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Various members of our research team have received awards related to their Research & Development activities. To distinguish them in cases when the award is the result of joint collaboration with scientists from other organizations, IMDEA Networks’ researchers appear in bold letters. These R&D Awards are listed starting by the most recently awarded:

IEEE CTW 2019 – Positioning Algorithm Competition – 3rd Place

Alejandro Blanco, Héctor Cordobés de la Calle, Joerg Widmer, Dolores Garcia Marti 

The contestants were asked to develop an algorithm for transmitter positioning based on measurements from a MIMO array. The IMDEA Networks team ranked 3rd in the competition.

IEEE Communication Theory Workshop – Selfoss, Iceland, 26-29 May 2019.

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Spanish National Association of Telecom Engineers’ (AEIT) Award for Innovation

AEIT’s 2018 Award for Innovation was granted to IMDEA Networks in recognition of the Institute’s work in the telecommunications sector and for its successes in the field of telematics.

II Noche de las Telecomunicaciones de Madrid, Palacio de las Alhajas, Madrid, Spain

30 May 2018

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IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize - ANRP 2017

P. Richter, F. Wohlfart, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, M. Allman, R. Bush, A. Feldmann, C. Kreibich, N. Weaver, V. Paxson

Philipp Richter (Technische Universität Berlin) was awarded a 2017 IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) for a scientific study authored in collaboration with an international research team of 9 including Dr. Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, a Research Assistant Professor at IMDEA Networks:

A Multi-perspective Analysis of Carrier-Grade NAT Deployment
Prize awarded by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
This paper was published in the proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2016 (ACM IMC 2016), 14-16 November 2016, Santa Monica, California, USA. Pages 215-229
December 2016

1st Prize at the Accenture Digital Connected Hackathon 2016 Madrid

Héctor Cordobés de la Calle & Luis Felipe Chiroque

Organized by Accenture Digital, Google Cloud, Adobe and Expo 2020 Dubai UAE
Madrid, Spain, 26-27 November 2016

Award to the Best Solution Approach (Premio al Mejor Enfoque de Solución), Artificial Intelligence Hackathon 2016

Héctor Cordobés de la Calle & Luis Felipe Chiroque

Organized by Accenture Digital, Google Cloud and the Madrid City Council (Ayuntamiento de Madrid)
Madrid, Spain, 4-5 November 2016.

Data Transparency Lab (DTL) grantee

Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez

Tool: Characterizing Indirect Privacy Leaks in Mobile Apps
Researchers: Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez (ICSI & IMDEA Networks Institute); Mark Allman (ICSI); Christian Kreibich (ICSI/Lastline); Vern Paxson (ICSI-UC Berkeley)

This DTL grant is awarded for the pursuit of research that will lead to the development of software tools on the topics of privacy, reverse engineering efforts for transparency and discrimination. Researchers are expected to produce software tools and platforms that enable end-users to better understand or control how their personal information is being collected and used in deployed online services.
USA, 2016

Cyber Award 2016 (2nd Place)

Maurizio Rea, Aymen Fakhreddine, Domenico Giustiniano

2nd Place at the Cyber Award 2016 competition for outstanding scientific contributions in the Cyberspace and Information research program of Armasuisse Science and Technology.
Switzerland, 2016

I-COM 2016 Data Science Hackathon Award - scientist LEVEL & I-COM Audience Award

Luis F. Chiroque, (PhD Student, IMDEA Networks & UC3M), Juan Miguel Carrascosa, (PhD Student, UC3M), Costas Iordanou, (PhD Student, Telefonica & UC3M) and Dr. Rubén Cuevas (Assistant Professor, UC3M)

Data Science Hackathon contest, celebrated in conjunction with the I-COM Global Summit 2016, 18-21 April 2016, Seville, Spain

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1st Prize Winner (1 out of 155) of 1st China (Shenzhen) Innovation Competition of International Talents 

Qing Wang
(1st Prize Winner (1 out of 155) of 1st China (Shenzhen) Innovation Competition of International Talents) Project proposal: ‘Lighting up the Internet-of-Lights/Things with Li-Fi’
Munich, Germany Division, April 2016.
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Most Entertaining Video Award, and Nomination for the Best Video and Best Robot Video

Domenico Giustiniano

Video: ‘Finding Linda - A Search and Rescue Mission by SWARMIX, SWARMIX project team’
The 10th AAAI Video Competition 2016, 12-17 February 2016, Phoenix, USA

Cyber Award 2015 (2nd Place)

Domenico Giustiniano

2nd Place at the Cyber Award 2015  competition for outstanding scientific contributions in the Cyberspace and Information research program of Armasuisse Science and Technology

Honorable Mention to Public-Private Cooperation with Marketed Research Results

Antonio Fernández Anta

The IMDEA institutes receive the Honorable Mention to Public-Private Cooperation with Marketed Research Results, awarded by the Foundation for Knowledge madri+d (Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d). The madri+d Awards recognise the best patents, enterprises and technology-based ideas, European R+D projects in cooperation, and scientific communication.

The organization Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d, within the framework of the 10th edition of its Awards, has given special recognition to scientific-technological activities involving public-private cooperation with an impact on the economy of Madrid, through awarding each of the IMDEA Institutes an Honorable Mention for research projects performed in cooperation with Spanish and foreign companies and whose results have been launched commercially in recent years.

The consortium IMDEA Networks Institute - Factory Holding Company 25 S.L. has received this Honorable Mention for a project developing a commercial tool with the necessary software and algorithms to analyze big data for Factory Holding Company 25 S.L., of the Zed Group. The result was a data analysis console that allows client companies’ data to be loaded and treated from multiple viewpoints, extracting trends and identifying patterns. Antonio Fernández Anta, Research Professor at IMDEA Networks, has led the Institute's research efforts on this project.

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IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize - ANRP 2013

Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever, Cristel Pelsser, Luca Cittadini, Pierre Francois, Olivier Bonaventure

Improving Network Agility With Seamless BGP Reconfigurations
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. 21 (3) pp. 990-1002. ISSN 1063-6692