email.

  • If you are a student at UC3M and would like to do your B.Sc. thesis (TFG) or M.Sc. thesis (TFM) on mobile networking, you can see the topics that I offer at TFEPE - tablon de proyectos.

    Dr. Albert Banchs received his Telecommunications Engineering degree from UPC BarcelonaTech, Spain, in 1997, and the PhD degree from the same university in 2002. He was a visitor researcher at ICSI, Berkeley, CA, in 1997, worked for Telefonica I+D, Spain, in 1998, and for the Network Laboratories of NEC Europe Ltd., Germany, from 1998 to 2003. Since 2003, he is with Univeristy Carlos III of Madrid. Since 2009, he also has a double affiliation as Deputy director of the IMDEA Networks research institute (he was acting director from 2009 to 2012). He was Academic Guest at ETHZ in 2012, and Visiting Professor at EPFL in 2013 and 2015.

    Dr. Banchs authors more than 100 conference and journal papers, including publications at top conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, ACM CoNEXT, ACM IMC, WWW and IEEE ICNP, and at top journals such as IEEE/ACM ToN, IEEE JSAC, IEEE TMC, IEEE TWC and IEEE TVT (see his google scholar profile). Prof. Banchs is editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and has been area editor for the Green Networking and Communication Series of IEEE JSAC (2015-2016), Computer Communications (2010-2014) and IEEE Communications Letters (associate editor in 2005-2010 and senior editor in 2010-2012). He has been guest editor for a number of journals (IEEE Communications Magazine, Computer Networks, Computer Communications, Pervasive Mobile Computing and IEEE Wireless Commnications) and has served in many TPCs (including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE VTC, ITC and ACM WiNTECH). He has been general chair of IEEE Online GreenComm 2013 and ACM WiNTECH 2013, and TPC co-chair of IEEEE WoWMoM 2012, European Wireless 2010 and IEEE HotMESH 2010.

    Prof. Albert Banchs has been a key contributor to many EU projects. He was activity leader in the Daidalos I project (2003-2006), deputy WP leader in Daidalos II (2006-2008), the coordinator of the projects CARMEN (2008-2010) and iJON (2012-2015), and principal investigator for the projects FLAVIA (2010-2013), MEDIEVAL (2010-2013), eCOUSIN (2012-2015) and CROWD (2013-2015). Currently, his main effort is on the 5GNORMA project (2015-2017). Dr. Banchs has also been the principal investigator of several industry contracts, is the inventor of 5 granted patents and authors a number of standardization proposals at the IETF and the IEEE. Some of the algorithms that he has devised have been incorporated to commercial products.

    Dr. Banchs has received a number of awards, including the national prize to the best PhD thesis on broadband networks, the runner-up award to the best collaborative project in the region of Madrid and the 2013 Excellence Award to Young UC3M Research Staff. He has supervised 4 PhD theses, three of them recipient of the Outstanding PhD award of University Carlos III of Madrid, and has received the SATIN award of the CONTENT Network of Excellence for his paper at IEEE INFOCOM 2009, the AT4Wireless award for his paper at the JITEL 2007 conference and the Best Paper Runner-up Award at ICNP 2014. The MEDIEVAL project was short-listed as one of the three finalists for the Future Internet award 2012. Prof. Banchs is a Senior Member of IEEE and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. His research interests include the resource allocation, design of novel algorithms and performance evaluation of wired and wireless networks.

  • A. Banchs, A. de la Oliva, X. Perez, "Method for reducing energy consumption of a network by minimizing the number of active nodes", patent granted by the European office, February 2011.

  • F. Zdarsky, X. Perez, A. Banchs, A. de la Oliva, R. de Marca, "Method for supporting admission control and/or path selection in a communication network and communication network", patent granted by the Japanese office, July 2010.

  • C. J. Bernardos, I. Soto, M. Calderón,A. Banchs, A. Azcorra, "Procedimiento y dispositivo de gestión de movilidad IP localizad basada en red, red de acceso y dispositivos pasarela de acceso a dominios con movilidad IP localizada", patent granted by the Spanish office, March 2009.

  • A. Banchs and X. Perez, "Differentiated Scheduling for Downlink Traffic in IP-based UMTS networks", patent granted by the German and Japanese offices, October 2003.

  • S. Tartarelli and A. Banchs, "Random Early Marking: Improving the Performance of TCP in DiffServ Assured Forwarding", patent granted by the Japanese, German and US offices, May 2001.

