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Rubén Cuevas Rumín
Assistant Professor

Telphone:: (+34) 91-624-6232
Address: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Avda de la Universidad, 30
E-28911 Leganés (Madrid) Spain
Visits: Escuela Politecnica Superior · Building Torres Quevedo
Office 4.0.F08


Rubén Cuevas Rumín was born in Madrid, in 1981. He obtained his PhD and MSc in Telematics Engineering and MSc in Telecommunications Engineering at University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain) in 2010, 2007 and 2005 respectively. Furthermore he received his MSc in Network Planning and Managment at Aalborg University (Denmark) in 2006. He is member of the Telematic Engineering Department and NETCOM research group since 2006, where he is currently Assistant Professor. Between January and December 2012 he was Courtesy Assistant Professor in the Computer and Information Science department at University of Oregon. In addition, from September 2008 until March 2009 he was intern in the Internet Scientific Group at Telefonica Research Lab Barcelona.
He is coauthor of more than 20 papers in prestigious international journals and conferences such as IEEE Infocom, ACM CoNEXT, WWW, IEEE/ACM TON, IEEE TPDS or Communications of the ACM. He has been the PI of 4 projects funded by the EU-FP7 program, the national goverment through the MINECO and private companies and associations and overall has participated in more than 10 research projects. Rubén's main research interests include Online Advertising, Online Social Networks and Internet Measurements, Content Distribution, .
Rubén has been teaching since 2006 in different national degrees and masters (Telecommunications Engineering, Telematics Engineering, Computer Science,... ) and international MSc (NEBCC_Network and E-Business Centred Computing- Erasmus Mundus Program).


  • Computer Networks and Services (2nd course, Degrees in Communication Systems, Telematics and Audiovisual Engineering. English) [12-13],[13-14], [14-15]
  • Internet Measurements (MSc in Telematic Engineering. English) [13-14], [14-15]
  • Laboratorio de Ingeniería de Servicios (5th course, Ing. Telecomunicación. Spanish) [05-06],[06-07],[07-08],[08-09],[09-10],[12-13], [13-14], [14-15]
  • Service Engineering Laboratory (5th course, Ing. Telecomunicación) [05-06,[06-07],[07-08],[08-09],[09-10],[12-13],[13-14], [14-15]
  • Content Delivery Networks ( MSc in Telematic Engineering. English) [12-13]
  • Redes y Servicios de Comunicación (2nd course, Degree Communication Systems Engineering. Spanish) [10-11],[12-13]
  • Boradband Networks ( MSc in Telematic Engineering. English) [11-12]
  • Arquitecturas de Redes de Acceso y Medio Compartido (2nd course, Degree Telematics Engineering. Spanish) [09-10],[11-12]
  • Communication Networks Architecture Laboratory (5th course, Ing. Telecomunicación, English) [09-10]
  • Telemática I (1st course, Ing. Tec. Telecomunicación: esp. Telemática, Spanish)[05-06],[06-07],[07-08]
  • Transmisión de Datos y Redes (2nd course, Ing. Técnica Informática de Gestión. Spanish) [06-07],[07-08],[08-09]
  • Master en Administración y Gestión de Sistemas Informáticos [07-08]
  • Laboratorio de Redes Multimedia (1st course, Ing. Tec. Telecomunicación: esp. Imagen y Sonido. Spanish)[08-09]
  • Tendencias de Sistemas Telemáticos (3th course, Ing.Tec. Telecomunicación: esp. Telemática. Spanish) [05-06],[06-07]
  • Network Infrastructure (MsC. Network and E-Business Centred Computing. Erasmus Mundus Program, English)[05-06],[06-07]

  • Offered TFGs, PFCs and Master Thesis (Filter using my name)


NETCOM Group: Researching on Networks and Communication Servicies


Selected Publications:
  • Quantifying the Economic and Cultural Biases of Social Media through Trending Topics
    J. Carrascosa, R. Cuevas, R. Gonzalez, A. Azcorra, D. Garcia
    PLOS ONE. 2015.

