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Global networks
26 May 2009
The application of quantum technologies to communications networks promises revolutionary changes to the secure, high–speed transmission of information across wired and wireless networks.
virtual reality
07 May 2009
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.
Ikerlan
07 May 2009
The expert in virtual reality ended his tour of research centres at Ikerlan He filled the conference room of the Faculty of Information Technology and toured the technological centres of Gipuzkoa such as CEIT, Vicontech and Ikerlan with great satisfaction. “Some very important work is being done in the Basque Country”, he said. The engineer Nicolas D. Georganas, lecturer and researcher of the University of Ottawa, asserts that advances in virtual reality will bring together many specialities.
Marcelo Bagnulo Braun
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.
Research and Innovation
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.
Telefónica
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.
AMAROUT
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 Telemedicine and in medical
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.
Marie Curie Actions
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).

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