Dr. Shmuel Zaks from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology joined the Institute in February 2013 in the role of Visiting Professor, bringing to the research team extensive experience in several Theoretical Computer Science topics: Graph and Combinatorial Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics, Distributed Computing, ATM Networks, and Optical Networks. Most of his research has Graph-Theoretic and Algorithmic flavor. Dr. Zaks was simultaneously appointed to the eminent role of Cátedra de Excelencia at the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M). His research visit concluded in July 2013.
22 Jul 2013
As computing resources start to become abundant, it seems prudent to invest some of them in making the key network communications infrastructure more reliable. For the purpose of finding viable solutions to cope with this challenge, Dr. Dejan Kostić, European Research Council Starting Grant awardee and Research Associate Professor at the Madrid research institute IMDEA Networks, is leading the ERC project PROPHET*.
10 Jul 2013
The increasingly widespread use of smartphones capable of delivering audio and video streaming is leading to an exponential growth in the volume of traffic carried by mobile networks. Such growth is expected to continue in the next few years, with forecasts that anticipate a hundred-fold increase in traffic by 2020.
25 Jun 2013
Dr. Albert Banchs Roca, Deputy Director of Institute IMDEA Networks and Associate Professor at the Telematics Department of University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), has been awarded the 2013 Excellence Prize (5th Edition), in the modality Young Research Staff, by the Social Council of University Carlos III of Madrid . The prize is sponsored by the said council and Banco Santander.
"This project will make available to us a groundbreaking knowledge on leading-edge technologies related to our scientific domain"
21 Jun 2013
IX madrimasd Awards. Category: Best European Collaborative R&D Project. Runner-up Award. Interview with Albert Banchs, Deputy Director of Institute IMDEA Networks and Associate Professor at University Carlos III of Madrid.
18 Jun 2013
Héctor Cordobés de la Calle has become a member of our Research Support team. He will be working as a Research Engineer in the SOCAM project, lead by Antonio Fernández Anta, Senior Researcher at the Institute.
14 Jun 2013
The network infrastructure of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) undergoes constant evolution. Whenever new requirements arise (e.g., the deployment of a new Point of Presence, or a change in the business relationships with a neighboring ISP), operators need to change the configuration of the network. Maintaining service availability during reconfigurations that involve the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is a challenge for network operators. This is due both to the complexity of BGP, which is the protocol most commonly used by ISPs to make core routing decisions on the Internet, and to the lack of methodologies and tools adequate to the task.
07 Jun 2013
Agustín Santos Méndez has become a member of our Research Support team. He will be working as a Research Engineer in the SOCAM project, lead by Antonio Fernández Anta, Senior Researcher at the Institute. Prior to his incorporation to IMDEA Networks, Agustín has worked as an Entrepreneur and as a Lecturer at University Rey Juan Carlos, in Madrid. His research interests are in the fields of Distributed Systems, Game theory and Big Data (the area that studies the processing of enormous volumes of data). He recently obtained his PhD from University Rey Juan Carlos in June 2013. The title of his PhD Thesis is “Quid Pro Quo: Mecanismos para la asignación de tareas en entornos distribuidos”.
03 Jun 2013
Over the past years, Institute IMDEA Networks has succeeded in putting together a team of top scientists that is contributing to boost Madrid’s competitiveness as a technology- oriented region. IMDEA Networks is bringing substantial external funds to the region with its research contracts and projects: since its creation, it has been awarded a total of 9.6 M€ from competitive funds, out of which 1,158 K€ were budgeted for 2012. Such funds not only strengthen the technology profile of the region, but ultimately also contribute to its GDP. Furthermore, IMDEA Networks’ collaboration with local companies is helping to enhance Madrid’s high-tech output with cutting edge research findings.