The Final Journey Through the Doctorate

Successfully defended Ph.D. dissertation


I successfully defended my Ph.D. dissertation called “An Architecture for Global Ubiquitous Systems” on March 31/2011.  It was a nice presentation! around 30 people attended.  I’m glad things are moving forward!!!!

New Book in LBS!!!


The book I coauthored with Dr. Miguel Labrador and Dr. Pedro Wightman about Location Aware Information Systems has been released!!  See the link in Amazon and CRC press.

Paper Accepted at IEEE WCNC 2011 conference


The paper titled “A Multiobjective Approach to the Relay Placement Problem in WSNs” and written with Dr. Miguel Labrador and Dr. Pedro Wightman has been acepted to IEEE WCNC 2011 in Cancun, Mexico.

2010 College of Engineering Research Week Poster Award recipient


My poster titled “A Multiobjective Approach to the Relay Placement Problem in WSNs” was chosen as one of the the ten winners out of 120 posters presented.  I received the 2010 College of Engineering Research Week Poster Award in the Communications category. I got $500 travel grant as prize!!! I hope  that I can use that grant to assist to the IEEE WCNC 2011 conference as I submitted a paper about this topic.

Paper published in IEEE Network Magazine


“G Sense: A Scalable Architecture for Global Sensing and Monitoring” written by Alfredo J. Perez, Miguel A. Labrador, and Sean J. Barbeau was featured in the July 2010 Volume 24, No 4 of IEEE Network: The Magazine of Global Internetworking.

Travel to Germany to attend IEEE PerCom 2010 Conference


Thanks to NSF and  IEEE PerCom, I obtained a travel grant to attend to the 2010 version of the IEEE PerCom conference in Mannheim, Germany. This was really a wonderful experience, as I had the opportunity to meet other researchers and observe the state of the art in Ubiquitous Computing in Europe. This was my first time traveling to Europe, and  I had the chance to practice German, walk through Mannheim and Heidelberg. Pictures of the conference and the surrounding areas can be found here(conference) and here(city).