  • A. de la Oliva, A. Banchs, "Providing Service Guarantees in Heterogeneous Wireless Mesh Networks", IEEE 802.21, March 2010.

  • A. Vidal, A. Banchs, A. de la Oliva, B. Gloss, B. Simsek, F. Zdarsky, T. Melia, X. Perez-Costa, "Media Independent Mesh Networks", IEEE 802.21, March 2009.

  • B. Simsek, A. Vidal, A. Banchs, A. de la Oliva, F. Zdarsky, "Media Independent Mesh Networks", IEEE 802.21, November 2007.

  • P. Stupar, T.Melia, A. de la Oliva, A. Banchs, C. J. Bernardos, I.Soto, A.Vidal, "MIH in Multi-hop Networks", IEEE 802.21, November 2007.

  • A. Vidal, T. Melia, A. Banchs, A. de la Oliva, "Multitechnology Mesh Scenario", IEEE 802.21, March 2007.

  • A. Vidal, T. Melia, A. Banchs, A. de la Oliva, "Events Generated by MIH Users", IEEE 802.21, January 2007.

  • A. Vidal, T. Melia, A. Banchs, "Proxy functionality for Event Service and Command Service", IEEE 802.21, November 2006.

  • A. Vidal, T. Melia, A. Banchs, "Support for centrally coordinated network initiated handovers", IEEE 802.21, November 2006.

  • M. Brunner, A. Banchs, S. Tartarelli and H. Pan, "A one-to-any Probabilistic Assured Rate Per-Domain Behavior for Differentiated Services", Internet draft, April 2001.

  • A. Banchs, X. Perez, W. Pokorski, and M. Radimirsch, "A Proposal for Wireless MAC Multimedia Extensions", IEEE 802.11 Enhancements Task Group document, IEEE 802.11-00/205, July 2000.

  • A. Banchs, W. Pokorski, and M. Radimirsch, "Considerations about Wireless MAC Multimedia Extensions", IEEE 802.11 Enhancements Task Group document, IEEE 802.11-00/100, May 2000.

  • Editorial Boards
    • Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2016 - present).
    • Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2014 - present).
    • Editor of IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications - Series on 'Green Communications and Networking' (2015 - 2016).
    • Area Editor of Computer Communications (2010 - 2014).
    • Senior Editor of IEEE Communications Letters (2010 - 2012).
    • Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Letters (2005-2010).

  • Guest Editorials
    • Guest Editor of Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Special Section on "Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks", 2014.
    • Guest Editor of Computer Communications, Special Issue on "Special Section on Wireless Networking", 2011.
    • Guest Editor of Computer Networks, Special Issue on "Multi-Hop Wireless Access Networks", 2010.
    • Guest Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Special Issue on "Dependability Issues with Ubiquitous Wireless Access", 2008.

  • Organizing Committees
    • TPC co-chair for 5Garch 2017.
    • Co-chair for 5Garch 2016.
    • Sponsorship chair for ACM CoNEXT 2015.
    • Co-chair for ACM WiNTEC 2013.
    • General co-chair for IEEE Online Greencomm 2013.
    • Panel chair for IEEE WoWMoM 2013.
    • TPC co-chair for IEEE WoWMoM 2012.
    • Keynote co-chair for IEEE ISCC 2011.
    • Workshop co-chair for IEEE WoWMoM 2011.
    • TPC co-chair for European Wireless 2010.
    • TPC co-chair for IEEE HotMESH 2010.
    • Panel co-chair for MOBILIGHT 2010.

  • Technical Program Committees
    • 2016: IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE VTC, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE SECON, International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), EuCNC.
    • 2015: IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE VTC, International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), EuCNC.
    • 2013: IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE WoWMoM, International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), IEEE VTC, IEEE PIMRC, International Workshop on Control Techniques for Efficient Multimedia Delivery.
    • 2012: IEEE PIMRC, International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), ACM WiNTECH, CON-WIRE, IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability.
    • 2011: IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), IEEE WCNC, ACM WiNTECH, IEEE WoWMoM.
    • 2008: IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE ICC, MediaWIN, ICT Mobile Summit, IEEE CQR, QoSim.
    • 2006: IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, SIUMI, Special Session on Advances in Artificial Intelligence for Integrated Surveillance and Monitoring Systems (AIAI).
    • 2005: IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, SIUMI, Trusted Internet Workshop.
    • 2004: IEEE ICC, Trusted Internet Workshop.
    • 2003: IEEE ICC, QoS-IP, Trusted Internet Workshop.
    • 2002: IEEE GLOBECOM, Trusted Internet Workshop.

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