Telecommunications Research Engineer: Specialized in Satellite Communications
Dec. 2007 to July 2011. Telecommunications Research Engineer - Joint Financing Fellowship: Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) - Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) – Telecommunications for Space and Aeronautics (TeSA), Toulouse (France) and Barcelona (Spain). Topics of study:
• Design of improved resource allocation, transmission and protection schemes over DVB-S2/RCS/SH standards at Ka/Ku/S-bands.
• Cross-layer optimization and multicasting for VoIP/Video transmission over temperate/tropical areas.
• Involved in the “Brazil project: Broadband to Rural America over Satellite Integrated Links”.
2007 (6 months). Research Engineer and Assistant Professor - Wireless Communications Group at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona
• Area of study: Resource allocation and cross-layer design of VoIP for Hybrid Satellite (DVB-S2/RCS) - WiMAX Networks.
• Teaching: lessons in Data Transmission and Mobile Communications.
2006 (5 months). Research Engineer - Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), Centre Spatial de Toulouse (CST), Toulouse
• SatNEx (European Satellite Network of Excellence) research Mission.
• Area of study: Performance of upper-layer FEC protection in adaptive satellite systems for mobile scenarios.
2005 (1 year). Research Engineer (Internship) - Wireless Communications Group at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona
• Thesis topic: Design of an adaptive and QoS-aware PHY/MAC/IP Scheduler/Manager for the DVB-S2 system, within the ESA contract.
Education and Formation
2007/11. Ph.D in Telecommunications – Joint degree (cotutelle) between the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE: SUPAERO+ENSICA) in Toulouse, and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in Barcelona (Spain).
2006/07. M.Sc. in Micro and Nanoelectronics Engineering (specialized in Wireless Communications), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona (Spain).
2000/06. Telecommunications Engineering Degree (equiv M.Sc, BAC+5), spec. in Communications – Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Faculty of Telecommunications (ETSETB), Barcelona (Spain).
Spanish and Catalan: Mother tongues
English: Fluent - First Certificate in English (University of Cambridge, June 2006), PhD defence/dissertation and publications/conferences in English.
French: Fluent – Almost 3 years living in Toulouse (France).
Chairman of special session in “Robust Hybrid Networks for Rural and Tropics”, in the International Workshop on Satellite and Space Communications (IWSSC) 2009, Siena (Italy).
Coordinator of PhD Students (2009-2011) in the Wireless Communications group at UAB.
Part of the organization committee of the: 46th RCS meeting (2007), Barcelona (UAB). SatNEx Assembly meeting and Joint activity meetings (2008), Barcelona (UAB).
Personal skills and competences
OS: Windows, Linux and Unix.
Languages: C, C++, Java and HTML.
Software: Matlab, Juzzle, Visual C, OPNET, Desktop Software: (Latex, Office) and software related to web page creation.
Sports: Captain of volleyball team, basketball, tennis, climbing and hiking.
Cultural: Volunteer at “Festival Cinespaña 2011” in Toulouse, musicals/reading and travelling.
Publications (All publications available on Request)
A patent (currently being processed), 2 contributions to standards, 4 international journal papers, 1 chapter of a book and 11 international conference papers. Most relevant publications:
• “Cross-layer Design for Distributed Cooperative Satellite Bandwidth Allocation”, submitted to IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, 2011.
• “NUM-based Fair Rate-Delay Balancing for Layered Video Multicasting over Adaptive Satellite Networks”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), vol. 29, no. 5, May 2011.
• "VoIP Cross-Layer Load Control for Hybrid Satellite-WiMAX Networks", in IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, vol. 15, pp. 32–39, June 2008.
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