Jorge Baranda

Jorge Baranda | CTTC

Services as Networks (SaS)

Phd , Researcher

Phone: +34 93 645 29 00

Jorge Baranda received his MSc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering and his MSc. in Science of Information and Communication Technologies (MINT) from the ETSETB-Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in July 2008. In 2021, he obtained the Ph.D degree from the  Computer Architecture Department of the UPC with a  Cum Laude distinction.

From 2008 to 2009, he worked at GMV in the Information Security department. In November 2009 he joined the CTTC as a Research Engineer at the former Engineering Unit. In 2013, he became a Researcher in the Mobile Network Department of the Communication Networks and since 2019, he is a Senior Researcher. During his time in CTTC, he has participated in several European-funded projects (H2020, FP7), national funded projects (Retos Investigación I+D+i, COINCIDENTE) and industrial-funded projects. The development of such projects has allowed him to gain experience in the research and and development of standardized wireless communication systems (WiMAX, LTE, Li-Fi), mobile and transport networks and its orchestration and management using SDN and NFV techniques. He is also involved in the preparation of research proposals for competitive programs (European and National), as well as design, development and maintenance of the wireless segment of the EXTREME experimental facility.

His main research interests are focused on different aspects of networking: SDN, NFV and how these trends can complement or be integrated with former distributed networking concepts like efficient routing to develop next-generation mobile networks while integrating vertical industries to the telco ecosystem. He is also interested in radio wireless communication systems, mobile and transport networks, and signal and image processing.

Participation in Projects and Industrial Grants

Participation in 10+ R&D projects funded by European Comission (FP7 and H2020 programs) and national programs.
– H2020: 5Growth, 5G-TRANSFORMER, 5G-Crosshaul, SANSA
– National programs: 5G-REFINE, 5GNORM, SYMBIOSIS, DUAL-CR, DUAL-CR-RD, SGR-1195

He has also participated in technology transfer projects: AT4Wireless, SILenCe (CTTC, Task Leader)

Dissemination, Scientific Publications

He has co-authored over 40 international and peer-reviewed journal and conference papers (including 5 journals ranked in the first quartile Q1 and papers at IEEE InfoCom and ACM MobiHoc conferences).


Google Scholar stats (as of 2021/11) Citations: 420, h-index:12, i10-index:15.
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-Research Gate Profile ( RG Score 20.08 ( over 72.5%)

Reviewer Tasks

He is regular reviewer of the following journals:
– IEEE Communications Magazine
– Elsevier Computer Communications


Roles in Conferences

– TPC Member PIMRC’20 Track 2 Networking & MAC

Scientific & Professional Memberships

– IEEE Senior Member (SM) since 2019

Deploying cloud-native experimental platforms for zero-touch management 5G and beyond networks
IET Networks. July 2023.
Barrachina-Munoz, S, Nikbakht, R, Baranda, J, Payaro, M, Mangues-Bafalluy, J, Kokkinos, P, Soumplis, P, Kretsis, A, Varvarigos, E
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Multi-provider NFV network service delegation via average reward reinforcement learning
COMPUTER NETWORKS. Vol 224. April 2023.
Bakhshi, B, Mangues-Bafalluy, J, Baranda, J
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Resource Abstractions in NFV Management and Orchestration: Experimental Evaluation
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management. Vol 20. No. 1. pp. 608-624 March 2023.
Martinez, R, Vettori, L, Baranda, J, Mangues-Bafalluy, J, Zeydan, E, Bakhshi, B
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Blockchain for Network Service Orchestration: Trust and Adoption in Multi-Domain Environments
IEEE Communications Standards Magazine. Vol 7. No. 2. pp. 16-22 January 2023.
Zeydan, E., Baranda, J., Mangues-Bafalluy, J., Turk, Y.
10.1109/MCOMSTD.0003.2200014 Google Scholar
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