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IMDEA Networks Institute is a meeting place for researchers. We are creating a global network of collaborators which reflects the culture of diversity, inclusion and openness inherent in our approach to our scientific mission.

Our collaborators have been connected to us in a variety of ways, some having been employees who now continue to collaborate with us; others as members of our Scientific Council, as partners in research projects, co-authors of publications.

Our Visiting Researcher program is a key aspect of our strategy to establish enduring collaborative connections and relationships around the world. Whilst the nature of our relationships with them may change, we hope to maintain a long-term relationship with all these remarkable scientists . Once our paths intersect, they become interconnected, and communication channels with and within the network flourish as a result. We believe that this highly communicative work environment fuels creative innovation.

Former Visiting Professors | Former Research Associate Professors | Former Research Assistant Professors | Former Post-Doc Researchers | Former Research Engineers & Support

Former Visiting Professors

Dr. Fernando BOAVIDA
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
University of origin: Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra. Portugal
PhD: Informatics. Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra. Portugal
Research: Wireless Sensor Networks; Mobility; Quality of Service; Computer Networks
Joining Date: Sep 2015
Leaving Date: July 2016
Valedictory Report: Now that my sabbatical year at IMDEA Networks Institute is fast approaching its end, I should be speaking of the outstanding quality of the..." +
Dr. Antonio CARZANIGA
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
University of origin: Università della Svizzera italiana (USI). Lugano. Switzerland
PhD: Computer Science. Electronics and Information Department. Politecnico di Milano. Italy
Research: Future Internet Architecture; Information Centric Networking; Content-Based Routing; Publish/Subscribe Systems; Software Engineering; Software Reliability; Software Fault Tolerance
Joining Date: Oct 2015
Leaving Date: January 2016
Valedictory Report: It has been a little over a month since I left IMDEA Networks and Madrid. I am now back in Lugano, and back to my typical life at USI (Università..." +
Dr. Manuel CEBRIÁN RAMOS
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
Organization of origin: Data61 Unit. CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. Melbourne. Australia
PhD: Computer Science. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Madrid. Spain
Research: Social And Financial Networks; Crowdsourcing; Urban Economics; Behavioral Game Theory; Evolutionary Dynamics
Joining Date: May 2015
Leaving Date: August 2015
Dr. Ralf STEINMETZ
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
Affiliation: IMDEA Networks Institute and Chair of Excellence University Carlos III of Madrid - Banco Santander
University of origin: Technische Universität Darmstadt. Darmstadt. Germany
PhD: Electrical Engineering. Technische Universität Darmstadt. Darmstadt. Germany
Research: Scalable Quality of Service; Content Distribution Networks; Context Aware Communications; Adaptive Mobile Networking; Knowledge Media; Serious Games
Joining Date: Jan 2015
Leaving Date: August 2015
Valedictory Report: I had the pleasure to stay for the first half of the year 2016 in Madrid, namely at IMDEA Networks and at the Department of Telematics Engineering..." +
Dr. Shmuel ZAKS
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
Affiliation: IMDEA Networks Institute and Chair of Excellence University Carlos III of Madrid - Banco Santander
University of origin: Joan Callner-Miller Chair Professor of Computer Science. Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Haifa. Israel
PhD: Computer Science, 1979. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. USA
Research: Theory of Distributed Computing; ATM and Optical Networks; Combinatorial and Graph Algorithms; Combinatorics and Graph Theory; Discrete Mathematics
Joining Date: Feb 2013
Leaving Date: July 2013
Valedictory Report: PROLOGUE: "The main benefit offered to me by the “Cátedras de Excelencia” visiting chair professorship was the ability to meet and interact..." +
Dr. Azzedine BOUKERCHE
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
Affiliation: IMDEA Networks Institute and Chair of Excellence University Carlos III of Madrid - Banco Santander
University of origin: University of Ottawa. Canada
PhD: McGill University. Montreal. Canada
Research: Sensor networks; mobile ad hoc networks; vehicular networks, mobile and pervasive computing; wireless multimedia; QoS service provisioning; performance evaluation and modeling of large-scale distributed systems; distributed computing; large-scale distributed interactive simulation and parallel discrete event simulation
Joining Date: Jun 2012
Leaving Date: April 2013
Valedictory Report: "Time flies very fast. My six months sabbatical stay amongst IMDEA Networks's and UC3M’s research community has come to an end. I have been in..." +
Dr. Tilman WOLF
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
University of origin: University of Massachusetts Amherst. USA
PhD: Computer Science. Washington University, St. Louis, MO. USA
Research: Computer Networks; Future Internet Architecture; Router Design; Multi-core Packet Processors; Embedded System and Network Security
Joining Date: Jul 2012
Leaving Date: December 2012
Valedictory Report: "I visited IMDEA Networks from July 2012 to December 2012 as a sabbatical away from my home institution, the University of Massachusetts Amherst. ..." +
Dr. Zhi-Li ZHANG
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
