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Ricard Vilalta (Girona, 1983) graduated in telecommunications engineering in 2007 and received a Ph.D. degree in telecommunications in 2013, both from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain. He also has studied Audiovisual Communication at UOC (Open University of Catalonia) and is a master degree on Technology-based business innovation and administration at Barcelona University (UB). Ricard Vilalta is a senior researcher at CTTC, in the Optical Networks and Systems Department. He is an active contributor in several standardization bodies such as ONF, ETSI and IETF. He is also a member of the technical steering team of Open Transport Configuration & Control in ONF.
His research is focused on SDN/NFV, Network Virtualization and Network Orchestration. He has been involved in several international, EU, national and industrial research projects: 5GTANGO, 5GCAR, 5G-Crosshaul, EU-Japan STRAUSS, ICT IDEALIST, ICT COMBO, ICT STRONGEST, ICT OFELIA, FP6 E-Cab. He has also authored and co-authored more than 200 journals, conference papers and invited talks.
ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0391-9728
Contract number: 258365
Project contract/code: 317999
5GPPP Phase III Project - Contract: H2020-825050