Raül Muñoz

Raül Muñoz

Division Manager, Senior Researcher, Head of Department

Division: Communication Networks
Category: Research
Phone: +34 93 645 29 00     Ext: 2129
Fax: +34 93 645 29 01
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Raul Muñoz  is graduated in telecommunications engineering in 2001 and received a Ph.D. degree in telecommunications in 2005, both from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain. After working as undergraduate researcher at Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazioni (CSELT) (Turin, Italy) in 2000, where he developed his engineering degree final project, he worked as Assistant Professor at the UPC, giving the course of optical communications lab in the telecommunications engineering degree In 2001. In 2002, he joined the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC). Currently, he is Senior Researcher  (since  February  2007), Head of the Optical Networks and Systems (ONS) Department (since April 2013), and Manager of the Communication Networks Division (since April 2013). The Optical Networks and Systems (ONS) department is composed of 8 permanent Senior Researchers and several Research Assistants associated to research projects, reaching a team around 15 people. He gives support to the writing of the CTTC Strategic & Functional Plan for the division and coordinates the writing for the ONS department. He also gives support to the recruiting processes of the division, serving as Secretary for all evaluation committees. Previously, He was the Coordinator of the Optical Networking Area (2005-2013), leading the creation of the new research group, and of the ADRENALINE testbed© (2002-2009), leading its design and development from scratch. He was also giving support to the CTTC direction in the management of European proposals and was the CTTC representative at the Board of the 5G Infrastructure Association (5GIA) (https://5g-ia.eu), the Steering Board of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) (https://www.wwrf.ch/), and the Networld2020 European Technology Platform (ETP) (https://www.networld2020.eu/) form January 2015 to September 2017. During this period, he was involved in different activities and groups that generated several white papers and positioning papers on 5G in Europe.

Since 2000, he has participated in over 50 R&D projects funded by the European Commission’s Framework Programmes (H2020,  FP7,  FP6,  FP5,  CELTIC and ITEA) and the Spanish National research programmes (Retos Investigación I+D+i, Proyectos de Investigación Fundamental no orientada, Proyectos I+D, Redes Temáticas, CENIT, PROFIT). In particular, it is worth highlighting the participation in several H2020 5GPPP projects dealing with 5G infrastructures (packet/optical transport and distributed cloud/edge computing) and services (NFV network services and network slicing for verticals) since 2014 such as INSPIRE-5G+, 5GCroCo (Barcelona Trial coordinator), blueSPACE (WP leader), or 5GTANGO. He has been the Principal Investigator from CTTC of seven European projects (H2020 INSPIRE-5Gplus and blueSPACE, FP7 IDEALIST, STRONGEST, and BONE, FP6 NOBEL2 and NOBEL). He has been the Project Coordinator of five Spanish Proyectos I+D/Retos: AURORAS (RTI2018-099178-B-I00), DESTELLO (TEC2015-69256-R), FARO (TEC2012-38119), DORADO (TEC2009-07995) and RESPLANDOR (TEC2006-12910/TCM); and one International Complementary Action (ACI) with the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology – NICT- from Japan (GAUDI project, PCI2006-A7-0715)). He has also been the Project Coordinator of two European projects, the coordinated EU-Japan STRAUSS project (608528) within FP7, and the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (MSCA-ITN) ONFIRE project (765275) within the H2020 framework programme. He has also participated and/or led several research projects with the industry (KDDI Research, Telefónica I+D, etc).

He has served as General Chair (ONDM2020 and WWRF39), as Technical Programme Committee (TPC) Chair (ONDM2019, ECOC 2015, and NOC 2012), and as Technical Track Chair (IEEE WFIoT 2021, EUCNC 2014) in major conferences. He has also participated in the organization of industry panels, and workshops (EUCNC 2015, EUCNC 2017, ONDM2019, ONDM2020). He has been TPC member of various networking conferences (ECOC, ICC, GLOBECOM, IPOP, ONDM, EUCNC and ECOC), member of the ONDM steering board (2019-), as well as reviewer of top-leading journals and magazines in the field such as IEEE/OSA journal of Lightwave Technologies (JLT), IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN), IEEE Communications magazine, and IEEE Network Magazine. He also served as Associate/Guest editor for the JLT ECOC2015 special issue, JOCN ONDM2020 special issue and Springer Photonic Network Communications Journal ONDM2019 special issue. He has served as evaluator for the National research agencies of Spain (ANEP, Comisiones TEC-TCM), and Luxemburg (FNR).

His research interests include control and service management architectures (SDN, NFV, MEC) for future future optical networking and communications. He has supervised 2 PhD thesis, and is currently supervising 3  PhD thesis. He has published 85 JCR journal papers (66 in Q1), 275 international conference papers (including 40 invited papers in prestigious conferences such us OFC, ECOC, ONDM, OECC/PSC, IEEE Photonics summer topicals meeting series, ICTON), and three patents in this field.  The total number of citations is 4207, with a H-index of 34.  (Source:  Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=pB5RinkAAAAJ&hl). He is IEEE Senior Member since 2012, and member of the IEEE communications society and Photonics society.

