Ongoing research activities

Networking Algorithms for Adaptive Video Delivery

This research is focused on the development of optimization algorithms for adaptive video control plane. These algorithms aims to maximize the end users’ Quality of Experience (QoE) when adaptive video streaming HAS is used to deliver multimedia contents in different scenarios, namely the novel virtualised fixed-mobile convergent access networks.

Video and Networking Strategies for Online Virtual Reality (VR)

This research aims to propose novel video and networking algorithms able to online stream heavy VR contents in curent limited network infrastructures. These algorithms will optimize the VR users’ QoE, whose characterisation, different from the video users’ QoE, is still not well-defined. This VR users’ QoE identification is a first step in these research activities.


Project coordinator:

  • VIRTOUCAN project (“Virtual Reality Testbed Oriented to User-Centric Approach in Networking”), 10 k€ over 12 months funded by INS2I (CNRS), Jan. 2017 - Dec. 2017.

Project member:

  • UCA4SVR project (“User-Centric Approaches for Streaming Virtual Reality”), funded by Academy 1 of UCA JEDI IDEX, Jan. 2017 - Dec. 2017.

  • SASER-SaveNet project, a public and private funding common research project in the framework of the CELTIC-Plus initiative, an industry-driven research initiative, Aug. 2012 - Aug. 2015

  • BONE-project (“Building the Future Optical Network in Europe”), a Network of Excellence funded by the European Commission through the 7th ICT-Framework Programme, Jan. 2008 - Feb. 2011

  • “A Security Planning Framework for Optical Networks (SAFE)” project (“Building the Future Optical Network in Europe”), funded by the Unity Through Knowledge Fund (UKF), Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of Croatia, Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2011.

  • CON-PARTE-1 (CONntribución a los nuevos PARadigmas y TEcnologías de red para las comunicaciones del mañana), Ref. TEC2008-02552-E/TEC funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain, Oct. 2007 - Nov. 2010

  • Future Internet (Red temática Future Internet: Eficiencia en las redes de altas prestaciones), Ref. TEC2010-12250-E funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain, May 2011 - June 2012

  • COPA-Ing project (Conceptos y Paradigmas Avanzados para Internet de Nueva Generación), funded by Fundación Séneca (Regional Agency of Science and Technology of the Region of Murcia), Jan. 2008 - Dec. 2012

Students and Postdocs


  1. Min Ju
    • Labex postdoc (Mars. 2018 - current)
    • Topic: Video delivery optimisation in optical-wireless convergent access networks
    • Co-advisors: Ramon Aparicio-Pardo, Lucile Sassatelli
    • PhD: Université d’Avignon et des pays de Vaucluse
  2. Carlos Colman Meixner
    • Labex postdoc (Oct. 2016 - Sep. 2017)
    • Topic: Cloud-based Virtualized Optical Networks for 5G Access Network (C-RAN): planning for energy savings and user-level video quality
    • Co-advisors: Ramon Aparicio-Pardo, Lucile Sassatelli
    • PhD: University of California at Davis

PhD students

  1. Miguel Fabián Romero Rondón
    • EDSTIC theses (Nov. 2017 - current)
    • Topic: Streaming Virtual Reality: Learning for Attentional Models and Network Optimization
    • Supervisor: Frédéric Precioso
    • Co-advisors: Lucile Sassatelli, Ramon Aparicio-Pardo

Master students

  1. Oleksandra Bunchuk
    • Ubinet Master (Mars 2018 - Aug. 2018)
    • Topic: Design and tests of streaming strategies for Virtual Realityn
    • Co-advisors: Lucile Sassatelli, Ramon Aparicio-Pardo, Anne-Marie Pinna-Dery
  2. Giacomo Calvigioni
    • Ubinet Master (Mars 2017 - Aug. 2017)
    • Topic: Overlay routing in CDNs for Quality of Experience optimization
    • Co-advisors: Ramon Aparicio-Pardo, Lucile Sassatelli
  3. Giuseppe Samela
    • Ubinet Master (Mars 2017 - Aug. 2017)
    • Topic: Virtual Reality: Impact of Content and Transmission Strategies on Network Resources
    • Co-advisors: Lucile Sassatelli, Ramon Aparicio-Pardo, Diane Lingrand, Anne-Marie Pinna-Dery
    • UCA4SVR project
  4. Savino Dambra
    • Ubinet Master (Mars 2017 - Aug. 2017)
    • Topic: Quality of experience in virtual reality: user experiments and modelling
    • Co-advisors: Lucile Sassatelli, Ramon Aparicio-Pardo, Diane Lingrand, Anne-Marie Pinna-Dery
    • UCA4SVR project

