The senses of smell and touch have also arrived in virtual reality. New devices are being produced for that very purpose, and Dr. Nicolas Georganas has announced some of them, in San Sebastian.
Marcelo Bagnulo, First member of a Spanish Institution to be elected to the Internet Architecture Board
28 Apr 2009
Dr. Marcelo Bagnulo Braun, Associate Professor at the Telematics Department of University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), a member of NETCOM Research Group and an active collaborator with IMDEA Networks on its research on The Future Wireless Internet, has been appointed as a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) - a body of 13 experts who play a major role in the process of definition of Internet Protocols, and as a result, on the worldwide evolution of the Internet. The IAB is a committee of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) that oversees the technical and engineering development of the Internet by the Internet Society (ISOC). The UC3M has the honor of being the first Spanish Institution to count amongst its academics an incoming member of the IAB.
24 Apr 2009
IMDEA, with a budget of €20 million this year and 100 researchers throughout the world, aims to make Madrid a leading science, technology and research centre.
12 Apr 2009
Marcelo Bagnulo Braun, senior lecturer and researcher of the NETCOM Research Group of Madrid’s Carlos III University (UC3M) Telematics Department, has been appointed as director of the Telefónica-UC3M Chair of Future Internet for Productivity, replacing the recently appointed Director General of Technology Transferral and Business Development of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Professor Arturo Azcorra.
09 Apr 2009
The IMDEA Institutes network received approval for a 7FP (PEOPLE-COFUND) Marie-Curie Action for researcher mobility called AMAROUT. The programme co-finances for one year (renewable for two or three) the incorporation of more than 130 researchers into the IMDEA network of institutes. The duration of the AMAROUT programme is 4 years, beginning on March 1st, 2009. IMDEA Software is the coordinator of the AMAROUT programme.
Telecomunications in Tele-medicine and in medical Tele-mentoring: The Importance of capturing and transmitting the Feeling of “Touch” over Networks
24 Mar 2009
Dream, reality or necessity? In 2001, a trans-atlantic tele-robotic surgery, code-named Lindbergh, was performed from NY by Drs. Jacques Marescaux (the principal surgeon) and Dr. Michel Gagner on a 68 year old French patient in Strassbourg, France, through a robotic device there. France Telecom provided the highest quality, private high-speed ATM network. Following the success of “Lindbergh”, Dr. Mehran Anvari (the world-renown surgeon) operated from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and guided Dr. Craig McKinley in his operating room in North Bay, 340 km away in the North of Ontario, performing a surgical procedure with the help of high-speed lines provided by Bell Canada. These tele-robotic surgical operations demonstrate the need of providing expert health service in an emergency in a remote region of a country, and the power of telecommunication networks that carry both the video for patient observation and robotic control signals.
02 Mar 2009
The network of Madrid Institutes for Advanced Studies (IMDEA) has obtained, in the latest Marie-Curie Actions call for proposals within the Seventh Framework Programme, approval for a co-funding programme for researcher mobility. The scheme, called AMAROUT, will fund the incorporation into the network of IMDEA institutes of over 130 top researchers for a year (extendible to three).
Interview to Marco Ajmone Marsan, Research Professor, IMDEA Networks; Full Professor, Politecnico di Torino
23 Feb 2009
Marco Ajmone Marsan holds a double appointment as Research Professor at IMDEA Networks, the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Networks, and Full Professor at the Department of Electronics (Dipartimento di Elettronica) of the Politecnico di Torino (Polytechnic University of Turin) (Italy). He is also Director of the IEIIT-CNR (Institute for Electronics, Information and Telecommunication Engineering of the National Research Council of Italy) and Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer at Politecnico di Torino. In addition to this, he is the Italian Delegate to the ICT Committee of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, the chairman of the Italian group of telecommunications professors, and the founder and leader of the Telecommunication Networks Group, one of the top research groups in networking in Europe, based at the Politecnico di Torino.
19 Feb 2009
Thank you for granting us this interview and for sharing your thoughts about the issues currently surrounding global communications. Since 1996, you have headed the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (Darmstadt, Germany) as well as the Department of Computer Science, where you are also Managing Director of the Multimedia Communications Laboratory (KOM). You are also Chairman of the Board of IMDEA Networks, the Madrid Institute for Advanced Networks Studies (Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados en Networks). In your own words, what are the Institute’s main objectives and scientific challenges? Should the Institute follow a specific research model in order to secure these objectives?
19 Jan 2009
Thanks to the appointment of Dr Georganas who will tutor doctorates at UC3M Dr Nicolas Georganas has been appointed as visiting researcher at the Madrid Institute of Advanced Network Studies (IMDEA Networks), during the current academic year, as a Cátedra de Excelencia at Madrid's Carlos III University (UC3M). He is a pioneer in information and networking technology research, as well as an expert in interactive multimedia communications at the Ottowa School of Information Technology and Engineering, Canada.