Flexible and Programmable Networking Research Group


IDLab Antwerp @ imec + University of Antwerp

The success achieved by the group is thanks to every single one listed below (since September 2017)... and more not mentioned from a previous academic life ;)

Members

  • Prof. Dr. Johann Marquez-Barja (Head of the group)
  • Dr. Nina Slamnik-Krijestorac (Deputy Head)
  • Dr. Andreas Gravrielides (Senior PostDoc)
  • Dr. Daniel van den Akker (Senior Testbed Engineer)
  • Dr. Anne Abeygunasekera (Business Developer - Connected Systems)
  • M.Sc. Gilson Miranda (PhD Researcher)
  • M.Sc. Joao Nunes Pinheiro (PhD Researcher)
  • M.Sc. Vincent Charpentier (PhD Researcher)
  • M.Sc. Xhulio Limani (PhD Researcher)
  • M.Sc. Raul Cuervo Bello (PhD Researcher)
  • M.Sc. Arno Troch (PhD Researcher)
  • M.Sc. Salah Eddine Merzougui (PhD Researcher) [Joint @ University of Padova]

Past Members

  • Dr. Carlos Moreira e Silva (PostDoc)
  • Dr. Bart Lannoo (Senior Business Developer)
  • Dr. Seilendria Hadiwardoyo (PostDoc)
  • Dr. Pedro Isolani (Former PhD Researcher, Atlas Copco, Belgium)
  • Dr. Esteban Municio (Former PhD Researcher, i2cat, Spain)
  • Dr. Ensar Zeljkovic (Former PhD Researcher, Accelleran, Belgium)
  • M.Sc. Erik de Britto e Silva
  • M.Sc. Esmeralda Berdufi
  • M.Sc. Henrique C. Carvalho de Resende (Telenet, Belgium)
  • M. Sc. Angel Antonio Ravelo Batista, [Joint @ Universidad de Oriente, Cuba]
  • M. Sc. Elizabeth M. Astorga [Joint @ Universidad de Oriente, Cuba]
  • M. Sc. Nelson Cardona
  • M. Sc. Joao Paulo de Brito Goncalves
  • M. Sc. Muddsair Sharif [Joint @ Prof. P. Hellinckx]
  • M. Sc. Raja Usman Akbar [Joint @ Prof. J. Famaey]

Visitors

  • Prof. Carlos Calafate, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain - Erasmus Teaching and Research visit. June 2019, March 2022, March 2023, March 2024.
  • Prof. Sonia Morejon Labrada, Universidad de Oriente Cuba - Research and Collaboration Visit. September-October 2021.
  • Dr. Mihai Fagadar-Cosma and Willem Acke, Nokia, Antwerp - Research and Collaboration Visit. Invited Talk "Virtual Networks Orchestration: Radical Automation of Enterprise SD-WAN and vCPE Networking". December 2019.
  • Prof. Jose Marcos Nogueira, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil - Research and Collaboration Visit. October 2019.
  • Dr. Paul Ruth, RENCI, UNC-Chapel Hill, USA - Research and Collaboration Visit. July 2019.
  • Prof. Violet Syrotiuk, Arizona State University, USA - Research and Collaboration Visit. April 2019.
  • Dr. Julio Sanguesa, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain - Research Stage. October - December 2018.
  • Prof. Dan Kilper, Unversity of Arizona, USA - Research and Collaboration Visit. September 2018.
  • Prof. Pietro Manzoni, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain - Research Visit. March 2018.
  • Prof. Francisco Martinez, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain - Research Stage. January - February 2018.
  • Dr. Raul Peña, Universidad de Valencia, Spain - Research Stage. January to July 2018.
  • M.Sc. Salah Eddine Merzougui (PhD Researcher) [Joint @ University of Padova] - Research Stage. April 2023 - February 2024
  • M.Sc. Angel Ravelo - PhD student visiting for a research stage from Universidad de Oriente, Cuba. September-October 2021, November-December 2022.
  • M. Sc. Diego M. Jimenez-Bravo - Visiting PhD Student from University of Salamanca, Spain. 2019
  • Mr. Xhulio Limani - Visiting Master Student from Marche Polytechnic University, Italy. 2022.

