Ricardo Martínez

Ricardo Victor Martínez | CTTC

Packet Optical Networks and Services (PONS)

Phd , Researcher (R3)

Phone: +34 93 645 29 00

Ricardo Martínez (SM’14) is a graduate and PhD in Telecommunications Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2002 and 2007, respectively. As undergraduate researcher since March 2001 till November 2001 he was visiting Telecom Italia Lab (Turin, Italy) in the context of thr FP5 LION Project. In February 2002, he enrolled in the UPC GCO team participating in R&D EU-funded Project. In September 2002, he joined CTTC’s Optical Networking Area (ONA) being granted by both a pre-docotoral grant (FI) from the Government of Catalonia and from CTTC’s Pre-doctoral Fellowship program. Since 2013, he is Senior Researcher of the Communication Networks Division (CND) at CTTC.

His research interest areas include orchestration, (GMPLS/PCE and Software Defined Networking – SDN) control and service management architectures, protocols and traffic engineering mechanisms/solutions embracing heterogenous transport technologies (i.e., packet, optical) within diverse network segments such as edge, metro and core interconnecting distributed NFV infrastructures.

Participation in Public- and Industrial-funded Projects

Participation in over 40 R&D projects funded by the European Commission’s Framework Programmes: H2020, FP7, FP6, FP5, CELTIC, EUREKA,  and MSCA ITN
Enrolled in +7 research grant projects and technology transfer activities with Industry telecom operators and vendors such as Telefónica, KDDI R&D Labs, KDDI Corporation, and Huawei.
Leadership in both work-packages and tasks in +5 Public-funded and Industrial Projects (FP7, H2020,  CELTIC and Industrial)
CTTC PI in European-, Industrial, and National-funded projects (e.g., FP7 COMBO, CELTIC100GET.es, ElasticNetworks, FIERRO, Go2Edge. KDDI Project)
Principal CTTC researcher on +10 submitted proposals (in FP7, H2020, EUREKA, Spanish Public Funded R&D projects, and Industrial)

PhD Advisor and PhD Thesis Committee Member

Supervised 1 Ph.D. thesis (CTTC/UPC, 2012, on the topic on GMPLS provisioning in multi-layer networks)
Supervisor of Ph.D Candidate Ankush Mahajan (ESR) within the context of the MSCA ITN ONFIRE project. Expected Defense in September 2021
He has been member of +7 PhD Thesis Committees


Co-authored 1 book chapter (Provisioning, Recovery, and In-Operation Planning in Elastic Optical Networks) in Book Title “Recovery in Multilayer Networks”, Wiley. ISBN 978-1-119-33856-7. October 2017
Author and co-author over 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers: Total JCR publicactions: over 70 (in Q1: over 60)
1 European patent
Total citations: 4182 (source google scholar: https://scholar.google.es/citations?hl=es&user=0fBMcLIAAAAJ&view_op=list_works)
h-index: 34 and i10: 117 (source google scholar: https://scholar.google.es/citations?hl=es&user=0fBMcLIAAAAJ&view_op=list_works)
Invited Talks: +10 invited talks in relevant international optical network conferences and workshops (i.e., ICTON, ONDM)

Reviewer Tasks

Regular reviewer for top-leading journals and magazines such as IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE Network, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology (JLT), IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networks (JOCN), Elsevier Computer Networks, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communicaitons (JSAC)

Roles in Conferences

Publication Chair in IEEE/IFIP Optical Networks Design and Modelling (ONDM) 2020, Castelldefels
TPC member of OSA Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) 2021, N3 Sub-Commitee “Architectures and Software-defined Control for Metro and Core Networks”
TPC Member of IEEE/IFIP Optical Networks Design and Modelling (ONDM) 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
TPC Member in IEEE ICC and Globecom


IEEE Senior Member (SM) since 2014
IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) member

ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3097-5485

Quality of transmission estimator retraining for dynamic optimization in optical networks
Journal of Optical Communications and Networking. Vol 13. No. 4. pp. 45-59 January 2021.
Mahajan, A, Christodoulopoulos, K, Martinez, R, Munoz, R, Spadaro, S
10.1364/JOCN.411524 Google Scholar
Hybrid Network Slicing: Composing Network Slices based on VNFs, CNFs Network Services
Proceedings Of The 2020 6th Ieee Conference On Network Softwarization (netsoft 2020): Bridging The Gap Between Ai And Network Softwarization. pp. 232-236 December 2020.
Alemany, P, Vilalta, R, Vicens, F, Gomez, ID, Casellas, R, Martinez, R, Castro, S, Martrat, J, Munoz, R
Google Scholar
Comparison of Real-Time Communications Service KPI in Edge and Cloud Domains Through Multi-Domain Transport Networks
2020 International Conference On Optical Network Design And Modeling (ondm). July 2020.
Alemany, P, de la Cruz, JL, Vilalta, R, Casellas, R, Martinez, R, Munoz, R, Pol, A, Roman, A, IEEE
Google Scholar
Realizing the Network Service Federation Vision: Enabling Automated Multidomain Orchestration of Network Services
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine. Vol 15. No. 2. pp. 48-57 January 2020.
Hortiguela, JB, Mangues-Bafalluy, J, Martinez, R, Vettori, L, Antevski, K, Bernardos, CJ, Li, X
10.1109/MVT.2020.2979558 Google Scholar
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