Farhad Rezazadeh

Farhad Rezazadeh | CTTC

Services as Networks (SaS)

Msc , Researcher

Phone: +34 93 645 29 00

Committed to learning more …

His education instilled a passion for research on Hi-Tech technologies and learning more that brought him to Europe and Barcelona as a PhD fellow in Signal Theory and Communication at CTTC and UPC- BarcelonaTech. He began his career at CTTC in 2019, first as Research Assistant (R&D engineer) and later as Researcher (R&D engineer). He is an active member of ComSoc, and  IEEE Young Professionals and has presented contributions and technical achievements at high prestigious international conferences such as IEEE GLOBECOM2020, IEEE ICC2021, and IEEE GLOBECOM2021. He has recently contributed to book chapters in “Enabling 6G Mobile Networks, Advanced Cloud-Based Network Management for 5G C-RAN“.

He won different Grants/Fellowship such as:

1- Marie Sklodowska – Curie European fellowship,
2- Government grants for the recruitment of new research staff,
3- IEEE ComSoc student grant (GLOBECOM 2021),
4- IEEE ComSoc student grant (ICC 2021),
5- European grants for Cooperation in Science and Technology,
5a- Scientific mission grant at Lancaster University,
5b- Scientific mission grant at Technical University of Munich (TUM),
6- Scientific mission grant at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH),
7- UPC Travel grants.

As an engineer and researcher, he is interested in dealing with the state of the art technologies and solving complicated High-Tech problems. Moreover, he has confident leadership skills, able to envision a different future and inspire others to create that future. He has 11+ years of research, engineering, teaching, and management experience in IT & ICT from various  industries, companies, startups, universities, and research groups such as:

1- Researcher (AI/ML R&D), Telecommunications Technological Center of Catalonia,
2- Research Assistant (AI/ML R&D), Telecommunications Technological Center of Catalonia,
3- Secondee (AI/ML R&D),  NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH,
4- Research Assistant (AI/ML), Broadband Communications Systems and Architectures Lab,
5- Research Assistant -STSM (AI/ML), BCDS, Universitat de Girona (UdG),
6- Co-Funder- Tech Startup, Imen Dadeh Fanava Jonub Company,
7- ICT Engineer, Rayane Pardazan AsreJadid Company,
8- CEO Consultant Fanavaran Petrochemical Plant,
9- ICT Engineer, Fanavaran Petrochemical Plant,
10- Teaching, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS),
11- Network Technician, Salman Farsi University,
12- ICT Trainee, SFPGMC Power Plant.

During his education, he had a course as Supercomputer Architecture and AI (top student) – “ML at supercomputer Scalebased on Barcelona Supercomputer (BSC-CNS) which encourages him to pursue unveiling the potential of new AI/ML methods and Brain-Inspired solutions in the Next Generation Mobile Networks (B5G/6G). Furthermore, he had courses as Responsible Conduct in Research and Innovation (RCiRI) and Ethics for Engineers, Researchers and Innovators (EthicsERI) which open up new horizons for him in innovation and research activities. His main research interests focus on:

1- Brain-Inspired Solutions (AI/ML/Cognitive)
2- Zero-Touch (ETSI ENI-ISG/ZSM) + 3GPP
3- Beyond 5G and 6G
4- Network Slicing
5- Softwarization, Cloudification, Parallelization, and  High Availability
7- Internet of Things (IoT)
8- Energy Efficiency
9- Resource Allocation
10- Quantum Internet
11- Cyber-Security

He has strong analytical and critical reasoning ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches and would like to learn more and implement his innovative ideas, skills, and creativity for accomplishing the ICT projects. He has been a member of European projects such as H2020 5GSTEPFWD, H2020 MonB5G, and H2020-ECSEL PROGRESSUS and was involved in other European projects such as RECODIS. He has Professional certificates in:

1- Linux Professional LPIC-3 Enterprise Virtualization and High Availability,
2- Linux Professional Institute LPIC-3 Enterprise Security (LPIC-3 303, LPI-ATP),
3- Linux Professional Institute LPIC-2 (LPI-ATP),
3- The Quantum Internet and Quantum Computers from Delft University of Technology,
4- Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)

He also serves/served as Reviewer, Organizing and Technical Program Committee member for:

10- TPC, “IEEE Globecom”, 2021.
9- Reviewer, “IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine (IEEE WCM)”
8- Reviewer, “IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (IEEE TNSM)”
7- TPC, “IEEE MeditCom”, 2021.
6- TPC, “IEEE PIMRC”, 2021.
5- Committee member, “IEEE MeditCom”, 2021.
4- TPC, “IEEE ICC, Decentralized AI for Wireless Networks with Zero-Touch (DAWN’Z)”, 2021.
3- TPC, “IEEE ICC, Communication QoS, Reliability and Modeling”, 2021.
2- TPC , “ICMLANT”, 2020.
1- Organizing member, “IEEE ComSoc Autumn School, Barcelona”, 2019.

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Presentation and Invited Talks:

  • 9-“A Collaborative Statistical Actor-Critic Learning Approach for 6G Network Slicing Control”, IEEE GLOBECOM, Dec. 2021.
  • 8- “A Federated Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach for Distributed Network Slicing Orchestration”, IEEE MeditCom, Sep. 2021.
  • 7- “Actor-Critic-Based Learning for Zero-touch Joint Resource and Energy Control in Network Slicing”, IEEE ICC, June 2021.
  • 6- “Actor-Critic-Based Learning for Zero-touch Control in Network Slicing”, MonB5G Project, Barcelona, 2020.
  • 5- “Continuous Multi-objective Zero-Touch Network Slicing via Twin Delayed DDPG and OpenAI Gym”, IEEE GLOBECOM, 2020.
  • 4- “Continual AI-Driven Zero-Touch Network Slicing”, ITN Conference, 2020.
  • 3- “Continuous E2E Zero-Touch Network Slicing”, Industry Study Group, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, 2020.
  • 2- “5G and Network Slicing”, Education Fair (Salo de l’Ensenyament), Barcelona, 2019.
  • 1- “5G Application”, European Researchers’ Night, Barcelona, 2019.



SCHE2MA: Scalable, Energy-Aware, Multidomain Orchestration for Beyond-5G URLLC Services
Dalgkitsis A., Garrido L.A., Rezazadeh F., Chergui H., Ramantas K., Vardakas J.S., Verikoukis C.
10.1109/TITS.2022.3202312 Google Scholar
A Federated DRL Approach for Smart Micro-Grid Energy Control with Distributed Energy Resources
IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks. Vol 2022-November. pp. 108-114 January 2022.
Rezazadeh F., Bartzoudis N.
10.1109/CAMAD55695.2022.9966919 Google Scholar
Advanced Cloud-Based Network Management for 5G C-RAN
Enabling 6G MobileEnabling. pp. 371-397 June 2021.
Maule, Massimiliano, Kohjogh, Ojaghi, Rezazadeh, Farhad
10.1007/978-3-030-74648-3_11 Google Scholar
Continuous Multi-objective Zero-touch Network Slicing via Twin Delayed DDPG and OpenAI Gym
2020 Ieee Global Communications Conference, Globecom 2020 - Proceedings. June 2023.
Rezazadeh F., Chergui H., Alonso L., Verikoukis C.
10.1109/GLOBECOM42002.2020.9322237 Google Scholar
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