Rasoul Nikbakht

Rasoul Nikbakht | CTTC

Services as Networks (SaS)

Phd , Researcher

Phone: +34 93 645 29 00

A young researcher in the area of machine learning and wireless communications with an excellent track record of publications, industrial experience, and implementation skills.

He received his M.Sc. degree from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, in 2015. In Dec. 2016, he was awarded a competitive scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. degree at UPF under the supervision of Prof. Angel Lozano. In Mar. 2020, he was an intern in the Radio Systems & AI group at Nokia Bell Labs France, working on end-to-end learning for 6G. In March 2021, he graduated from his Ph.D. program, focusing on resource allocation for cell-free massive MIMO and developing unsupervised-learning-based solutions for parametric optimizations. After his Ph.D., he started a postdoc position at UPF, where he focused on terahertz communication, non-terrestrial networks, and graph neural networks. Since Jan. 2022, he has been with CTTC, working on 6G and AI-based communications, network slicing, and edge caching in 5G networks.

He has published more than ten papers in reputed IEEE journals and conferences. Also, the open-source implementations of his projects such as video-on-demand streaming using RL-based edge caching and an unsupervised learning-based technique for parametric optimizations, are publicly available on his GitHub page.

Spatially Consistent Air-to-Ground Channel Modeling via Generative Neural Networks
IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. Vol. 13. No. 4. pp. 1158-1162 January 2024.
Giuliani A., Nikbakht R., Geraci G., Kang S., Lozano A., Rangan S.
10.1109/LWC.2024.3363653 Google Scholar
Performance Optimization Across the Edge-Cloud Continuum: A Multi-agent Rollout Approach for Cloud-Native Application Workload Placement
SN Computer Science. Vol. 5. No. 3. January 2024.
Soumplis P., Kontos G., Kokkinos P., Kretsis A., Barrachina-Muñoz S., Nikbakht R., Baranda J., Payaró M., Mangues-Bafalluy J., Varvarigos E.
10.1007/s42979-024-02630-w Google Scholar
Decentralized Energy Marketplace via NFTs and AI-based Agents
2024 Ieee 8th Energy Conference, Energycon 2024 - Proceedings. January 2024.
Nikbakht R., Javed F., Rezazadeh F., Bartzoudis N., Mangues-Bafalluy J.
10.1109/ENERGYCON58629.2024.10488795 Google Scholar
Deploying cloud-native experimental platforms for zero-touch management 5G and beyond networks
IET Networks. Vol. 12. No. 6. pp. 305-315 January 2023.
Barrachina-Muñoz S., Nikbakht R., Baranda J., Payaró M., Mangues-Bafalluy J., Kokkinos P., Soumplis P., Kretsis A., Varvarigos E.
10.1049/ntw2.12095 Google Scholar
Disaggregating a 5G Non-Public Network via On-Demand Cloud-Native UPF Deployments
2023 19th International Conference On Network And Service Management, Cnsm 2023. January 2023.
Baranda J., Barrachina-Munoz S., Nikbakht R., Payaro M., Mangues-Bafalluy J.
10.23919/CNSM59352.2023.10327848 Google Scholar
Disaggregating a 5G Non-Public Network via On-demand Cloud-Native UPF Deployments
International Conference On Network And Service Management. January 2023.
Baranda, J, Barrachina-Muñoz, S, Nikbakht, R, Payaró, M, Mangues-Bafalluy, J
Google Scholar
UAV Communications in Integrated Terrestrial and Non-terrestrial Networks
2022 Ieee Global Communications Conference, Globecom 2022 - Proceedings. pp. 3706-3711 January 2022.
Benzaghta M., Geraci G., Nikbakht R., López-Pérez D.
10.1109/GLOBECOM48099.2022.10001193 Google Scholar
Video on Demand Streaming Using RL-based Edge Caching in 5G Networks
2022 Ieee Conference On Standards For Communications And Networking, Cscn 2022. pp. 208-208 January 2022.
Nikbakht R., Kahvazadeh S., Mangues-Bafalluy J.
10.1109/CSCN57023.2022.10051020 Google Scholar
Mobile Edge Vertical Applications Using ETSI MEC APIs and Sandbox
2022 Ieee Conference On Standards For Communications And Networking, Cscn 2022. pp. 209-209 January 2022.
Nikbakht, R., Dalgitsis, M., Barrachina-Munoz, S., Kahvazadeh, S.
10.1109/CSCN57023.2022.10051036 Google Scholar
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