Researcher Awards

The following researchers have received various awards, from career related prizes to the best PhD or MSc Thesis or to the best graduation degree project. They are listed starting by the most recent recipient:

Joerg Widmer

IEEE Fellow 2020 / January 2020
Location example, Madrid Spain
Prize award for his contribution to the field of wireless networks and millimeter-wave communications. IEEE is the most important international professional organization for the advancement and application of technology in the field of electrical and electronic engineering. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients to receive an elevated IEEE status after considering an extensive merit report.

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Joerg Widmer

“Distinguished Member” by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) / October 2019
Prize award for his outstanding scientific contributions to the field of computing.​ The advanced member grade level of Distinguished Member was initiated in 2006 to recognize ACM Professional Members who have achieved a significant accomplishment in, or made a significant impact on, the computing field.
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Ralf Steinmetz

Membership of the Academia Europaea / October 2019
Founded in 1988, the Academy of Europe is the only pan-European academy encompassing all branches of knowledge. It is composed of eminent scientists and scholars working towards the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship and education for the public benefit. This appointment recognizes Steinmetz’s role as one of the world leaders in the research and development of adaptive seamless multimedia communications. More info.
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Antonio Fernández Anta

National Computer Science Award ARITMEL, Spanish Computer Science Association (SCIE) – BBVA Foundation 2019 / May 2019
Research Awards jointly granted by the Spanish Computer Science Association (SCIE) and the BBVA Foundation.  Modality: National Computer Science Awards. Awarded to Antonio Fernández Anta for “his outstanding scientific contributions in a wide range of areas within Computer Engineering, such as adversarial network models, implementation of failure detectors in distributed computing, fundamental results in networks for multiprocessors or optimization of energy consumption in computer systems, all of which have achieved significant international impact."

Patricia Callejo, Antonio Pastor

First Prize SAS Hackathon 2019 / April 2019
The Research Institute UC3M-Santander of Financial Big Data
     

1st position granted to the IBiDat (the Research Institute UC3M-Santander of Financial Big Data) team, composed by researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and IMDEA Networks, to the best initiative in artificial intelligence applied to the environmental efficiency of Correos, the Spanish operator of postal and Courier services.

Patricia Callejo, Antonio Pastor, Ignacio Martín, Harold Fernández

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José Antonio Ruipérez

IEEE Education Society Spanish Chapter (CESEI) 2014-2017 Award / December 2018
Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Award granted by the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Education Society (CESEI) to the Best Doctoral Thesis in 2017 related to research or technological applications in the field of education, focused on the disciplines covered by the IEEE. Phd thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain Supervisors: Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

José Antonio Ruipérez

Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award University Carlos III of Madrid – Academic year 2017/2018 | Ph.D. Program in Telematic Engineering / December 2018
Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors: Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
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Nicola Bui

Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award University Carlos III of Madrid – Academic year 2017/2018 | Ph.D. Program in Telematic Engineering / December 2018
Department of Telematic Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors: Joerg Widmer, IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain
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Arturo Azcorra

Membership of the Academia Europaea / September 2018
Founded in 1988, the Academy of Europe is the only pan-European academy encompassing all branches of knowledge. It is composed of eminent scientists and scholars working towards the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship and education for the public benefit. This appointment recognizes Azcorra’s role as one of the world leaders in the research and development of the advanced solutions and systems leading to the 5G revolution. More info.

José Antonio Ruipérez

eMadrid 2018 Award / July 2018
Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Award granted to the best doctoral thesis related to research or development on educational technologies. Supervisors: Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain Prize awarded on July 2, 2018 during the celebration of the 8th eMadrid Conference on Cyberlearning (VIII Jornadas eMadrid sobre Cyberlearning).
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José Antonio Ruipérez

COIT/AEIT Award to the Best Doctoral Thesis 2018 / June 2018
Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Fundación Telefónica Award to the Best Doctoral Thesis in Technology and Education. Supervisors: Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain XXXVIII edition of the awards granted by the Spanish Official College of Telecommunication Engineers (COIT) and the Spanish Association of Telecommunication Engineers (AEIT).
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José Antonio Ruipérez

Excellence Award 2018 – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (10th edition). Modality: Alumni / May 2018
University Carlos III of Madrid
Excellence Award 2018, Modality: Alumni, Category: candidates who have graduated less than 5 years ago from University Carlos III of Madrid Prize awarded by the Social Council of University Carlos III of Madrid. The prize is sponsored by the said Council, Banco Santander and the Airbus Group.
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José Antonio Ruipérez

2018 Research Awards – Spanish Computer Science Association (SCIE) – BBVA Foundation / May 2018
"Premios de Investigación Sociedad Científica Informática de España (SCIE) – Fundación BBVA 2018".
Category: Young computing researchers. Prize awarded for contributions to artificial intelligence in online learning
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Joerg Widmer

Mercator Fellowship - Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany / July 2017
Funding awarded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - DFG), Bonn, Germany. A Mercator Fellowship enables an intensive and long-term technical interchange between employees of the hosting German university and high-profile scientists from Germany and abroad. It grants the recipient the opportunity to enlarge and broaden his international research network and gain additional competences to perform his research work.
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Evgenia Christoforou

Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award University Carlos III of Madrid – Academic year 2016/2017 | Ph.D. Program in Mathematical Engineering / May 2017
Department of Mathematics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors: Antonio Fernández Anta, IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain Angel Sánchez, Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
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Albert Banchs

2017 Excellence Award – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (9th edition). Modality: Young Research Staff / May 2017
“Premio de excelencia 2017 – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (9ª edición), modalidad: Joven personal investigador”.