 

ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4651-4499

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Y. Yoshida, A. Maruta, K. Kitayama, M. Nishihara, T. Takahara, T. Tanaka, J. Rasmussen, N. Yoshikane, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, S. Yan, Y. Shu, Y. Yan, R. Nejabati, G. Zervas, D. Simeonidou, , , , , V. López, A. Aguado, J. Marhuenda, SDN-based Network Orchestration of Variable-capacity Optical Packet Switching Network over Programmable Flexi-grid Elastic Optical Path Network , Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 609-617, February 2015.
J. Ortiz, R. Sanchez-Iborra, J. Bernal, A. Skarmeta, C. Benzaid, T. Taleb, , , , C. Gaber, J. Wary, D. Ayed, P. Bisson, M. Christopoulou, G. Xilouris, E. Montes de oca, G. Gür, G. Santinelli, V. Lefebvre, A. Pastor, D. Lopez, INSPIRE-5Gplus: Intelligent Security and Pervasive Trust for 5G and Beyond Networks , in Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES), 25-28 August 2020, virtual event.
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A. Mayoral, , , , , , , S. Yan, A. Aguado, E. Hugues-Salas, S. Peng, F. Meng, Y. Shu, G. Zervas, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, J. Manuel Gran, V. López, O. Gonzalez de Dios, J. Pedro Fernández-Palacios, P. Kaczmarek, R. Szwedowski, T. Szyrkowiec, A. Autenrieth, N. Yoshikane, X. Cao, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, M. Shiraiwa, N. Wada, M. Nichihara, T. Tanaka, T. Takahara, J. C. Rasmussen, Y. Yoshida, K. Kitayama, First experimental demonstration of a distributed cloud and heterogeneous network orchestration with a common Transport API for E2E services with QoS , in Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), 20-24 March 2016, Anaheim, California (USA).
Y. Yoshida, K.-I. Kitayama, Y. Kai, M. Nishihahra, R. Okabe, T. Tanaka, T. Takahara, J. C. Rasmussen, N. Yoshikane, X. Cao, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, A. Mayoral, , , , , , , K. Habel, R. Freund, V. Lopez, A. Aguado, S. Yan, D. Simeonidou, T. Szyrkowiec, A. Authenrieth, M. Shiraiwa, Y. Awaji, N. Wada, First Demonstration of Cognitive SDN Orchestration: A Real-time Congestion-aware Services Provisioning over OFDM-based 400G OPS and Flexi-WDM OCS Networks , in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference 2016, 20-22 March 2016, Anaheim, California (USA).
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O. González de Dios, , F. Paolucci, A. Napoli, L. Gifre, S. Annoni, S. Belotti, U. Feiste, D. Rafique, M. Bohn, S. Bigo, A. Dupas, E. Dutisseuil, F. Fresi, B. Guo, E. Hugues, P. Layec, V. López, G. Meloni, S. Misto, R. Morro, T. Rahman, G. Khanna, , , F. Cugini, L. Poti, , Y. Shu, S. Yan, Y. Yan, G. Zervas, R. Nejabati, D. simeonidou, L. Velasco, A. D\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Errico, First Demonstration of Multi-vendor and Multi-domain EON with S-BVT and Control Interoperability over Pan-European Testbed , in Proceedings of 41st European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2015), 27-1 October 2015, Valencia (Spain).
Y.Yoshida, A. Maruta, K. Kitayama, M. Nishihara, T. Tanaka, T. Takahara, J. C. Rasmussen, N. Yoshikane, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, S. Yan, Y. Shu, M. Channegowda, Y. Yan, B.R. Rofoee, E. Hugues-Salas, G. Saridis, G. Zervas, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, , , , , , , A. Aguado, V. López, J. Marhuenda, O. González de Dios, J. P. Fernández-Palacios, First international SDN-based Network Orchestration of Variable capacity OPS over Programmable Flexi-grid EON , PDP Optical Fiber Conference (OFC), March 2014.
Int'l conferences
M. Channegowda, R. Nejabati, M.Rashidifard, S. Peng, N. Amaya, G. Zervas, D. Simeonidou, , , , , L. .Liu, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, A. Autenrieth, J.P. Elbers, P. Kostecki, P. Kaczmarek, First Demonstration of an OpenFlow based Software-Defined Optical Network Employing Packet, Fixed and Flexible DWDM Grid Technologies on an International Multi-Domain Testbed , in Proceedings of 38th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC 2012), 16-20 September 2012, Amsterdam (The Netherlands).