Recerca conjunta i lideratge a nivell internacional, així com captació i formació de talent, en l’àmbit dels sistemes de comunicacions radio i amb especial èmfasi en els sistemes de comunicacions sense fils (cel•lulars i wireless) co¿laborant en el disseny, anàlisi, modelat i optimització, incloent-hi, entre d’altres: estudi de tècniques avançades de transmissió, modulacions avançades,models de propagació, protocols d’accés, enrutat, gestió de recursos ràdio, planificació, dimensionat, implantació de serveis, garanties de QoS, millores en l'eficència energètica etc. Alguns dels camps d'aplicació son els radioenllaços digitals terrestres, els sistemes de comunicació mòbils cel•lulars, tant actuals com futurs (3G, 4G, LTE-A, 5G), les xarxes WLAN, WPAN, WSN, ad-hoc i mesh, els sistemes de difusió (televisió, ràdio) i els sistemes via satèl•lit (fixos i mòbils), i molt especialment els sistemes inte¿ligents de suport a la mobilitat, les ciutats intel·ligents i la salut.

Realizar investigación de forma conjunta y coordinada en el ámbito de los sistemas de comunicaciones radio, con énfasis especial en los sistemas inalámbricos (celulares y wireless). Dirigir tesis doctorales en estas temáticas, publicando en revistas y congresos de prestigio los resultados alcanzados. Ser competitivos a nivel nacional y europeo aportando, mediante convenios de investigación avanzada y de transferencia de tecnología, conocimiento a las empresas del sector. Desarrollar aplicaciones de valor añadido en estas tecnologías, que puedan resultar innovadoras y atractivas para el sector empresarial. Finalmente, hacer llegar a los futuros profesionales del sector, el concimiento y la técnicas adquiridas mediante una buena planificación de los cursos docentes en titulaciones de grado, másters profesionales y de investigación en los que se colabore, así com en la dirección de trabajos y proyectos fin de carrera en estos temas.

Perform coordinated research activity in the area of radio-communication systems, with emphasis in wireless systems and technologies. Direction of doctorals thesis (PhD) publishing the achieved results in prestigious journals and conferences. Being competitive, both at national and intrnational levelm through the participation in advanced research funded projects as well as in technology transfer activities , translating the experience to companies. Developing new and attractive applications oriented to improve the companies knowledge. Finally translate our experience to future professionals, by participating in high quality teaching activities for both, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as directing final thesis. Enroll advanced students in our team offering them the opportunity to work in research projects and activities.

Perform coordinated research activity in the area of radio-communication systems, with emphasis in wireless systems and technologies. Direction of doctorals thesis (PhD) publishing the achieved results in prestigious journals and conferences. Being competitive, both at national and intrnational levelm through the participation in advanced research funded projects as well as in technology transfer activities , translating the experience to companies. Developing new and attractive applications oriented to improve the companies knowledge. Finally translate our experience to future professionals, by participating in high quality teaching activities for both, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as directing final thesis. Enroll advanced students in our team offering them the opportunity to work in research projects and activities.

Recent Submissions

  • SCHEMA: Service Chain Elastic Management with distributed reinforcement learning 

    Dalgkitsis, Anestis; Garrido Platero, Luis Ángel; Mekikis, Prodromos-Vasileios; Ramantas, Kostas; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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    As the demand for Network Function Virtualization accelerates, service providers are expected to advance the way they manage and orchestrate their network services to offer lower latency services to their future users. ...
  • A collaborative statistical actor-critic learning approach for 6G network slicing control 

    Rezazadeh, Farhad; Chergui, Hatim; Blanco Botana, Luis; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference lecture
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    Artificial intelligence (AI)-driven zero-touch massive network slicing is envisioned to be a disruptive technology in beyond 5G (B5G)/6G, where tenancy would be extended to the final consumer in the form of advanced digital ...
  • Energy and cost footprint reduction for 5G and beyond with flexible radio access network 

