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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 (Madrid Time)
E-mail: angel.acosta@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6962
Alejandro AMARO
Position: Junior Software Developer
BSc: Computer Engineering. Specialization: Computing. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Madrid. Spain
Previous Position: Internship Student. IMDEA Networks Institute. Madrid. Spain
Joining Date: Feb 2019 (Madrid Time)
E-mail: alejandro.amaro@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6954
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 (Madrid Time)
E-mail: ignacio.berberana@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6928
Antonio COBOS
Position: Research Engineer
BSc: Telecommunications Engineering Technology. University of Seville. Seville. Spain
MSc: Telecommunications Engineering. University of Seville. Seville. Spain; Information and Communication Technologies Security. University of Seville. Seville. Spain
Previous Position: CCNA Switching and Routing Certification Instructor. OpenWebinars. Seville. Spain
Research: 5G Networks; IoT; Wired Networks; Wi-Fi Networks; IT Security
Joining Date: Mar 2018 (Madrid Time)
E-mail: antonio.cobos@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6918
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 (Madrid Time)
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 (Madrid Time)
E-mail: amanda.garcia@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6931
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 (Madrid Time)
E-mail: neftali.gonzalez@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6947
Susana HERNÁNDEZ
Position: Project Administrator
BSc: Biology (Specialization: Biotechnology) - EQF Level 7 Certificate (Master). Complutense University of Madrid. Madrid. Spain / Food Science and Technology - EQF Level 7 Certificate (Master). Complutense University of Madrid. Madrid. Spain
Previous Position: R&D Project Administrator. Rey Juan Carlos University. Madrid. Spain
Joining Date: Jun 2019 (Madrid Time)
E-mail: susana.hernandez@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6990
Manuel HERRERA
Position: Junior Analyst Programmer
BSc: Higher Degree in Cross-Platform Application Development. IES Zaidín Vergeles. Granada. Spain
Previous Position: Software Developer. Olomedia. Palermo. Italy
Joining Date: Sep 2019 (Madrid Time)
E-mail: manuel.herrera@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6946
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 (Madrid Time)
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 (Madrid Time)
E-mail: franciscojavier.hervas@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6991
Anna IANNARELLA
Position: Program Manager
BSc: Electrical Engineering. Simón Bolívar University. Caracas. Venezuela
MSc: Corporate Finance Specialist. Simón Bolívar University. Caracas. Venezuela
Joining Date: Dec 2018 (Madrid Time)
E-mail: anna.iannarella@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6927
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 (Madrid Time)
E-mail: jesusomar.lacruz@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6930
Mohamed Lamine MOULAY
Position: Research Engineer
BSc: Communication and Electronics Engineering. Applied Science University. Amman. Jordan
MSc: Multimedia and Communications. University Carlos III of Madrid. Madrid. Spain
Previous Position: Internship Student. IMDEA Networks Institute. Madrid. Spain
Research: AMC; Wireless Communications; Docker: Python; Linux
Joining Date: Jul 2018 (Madrid Time)
E-mail: mohamed.moulay@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6952
Ricardo PADRINO
Position: Research Engineer
BSc: Electronic Engineering. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid. Spain; Physics (3-years). Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Previous Position: Electronic Engineer. CSIC. Madrid. Spain
Research: Deep Learning; Computer Vision; Automatic Algorithms; Autonomous Robot-Vehicles; Electronic Design
Joining Date: Jan 2018 (Madrid Time)
E-mail: ricardo.padrino@imdea.org
Phone: +34 91 481 6964