Francisco Javier Vílchez Bermúdez obtained his MSc Telecommunication Engineering in April 2002, from the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria de Telecomunicació de Barcelona (ETSETB) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), after finishing a final year project that consisted in modelling and simulating routing protocols (OSPF and LDP) for IP optical networks. In March 2007, he obtained his MSc in Electronic Engineering at the same school (ETSETB/UPC), after finishing with honours a final year project aiming at modelling an InP/InGaAs HBT transistor with a selectively implanted collector pedestal.
Prior to 2008, he was working in some foundations and companies (ESADE Universitat Ramon Llull, Henkel Ibérica, SA, Electronic Data Systems, SA) performing tasks focused on control, management, maintenance, and customer support about computer systems and networks, for different technologies (e.g., ATM, Ethernet, Frame Relay, token Ring, X.25).
He joined CTTC in February 2008 and he is the Coordinator of the Optical Networks and Systems Laboratory since November 2010. His tasks are mainly focused on the optical transmission subsystems research line of the ONS Department, whose objectives are to provide multidimensional, resource-efficient and adaptive transmission systems, enabled for a centralized SDN control plane. Furthermore, he collaborates actively with the continuous upgrade of the ADRENALINE testbed, located in the ONS Lab, through the implementation and integration of prototypes based on optoelectronic systems with the required interfaces for their management from the control plane.
He has contributed in several R&D European and Spanish proposals preparation and projects. In particular, at the national level he is/has been involved in the CICYT projects: RESPLANDOR (TEC2006-12910/TCM), DORADO (TEC2009-07995), FARO (TEC2012-38119) and DESTELLO (TEC2015-69256-R), also in the PROFIT/CIDEM DREAMS phase 2 (RDITSCON07-1-0017), in the CNIT ENERGOS with technological transfer, and in the PIC4TB (11353) thematic network of excellence. At the European level, he is/has been involved in IDEALIST (FP7-ICT-317999), STRAUSS (FP7-ICT-608528), 5G-CROSSHAUL (H2020-ICT-671598), METRO-HAUL (H2020-ICT-761727), BLUESPACE (H2020-ICT-762055), PASSION (H2020-ICT-780326) and 5GCroCo (H2020-825050).
In both 2017 and 2018 he has participated, as co-supervisor and supervisor respectively, during the first and second editions of the collaboration agreement between CTTC and the City University of Hong Kong, namely the Overseas Internship Scheme (OIS 2018). It is a summer training programme for a period of 2.5 months that offers students the execution of a structured project with specific training objectives.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1048-2077
Project contract/code: TEC2006-12910/TCM
Project code: RDITSCON07-1-0017
Project contract/code: 317999
5GPPP Phase III Project - Contract: H2020-825050