Various members of our research team have received awards related to their Research & Development activities. Sometimes the award is the result of joint collaboration with scientists from other organizations. These R&D Awards are listed starting with the most recently awarded:
An IMDEA Networks research team has won first prize in the food category of the competitive European EIT Jumpstarter program for its business idea LiFi4Food, which seeks to provide solutions for digital and precision agriculture. The prize valued at €10,000 is earmarked for the creation of this revolutionary startup. LiFi4Food offers an integrated, innovative, and sustainable communication system formed by self-sustainable and battery-free IoT (Internet of Things) devices to monitor and control environmental parameters in high-tech agri-food facilities such as vertical farms and greenhouses. It takes advantage of the LED lamps already installed in such sites to deploy a LiFi network that supplies the battery-free sensors (equipped with solar cells) with both power and data.
IMDEA Networks’ Research Associate Professor Domenico Giustiniano is among a select few of the TPC members whom the TPC chairs awarded as Distinguished Members of the committee. The TPC chairs recognized the Distinguished Members based upon ratings by peer TPC members, fairness in review scores, and promptness in meeting various deadlines during the review process.
IMDEA Networks faculty Albert Banchs, Marco Fiore, and Sergey Gorinsky are among a select few of the TPC members whom the TPC chairs awarded as Distinguished Members of the committee. The TPC chairs recognized the Distinguished Members based upon ratings by peer TPC members, fairness in review scores, and promptness in meeting various deadlines during the review process.
The ML5G-PHY channel estimation challenge attacks one of the most difficult problems in the 5G physical layer: acquiring channel information to establish a millimeter-wave MIMO link (initial access) considering a hybrid MIMO architecture. Approaches in the challenge will lead to important insights into what can be achieved using data-driven and/or model-based approaches.
The IMDEA Networks team participated in the challenge ITU-ML5G-PS-025: ML5G-PHY- Channel Estimation with the name “ML-DOJO”. They ranked 1st in the competition.
More info: research.ece.ncsu.edu/ai5gchallenge/itu.int/en/ITU-T/AI/challenge/2020/Pages/default.aspx
The contestants were asked to develop an algorithm for transmitter positioning based on measurements from a MIMO array. The IMDEA Networks team ranked 3rd in the competition.
More Info: ctw2019.ieee-ctw.org
AEIT’s 2018 Award for Innovation was granted to IMDEA Networks in recognition of the Institute’s work in the telecommunications sector and for its successes in the field of telematics.
More info: networks.imdea.org
Philipp Richter (Technische Universität Berlin) was awarded a 2017 IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) for a scientific study authored in collaboration with an international research team of 9 including Dr. Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, a Research Assistant Professor at IMDEA Networks
A Multi-perspective Analysis of Carrier-Grade NAT Deployment
Prize awarded by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
This paper was published in the proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2016 (ACM IMC 2016), 14-16 November 2016, Santa Monica, California, USA. Pages 215-229
Organized by Accenture Digital, Google Cloud, Adobe and Expo 2020 Dubai UAE
Organized by Accenture Digital, Google Cloud and the Madrid City Council (Ayuntamiento de Madrid)
Tool: Characterizing Indirect Privacy Leaks in Mobile Apps
Researchers: Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez (ICSI & IMDEA Networks Institute); Mark Allman (ICSI); Christian Kreibich (ICSI/Lastline); Vern Paxson (ICSI-UC Berkeley)
This DTL grant is awarded for the pursuit of research that will lead to the development of software tools on the topics of privacy, reverse engineering efforts for transparency and discrimination. Researchers are expected to produce software tools and platforms that enable end-users to better understand or control how their personal information is being collected and used in deployed online services.
2nd Place at the Cyber Award 2016 competition for outstanding scientific contributions in the Cyberspace and Information research program of Armasuisse Science and Technology.
Data Science Hackathon contest, celebrated in conjunction with the I-COM Global Summit 2016
Video: ‘Finding Linda – A Search and Rescue Mission by SWARMIX, SWARMIX project team’