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Awards

IMDEA Networks Institute monitors and evaluates its scientific results in order to obtain a sound appraisal of the degree of fulfillment of its strategy and objectives, optimizing the management of its resources and maximizing its impact. The pursuit of excellence is at the core of all of our activities.

The following researchers have received various awards, from career related prizes to the best PhD or MSc Thesis or to the best graduation degree project. They are listed starting by the most recent recipient:

Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award University Carlos III of Madrid – Academic year 2015/2016 | Ph.D. Program in Telematic Engineering

Arash Asadi (March 2016)

Opportunistic Device-To-Device Communication In Cellular Networks: From Theory To Practice [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Phd thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors:
Vincenzo Mancuso, IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain

 

Pablo Salvador (April 2016)

Efficient voice and video traffic delivery in IEEE 802.11 WLANs: design, implementation and experimental evaluation [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Phd thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors:
Pablo Serrano, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

 

M. Isabel Sanchez (March 2016)

Analysis, Design and Experimental Evaluation of Connectivity Management in Heterogeneous Wireless Environments [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Phd thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors:
Antonio De la Oliva, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

 

Qing Wang (May 2016)

Visible Light and Device-to-Device Communications: System Analysis and Implementation [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Phd thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors:
Domenico Giustiniano, IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain

 

The prizes were awarded on December 2016.

Honorable Mention at Data Science Awards Spain 2016

Héctor Cordobés de la Calle 

Research engineer at IMDEA Networks Institute receives an Honorable Mention at the Data Science Awards Spain 2016 in the category of Best Data Scientist in Data Engineering. He is one of over 300 data scientists to have participated in the first Big Data awards in Spain to acknowledge the best initiatives in the area of Big Data by individuals, companies and data journalism.
Big Data Week, Madrid, Spain, 24 October 2016.

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ACM SIGCOMM 2016 Travel Grant

Adrian Loch

Adrian Loch, a Post-Doc Researcher at IMDEA Networks working in the Wireless Networking Group led by Joerg Widmer, receives a Travel Grant to attend a top tier 1 event in the area of data communication: the 2016 edition of the ACM SIGCOMM conference. This is the flagship annual conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM) on the applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols for computer communication.
Florianópolis, Brazil, 22-26 August 2016.

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Best PhD Dissertation Award from TU Darmstadt

Adrian Loch

Adrian Loch, a Post-Doc Researcher at IMDEA Networks working in the Wireless Networking Group led by Joerg Widmer, has received the Best Dissertation Award for a doctoral thesis within the Computer Science Department at the Technical University of Darmstadt, in Germany. The award is given in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement in the area of Computer Science.
Darmstadt, Germany, May 2016.

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Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Joerg Widmer

Granted in recognition of Dr. Widmer’s achievements in the field of wireless networking.
The Humboldt Foundation grants about 20 such Awards annually to internationally renowned academics in all academic fields, who work outside of Germany, in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in research to date and their exceptional potential for the future.
Bonn, Germany, April 2016.

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IPSN 2016 Student Travel Grant

Qing Wang

The 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2016) (CPSWeek).
Vienna, Austria, 11-14 April 2016.

PhD Student under the supervision of Dr. Antonio Fernández Anta invited to participate in the Dagstuhl Seminar 15511 on The Graph Isomorphism Problem

Luis F Chiroque 

Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, 13-18 December 2015.

GTTI Award for PhD Theses in the field of Communication Technologies

Vincenzo Sciancalepore (November 2015)

Enhancements in spectrum management techniques for heterogeneous 5G future networks [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Phd thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors:
Albert Banchs, IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain / Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

 

GTTI is the National Telecommunications and Information Theory Group in Italy.
PhD thesis defended on November 26th 2015, in Madrid, Spain. The prize was awarded on June 15th 2016, in Geneva, Italy.

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IEEE Educational Spanish Chapter Award

José A. Ruipérez-Valiente (October 2013)

Design and Implementation of a Learning Analytics Module for the Khan Academy Platform [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Masters thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Supervisors:
Muñoz-Merino Pedro J., Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

 

IEEE Educational Spanish Chapter Award to the best final degree project or master thesis related to technological applications in education in the area of IEEE (16 November 2015).

Accenture Award to the best final degree project or master thesis on “Digital new services, applications and business models”

José A. Ruipérez-Valiente (October 2013)

Design and Implementation of a Learning Analytics Module for the Khan Academy Platform [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Masters thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Supervisors:
Muñoz-Merino Pedro J., Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

 

Accenture Award to the best final degree project or master thesis on “Digital new services, applications and business models”, awarded by COIT-AEIT (Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación – Asociación Española de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación) (16 October 2015).

ACM MobiCom 2015 Student Travel Grant

Qing Wang

The 21st Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (ACM MobiCom 2015).
Paris, France, 07-11 September 2015.