Affiliation: IMDEA Networks Institute and Chair of Excellence University Carlos III of Madrid - Banco Santander
University of origin: University of Minnesota. Minneapolis. USA
PhD: Computer Science. Washington University, St. Louis, MO. USA
Research: Building Highly Scalable, Resilient and Secure Internet Infrastructure and Mechanisms to enhance Internet Service Availability, Reliability and Security; Developing Next-generation, Service-oriented, Manageable Internet Architectures to provide better Support for Creation, Deployment, Operations and Management of Value-added Internet Services and Underlying Networks
Joining Date: Feb 2012
Leaving Date: August 2012
Valedictory Report: “Having served on the Scientific Advisory Board for IMDEA Networks from its inception until 2010, I am happy to see IMDEA Networks growing into a..." +
Dr. Dariusz KOWALSKI
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
University of origin: University of Liverpool. UK
PhD: Computer Science, Warsaw University. Poland
Research: algorithms and data structures; foundations of distributed/parallel/network/mobile computing and communication; fault-tolerant aspects of communication; communication algorithms for wireless networks
Joining Date: Sep 2011
Leaving Date: July 2012
Valedictory Report: "IMDEA Networks is an institute observing highest international research standards. It gathers top researchers in many areas of network science..." +
Dr. Jun LI
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
Affiliation: IMDEA Networks Institute and Chair of Excellence University Carlos III of Madrid - Banco Santander
University of origin: University of Oregon. USA
PhD: Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles. USA
Research: Networking Architecture and Protocols; Network Security
Joining Date: Feb 2011
Leaving Date: July 2011
Valedictory Report: "IMDEA Networks is a quickly growing institute and has a bright prospect of success. Composed of people from many different countries who conduct..." +
Dr. Marwan M. KRUNZ
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
Affiliation: IMDEA Networks Institute and Chair of Excellence University Carlos III of Madrid - Banco Santander
University of origin: The University of Arizona. USA
PhD: Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University. USA
Research: Communications Technology and Networking, with particular emphasis on Optimal Resource Allocation, Adaptive Control, and Distributed Protocol Design
Joining Date: Mar 2010
Leaving Date: August 2010
Valedictory Report: In early 2009, I started planning for my upcoming 6-month sabbatical, which was to commence in January 2010. I set high expectations of what I..." +
Dr. Reza REJAIE
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
University of origin: University of Oregon. USA
PhD: Computer Science, University of Southern California (USC). USA
Research: Multimedia Networking; P2P Networking; Network Measurement; Online Social Networks
Joining Date: Sep 2009
Leaving Date: August 2010
Valedictory Report:  "The institute had brought together an excellent research group who has been actively working on a few exciting areas of networking and very..." +
Dr. Narasimha REDDY
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
Affiliation: IMDEA Networks Institute and Chair of Excellence University Carlos III of Madrid - Banco Santander
University of origin: Texas A&M University. USA
PhD: Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). USA
Research: Computer Networking; Storage Systems; Multimedia
Joining Date: Sep 2009
Leaving Date: February 2010
Valedictory Report: "IMDEA Networks is a growing organization and has very good researchers. The free coffee engendered many active discussions on strategies for..." +
Dr. Nicolas D. GEORGANAS
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
Affiliation: IMDEA Networks Institute and Chair of Excellence University Carlos III of Madrid - Banco Santander
University of origin: University of Ottawa. Canada
PhD: University of Ottawa (Canada); National Technical University of Athens (Greece) (honoris causa); and Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
Research: Ambient Multimedia Intelligence Systems (AMIS); Multimedia Communications; Collaborative Virtual Environments; Tele-Haptics; Web Telecollaboration Applications; Intelligent Internet Sensors and Appliances
Joining Date: Sep 2008
Leaving Date: August 2009
Note: Demised on July 27th 2010  
Valedictory Report: "IMDEA Networks is now moving ahead at full steam. New researchers and new facilities will make the Institute a world class centre in Wireless..." +
Dr. Gustavo DE VECIANA
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
University of origin: University of Texas at Austin. USA
PhD: Electrical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley. USA
Research: Analysis and design of wireless and wireline telecommunication networks; architectures and protocols to support sensing and pervasive computing; Applied probability, queueing and information theory
Joining Date: Jun 2008
Leaving Date: December 2008
Valedictory Report: "Spending my sabbatical amongst this group of smart and particularly social researchers made me think about the degree to which research is a..." +
Dr. Jon CROWCROFT
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Visiting Professor
University of origin: University of Cambridge. England. UK
PhD: Computer Science, University College London (UCL) (England, UK)
Research: Opportunistic Communications; Privacy in the Cloud; Carbon Neutral Networking
Joining Date: Apr 2008
Leaving Date: June 2008
Valedictory Report: "My stay at IMDEA and UC3M coincided with the start of the EU Trilogy project, which was an extremely successful collaborative research programme..." +

