R&D Awards

Various members of our research team have received awards related to their Research & Development activities. To distinguish them in cases when the award is the result of joint collaboration with scientists from other organizations, IMDEA Networks’ researchers appear in bold letters. These R&D Awards are listed starting by the most recently awarded:

IEEE CTW 2019 – Positioning Algorithm Competition – 3rd Place

Alejandro Blanco, Héctor Cordobés de la Calle, Joerg Widmer, Dolores Garcia Marti / May 2019
IEEE Communication Theory Workshop – Selfoss, Iceland, 26-29 May 2019.

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

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IEEE CTW 2019 – Positioning Algorithm Competition – 3rd Place

Spanish National Association of Telecom Engineers’ (AEIT) Award for Innovation

May 2018
II Noche de las Telecomunicaciones de Madrid, Palacio de las Alhajas, Madrid, Spain

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

IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize - ANRP 2017

P. Richter, F. Wohlfart, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, M. Allman, R. Bush, A. Feldmann, C. Kreibich, N. Weaver, V. Paxson / December 2016

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

1st Prize at the Accenture Digital Connected Hackathon 2016 Madrid

Héctor Cordobés de la Calle & Luis Felipe Chiroque / November 2016
Madrid, Spain

Organized by Accenture Digital, Google Cloud, Adobe and Expo 2020 Dubai UAE

Award to the Best Solution Approach (Premio al Mejor Enfoque de Solución), Artificial Intelligence Hackathon 2016

Héctor Cordobés de la Calle & Luis Felipe Chiroque / November 2016
Madrid, Spain

Organized by Accenture Digital, Google Cloud and the Madrid City Council (Ayuntamiento de Madrid)

Data Transparency Lab (DTL) grantee

Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez / July 2016
USA

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.

Cyber Award 2016 (2nd Place)

Maurizio Rea, Aymen Fakhreddine, Domenico Giustiniano / July 2016
Switzerland

2nd Place at the Cyber Award 2016 competition for outstanding scientific contributions in the Cyberspace and Information research program of Armasuisse Science and Technology.

I-COM 2016 Data Science Hackathon Award - scientist LEVEL & I-COM Audience Award

Luis F. Chiroque, (PhD Student, IMDEA Networks & UC3M), Juan Miguel Carrascosa, (PhD Student, UC3M), Costas Iordanou, (PhD Student, Telefonica & UC3M) and Dr. Rubén Cuevas (Assistant Professor, UC3M) / April 2016
Seville, Spain

Data Science Hackathon contest, celebrated in conjunction with the I-COM Global Summit 2016

More info.

I-COM 2016 Data Science Hackathon Award - scientist LEVEL & I-COM Audience Award

1st Prize Winner (1 out of 155) of 1st China (Shenzhen) Innovation Competition of International Talents

Qing Wang / April 2016
Munich, Germany Division
(1st Prize Winner (1 out of 155) of 1st China (Shenzhen) Innovation Competition of International Talents)
Project proposal: ‘Lighting up the Internet-of-Lights/Things with Li-Fi’

More info.

Most Entertaining Video Award, and Nomination for the Best Video and Best Robot Video

Domenico Giustiniano / February 2016
The 10th AAAI Video Competition 2016, 12-17 February 2016, Phoenix, USA

Video: ‘Finding Linda – A Search and Rescue Mission by SWARMIX, SWARMIX project team’

Cyber Award 2015 (2nd Place)

Domenico Giustiniano / July 2015

Honorable Mention to Public-Private Cooperation with Marketed Research Results

Antonio Fernández Anta / April 2015
Honorable Mention to Public-Private Cooperation with Marketed Research Results

IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize - ANRP 2013

Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever, Cristel Pelsser, Luca Cittadini, Pierre Francois, Olivier Bonaventure / July 2013