Albert Banchs

Deputy Director
at IMDEA Networks

Short Biography

Prof. Dr. Albert Banchs holds a double appointment as Full Professor in the Telematics Engineering Department at the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) (Madrid, Spain) and Deputy Director of IMDEA Networks, where he conducts his research activities. He is also a Member of the 5TONIC lab.

Dr. Albert Banchs received his Telecommunications Engineering degree from UPC BarcelonaTech, Spain, in 1997, and the PhD degree from the same university in 2002. He was a visitor researcher at ICSI, Berkeley, CA, in 1997, worked for Telefonica I+D, Spain, in 1998, and for the Network Laboratories of NEC Europe Ltd., Germany, from 1998 to 2003. Since 2003, he is with University Carlos III of Madrid. Since 2009, he also has a double affiliation as Deputy director of the IMDEA Networks research institute (he was acting director from 2009 to 2012). He was Academic Guest at ETHZ in 2012, and Visiting Professor at EPFL in 2013 and 2015.

Dr. Banchs authors more than 100 conference and journal papers, including publications at top conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, ACM CoNEXT, ACM IMC, WWW and IEEE ICNP, and at top journals such as IEEE/ACM ToN, IEEE JSAC, IEEE TMC, IEEE TWC and IEEE TVT. Prof. Banchs is editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and has been area editor for the Green Networking and Communication Series of IEEE JSAC (2015-2016), Computer Communications (2010-2014) and IEEE Communications Letters (associate editor in 2005-2010 and senior editor in 2010-2012). He has been guest editor for a number of journals (IEEE Communications Magazine, Computer Networks, Computer Communications, Pervasive Mobile Computing and IEEE Wireless Commnications) and has served in many TPCs (including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE VTC, ITC and ACM WiNTECH). He has been general chair of IEEE Online GreenComm 2013 and ACM WiNTECH 2013, and TPC co-chair of IEEEE WoWMoM 2012, European Wireless 2010 and IEEE HotMESH 2010.

Prof. Albert Banchs has been a key contributor to many EU projects. He was activity leader in the Daidalos I project (2003-2006), deputy WP leader in Daidalos II (2006-2008), the coordinator of the projects CARMEN (2008-2010) and iJON (2012-2015), and principal investigator for the projects FLAVIA (2010-2013), MEDIEVAL (2010-2013), eCOUSIN (2012-2015) and CROWD (2013-2015). Currently, his main effort is on the 5GNORMA project (2015-2017). Dr. Banchs has also been the principal investigator of several industry contracts, is the inventor of 5 granted patents and authors a number of standardization proposals at the IETF and the IEEE. Some of the algorithms that he has devised have been incorporated to commercial products.

Dr. Banchs has received a number of awards, including the national prize to the best PhD thesis on broadband networks, the runner-up award to the best collaborative project in the region of Madrid and the 2013 Excellence Award to Young UC3M Research Staff. He has supervised 4 PhD theses, three of them recipient of the Outstanding PhD award of University Carlos III of Madrid, and has received the SATIN award of the CONTENT Network of Excellence for his paper at IEEE INFOCOM 2009, the AT4Wireless award for his paper at the JITEL 2007 conference and the Best Paper Runner-up Award at ICNP 2014. The MEDIEVAL project was short-listed as one of the three finalists for the Future Internet award 2012. Prof. Banchs is a Senior Member of IEEE and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. His research interests include the resource allocation, design of novel algorithms and performance evaluation of wired and wireless networks.


  • Network complexity analysis (English)
  • Wireless Networks (English)
  • Arquitectura de redes de acceso y medio compartido (Spanish)
  • Redes Multimedia (Spanish)
Researcher Name


IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (IEEE Online Greencomm).

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