PhD, Master, and Bachelor thesis

  • PhD: Mr. Arno Troch. Thesis: 6G Mesh Networks: system study of the application of short-range mesh networking for next-generation networking. Antwerp, Belgium. Ongoing.
  • PhD: Raul Cuervo. Thesis: Softwarized solutions to enable and orchestrate 6G architectures. Antwerp, Belgium. Ongoing.
  • PhD: Xhulio Limani, Thesis: Exploring coexistence of Sliced 3GPP and non-3GPP networks in 5G and Beyond. Antwerp, Belgium. Ongoing.
  • PhD: Salah Eddine Merzougui. Thesis: Enabling mechanisms for green driving via 5G-and-beyond mobile networks. Padova, Italy. Ongoing.
  • PhD: Vincent Charpentier. Thesis: 5G Vehicular Communications applied to transport and logistics verticals. Antwerp, Belgium. Ongoing.
  • PhD: Gilson Miranda Jr. Thesis: QoE-driven Wireless and Mobile Network Slicing. Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Ongoing. [Joint @ Federal University of Minas Gerais]
  • PhD: Joao Nunes Pinheiro. Thesis: Enabling always best connected networks. Antwerp, Belgium. Ongoing.
  • PhD: Erik de Britto e Silva. Thesis: Towards 5G Vehicular Communications: CV2X and Cloud/Edge sliced networks. Antwerp, Belgium. Ongoing.
  • Master: Amaryllis Leyendeckers, Thesis: Enabling flexible and universal message generation between VRUs and autonomous vehicles leveraging 5G SEAL CCAM technologies. Antwerp, Belgium. 2024.
  • Master: Lander Dhanis, Thesis: Network Slicing for Mission-Critical Services. Antwerp, Belgium. 2024.
  • Master: Orin Claeys, Thesis: Network Intelligence Services for Smart Orchestration of Vehicular Applications. Antwerp, Belgium. 2024.
  • Master: Pieter-Jan Lyssens, Thesis: Exploring the Capabilities of Cellular Networks for Vehicular Applications. Antwerp, Belgium. 2024.
  • Master: Thomas Vanderstraeten, Thesis: Enhancing Mesh Capabilities and Implementing Security Measures in the AlLoRa Protocol. Antwerp, Belgium. 2024.
  • Bachelor: Kobe Celen, Thesis: Proactive Anomaly Detection in Network Slicing for ITS vehicles. Antwerp, Belgium. 2024.
  • Master: Arno Troch, Thesis: Towards 6G vehicular communications. Antwerp, Belgium. 2023.
  • Bachelor: Dante De Meyer, Thesis: 5G Networks Integration and Validation of Open-Source Solutions. Antwerp, Belgium. 2023.
  • Bachelor: Orin Claeys, Thesis: Enhancing Wi-Fi Communication for Reliable Audio/Video Applications. Antwerp, Belgium. 2023.
  • Bachelor: Pieter-Jan Lyssens, Thesis: Enhancing the Situational Awareness of Vehicular Use Cases with the Edge Network Applications (EdgeApps). Antwerp, Belgium. 2023.
  • PhD: Angel Antonio Ravelo Batista. Thesis: IoT to support Cultural Heritage. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. 2022.
  • Master: Xhulio Limani, Thesis: Enabling Vulnerable Road User (VRU) communications. Ancona, Italy. 2022
  • Master: Berk Ayaz, Thesis: Data management platform for smart edge orchestration. Antwerp, Belgium. 2022.
  • Master: Cedric Bammens, Thesis: Li-Fi for Cars: Using Visible Light Communications for Intelligent Transport Systems. Antwerp, Belgium. 2022.
