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Distinguished Lecturer - Albert Banchs

Albert Banchs

Dr. Albert Banchs received his Telecommunications Engineering degree from UPC BarcelonaTech, Spain, in 1997, and the PhD degree from the same university in 2002. He was a visitor researcher at ICSI, Berkeley, CA, in 1997, worked for Telefonica I+D, Spain, in 1998, and for the Network Laboratories of NEC Europe Ltd., Germany, from 1998 to 2003. Since 2003, he is with Univeristy Carlos III of Madri (UC3M), where he currently holds the position of Associate Professor. Since 2009, he also has a double affiliation as Deputy director of the IMDEA Networks research institute (he was acting director from 2009 to 2012). He was Academic Guest at ETHZ in 2012, and Visiting Professor at EPFL in 2013 and 2015. Dr. Banchs authors more than 100 conference and journal papers, including publications at top conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, ACM CoNEXT, ACM IMC, IEEE ICNP and WWW, and at top journals such as IEEE/ACM ToN, IEEE JSAC, IEEE TMC, IEEE TVT and IEEE TWC. Prof. Banchs is editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (since 2014) and the Green Communications and Networking series of IEEE JSAC (since 2015), and has been area editor for Computer Communications (2010-2014) and editor for IEEE Communications Letters (associate editor in 2005-2010 and senior editor in 2010-2012). He has been guest editor for a number of journals (Computer Networks, Computer Communications, Pervasive Mobile Computing and IEEE Wireless Commnications) and has served in many TPCs (including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE SECON, IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE VTC, ITC and ACM WiNTECH). He has been general chair of IEEE Online GreenComm 2013 and ACM WiNTECH 2013, and TPC co-chair of IEEEE WoWMoM 2012, European Wireless 2010 and IEEE HotMESH 2010. Dr. Banchs has received a number of awards, including the national prize to the best PhD thesis on broadband networks, the runner-up award to the best collaborative project in the region of Madrid and the 2013 Excellence Award to Young UC3M Research Staff. Three of the 3 PhD theses he has supervised received the Outstanding PhD award of UC3M, and his papers received the SATIN award of the CONTENT Network of Excellence, the AT4Wireless award at the JITEL 2007 conference and the Best Paper Runner-up Award at ICNP 2014. His research interests include the resource allocation, design of novel algorithms and performance evaluation of wired and wireless networks.

  • Offloading Cellular Traffic through Opportunistic Communications
  • Performance Analysis and Optimization of wireless networks
  • An Overview of 5G mobile networks
  • Applying control and game theory to wireless networking
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Term effective through 31 December 2017