Gustavo de Veciana, appointed member of IMDEA Networks’ Board of Trustees
15 December 2014
Dr. Gustavo de Veciana, Cullen Trust Professor at University of Texas at Austin (USA), has been appointed member of the Board of Trustees of IMDEA Networks Institute. The Board is the highest organ of governance, representation and administration of the Spanish research Institute.
Elective membership of the Board of Trustees of IMDEA Networks is conferred only by invitation of the board itself upon a person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience. This appointment recognizes Gustavo de Veciana’s leadership role in the scientific areas of the Madrid research organization, his unusual level of distinction in the development of his professional career and an outstanding record of accomplishments in his area of scientific research, which have brought the realization of significant value to society.
This renowned Professor focuses his research and teaching interests on the analysis and design of wireless and wireline telecommunication networks, architectures and protocols to support sensing and pervasive computing, and applied probability, queuing and information theory.
As part of his ongoing collaborative effort with IMDEA Networks, during 2008 de Veciana spent his sabbatical as a Visiting Researcher in Madrid. De Veciana went on to become a member of IMDEA Networks’ Scientific Council in 2010, taking an advisory role on all aspects of the Institute’s scientific activities.
De Veciana obtained his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (USA). He holds an outstanding publication record with a corresponding H-index of 35 and over 5,000 citations. He is co-recipient of best paper awards including the IEEE William McCalla Best ICCAD Paper Award for 2000, and the Best Paper in ACM TODAES Jan 2002-2004, ITC 2010, ACM MSWIM 2010 and IEEE INFOCOM 2014. He is the editor-at-large for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, one of the most influential scientific journals in the field. A recipient of a US National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 1996, he was designated IEEE Fellow in 2009 for his contributions to the analysis and design of communication networks.