Prize awarded by the Social Council of University Carlos III of Madrid.
The prize is sponsored by the said Council and Banco Santander.

Arash Asadi, Pablo Salvador, M. Isabel Sanchez, Qing Wang

Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award University Carlos III of Madrid – Academic year 2015/2016 | Ph.D. Program in Telematic Engineering / December 2016
Arash Asadi (March 2016)

Opportunistic Device-To-Device Communication In Cellular Networks: From Theory To Practice [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Phd thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors:
Vincenzo Mancuso, IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain

Pablo Salvador (April 2016)

Efficient voice and video traffic delivery in IEEE 802.11 WLANs: design, implementation and experimental evaluation [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Phd thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors:
Pablo Serrano, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

M. Isabel Sanchez (March 2016)

Analysis, Design and Experimental Evaluation of Connectivity Management in Heterogeneous Wireless Environments [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Phd thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors:
Antonio De la Oliva, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Qing Wang (May 2016)

Visible Light and Device-to-Device Communications: System Analysis and Implementation [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Phd thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors:
Domenico Giustiniano, IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain

Honorable Mention at Data Science Awards Spain 2016 / October 2016
Big Data Week, Madrid

Research engineer at IMDEA Networks Institute receives an Honorable Mention at the Data Science Awards Spain 2016 in the category of Best Data Scientist in Data Engineering. He is one of over 300 data scientists to have participated in the first Big Data awards in Spain to acknowledge the best initiatives in the area of Big Data by individuals, companies and data journalism.

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Adrian Loch

ACM SIGCOMM 2016 Travel Grant / August 2016
Florianópolis, Brazil

Adrian Loch, a Post-Doc Researcher at IMDEA Networks working in the Wireless Networking Group led by Joerg Widmer, receives a Travel Grant to attend a top tier 1 event in the area of data communication: the 2016 edition of the ACM SIGCOMM conference. This is the flagship annual conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM) on the applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols for computer communication.

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Adrian Loch

Best PhD Dissertation Award from TU Darmstadt / May 2016
Darmstadt, Germany

Adrian Loch, a Post-Doc Researcher at IMDEA Networks working in the Wireless Networking Group led by Joerg Widmer, has received the Best Dissertation Award for a doctoral thesis within the Computer Science Department at the Technical University of Darmstadt, in Germany. The award is given in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement in the area of Computer Science.

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Joerg Widmer

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation / April 2016
Bonn, Germany

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Joerg Widmer   Concedido en reconocimiento de los logros científicos del Dr. Widmer en el campo de las redes inalámbricas. La fundación Humboldt concede anualmente en torno a 20 premios de investigación Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel a investigadores de renombre internacional, de distintos campos académicos, y que residen fuera de Alemania, en reconocimiento a sus logros sobresalientes en investigación hasta la fecha y a su prometedor potencial para el futuro. Bonn, Alemania, abril 2016.
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Granted in recognition of Dr. Widmer’s achievements in the field of wireless networking.
The Humboldt Foundation grants about 20 such Awards annually to internationally renowned academics in all academic fields, who work outside of Germany, in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in research to date and their exceptional potential for the future.

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Qing Wang

IPSN 2016 Student Travel Grant / April 2016
Vienna, Austria

The 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2016) (CPSWeek).

Luis F. Chiroque

PhD Student under the supervision of Dr. Antonio Fernández Anta invited to participate in the Dagstuhl Seminar 15511 on The Graph Isomorphism Problem / December 2015
Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany

Vincenzo Sciancalepore

GTTI Award for PhD Theses in the field of Communication Technologies / November 2015
PhD thesis defended on November 26th 2015, in Madrid, Spain. The prize was awarded on June 15th 2016, in Geneva, Italy.

Enhancements in spectrum management techniques for heterogeneous 5G future networks [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Phd thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Supervisors:
Albert Banchs, IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain / Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

GTTI is the National Telecommunications and Information Theory Group in Italy.

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José Antonio Ruipérez

IEEE Educational Spanish Chapter Award / November 2015

Design and Implementation of a Learning Analytics Module for the Khan Academy Platform [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Masters thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Supervisors:
Muñoz-Merino Pedro J., Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

IEEE Educational Spanish Chapter Award to the best final degree project or master thesis related to technological applications in education in the area of IEEE (16 November 2015).