PhD Student under the supervision of Dr. Antonio Fernández Anta selected to participate in 3rd Heidelberg Laurate Forum

Elli Zavou

200 young researchers from 60 countries were selected to meet leading researchers in mathematics and computer science for a week of scientific exchange and interdisplicinary dialogue across generations and beyond cultural barriers. This event featured a total of 25 Abel, Turing, Fields and Nevanlinna Laureates, winners of the highest distinctions in mathematics and computer science. The 3rd Heildelberg Laurate Forum took place in Heidelberg, Germany, 23–28 August 2015.

ACM SIGCOMM 2015 Student Travel Grant

Qing Wang

The 2015 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data Communication (ACM SIGCOMM 2015).
London, United Kingdom, 17-21 August 2015.

Best Reviewer of 2015

Paolo Casari

IEEE Journal of Oceanic engineering

eMadrid 2015 Award 

José A. Ruipérez-Valiente (October 2013)

Design and Implementation of a Learning Analytics Module for the Khan Academy Platform [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Masters thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Supervisors:
Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

 

eMadrid 2015 Award to the best final degree project or master thesis related to research or development on educational technology (1 July 2015).

Student Poster Finalist

Alain Olivier

Internship Student under the supervision of Dr. Casari ranked Student Poster Finalist
MTS/IEEE OCEANS Conference
18-21 May 2015, Genova, Italy

Outstanding Prize to the Best Academic Record in the 2013/14 Edition of the Interuniversitary Master in Telematic Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Luca Cominardi (September 2014)

Distributed Mobility Management for a Flat Architecture in 5G Mobile Networks: Solutions, Analysis and Experimental Validation [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Phd thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors:
Carlos Jesús Bernardos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

 

Master’s thesis defended on September 29th, 2014, in Madrid, Spain.

PhD Student under the supervision of Dr. Antonio Fernández Anta selected to participate in 2nd Heidelberg Laurate Forum

Evgenia Christoforou

200 young researchers from 60 countries were selected to meet leading researchers in mathematics and computer science for a week of scientific exchange and interdisplicinary dialogue across generations and beyond cultural barriers. This event featured a total of 25 Abel, Turing, Fields and Nevanlinna Laureates, winners of the highest distinctions in mathematics and computer science. The 2nd Heildelberg Laurate Forum took place in Heidelberg, Germany, 21-26 September 2014.

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2014 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed (non-government sponsored) Students Abroad

Qing Wang 

PhD Student under the supervision of Dr. Domenico Giustiniano awarded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC). The award is set up to honor overseas Chinese students pursuing a PhD with outstanding academic accomplishment across all academic disciplines.

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2013 Excellence Prize – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (5th edition). Modality: Young Research Staff

Albert Banchs

Premio de excelencia 2013 – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (5ª edición), modalidad: Joven personal investigador”.
Prize awarded by the Social Council of University Carlos III of Madrid. The prize is sponsored by the said Council and Banco Santander.
8 May 2013.

Outstanding Masters Thesis Award Universidad Carlos III de Madrid -Academic year 2011/2012

Arash Asadi (October 2012)

Opportunistic cellular communications with clusters of dual-radio mobiles [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Masters thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors:
Vincenzo Mancuso, IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain / Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

 

Premio Extraordinario de Máster Oficial Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – Curso 2011/2012. Programa de Máster Interuniversitario en Ingeniería Telemática’.
Masters thesis defended on October 3rd, 2012, in Madrid, Spain. The prize was awarded on December 18th, 2012.

Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award University Carlos III of Madrid – Academic year 2011/2012 | Ph.D. Program in Telematic Engineering 

Paul Patras (March 2011)

Control-Theoretic Adaptive Mechanisms for Performance Optimization of IEEE 802.11 WLANs: Design, Implementation and Experimental Evaluation [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Phd thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors:
Albert Banchs, IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain / Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

 

‘Premio extraordinario de doctorado Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – Convocatoria 2011/2012 | Programa de Doctorado en Ingeniería Telemática’.
PhD Thesis defended on March 18th, 2011, in Madrid, Spain. The prize was awarded on November 27th, 2012.

Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award University Carlos III of Madrid – Academic year 2011/2012 | Ph.D. Program in Telematic Engineering

Alex Bikfalvi (July 2012)

Peer-to-Peer Television for the IP Multimedia Subsystem [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Phd thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors:
Jaime García-Reinoso, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

 

‘Premio extraordinario de doctorado Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – Convocatoria 2011/2012 | Programa de Doctorado en Ingeniería Telemática’.
PhD Thesis defended on July 18th, 2012, in Madrid, Spain. The prize was awarded on November 27th, 2012.

Nationwide Finalist of the Telematics Association Award in the XXXII Edition of the Awards to the Best Graduation or Master’s Degree Project in Telematics Engineering

Pablo Salvador

Implementation of Advanced Network Mobility Mechanisms over Fonera Routers (Implementación de Mecanismos Avanzados de Movilidad de Redes sobre Routers Fonera). Graduation degree project, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Premio Finalista Asociación de Telemática al Mejor Proyecto Fin de Carrera o Trabajo Fin de Máster en Ingeniería Telemática”.
Prize awarded by the Official College of Telecommunication Engineers (COIT) and the Spanish Association of Telecommunication Engineers (AEIT).
June 28th, 2012.