The project called CoronaSurveys was created to "Measure the Iceberg" and was based on the idea that the iceberg has a visible tip – in this case, the number of confirmed cases - but below that tip, submerged and out of sight, is the rest of the block of ice, one of uncertain dimensions, and which can sink any vessel that does not know its real size. In order to get to a number that is closer to the real number of people affected by Covid-19, the team led by Antonio Fernández Anta published the first surveys on Twitter in Spanish in mid-March. Over the weeks since then, the project has expanded to almost global dimensions. Currently the surveys cover 150 countries and 60 languages.
Some Spanish areas are more likely than others to suffer a coronavirus outbreak and, therefore, would require greater protection measures against a second wave of COVID-19. The study of mobility during confinement indicates this, based on geospatial analysis. It’s been carried out by researchers from the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) in collaboration with TAPTAP Digital, using additional data from Predicio and Tamoco.
Antonio Fernández Anta has participated in one of the "MBA Talks" of the Canarian academic center MBA Business School: "Big Data & AI: Creating value in accelerated environments", in which Luis Falcón, Visiting Professor of MBA Business School, professor of the Master in City and Technology at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and CEO of inAtlas - Big Data and Location Analytics, has also been present.
We interview one of the members of our Alumni Network, Dr. Pavel Chuprikov. He obtained his PhD from IMDEA Networks and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid back in November 2019 and is now a Post-doc Researcher at Universita della Svizzera Italiana.
We interview one of the members of our Alumni Network, Dr. Allyson Sim, during her recent visit to IMDEA Networks. Allyson obtained her PhD from IMDEA Networks and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid back in March 2016 and is now a Post-doc Researcher at the TU Darmstadt in Germany.
Her research interests are on the topics of beyond-5G networks, specifically scheduling algorithms and precoding designs. Currently, Dr. Sim is working on the EmergenCITY project in the area of communication, where they enable infrastructureless communication in disaster scenarios.
We interview one of the members of our Alumni Network, Dr. Hany Assasa. Hany obtained his PhD from IMDEA Networks and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid back in July and he is still at our institute as a Post Doc Researcher. He and Dr. Joerg Widmer have just received funding by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the U.S. Department of Commerce to work on a new simulator for the next generation mmWave standards.
We interview one of the members of our Alumni Network, Dr. Paul Patras, during his recent visit to IMDEA Networks. Paul obtained his PhD from IMDEA Networks and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid back in March 2011 and is now an Associate Professor in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. This makes him the first member of our Alumni Network to achieve tenure.
5TONIC, the open research and innovation laboratory focusing on 5G technologies, takes part today in the ‘Passenger Global Forum’, organized by the UIC (the Worldwide Railway Organisation) and hosted by RENFE (the National Network of Spanish Railways). 5TONIC has been invited by the Spanish government to provide an overview of the potential applications of 5G to the railway sector. To this end, Arturo Azcorra, IMDEA Networks Director and 5TONIC Vice-President, will give a keynote speech entitled “The 5G Revolution and its impact on the Railway Sector”.
We interview one of the members of our Alumni Network, Dr. Elli Zavou, during her recent visit to IMDEA Networks. Elli obtained her PhD from IMDEA Networks and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid back in September 2016 and is now a Software Developer at StratioBD in Madrid.
CORREOS and SAS España award a team from IMDEA Networks and University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) for the best initiative in Artificial Intelligence applied to environmental efficiency with the aim of improving their service to citizens.