Data and the economy stemming from them are the engine for the fourth industrial revolution. However, and according to Nikolaos Laoutaris, there is a very important leading player who currently receives absolutely nothing of the huge profits generated by the activity: the people who provide these data. Only in a very few cases do the humans producing data receive a measly compensation in kind for it: free online services.
Dr. Jim Kurose, member of the Scientific Council of IMDEA Networks Institute since 2006 and member of its Board of Trustees until 2014, has been named to National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on February 7. The University of Massachusetts Amherst Distinguished Professor has been conferred this distinction for “contributions to the design and analysis of network protocols for multimedia communication.”
5TONIC, the open 5G laboratory of which IMDEA Networks is a founding member together with Telefónica and Ericsson España, received a mention in the Radar 3.0 program of Radio 5 on February 1. In addition, Arturo Azcorra, director of the IMDEA Networks research institute and Full Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, was also interviewed as vice president of 5TONIC by Networkworld.
The article, “An analysis of Pre-installed Android Software” by Julien Gamba, Mohammed Rashed, Abbas Razaghpanah, Juan Tapiador and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, has received two prestigious awards this month: one from the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) and another from the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) and Inria. The study has huge social impact as it reveals the privacy and security issues associated with pre-installed software on Android devices and their supply chain.
On 20 January 2020, 5TONIC (the open 5G laboratory of which IMDEA Networks Institute is a founding member together with Telefónica,) participated in the first Mobile Talks organized by ESIC Business & Marketing School, titled "New opportunities arising from 5G." At the conference it was highlighted how 5G networks will allow the emergence of new services and solutions that will benefit the economy and society as a whole.
The Community of Madrid has shown its pride for the Institutos Madrileños de Estudios Avanzados (IMDEA) in light of the relevant data registered from their foundation between 2006 and 2007. Regional government’s vice president, Ignacio Aguado, has expressed to media his compromise to keep on powering these seven scientific research and innovation centers with a high international prestige (Software, Energy, Networks, Materials, Water, Nanoscience and Food).
We interview one of the members of our Alumni Network, Dr. Qing Wang. He obtained his PhD from IMDEA Networks Institute and Universidad Carlos III of Madrid in May 2016. When he was a PhD student at IMDEA Networks Institute, he worked on visible light communication systems and device-to-device communications. Wang was the co-founder of the OpenVLC project. OpenVLC is an open-source, flexible, and low-cost visible light communication system platform.
The next generation of virtual and augmented reality technology will be able to enhance clinical care and to improve personal health and wellness. It will also help facilitate the shift towards telemedicine so as to reduce costs of care delivery and raise clinical efficiency. We interview Dr. Walter Greenleaf, research neuroscientist and medical product developer working at Stanford University, during his recent visit to IMDEA Networks.
Arturo Azcorra, Director of IMDEA Networks Institute and Full Professor at University Carlos III of Madrid, is interviewed by the Spanish radio station Cadena SER Madrid Sur on the topic of 5G communications.
5G-DIVE kick off meeting took place last 31th of October in Hsinchu, Taiwan. This project is funded by the European Commission and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan. 5G-DIVE is a H2020 5G-PPP project composed of partners from industrial and academic field of both regions, Europe and Taiwan. The consortium comprises 12 partners: European organizations are, UC3M University as Project Coordinator, ADLINK Technology, Ericsson, Interdigital Germany, Telefónica, Telcaria Ideas and Rise. From the Taiwanese side the companies are, Industrial Technology Research Institute, as Taiwanese project coordinator, NCTU, Askey and Institute for Information Industry.