22 May 2014

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Prof. Josemaría Malgosa-Sanahuja, Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain is giving a talk on 'Network innovation using SDN'

Where and when? UCD CSI Boardroom, 22nd May 2014, 11 AM.

Abstract: Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has recently attracted the attention of research groups and telco companies as a new paradigm of programmable networks. With SDN it is possible to dramatically simplify network management and enable innovation through network programmability. This talk provides a historic perspective of programmable networks from early ideas to recent developments. Then, the SDN architecture and the OpenFlow standard will be presented. However, developing high level management services directly with OpenFlow can be very difficult. Therefore, other existing alternatives to facilitate high level network programming will be also exposed. Finally, the talk will point out some challenges and opportunities related to SDN.


Josemaría Malgosa-Sanahuja received the Telecommunication Engineering degree in 1994 from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain. In November 2000, he received the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunication from the University of Zaragoza (UZ), Spain. He has been an assistant professor at the Department of Electronic and Communications Engineering (University of Zaragoza) since 1995. In September 1999, he joined the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain, as associated professor. He has been involved in several National and International research projects related to multicast technologies (switching and protocols), multimedia value-added services design and in-home/building networks design. He is author of several papers in the fields of switching, multicast technologies and distributed systems. He is regional correspondent of the Global Communications included in the IEEE Communications Magazine since 2002. His research group has been awarded with the Excellent Research Group honorable mention in the Spanish’ Murcia Region.