José Antonio Ruipérez

Accenture Award to the best final degree project or master thesis on “Digital new services, applications and business models” / October 2015
Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Design and Implementation of a Learning Analytics Module for the Khan Academy Platform [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Masters thesis, Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Supervisors:
Muñoz-Merino Pedro J., Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Accenture Award to the best final degree project or master thesis on “Digital new services, applications and business models”, awarded by the Spanish Official College of Telecommunication Engineers (COIT) and the Spanish Association of Telecommunication Engineers (AEIT).

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Qing Wang

ACM MobiCom 2015 Student Travel Grant / September 2015
Paris, France, 07-11 September 2015 (ACM MobiCom 2015)
The 21st Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking.

Elli Zavou

PhD Student under the supervision of Dr. Antonio Fernández Anta selected to participate in 3rd Heidelberg Laurate Forum / August 2015
The 3rd Heildelberg Laurate Forum took place in Heidelberg, Germany, 23–28
200 young researchers from 60 countries were selected to meet leading researchers in mathematics and computer science for a week of scientific exchange and interdisplicinary dialogue across generations and beyond cultural barriers. This event featured a total of 25 Abel, Turing, Fields and Nevanlinna Laureates, winners of the highest distinctions in mathematics and computer science.
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Qing Wang

ACM SIGCOMM 2015 Student Travel Grant / August 2015
London, United Kingdom
The 2015 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data Communication (ACM SIGCOMM 2015).

Paolo Casari

Best Reviewer of 2015 / August 2015
IEEE Journal of Oceanic engineering

José Antonio Ruipérez

eMadrid 2015 Award / July 2015
Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
eMadrid 2015 Award to the best final degree project or master thesis related to research or development on educational technology (1 July 2015).

Design and Implementation of a Learning Analytics Module for the Khan Academy Platform [PDF Download PDF in new window]

Supervisors: Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Alain Olivier

Student Poster Finalist / May 2015
MTS/IEEE OCEANS Conference, Genova, Italy
Internship Student under the supervision of Dr. Casari ranked Student Poster Finalist

Luca Cominardi

Outstanding Prize to the Best Academic Record in the 2013/14 Edition of the Interuniversitary Master in Telematic Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid / September 2014
Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Master’s thesis defended on September 29th, 2014, in Madrid, Spain.

Evgenia Christoforou

PhD Student under the supervision of Dr. Antonio Fernández Anta selected to participate in 2nd Heidelberg Laurate Forum / September 2014
The 2nd Heildelberg Laurate Forum took place in Heidelberg, Germany
200 young researchers from 60 countries were selected to meet leading researchers in mathematics and computer science for a week of scientific exchange and interdisplicinary dialogue across generations and beyond cultural barriers. This event featured a total of 25 Abel, Turing, Fields and Nevanlinna Laureates, winners of the highest distinctions in mathematics and computer science.

Qing Wang

2014 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed (non-government sponsored) Students Abroad / June 2014
PhD Student under the supervision of Dr. Domenico Giustiniano awarded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC). The award is set up to honor overseas Chinese students pursuing a PhD with outstanding academic accomplishment across all academic disciplines.

Albert Banchs

2013 Excellence Award – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (5th edition). Modality: Young Research Staff / May 2013
Premio de excelencia 2013 – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (5ª edición), modalidad: Joven personal investigador”. Prize awarded by the Social Council of University Carlos III of Madrid. The prize is sponsored by the said Council and Banco Santander.

Arash Asadi

Outstanding Masters Thesis Award Universidad Carlos III de Madrid -Academic year 2011/2012 / December 2012
Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Premio Extraordinario de Máster Oficial Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – Curso 2011/2012. Programa de Máster Interuniversitario en Ingeniería Telemática’. Masters thesis defended on October 3rd, 2012, in Madrid, Spain. The prize was awarded on December 18th, 2012.

Opportunistic cellular communications with clusters of dual-radio mobiles [PDF Download PDF in new window]
Supervisors: Vincenzo Mancuso, IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain / Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Paul Patras

Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award University Carlos III of Madrid – Academic year 2011/2012 | Ph.D. Program in Telematic Engineering / November 2012
Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Phd thesis, Control-Theoretic Adaptive Mechanisms for Performance Optimization of IEEE 802.11 WLANs: Design, Implementation and Experimental Evaluation
Supervisors: Albert Banchs, IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain / Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Alex Bikfalvi

Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award University Carlos III of Madrid – Academic year 2011/2012 | Ph.D. Program in Telematic Engineering / November 2012
Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Phd thesis, Peer-to-Peer Television for the IP Multimedia Subsystem
Supervisors: Jaime García-Reinoso, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Pablo Salvador

Nationwide Finalist of the Telematics Association Award in the XXXII Edition of the Awards to the Best Graduation or Master’s Degree Project in Telematics Engineering / June 2012
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid