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Research Engineering & Support

The Research Engineering & Support unit at IMDEA Networks is dedicated to supporting the continued growth in our research capacity and maximizing the impact of our research output by providing specific technical and professional expertise and assistance to ongoing research endeavors in a variety of ways. Research Engineering & Support personnel work either at the level of the entire Institute, or closely with researchers and their groups. There are roles with an engineering background that take care of the design, installation and maintenance of the IT infrastructure. Other roles may, for instance, provide administrative or operational support to project or lab management.

Typical jobs include systems administration, research (software and/or hardware) engineering, project or research administrator and laboratory technician. These positions are similar to their industry equivalents. They enable our employees to work on cutting-edge research problems and technology in a stimulating and innovative environment.

Ángel ACOSTA
Position: Systems Administrator
BSc: Computer Engineering. José Antonio Paéz University. Venezuela
MSc: Informatics Engineering. University Carlos III of Madrid. Spain
Previous Position: IT Operations & Support Manager. Next Limit Technologies. Madrid. Spain
Joining Date: Aug 2016
E-mail: angel.acosta@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6962
Ignacio BERBERANA
Position: Senior Research Engineer
MSc: Mining Engineer. School of Mining Engineering. Polytechnic University of Madrid. Madrid. Spain
Previous Position: Innovation Manager - Radio Access Networks. Telefónica Global CTO Team. Spain
Research: 5G; Radio Communications; RAN Virtualization
Joining Date: Jan 2017
E-mail: ignacio.berberana@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6928
Carlos CONTRERAS
Position: Junior Software Developer
BSc: Computer Engineering. Specialization: Information Systems. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Madrid. Spain
Previous Position: Internship Student. IMDEA Networks Institute. Madrid. Spain
Joining Date: Nov 2016
E-mail: carlos.contreras@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6946
Héctor CORDOBÉS DE LA CALLE
Position: Research Engineer
MSc: Telecommunications Engineering. University Carlos III of Madrid. Spain, Communications and Multimedia. University Carlos III of Madrid. Spain
Research: NLP; Big Data; Data and Signal Processing
Joining Date: Jun 2013
E-mail: hector.cordobes@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6955
Rafael GARCÍA
Position: Research Engineer
BSc: Computer Science. University of Córdoba. Spain
MSc: Computational Sciences. University of Amsterdam. The Netherlands
Previous Position: R&D Manager. Entropy Computational Services. Madrid. Spain
Research: Big Data; Data Science; Computational Science; Natural Computing
Joining Date: Feb 2014
E-mail: rafael.garcia@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6988
Dr. Amanda GARCÍA-GARCÍA
Position: Research Engineer
BSc: Telecommunications Engineering. Polytechnic University of Madrid. Madrid. Spain
MSc: Communications Technologies and Systems. Polytechnic University of Madrid. Madrid. Spain
PhD: Communications Technologies and Systems. Polytechnic University of Madrid. Madrid. Spain
Previous Position: Researcher assistant. Liquid Crystals Group. CEMDATIC. Polytechnic University of Madrid. Madrid. Spain
Research: RF Engineering; Millimeter-Wave Communications; High Frequency Antenna Design; Device Fabrication
Joining Date: Mar 2017
E-mail: amanda.garcia@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6924
Rosa GÓMEZ
Position: Research Administrator
BSc: Economics. University of Málaga. Málaga. Spain
MSc: Master in Economics of Science and Innovation. Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. Barcelona. Spain; Master in Economics and Finance. Centro de Estudios económicos Financieros (CEF). Madrid. Spain
Previous Position: R&D Project Manager. e-Helth Foundation (FeSalud). Spain
Joining Date: Feb 2014
E-mail: rosa.gomez@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6990
Neftalí GONZÁLEZ
Position: Systems Administrator
BSc: IT Systems Engineer. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Móstoles. Spain
Previous Position: IT Infrastructure Consultant. AstraZeneca Spain. Madrid. Spain
Joining Date: Jan 2017
E-mail: neftali.gonzalez@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6947
Dr. José HERRERA
Position: Research Engineer
BSc: Computer Science Engineering. Polytechnic University of Madrid. Madrid. Spain
MSc: Computer Science. Complutense University of Madrid. Madrid. Spain
PhD: Computer Science. Complutense University of Madrid. Madrid. Spain
Previous Position: Honourable Collaborator. Rey Juan Carlos University. Madrid. Spain
Research: Privacy; Access Control; Cloud computing; Edge/Fog Computing
Joining Date: May 2017
E-mail: jose.herrera@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6979
Francisco Javier HERVÁS
Position: Project Administrator
BSc: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
MSc: Master in Management of Human Resources. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Spain
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Spain
Previous Position: R&D Consultant. CYTSA. Spain
Joining Date: Feb 2015
E-mail: franciscojavier.hervas@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6991
Diego JUARA
Position: Research Engineer
BSc: Telecommunication Systems Engineering. University of Alcalá. Spain
Previous Position: Engineer. Indra Sistemas. Spain
Research: Wireless Communications; Visible Light Communication (VLC); Electronics; SDR; High Speed Systems
Joining Date: Jul 2017
E-mail: diego.juara@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6929
Dr. Jesús Omar LACRUZ
Position: Research Engineer
BSc: Electrical Engineering. University of the Andes. Mérida. Venezuela
MSc: Electronic System Engineering. Polytechnic University of Valencia. Valencia. Spain
PhD: Electronic Engineering. Polytechnic University of Valencia. Valencia. Spain
Previous Position: Assistant Professor. Electrical Engineering Department. University of the Andes. Mérida. Venezuela
Research: FPGA; VLSI; Error Correcting Codes; Digital Signal Processing; Digital Communications
Joining Date: Oct 2017
E-mail: jesusomar.lacruz@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6924
Norbert LUDANT
Position: Laboratory Technician
BSc: Communication Systems Engineering. University Carlos III of Madrid. Madrid. Spain
MSc: Double Master's Degree. Telecomunications Engineering & Multimedia and Communications. University Carlos III of Madrid. Madrid. Spain
Previous Position: Internship Student. IMDEA Networks Institute. Spain (Dec 2016 - Jul 2017)
Research: Wireless Communications; LTE; 5G; Massive MIMO; mmWave
Joining Date: Sep 2017
E-mail: norbert.ludant@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6986