  • Assessing The Evolution of Google+ in its First Two Years
    R. Gonzalez, R. Cuevas, R. Motamedi, R. Rejaie, A. Cuevas
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON). 2015

  • BitTorrent Locality and Transit Traffic Reduction: when, why and at what cost?
    R.Cuevas, N.Laoutaris, Y. Xiao, G. Siganos and P. Rodriguez
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS). 2014

  • Are Trending Topics useful for marketing? Visibility of Trending Topics vs Traditional Advertisement
    J. Carrascosa, R. Gonzalez, R. Cuevas, A. Azcorra
    ACM Conference on Online Social Networks (COSN). 2013.

  • Investigating the Reaction of BitTorrent Content Publishers to Antipiracy Actions
    R. Farahbaksh, A. Cuevas, R. Cuevas, R. Rejaie, M. Krycka, R. Gonzalez, N. Crespi
    IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing (P2P). 2013.

  • Google+ or Google-? Dissecting the Evolution of the New OSN in its First Year
    R. Gonzalez, R. Cuevas, R. Motamedi, R. Rejaie, A. Cuevas
    22nd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW). 2013.

  • A survey of mobility in information-centric networks
    G. Tyson, N. Sastry, R. Cuevas, I. Rimac and A. Mauthe
    Communications of the ACM (CACM). 2013

  • Unveiling the Incentives for Content Publishing in Popular BitTorrent Portals
    R.Cuevas, M.Kryczka, A. Cuevas, S. Kaune, C. Guerrero and R. Rejaie
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON). 2013.

  • Unraveling the structure of live BitTorrent Swarms: methodology and analysis
    M.Kryczka, R. Cuevas, C. Guerrero and A. Azcorra
    IEEE International Conf. in Peer-to-Peer Computing (IEEE P2P). 2011.

  • Deep Diving into BitTorrent Locality
    R.Cuevas, N.Laoutaris, Y. Xiao, G. Siganos and P. Rodriguez
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM). 2011.
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    This paper was mentioned as one of the best papers of the week in the MIT's Technology Review Blog.
    The short version of this paper was nominated for ACM Sigmetrics 2010 Best Student Poster Award (3/28 posters were nominated).

  • Is Content Publishing in BitTorrent Altruistic or Profit-Driven?
    R.Cuevas, M.Kryczka, A. Cuevas, S. Kaune, C. Guerrero and R. Rejaie
    6th ACM International Conference on emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies (ACM CoNEXT). 2010
    This paper was selected for fast-track to IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking

  • Unraveling BitTorrent's File Unavailability: Measurements and Analysis
    S, Kaune, R.Cuevas, G. Tyson, A. Mauthe, C. Guerrero and R. Steinmetz
    IEEE International Conference in Peer-to-Peer Computing (IEEE P2P). 2010

  • Routing fairness in Chord: Analysis and Enhancement
    R. Cuevas, M. Urueña, A. Banchs
    The 28th Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM). 2009.
    This paper received the School on Advanced Topics In Networking (SATIN) Best Paper Award (Selected among more than 90 papers).