  • Master: Thomas Verschoor, Thesis: Vehicular Edge Computing testing using Vehicular Communications on the Smart Highway. Antwerp, Belgium. 2022.
  • PhD: Ms. Esmeralda Bërdufi. Thesis: Enabling Secure end-to-end Network Slicing for IoT networks. Antwerp, Belgium. 2021. (stopped)
  • Master: Berk Ayaz, Thesis: Applying Software Defined Networking to Achieve Deterministic Industrial IoT. Antwerp, Belgium. 2021.
  • Master: Arne Defays, Thesis: Performance Monitoring Tool for V2X Experiments. Antwerp, Belgium. 2021.
  • Master: Bilal Moussa Fares, Thesis: Non-Invasive Monitoring Systems. Antwerp, Belgium. 2021.
  • Master: Jaimie Vranckx, Thesis: Display of Local Dynamic Map. Antwerp, Belgium. 2021.
  • Master: Sander De Maeyer, Thesis: Visualisation of Infrastructure to Vehicle Information Messages. Antwerp, Belgium. 2021.
  • Master: Stefan van der Veeken, Thesis: A Collision Avoidance Strategy for Multirotor UAVs. Antwerp, Belgium. 2021.
  • Master: Tom De bruyn, Thesis: Display of Cellular Vehicle to Everything Notification Messages using Android. Antwerp, Belgium. 2021.
  • Master: Vincent Charpentier, Thesis: Awareness Messaging on the Road for Smart and Safe Mobility. Antwerp, Belgium. 2021.
  • Master: Angie Vintimilla Huayamabe. Thesis: Evaluacion de redes mesh basadas en la tecnologia LoRa. Valencia, Spain. 2021.
  • Master: Jamie Wubben. Thesis: vision-based system for autonomous vertical landing of unmanned aerial vehicles. Antwerp, Belgium. 2019.
  • Master: Niels Balemans. Thesis: Softwarized Internet of Things. Antwerp, Belgium. 2019.
  • PhD: Elizabeth Astorga Gonzalez. Thesis: An Internet of Things architecture for the conservation of the San Pedro de la Roca Castle. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. 2019.
  • PhD: Joao de Brito Gonçalves. Thesis: Dynamic Networks and Cloud Management using Smart Contracts and Blockchains. Vitoria, Brazil. 2019.
  • PhD: Henrique Cesar Carvalho De Resende . Thesis: Programmable IoT networks in the context of 5G. Antwerp, Belgium. 2019.
  • PhD: Pedro Isolani. Thesis: Design of a deterministic network management technology for providing end-to-end QoS guarantees in heterogenous wireless networks. Antwerp, Belgium. 2018. (graduated in 2022)
  • PhD: Reinout Eyckerman Thesis: Contextbewuste taakplaatsing op zeer dynamische netwerken met behulp van gedistribueerde technieken.. Antwerp, Belgium. 2018 (Joint @ Prof. P. Hellinckx)
  • PhD: Nelson Cardona Cardenas Thesis: SDN-based approach for managed WiFi and 5G networks. Antwerp, Belgium. 2018.
  • PhD: Nina Slamnik-Krijestorac Thesis: Enabling programmable networks for flexible smart cities. Antwerp, Belgium. 2018 (graduated in 2022)
  • PhD: Raja Akbar. Thesis: Design of novel scheduling and routing schemes for nanoscale communications.. Antwerp, Belgium. 2018. (Joint @ Prof. J. Famaey)
  • PhD: Ensar Zeljkovic. Thesis: Design and development of a modular framework for MAC protocols. Antwerp, Belgium. 2017. (graduated in 2022)
  • PhD: Esteban Municio. Thesis: Towards Scalable End-to-End Programmable Industrial Internet of Things. Antwerp, Belgium. 2017. (graduated in 2020)

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