I am an associate professor (“maître de conférences”) at Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis (UNS), member of Université Côte d’Azur (UCA), France, since Sept. 2015. I teach mainly Networking courses at B. and M. degrees at the CS Dept. My research is developed in SigNet group at the I3S laboratory (a joint CNRS/UNS lab), where I work in optimal design and management of communication networks.
I received a MEng in Telecom. and a Ph.D. from Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), Spain, in 2006 and 2011, respectively. My Ph.D. thesis, titled ‘Optimization and Planning of WDM Transparent Optical Networks,’ was distinguished with TELEFÓNICA Award for Best Thesis in Networking.
After that, I completed two postdocs in Orange Labs (2012-2013) and IRISA CNRS lab, in former IMT-Telecom Bretagne, (2013-2015) about optical switching networks and adaptive streaming, respectively.
I have written or coauthored 30 intl. papers (9 of them in ISI journals like IEEE/ACM Trans Netw or Eur J Oper Res), participated in intl. research projects (like BONE or SASER-SAVENET), visited intl. research labs (like the Networks Lab of Prof. Biswanath Mukherjee, University of California at Davis, USA).
PhD in Information and Communications Technologies, 2011
Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
MEng in Telecommunications, 2006
Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
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.
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.
ARTIC project(ARTificial Intelligence-based Cloud network control), 220 k€ over 42 months funded by ANR JCJC 2019, Mars 2020 - Sept. 2023
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.
ACTIVATE project (“A Continuum to Virtual Reality for Streaming”), funded by Academy 1 of UCA JEDI IDEX, Jan. 2018 - Dec. 2019.
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.
FIERRO project (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
Redes Multinivel: IP sobre Redes de Transporte, Ref. TEC2006-27651-E, funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain, Jan. 2009 - Sept. 2010
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
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
A complete list of all my publications can be found here.
My teaching duties mainly consist of networking curses in graduate and postgraduate degrees.