Josep Batallé wins the Student ICT Research Project Competition at ICT 2013 for his MSc thesis on routing function delocalisation using SDN, developed at DANA

It’s a great pleasure for us to communicate that Josep Batallé, a MSc student at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) who developed his thesis with us at DANA, has won the Student ICT Research Project Competition 2013 at the ICT 2013 event in Vilnius.

Josep Batallé demoing the concept to the European Commission officers composing the review panel for the competition.

Josep Batallé demoing the concept to the European Commission officers composing the review panel for the competition.

Josep’s thesis, titled “Experimentation on Virtualized Routing Function Migration Using OpenFlow“, uses two complementary technology approaches (SDN and NFV) to showcase the feasibility of virtualising the routing function in a network mesh à la NFV using OpenFlow for data-control plane signaling and a novel protocol for control-management plane signaling. The demonstrator has been built using Open vSwitch over a Mininet environment, a debugged and extended Floodlight controller for OpenFlow and OpenNaaS as routing platform and user interface.

Congratulations Josep!

Sergi Figuerola, i2CAT's CTIO, collecting Josep's award at ICT'13. Unfortunately, Josep had to fly back to Barcelona earlier that day.

Sergi Figuerola, i2CAT’s CTIO, collecting Josep’s award at ICT’13. Unfortunately, Josep had to fly back to Barcelona earlier that day.

Left to right, Joan A. García-Espín (DANA's Director) and Josep Batallé, at the demo place.

Left to right, Joan A. García-Espín (DANA’s Director) and Josep Batallé, at the demo place.

 

About Joan A. García-Espín

M.Sc. Joan A. García-Espín (joan.antoni.garcia@i2cat.net) is the Director of the Distributed Applications and Networks Area (DANA) of the i2CAT Foundation. He received his Telecommunication Engineering degree from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2007. He wrote his Master Thesis in design and implementation of TE-enabled, DiffServ-aware MPLS networks for providing end-to-end QoS, also in 2007. He is a PhD candidate in the Telematics Engineering Department of the UPC. He is currently working in European projects FP7 GEYSERS (WP3 Leader) and GÉANT3. He has also participated in various European projects such as FP6 PHOSPHORUS and FP7 FEDERICA, and national (Spanish) projects including Enigma, Enigma Enhanced (Enigma II) and E3MS. He owns experience in optical networking, dynamic switching and management systems for networks, QoS and DiffServ for MPLS networks and infrastructure virtualisation. He is an active contributor to the NSI-wg and ISOD-rg gropus in the Open Grid Forum. His main research interests are cooperative agent interaction for network service provisioning, infrastructure virtualisation and network resource sharing and allocation.
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