Former Research Associate Professors

Dr. Pierre FRANCOIS
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Research Associate Professor
PhD: IP Routing Protocols, Université Catholique de Louvain. Belgium
Research: IP Routing; IS-IS; OSPF; BGP; MPLS; Segment Routing; Network Management
Joining Date: Sep 2011
Leaving Date: July 2015
Dr. Dejan KOSTIĆ
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Research Associate Professor
PhD: Computer Science, Duke University, Durham, NC. USA
Research: Distributed Systems; Computer Networks; Operating Systems; Mobile Computing
Joining Date: Nov 2012
Leaving Date: June 2014

Former Research Assistant Professors

Dr. Balaji RENGARAJAN
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Research Assistant Professor
PhD: Electrical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin. USA
Research: Measurement, Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Wireless Networks, Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks
Joining Date: Oct 2009
Leaving Date: June 2013
Dr. Gianluca RIZZO
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Research Assistant Professor
PhD: Computer Science, EPFL Lausanne. Switzerland
Research: Performance Evaluation of Communication Networks; Network Calculus; Quality of Service
Joining Date: Sep 2009
Leaving Date: March 2013
Dr. Rade STANOJEVIĆ
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Research Assistant Professor
PhD: Computer Science, National University of Ireland. Maynooth. Ireland
Research: Performance Evaluation; Network Economics
Joining Date: Oct 2010
Leaving Date: March 2012

Former Post-Doc Researchers

Dr. Nicolas NICOLAOU
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Post-Doc Researcher (Marie Curie Fellow)
PhD: Computer Science and Engineering. University of Connecticut. Storrs. USA
Research: Parallel Algorithms; Wireless and Sensor Networks; Security Evaluation and Analysis of Voting Technologies; Distributed Storage Systems; Fault Tolerant Computing; Distributed Algorithms
Joining Date: Dec 2014
Leaving Date: November 2016
Dr. Aditya AMAH
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Post-Doc Researcher
PhD: Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Technische Universität Darmstadt. Darmstadt. Germany
Research: Cooperative communication; Relaying; Beamforming
Joining Date: Jan 2015
Leaving Date: November 2015
Dr. Francois CLAD
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Post-Doc Researcher
PhD: Computer Science. University of Strasbourg. France
Research: IP Routing; Segment Routing; Internet Measurements
Joining Date: Jul 2014
Leaving Date: July 2015
Dr. Elisa ROJAS
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Post-Doc Researcher
PhD: Communication and Information Technologies. University of Alcalá. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. Spain
Research: Routing; Bridging; Ethernet; Data Center; Software Defined Networking
Joining Date: Jun 2014
Leaving Date: December 2014

Former Research Engineers & Support

Jeanet BIRKKJAER
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Project Administrator
Joining Date: Aug 2015
Leaving Date: November 2016
Alejandro REYES
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Junior Software Developer
Joining Date: Nov 2015
Leaving Date: October 2016
Pablo CAMARILLO
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Research Engineer
Research: Segment Routing; ISP network architecture
Joining Date: Jul 2014
Leaving Date: September 2016
Alberto GORDILLO
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Research Engineer
Joining Date: Jan 2015
Leaving Date: November 2015
Joel ROSENTAL
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Systems Administrator
Joining Date: Jun 2009
Leaving Date: November 2015
Verónica CARRASCO
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Project Administrator
Joining Date: Mar 2015
Leaving Date: August 2015
Philippe MORERE
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Research Engineer
Research: NLP; Machine Learning; Big Data; Distributed Systems
Joining Date: Jan 2014
Leaving Date: June 2015
Jonathan ALMODÓVAR
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Laboratory Technician
Research: Distributed Systems; System Administration; E-learning
Joining Date: Feb 2014
Leaving Date: February 2015
Andrea ISIMINGER
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Project Administrator
Joining Date: Mar 2013
Leaving Date: June 2014
Jorge RAMÓN MUÑOZ
IMDEA Networks Job Title: Research Engineer
Research: Big Data; Systems Integration; Systems architecture; Consulting
Joining Date: Feb 2013
Leaving Date: July 2013