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Dr. Andres Garcia-Saavedra

Senior Researcher

Andres Garcia-Saavedra is a Senior Researcher at NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany. His research interests lie in the application of fundamental mathematics to real-life computer communications systems, both wired and (specially) wireless; including resource allocation problems, energy efficiency, low-delay communications, Tactile Internet applications (haptic VR/AR) and virtualized radio access networks. He particularly enjoys building real prototypes and carrying out experimental performance evaluations of protocols and communication systems.

Group Involvement, NEC Laboratories Europe

5G Networks


  • Sergio Gonzalez-Diaz, Andres Garcia-Saavedra, Antonio de la Oliva, Xavier Costa-Perez, Robert Gazda, Alain Mourad, Thomas Deiss, Josep Mangues-Bafalluy, Paola Iovanna, Stefano Stracca, Phillip Leithead. Integrating Fronthaul and Backhaul Networks: Transport Challenges and Feasibility Results. In IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2019.
  • J. A. Ayala-Romero, A. Garcia-Saavedra, M. Gramaglia, X. Costa-Perez, A. Banchs, J. J. Alcaraz. vrAIn: A Deep Learning Approach Tailoring Computing and Radio Resources in Virtualized RANs. In ACM MobiCom, 2019.
  • David M. Gutierrez-Estevez, Marco Gramaglia, Antonio De Domenico, Ghina Dandachi, Sina Khatibi, Dimitris Tsolkas, Irina Balan, Andres Garcia-Saavedra, Uri Elzur, Yue Wang. Artificial Intelligence for Elastic Management and Orchestration of 5G Networks. In IEEE Wireless Communications, 2019.
  • J. Mendes, X. Jiao, A. Garcia-Saavedra, F. Huici, I. Moerman. Cellular access multi-tenancy through small-cell virtualization and common RF front-end sharing. In Elsevier COMCOM, 2018.
  • J. X. Salvat, L. Zanzi, A. Garcia-Saavedra, V. Sciancalepore, X. Costa-Perez. Overbooking Network Slices through Yield-driven End-to-End Orchestration. In ACM CoNEXT, 2018.
  • A. Garcia-Saavedra, P. Patras, V. Valls, X. Costa-Perez, D. J. Leith. ORLA/OLAA: Orthogonal Coexistence of LAA and WiFi in Unlicensed Spectrum. In IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2018.
  • L. Diez, A. Garcia-Saavedra, V. Valls, X. Li, X. Costa-Perez, R. Aguero. LaSR: A Supple Multi-Connectivity Scheduler for Multi-RAT OFDMA Systems. In IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2018.
  • A. Garcia-Saavedra, G. Iosifidis, X. Costa-Perez, D. J. Leith. Joint Optimization of Edge Computing Architectures and Radio Access Networks. In IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 2018.
  • A. Garcia-Saavedra, X. Costa-Perez, D. J. Leith, G. Iosifidis. FluidRAN: Optimized vRAN/MEC Orchestration. In IEEE INFOCOM, 2018.
  • A. Garcia-Saavedra, J. X. Salvat, X. Li, X. Costa-Perez. WizHaul: On the Centralization Degree of Cloud RAN Next Generation Fronthaul. In IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2018.
  • C. Cano, D. J. Leith, A. Garcia-Saavedra, P. Serrano. Fair Coexistence of Scheduled and Random Access Wireless Networks: Unlicensed LTE/WiFi. In IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2017.
  • A. Garcia-Saavedra, M. Karzand, D. J. Leith. Low Delay Random Linear Coding and Scheduling Over Multiple Interfaces. In IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2017.
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