06 February 2009

Presenting Telefonica I+D Internet research group

Speaker: Dr. Pablo Rodríguez, Internet Scientific Director
Place: CTTC Auditorium/ 11:30h

In this talk, Dr. Pablo Rodríguez from Telefonica I+D will show some bits of what his Barcelona Internet group does. Current areas include highly scalable distributed systems, next generation social networks, and advanced wireless systems.

ABSTRACT: The Internet group, within Telefonica Research, Barcelona which was created in November 2006,  focuses on long term research problems relating to the Internet. Current areas include highly scalable distributed systems, next generation social networks, and advanced wireless systems. We follow an open research model in collaboration with universities and other research institutions and favor the dissemination of our work both through publications and technology transfer. The team is led by Pablo Rodriguez and has a multi-disciplinary background with a mixture of systems, theory, networking, and measurement skills.  This presentation will show some bits of what Pablo's group does.
SPEAKER: Pablo Rodriguez is the Internet Scientific Director at Telefonica R&D. Prior to Telefonica, he was a Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge within the Systems and Networking group. While at Microsoft, he developed the Avalanche P2P system and worked in content distribution, wireless systems, network coding, and large-scale complex networks. He was also involved in large scale measurement studies of very popular services, such as the Windows Update system, FolderShare, or Xbox live.During his early research career he worked as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell-Labs, NJ where he developed systems to improve the performance of Wireless applications. Prior to Bell-Labs, he worked as a software architect for various startups in the Silicon Valley including Inktomi (acquired by Yahoo!) and Tahoe Networks (now part of Nokia). He received his Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL, Lausanne). During his Ph.D. he also worked at AT&T Labs (Shannon Laboratory, Florham Park, NJ). He obtained postgraduate studies from King's College, London and an a B.S./M.S. in Telecommunication Engineering at the Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain. He holds more than 20 patents. He has been awarded with the “Prix de la Recherche” in France and he is the recipient of the ACM/Sigcomm best paper award in the Internet Measurement Conference. He is the General Chair for ACM/SIGCOMM’09; a member of the editorial board for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), and editor for ACM Computer Communications Review  SIGCOMM/CCR. He is also a steering committee member for IEEE/HotWeb, and has been the editor for IEEE/JSAC special issue on P2P streaming.