NetCom members

This page includes a brief description of NetCom members curricula. Check the join us section as well.

Full-time Faculty
Dr. Dolors SalaPhD Electrical & Computer Eng. from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Head of the Group.
(dolors.sala@*)
Dr. Javier Rubio LoyolaPhD Signal Theory and Communications from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Visiting Professor
(javier.rubio@*)
PhD Students
Eduard BonadaTelecommunications Engineer from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Teaching Assistant.
(eduard.bonada@*)
Darko CavicTelecommunications Engineer from University of Belgrade
Teaching Assistant.
(darko.cavic@*)
Khan Ferdous WahidM.Sc Computer Systems and Information Technology from KTH, Sweden.
Teaching Assistant.
(khan.ferdous@*)
Ali Ismail AliM.Sc in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Al Minia University.
Teaching Assistant.
(ali.awad@*)
Adjunct Faculty
David NoguerComputer Science Engineer from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Associate Professor.
(david.noguer@*)
Ma Angeles RojasTelecommunications Engineer from Universitat Politècnica de València.
Associate Professor.
(mariaangeles.rojas@*)
Mònica SalaTelecommunications Engineer from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Associate Professor.
(monica.sala@*)

* = upf.edu

Dr. Dolors Sala
Dr. Sala is an Associate Professor (Professora Agregada) in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies and the head of the Networking and Communications (NetCom) Research Group. She Joined UPF as a Research Professor under the Ramon y Cajal Program on September 2003. Prior to this she worked for 5 years in the industry (Broadcom, Digital Furnace and Motorola) in the USA in different aspects of broadband residential access. She received B.Sc on Computer Science from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the MSc and PhD from the Electrical and Computer Engineering School of Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) on 1990, 1995 and 1998 respectively. During all her career she has actively participated in IEEE 802 standardization and she created the IEEE 802.1 Link Security Group and chaired it from November 2002 to October 2004.

Dr. Sala research interests are residential broadband access technologies and architectures, including the design of the access mechanisms, and services (link security, quality of service and operations) as well as the adoption of these technologies in the society.

Dr. Sala teaching at UPF include courses related to networking and telecommunications infrastructures in the Telecommunications Engineering School and in the PhD program on Computer Science and Digital Communication of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies and also in the Master Program Management of Telecommunications and Information Systems of the Institute of Continuous Education (IDEC).

For more information visit her personal home page.
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Dr. Javier Rubio Loyola
Dr. Rubio-Loyola is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of UPF since September 2006 where he is a member of the Networking and Communications (NetCom) Research Group. From 2001 to 2006 he worked on European and Spanish research projects at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). His research interests are in the areas of policy-based networking, network and service management and broadband networks. Dr. Rubio-Loyola teaching at UPF includes courses related to telematics, telecommunications systems and computer science at the UPF Telecommunications Engineering School.

For more information visit his personal home page.
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Eduard Bonada
Eduard Bonada is a Master student in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of UPF where he is a member of the Networking and Communications (NetCom) Research Group since January 2006. He received the M.S. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya(UPC) Barcelona, in 2005, and he enroled the DeisNet Research Group in the Università di Bologna, Italy, for the Master Thesis. He is currently studying the Master in Information, Communication and Audiovisual Media Technologies from the UPF Technology Department. He will enrole the PhD program at the UPF Department of Information and Communication Technologies in September 2007.

His research interests are in the areas of network topology, reconfiguration strategies and simulation modelling in broadband access networks. His teaching at UPF includes courses related to network simulation, telecommunications systems and networking devices at the UPF Telecommunications Engineering School. For more information visit Eduard Bonada's homepage

For more information visit Eduard's personal home page.
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Darko Cavic
Darko Cavic is a Master student at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of UPF where he is a member of the Networking and Communications (NetCom) Research Group since October 2007. He has graduated at the Department for Telecommunications at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (ETF), University of Belgrade, Serbia, in September 2006. He is currently studying the Master in Information, Communication and Audiovisual Media Technologies from the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) Technology Department. He will enroll the PhD program at the UPF Department of Information and Communication Technologies in September 2008.

His research interests are in the areas of broadband access networks, packet scheduling disciplines, dynamic bandwidth allocation and modeling and simulation. His teaching includes courses related to network simulation, telecommunications systems and networking devices at the UPF Telecommunications Engineering School.

For more information visit Darko's personal home page.
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Ali Ismail Ali
Ali Ismail Ali is a PhD student at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of UPF, Barcelona, Spain, Where he is a member of the Networking and Communications (NetCom) Research Group since March 2008. He received the B.S. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt May 2001, and the M.S. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Al Minia University, Mina, Egypt. He worked as Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Engineering, Al Azhar University ?Qena, 2002-2007. His research interests include Biometrics, Image Processing, Network and Service Management, Traffic Capturing and Analysis, Policy-based Networking, and Broadband Networks.

For more information visit Ali's personal home page.
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Khan Ferdous Wahid
Khan Ferdous Wahid is a PhD Student in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of UPF since October 2006 where he is a member of the Networking and Communications (NetCom) Research Group. From 2004 to 2006 he studied Master of science in Information Technology at Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden). His research interests are Network Security (wireline and wireless) and Quality of Service, Secure Software Design, and Security Management.

Khan´s teaching at UPF includes courses related to Security in telematics, telecommunications systems and computer science at the UPF Telecommunications Engineering School.

For more information visit Khan's personal home page.
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