Pablo Muñoz

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Associate Professor at University of Granada.

I received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunication Engineering, both with honours, from the University of Málaga (Spain) in 2008 and 2013, respectively. I am currently an associate professor at the Department of Signal Theory, Telematic and Communications of the University of Granada (Spain) and a member of the Wireless and Multimedia Networking lab (TIC-235) research group headed by Prof. Juan Manuel López-Soler and the Research Center on Information and Communications Technologies (CITIC).

My reseach interests include radio access network planning and management, artificial intelligence for radio resource management, network slicing, spectrum sharing and virtualization of wireless networks. I am Guest Editor of the Special Issue "Radio Access Network Planning and Management" in journal Electronics.

Resume

Becoming an Engineer

2002 - 2008

I received the M.Sc. degree, with special award, in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Málaga (Spain). My master thesis "Development Tools for Cypress PSoC: an Application to Pulse Oximetry" was supervised by Prof. Antonio Díaz Estrella and focused on the analysis and evaluation of a Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) by implementation of a pulse oximeter.

The doctoral journey

2009 - 2013

In 2009, I was awarded a competitive grant from the Andalusian Government to support my research towards the Ph.D. degree in optimization of mobile radio access networks under the supervision of Prof. Raquel Barco. During this period, I participated in European COST Actions 2100 and IC1004, under which I performed a Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) focusing on indoor mobility models at the Department of Mobile Radio Systems (headed by Prof. Thomas Kürner) of the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany). Also, I was a visiting researcher at the Radio Access Technology Section (headed by Prof. Preben Mogensen) of Aalborg University (Denmark) in collaboration with Nokia Networks, where I explored new ideas for traffic steering in Heterogeneous Networks. In 2013, I defended my Ph.D. thesis "Optimization of Mobility Parameters using Fuzzy Logic and Reinforcement Learning in Self-Organizing Networks", with special recognition by the Faculty and awarded by the Andalusian Association of Telecommunications Engineers at the XII "Night of Telecommunications". I also received recognition at the VII "Juan López de Peñalver" research awards of the General Foundation of the University of Málaga.

Being a postdoc

2013 - 2017

Upon completing Ph.D. studies, I continued my career at the University of Málaga as a researcher within an R&D contract with Optimi-Ericsson aimed at the development of Self-Organizing Network functionalities for detection and solution of failures. In 2014, I held a postdoc position granted by the Andalusian Government during one year in support of research and teaching.

In 2016, I was the recipient of a competitive "Juan de la Cierva" fellowship at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain), where I worked under the supervision of Prof. Oriol Sallent Roig. My research work was related to the European H2020 project SESAME focused on self-x features and radio access management techniques in multi-tenant small cell networks. During this period, I also worked as expert evaluator at the National Agency of Evaluation and Prospective (ANEP).

Holding a lecturer position

2017 - Present

In 2017, I joined the Department of Signal Theory, Telematics, and Communications at the University of Granada (Spain) as assistant professor. Since then, I have been participating in different national and European projects in the field of 5G systems. Specifically, I participate in the European H2020 project 5G-CLARITY aiming at the development of a beyond 5G architecture for private networks. Besides, I participated in the organization of IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN) 2019.

I also cover various management responsibilities at the Faculty, in particular, the Secretary of the Academic Commission for the M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering and membership of the Centre's Board.

Teaching

Switching Systems

  • Programme: Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Abstract: In this course, students expand their understanding of switching systems. It begins with an introduction to teletraffic theory, describing basic queuing systems. Then, it provides the principles of circuit-switched and packet-switched networks. Focusing on the latter, it provides a description of Ethernet LAN switching and MPLS.

Telematic Systems

  • Programme: Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Abstract: This course is an introduction to systems and services in current networks. Students will learn the network architecture of both Internet and telephony network. Various relevant services that use these networks are also thoroughly analyzed, e.g. web, email and phone calls.

Network Fundamentals

  • Programme: Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Abstract: This course introduces students to networks, communication protocols and services. It deals with the architecture, design and implementation of networks with special attention to Internet. The basic concepts of the TCP/IP model as well as technological solutions for LAN and WAN are explained.

Multimedia Networks

  • Programme: Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Abstract: This course provides a global view of the deficiencies and obstacles that emanate from IP networks to distribute multimedia traffic and gives an analysis of the proposed solutions. The objectives include addressing the requirements of real-time data traffic and describing relevant mechanisms to provision quality-of-service for multimedia transmissions and associated protocols and standards.

Advanced Networks and Services

  • Programme: Master's Degree in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Abstract: This is an advanced master course that focuses on the operation of advanced networks and services. Topics covered include content distribution networks (CDN), network virtualization, software-defined networks (SDN), mobile network architecture and heterogeneous networks.

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Contact

Location:

C/ Periodista Daniel Saucedo Aranda, S/N. C.P. 18071, Granada (Spain)

Call:

+34958 24 88 76