I am an associate professor ("maître de conférences") at Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis (UNS), France, since September 2015. I teach mainly Networks courses at bachelor and master levels at the Department of Informatics. My research activities are developed in the SigNet group at the I3S laboratory (a joint CNRS/UNS lab), where I work in planning, design and evaluation of communication networks by means of mathematical optimization.
I received a Master Degree in Telecommunications Engineering and a Ph.D. Degree in Information and Communication Technologies from Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), Spain, in October 2006 and July 2011, respectively.
My Ph.D. thesis, titled 'Optimization and Planning of WDM Transparent Optical Networks,' was supervised by Dr. Pablo Pavon and distinguished with TELEFÓNICA Award for Best Doctoral Thesis in Networks and Telecommunication Services in 2011. This thesis was focused on the planning of optical WAN networks by mean of combinatorial optimization.
I completed a first postdoctoral fellowship with Orange Labs in the academic year 2012-2013 under the supervision of Dr. Esther Le Rouzic in the Synchronisation and Optical Agile Network (SOAN) team in Lannion (France). During this postdoc, I worked in performance evaluation of new subwavelength photonic switching paradigms in regional metro networks.
After that, I have been a postdoctoral research fellow in the Dept. RSM at Telecom Bretagne and in the former ReOP team (now ADOPNET team) within IRISA CNRS lab under the supervision of Dr. Gwendal Simon since June 2013 to June 2015. The purpose of this postoctoral research was to apply combinatorial optimization techniques to Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) problems
I have written or coauthored more than 20 international papers (9 of them in ISI journals like IEEE Transactions on Networking or European Journal of Operation Research), participated in several research projects (like BONE or SASER-SAVENET), visited International research centers (3 months in 2010 in Warsaw University of Technology (Poland) under the supervision of Prof. Michał Pióro); or, four months in 2011 in University of California at Davis (USA) under the supervision of Prof. Biswanath Mukherjee).