IMDEA Networks Institute is one of the 7 IMDEA Research Institutes created in 2006 as a non-profit public Research Institute, with the objective of performing excellent research, carrying out technology transfer, and attracting talented researchers to the region of Madrid, Spain. IMDEA is a growing, English-speaking institute, whose multinational team is engaged in cutting-edge fundamental science in all areas of networking.

IMDEA Networks counts with a number of prestigious researchers experienced in participating in EU and national funded projects, such as MONROE, Flex5Gware, mmMagic, eCousin, iJOIN, CROWD, FLAVIA, GeoNet, Cloud4BigData, HyperAdapt, E2NET, TIGRE5 and Clouds. It is worth to mention the recently awarded ERC Consolidator Grant SearchLight.

Research members from the IMDEA team involved in this project have a strong publication record, including publications in top-level journals and conferences and good experience in technology transfer to industry.

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Role in the Project

IMDEA Networks will lead WP5 (Data collection, visualisation and analysis), and will be in charge of tasks T5.2 and T6.4. The expertise of IMDEA networks will be mainly employed for application characterization, workload modelling and decomposition, QoS modelling, data gathering and efficient data analytics. For the latter, in particular, IMDEA will consider big data analysis and machine learning techniques successfully employed in previous projects.

In addition, IMDEA will carry over its experience with the implementation of software and protocols on real devices in order to help with the reproduction of artificial workload data for simulation purposes. Finally, IMDEA will be involved in the validation of the use cases against selected performance metrics.

Key Personnel

  • Antonio Fernández Anta
    Antonio Fernández Anta Professor

    Dr. Antonio Fernández Anta is a Research Professor at IMDEA. Previously he was a Full Professor at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) and was on the Faculty of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), where we received an award for his research productivity.

  • Vincenzo Mancuso
    Vincenzo Mancuso Professor

    Dr. Vincenzo Mancuso is Research Associate Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute (Madrid, Spain). He has joined IMDEA since September 2010. Previously, he has built his research experience by working with University of Palermo (Italy), from which he received a Ph.D. in Electronic, Computer Science and Telecommunications in 2005, Rice University (Houston, TX, USA), and INRIA Sophia Antipolis (France).

  • Paolo Casari
    Paolo Casari Professor

    Dr. Paolo Casari is a Research Assistant Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute, where he leads the Ubiquitous Wireless Networking group. He holds a PhD in Information Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy (2008).

  • Rafael Garcia
    Rafael Garcia Research Engineer

    Rafael García is a Research Engineer. His main areas of interest are Computational Science, Natural Computing, Machine Learning, High Performance Computing and Networking.