    Guerra Gómez, Rolando; Ruiz Boqué, Sílvia; García Lozano, Mario; Saeed, Umar (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-10-15)
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    This paper focuses on Beyond fifth generation (B5G) non-linear data modeling and decision-making tools to optimize cost reduction versus coverage-QoS trade-off, in other words, the number of active Remote Radio Heads or ...
  • Speeding up bluetooth mesh 

    Pérez Díaz de Cerio, David; Hernandez Solana, Angela; García Lozano, Mario; Valdovinos Bardají, Antonio; Valenzuela González, José Luis (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-01-01)
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    Bluetooth has constantly evolved from its cradle in 1997 to the last 5.2 version in 2020. With each update and amendment, it has gained in speed, range, and versatility. One of the latest introductions was the Bluetooth ...
  • Evaluación de la implantación del aprendizaje basado en proyectos en la EPSC (2001-2003) 

    Alcober Segura, Jesús Ángel; Ruiz Boqué, Sílvia; Valero García, Miguel (Escola Universitària Politècnica de Vilanova i la Geltrú, 2001)
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    Aprendizaje basado en problemas o proyectos (a partir de ahora PBL) es el aprendizaje que se produce como resultado del esfuerzo que realiza el alumno para resolver un problema o llevar a cabo un proyecto. ...
  • BMADS: BLE mesh asynchronous dynamic scanning 

    Pérez Díaz de Cerio, David; Valenzuela González, José Luis; García Lozano, Mario; Hernandez Solana, Angela; Valdovinos, Antonio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-02-15)
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    The Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) mesh profile, currently standardized by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), assumes that friend and relay nodes should be continuously scanning the channel ready to receive any incoming ...
  • Machine-learning based traffic forecasting for resource management in C-RAN 

    Guerra Gómez, Rolando; Ruiz Boqué, Sílvia; García Lozano, Mario; Olmos Bonafé, Juan José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
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    The assumption of a fixed computational capacityat the Baseband Unit (BBU) pools in a Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) deployment results in underutilized resourcesor unsatisfied users depending on ...
  • Unsupervised learning for detection of mobility related anomalies in commercial LTE networks 

    Moysen Cortes, Jessica; Ahmed, Furqan; García Lozano, Mario; Niëmela, Jarno (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
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    We propose an unsupervised learning based anomaly detection framework for identifying cells experiencing performance degradation due to mobility problems, in LTE networks. Handover failure rate is used as a performance ...
  • Big data-driven automated anomaly detection and performance forecasting in mobile networks 

    Moysen Cortes, Jessica; Ahmed, Furqan; García Lozano, Mario; Niëmela, Jarno (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
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    The massive amount of data available in operational mobile networks offers an invaluable opportunity for operators to detect and analyze possible anomalies and predict network performance. In particular, application of ...
  • Bluetooth mesh analysis, issues, and challenges 

    Hernandez Solana, Angela; Pérez Díaz de Cerio, David; García Lozano, Mario; Valdovinos, Antonio; Valenzuela González, José Luis (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-01-01)
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    Open Access
    BLE is a widely used short-range technology which has gained a relevant position inside the Internet-of-Things (IoT) paradigm development thanks to its simplicity, low-power consumption, low-cost and robustness. New ...
  • Continuous multi-objective zero-touch network slicing via twin delayed DDPG and OpenAI gym 

    Rezazadeh, Farhad; Chergui, Hatim; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference lecture
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    Artificial intelligence (AI)-driven zero-touch network slicing (NS) is a new paradigm enabling the automation of resource management and orchestration (MANO) in multi-tenant beyond 5G (B5G) networks. In this paper, we ...
  • Real-time dynamic network slicing for the 5G radio access network 

    Maule, Massimiliano; Mekikis, Prodromos Vasileios; Ramantas, Kostas; Vardakas, John; Verikoukis, Christos (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    The 5G networks are expected to satisfy diverse use cases and business models with significant advancements in terms of capacity, reliability, and latency. The allocation and provisioning of network resources pose a challenge ...

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