Faculty

Albert Banchs - coordinator

Albert Banchs received his degree in telecommunications engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 1997, and his Ph.D. degree from the same university in 2002. He received a national award for the best Ph.D. thesis on broadband networks. He was a visiting researcher at ICSI, Berkeley, in 1997, worked for Telefonica I+D, Spain, in 1998, and for NEC Europe Ltd., Germany, from 1998 to 2003. He has been with the University Carlos III of Madrid since 2003. Since 2009, he also has a double affiliation as Deputy Director of the institute IMDEA Networks.

Albert Banchs has authored over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and holds six patents. He is area editor for Computer Communications and has been senior and associate editor for IEEE Communications Letters and guest editor for IEEE Wireless Communications, Computer Networks and Computer Communications. He has served on the TPC of a number of conferences and workshops including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICC and IEEE GLOBECOM, and has been TPC chair for European Wireless 2010, IEEE HotMESH 2010 and IEEE WoWMoM 2012. He is senior member of IEEE.

Pablo Serrano

Pablo Serrano got his Telecommunication Engineering degree and his PhD from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in 2002 and 2006, respectively. He has been with the Telematics Department of UC3M since 2002, where he currently holds the position of Associate Professor. In 2007 he was a Visiting Researcher at the Computer Network Research Group at Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst partially supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education under a José Castillejo grant.

He has over 70 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journal and conferences. He serves on the Editorial Board of IEEE Communications Letters, and has served on the TPC of a number of conferences and workshops including IEEE Globecom and IEEE INFOCOM. His current work focuses on performance evaluation of wireless networks.

Marco Gramaglia

Marco Gramaglia is a Post-doc researcher at Institute IMDEA Networks, Madrid, Spain. Previously, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at IEIIT-CNR, Turin, Italy, and a researcher at Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Turin, Italy. Between 2008 and 2012 he was a research assistant at Institute IMDEA Networks and a Ph.D. candidate at the telematics department of University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain. He holds a Ph.D. and a M.Sc in telematics engineering from University Carlos III of Madrid and a M.Sc in Computer Science from Politecnico di Torino. His research is focused on the mobility aspects of wireless networking, especially vehicular ad-hoc networks and 5G Networks


PhD Students

Pablo Caballero Garcés

Pablo Caballero Garcés is a PhD student at the Wireless Networking Lab at UC3M. Prior to his incorporation to UC3M and from July 2013, Pablo was enrolled for a 6 month internship at NEC Laboratories Europe in Heidelberg (Germany). During his internship Pablo worked on wireless communications, developing the optimization of shared LTE-A networks. Previously, he performed research in collaboration with IMDEA Networks and University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), which formed the basis for his Bachelor Thesis entitled "Forecasting popularity in Youtube Videos". Pablo obtained his B.Sc. degree in Audiovisual Systems Engineering from UC3M and he is about to embark on a Masters Degree in Telematics Engineering imparted at this university. His main research interests are Wireless Communications, Algorithms and Network optimization.

Dario Bega

Dario Bega graduated from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2013, with a M.Sc. with Honors degree in Telecommunication Engineering and a specialization in Telecommunication Networks. In 2008 he went on to obtain an B.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering from the same university. After graduating, he started working for Commprove S.p.A as a Junior Product Manager, focusing on maintenance and development of new mobile network products. Subsequently, in the summer of 2015, he worked as a Security Consultant at Communication Valley Reply, Milan, Italy, where he took part in the UniCredit UBIS Group project.

Carlos Donato

Carlos obtained his B.Sc. degree in Telematics Engineering from UC3M. Prior joining the group, he was enrolled in a 6 month internship at NEC Laboratories Europe (Heidelberg, Germany). During that period he collaborated on the European project iJOIN, coordinated by IMDEA Networks, developing a simulator of mobile networks based on LTE-A technology. Previously, he worked on his Bachelor Thesis at the Telematics Department of University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), were he was responsible for the implementation of one of the three proposed demos for the European project MEDIEVAL to be presented at the final audit of the project. Those testbed demonstrations won the approval of European Commission reviewers present for their successful account of the project’s research objectives.


Undergrad Students

Ginés García

Ginés García is currently completing his undergrad project on the performance of 802.11aa in real-life scenarios. He is also assessing the performance of MP-TCP under a variety of scenarios, to understand the impact on the congestion control algorithm, number of flows and network topology on performance.