Full List of Publications


Current Projects:
  • eCOUSIN: enhanced COntent distribUtion with Social INformation (FP7-318398).  Funded by the European Union.
  • BRADE-CM: BRAin inspired Data Engineering Funded by the Regional Government of Madrid.
  • eeCONTENT: energy efficiency in Content Distribution.  Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO).
Past Projects:
  • TREND: Towards Real Energy-efficient Network Design (FP7-257740).  Funded by the European Union.
  • SoCAM: Sistema Operativo de Codigo Abierto Multi-Dispositivo.  Funded by ZED Worldwide S.A., throught the Ministrty of Industry, Energy and Tourism (MINETUR)
  • Oraculo: Technological platform for real-time data packet analysis Funded by ZED Worldwide S.A., throught the Ministrty of Industry, Energy and Tourism (MINETUR)
  • MEDIANET: Integración de Servicios Multimedia de Siguiente Generción en la Internet del Futuro (S2009/TIC-1468).  Funded by the Regional Government of Madrid.
  • CARMEN: Carrier Grade Mesh Networks (NFSO-ICT.214994).  Funded by the European Union.
  • Informe técnico sobre quién son los usuarios que hacen disponibles los contenidos que se comparten a través de la aplicación BitTorrent.  Funded by La Coalición de Creadores e Industrias de Contenidos.
  • CONTENT: Excellence in Content Distribution Network Research (FP6-CONTENT-038423).Funded by the European Union.
  • BIOGRIDNET: Evolución de las Aplicaciones Bioinformáticas sobre Servicios de Red y Computación Distribuída Grid. Funded by the Regional Goverment.
  • DAIDALOS: Designing Advanced network Interfaces for the Delivery and Administration of Location independent, Optimised personal Services (IST-FP6-506997), Funded by the European Union.

  • Editorial Board:
    • Guest Editor of the Special Issue of Computer Communications on Green Networking. Elsevier Computer Communications. CFP

  • TPC Chair: IEEE HOTPOST 2014

  • TPC Member:I IFIP NETWORKING 2015, ICCCN 2015, CNCTV 2015, GLOBAL INTERNET 2015, IFIP NETWORKING 2014, GLOBAL INTERNET 2014, LCN 2014, CCNC 2014, ICCCN 2014, WOSN 2014, IEEE ICNP Student Workshop 2014, ICDCS 2013, IEEE LCN 2013, IFIP NETWORKING 2013, ICCCN 2013, IMW 2013, IEEE ICNP Student Workshop 2014, SMARTGREENS 2013, WOSN 2013, IEEE HOTPOST 2013, SETM 2013, GREENCOM 2013, ICCCN 2012, WONS 2012, IEEE HOTPOST 2012, IEEE ICON 2012, IEEE ICCCN 2011, IEEE PerGroup 2011, IEEE ICON 2011, COPS 2010.

  • Organizing Committee Member: e-Energy 2012 (Publicity Chair), COMSNETS 2012 (Publicity Chair)

  • Reviewer: IEEE/ACM TON, IEEE TPDS, IEEE INFOCOM, ACM CoNEXT, ACM TOMCCAP, IEEE Network, Elsevier Computer Networks, Elsevier Computer Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, IEEE VTC, etc.


PhD Students:
  • Juan Miguel Carrascosa (UC3M). Expected Graduation in 2015.
  • Roberto Gonzalez (UC3M). Graduated in 2014.
  • Michal Kryczka (Institute IMDEA Networks). Graduated 2013.
Master and Bachelor Students:
  • Yonas Mitike (MSc Computer And Communication Networks Engineering, Politecnico di Torino). Graduated 2014.
  • Sergio Tamurejo (BSc Audiovisual Systems, UC3M). Graduated 2014.
  • David Farache (BSc Telecommunications Engineering, UC3M). Graduated 2013.
  • Rocío Muñoz (BSc Telecommunications Engineering, UC3M). Graduated 2013.
  • Almudena González (BSc Telecommunications Engineering, UC3M). Graduated 2013.
  • Diego Cristina (BSc Computer Science, UC3M). Graduated 2012.
  • Juan Miguel Carrascosa (MSc Telematics Engineering and MSc Telecommunications Engineering, UC3M). Graduated 2012 and 2011, respectively.
  • Roberto González (MSc Telematics Engineering, UC3M). Graduated 2011.
  • Beatriz Calvo (BSc Telecommunications Engineering, UC3M). Graduated 2011.
  • David Rubio (BSc Telecommunication Systems Engineering, UC3M). Graduated 2010.
  • Jose Manuel Camacho (MSc Telecommunications Engineering, UC3M). Graduated 2009.
  • Carlos Navarro (MSc Telematics Engineering, UC3M). Graduated 2008.
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