Mónica Aguilar Igartua received her MSc and PhD degrees in telecommunication engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 1995 and 2000 respectively.
She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Networking Engineering and a member of the Smart Services for Information Systems and Communication Networks (SISCOM) at the UPC. Since 1995 she has been lecturing on data transmission, networking and QoS provision, and currently also on multihop wireless networks. She has been involved in several public funded national research projects in the field of multimedia communications.
Currently, she participates in the Spanish INRISCO (INcident monitoRing In Smart COmmunities), MAGOS (Secure sMArt Grid using Open Source Intelligence) and MobilitApp projects.
Her research interests include design, analytical modelling, design of dynamic self-configured routing protocols and performance evaluation of multimedia services over vehicular adhoc networks (VANETs). Her current work deals with the design of QoS-aware VANETs, electric vehicle, self-driving vehicle, integration of VANETs and Smart Cities.