My PhD Thesis

"Contribución al Modelado y Caracterización de Nodos en Redes de Banda Ancha. Aplicación al Multiplexor Inverso ATM"
January 21st, 2000. Download
Abstract
: The Inverse Multiplexing for ATM (IMA) is a technology that combines multiple T1/E1 links to support the transparent transmission of ATM cells over one single logical data trunk which bandwidth is the aggregate of the T1/E1 capacities. That is, it provides high bandwidth by using already deployed WAN infrastructure and at a reasonable cost. In this thesis several analytical models were developed to evaluate the benefits of a generic ATM node and of an IMUX device. This allows computing the parameters of quality of service for its design: average waiting time of the cells in the device and cell loss probability.

ALUMNI

Co-Tutored PhD Thesis

Dra. Isabel V. Martín Faus. "Modelado y Análisis Transitorio de un Sistema de Distribución de Vídeo bajo Demanda". July 21st, 2008. She is an assistant professor at the UPC. Download thesis
Abstract
: This thesis is focused on video-on-demand (VoD) services to investigate the goodness of performability techniques in end-to-end QoS scenarios. Based on a straightforward Markov Chain, Markov-Reward Chain (MRC) models are developed in order to obtain various QoS measures of an adaptive VoD service.

Tutored PhD Thesis

Dr. Christian Iza Paredes received the Master of Networking and Communications at the Pontifical Catholic University, Quito-Ecuador, in 2011. He had a full scholarship from SENESCYT (Ecuador).
Title: "Design and performance evaluation of smart dissemination of emergence messages in vehicular ad-hoc networks", 12th July 2018. Excellent Cum Laude. Download thesis.
Abstract: Design and performance evaluation of smart algorithms for dissemination of messages in VANETs.

Dr. Ahmad Mezher received his degree in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering (Golden Degree), and a MSc. Degree in Signals and Systems from the Central University of Las Villas (Cuba). Ahmad was recipient of a FI-AGAUR grant from the Government of Catalonia.
Title: "Contribution to provide video-streaming services over wireless adhoc networks in smart cities", 22th April 2016. Excellent Cum Laude. Download thesis.
Abstract: Design and performance evaluation of routing protocols for multimedia services over VANETs. Realistic urban scenarios using OpenStreetMap and NS2.

Dr. Luis Urquiza is an Engineer in Electronic and Networks by the Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Ecuador) and received the M.S degree in Telematics Engineering from the UPC in 2012. He was granted with a full scholarship from SENESCYT (Ecuador).
Title: "Design of a global smart communication framework for vehicular adhoc networks in urban scenarios", 5th April 2016. Excellent Cum Laude. He is currently working at the National Polytechnic School in Quito, Ecuador, as an associated professor. Download thesis.
Abstract: Design of routing protocols in vehicular adhoc networks for smart cities. Proposals to improve VANET communications in smart cities. Realistic urban scenarios using OpenStreetMap and NCTUns/Estinet.

Dra. Carolina Tripp Barba. "Contribution to design a communication framework for vehicular ad hoc networks in urban scenarios", 20th June 2013. Excellent Cum Laude. She is currently working at the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa in Mazatlán, Mexico, as an associated professor. Download thesis.
Abstract
: Design of QoS-aware routing protocols for VANETs (Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks). Contribution to improve Greedy Perimeter Stateless Routing (GPSR) in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks. Available Bandwidth Estimation (ABE) for VANETs. MMMR (Multimetric, Map-aware Routing Protocol. Anonymity in VANETs using a Crowds-based algorithm. VANET services in Smart Cities. NCTUns and CityMob simulators.

Dr. Víctor Carrascal Frías. "Contribution to provide QoS over Mobile Ad Hoc Networks for Video-Streaming Services based on an Adaptive Cross-Layer Architecture". March 2nd, 2009. He is currently working at GTD as networking engineer. Download thesis. Download NS-2 code contributions.
Abstract
: The main objective of this thesis was to develop new techniques to improve the performance of multimedia applications over wireless Ad Hoc networks, focusing on the provision of video-streaming services over MANETs. Aspects such as multipath routing, network monitoring, video characteristics, path classification, dynamic self-configuring, life-time of the routes, trustworthiness and reliability of the transmission have been tackled.

PhD candidates

Leticia Lemus received the Master of Telematgics Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, in 2011. She has a full scholarship from the University of Guadalajara (Mexico).
Title: "Enhancement of vehicular adhoc networks using machine learning techniques and privacy", Dissertation planned for 2020.
Abstract: Design and performance evaluation of VANETs using machine learning and privacy. Application to autonomous vehicles.

Nely López received the Master of Telematgics Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, in 2012. She has a full scholarship from the University of Guadalajara (Mexico).
Title: "Integration of electrical vehicles and vehicular adhoc networks in smart grid", Dissertation planned for 2020.
Abstract: Design of a platform including electrical vehicles in VANETs. Application to smart cities and smart grid.

Pablo Bautista Barbecho received the Master of Telematgics Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, in 2017. He has a full scholarship from SENESCYT (Equador).
Title: "Integration of electrical vehicles and vehicular adhoc networks in smart cities", Dissertation planned for 2020.
Abstract: Design of a platform including electrical vehicles in VANETs. Application to smart cities and smart grid.