Narseo Vallina is a post doc researcher at ICSI working on Netalyzr project since July 2013 with Nick Weaver and Christian Kreibich. He defended his PhD thesis at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Jon Crowcroft in June 2013. His PhD work is the result of fruitful collaborations with Dina Papagiannaki and Yan Grunenberger from Telefonica Research (Barcelona) and Pan Hui from T-labs (Berlin). His thesis looked at cross-layer inefficiencies of mobile applications, advertisement modules, location sensors and operating systems when accessing cellular networks. In 2012, he was awarded with a Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship. His current research is mainly focused on mobile systems optimizations, network performance, cellular networks, privacy and network security.
I was born in the little wineyard city of Cahors in 1980. Surrounded by computers and cables, I decided to follow an Engineering school program (ENSIMAG/Telecom, Grenoble, 2004) and then a PhD program in 2008 in the Drakkar group of the LIG laboratory, where I worked mainly on IEEE802.11 access methods and virtualization. After this, I joined a startup company, Mootwin, to work on push-driven mobile applications, mainly on iPhone platform. I've come back to research in 2010, working in the CTTC Telecommunication center on Software Defined Radio platform and Wireless Sensors networks. Since july 2011, I work in Telefonica I+D.
Mario Almeida concluded his Bachelor in Information Systems and Computer Engineering at IST(Lisbon). In 2013, he concluded the European Master in Distributed Computing in UPC/KTH having done his master thesis at Telefonica Research. At the present he is undergoing a phd in UPC(Barcelona) in collaboration with Telefonica Research in the area of Mobile Systems.
Konstantina (Dina) Papagiannaki is the scientific director of the Internet Systems and Networking scientific group at Telefonica I+D in Barcelona. Prior to that she was a researcher at Intel Labs; from 2004 until the end of 2006 in Cambridge and from 2007 until 2011 in Pittsburgh. From the beginning of 2000 until the end of 2003 she was a member of the IP Group at the Sprint Advanced Technology Labs. She got awarded her PhD from the Computer Science Department of University College London (UCL) in March 2003, receiving the Distinguished Dissertations Award 2003. She got her ﬁrst degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in October 1998. She has chaired the technical program committee of the premier conferences in her field, authored 60 peer reviewed papers, authored a book on the design and management of large-scale IP networks through Cambridge University Press, has 5 pending and 1 awarded patents, and in 2009 her work received the best paper award at ACM Mobicom 2009. She currently holds an adjunct faculty position in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University and in 2008 she received the rising star award of the computer networking community of ACM. She has participated as an expert in panels for the Federal Commission of Communications, the National Telecommunications and Information Agency, and the National Science Foundation of the U.S.A.
Jon Crowcroft has been the Marconi Professor of Communications Systems in the Computer Laboratory since October 2001. He has worked in the area of Internet support for multimedia communications for over 30 years. Three main topics of interest have been scalable multicast routing, practical approaches to traffic management, and the design of deployable end-to-end protocols. Current active research areas are Opportunistic Communications, Social Networks, and techniques and algorithms to scale infrastructure-free mobile systems.