Software developed

  1. MatPlanWDM©®: MATLAB™ toolbox for Optical Network Planning
    • Registered in the Spanish Register of the Intellectual Property
  2. TOUCAN-VR: Android application for Virtual Reality Streaming
    • Submission to the French Program Protection Agency (APP) in preparation


A complete list of all my publications can be found here.

Editorial and Administration Work

Editorial Work

Member of PhD Jurys

  • José Luis Izquierdo Zaragoza, “Planning and optimization and of multilayer optical networks,” Univ. Polit. Cartagena (UPCT), July 2017

Member of Evaluation Comitees of Research Projects

  • Referee for the PROMPT Industrial-Academic Partnership Program, Fonds de Recherche du Quebec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT), Canada, 2018

Member of Technical Program Committees (TPCs)

  • PIMRC 2018

Referee in Intl Journals and Conferences

  • Journals: Elsevier Opt Laser Eng, IEEE/OSA J Opt Commun Netw, Elsevier Comput Netw, Elsevier Opt Switch Netw, IEEE Internet Comput, Springer Photonic Netw Commun, IEEE/ACM Trans. Networking, Elsevier Comput Commun, Springer J Netw Syst Manag, ACM Trans Multimed Comput Commun Appl, MDPI Sensors, IEEE Trans Syst Man Cybern
  • Conferences: IEEE Globecom 2010, IEEE ICC 2011/2015/2017, IEEE HPSR 2012, IEEE NETWORKS 2012, IEEE NOC 2014, IEEE INFOCOM 2017, IEEE ICNC-OGC 2018

Administration and Service

Local Organizing Committee Member:

  • 1st Workshop Future Internet: Efficiency in high-speed networks, Cartagena, July 2011
  • 12th IEEE Conference High Performance Switching and Routing, Cartagena, July 2011
  • 2nd and 3rd Conferences on Introduction to the Research, Cartagena, Spain 2009, 2010

Dissemination and popularization


My teaching duties mainly consist of networking curses in graduate and postgraduate degrees.

Present courses

Ubinet - 2nd Year Intl. Master in Computer Science (ENG)

Master Informatique / Master in Computer Science (FR, ENG)

Licence Informatique (FR)

  • Simulation et modèles discrets, L2
  • Réseaux, L3

Licence MIAGE (FR)

Past courses

Intl. Master in Computer Science, Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis (ENG)

Licence Informatique, Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis (FR)

  • Informatique Générale, L1, 2015-2016

Diplôme d’Ingénieur, Université de Rennes 1 (FR)

  • Initiation au réseau, BAC+3, 2014-2015

Diplôme d’Ingénieur, Télécom Bretagne (FR)

  • Travaux pratiques réseaux, BAC+5, 2014-2015
  • Evaluation de performances, BAC+5, 2013-2015
  • Méthodes et concepts pour la sécurité dans les réseaux, BAC+4, 2013-2015
  • Evaluation de performances et fiabilité des réseaux, BAC+4, 2013-2015

Grados en Telecomunicación, Univ. Polit de Cartagena (ESP)

  • Planificación y gestión de redes, BAC+3, 2010-2011
  • Teoría de redes de telecomunicaciones, BAC+2, 2010-2011

Supervision of student projects


1st Year Intl. Master in Computer Science, Track Foundations (ENG)

  • 2017-2018, 1 project group (2 students), 6 ECTS projects
  • 2015-2016, 2 project groups (2 and 3 students, respectiv.), 6 ECTS projects

Final-year projects

2nd Year Intl. Master in Computer Science, track Ubinet (ENG)

  • 2016-2017, 3 student projects, 4 ECTS projects
  • 2017-2018, 2 student projects, 4 ECTS projects