e David Rodenas Herráiz, Ph.D.

Hi, I am David Rodenas-Herráiz

And this is my personal web page, or at least, an attempt of it!
I am a research associate at the Computer Laboratory at University of Cambridge (UK) and I collaborate with the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) investigating applications of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) targeted towards the construction and civil engineering infrastructure industries. I received my Telecommunication Engineering degree (B.Sc. in 2009, M.Sc. in 2010) and my Ph. D. in Information Technologies and Communications in 2014 from the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT) in Spain. Besides being a researcher, I am also a lover of mountain biking, running, reading, hanging out with friends and, above all, my country, Spain.

Why don't you take a look at what I do?


Wireless Mesh Sensor Networks (WMSNs)

Imagine hundreds or even thousands of low-power, low-cost and tiny wireless devices deployed in large areas to monitor any event or physical phenomena (e.g., temperature, humidity, pressure or gases) of interest by means of on-board sensors. These devices, arranged in a mesh topology, collaboratively work towards fulfilling the requirements of a pervasive service or application, transmitting the sensing information from any sensor device (source) to its intended destination using multi-hop mesh communications. WMSNs, understood as the next-generation wireless sensor networks, provide a number of sought after benefits, such as robustness, scalability, reliability, energy efficiency or interoperability, thus enabling many new applications and niche markets.

Wireless Visual-based Sensor Networks (WVSNs)

Wireless Visual-based Sensor Networks are intended to provide added-value services, e.g., tele-surveillance, to the traditional WSNs by collecting multimedia information (video and/or audio streaming) and scalar sensor data of a target or a scene. WVSNs impose numerous requirements to the already complex WSN design, such as an appropriate utilization of communication bandwidth available (nominal bit rate of 250 Kbps at the 2.4 GHz ISM band), video quality of service (QoS), in-network processing (compression/coding), and reliable transmission. In this context, the provision of multimedia capability to the WSNs and WMSNs fields opens a new research topic with new challenges to be explored by the scientific community. In the image, you can see a commercial WVSN device consisting of an Imote2 mainboard, a battery board, and the Imote2 Multimedia Board IMB400.

My contributions to the research community

Ph.D. Thesis

Contribution to the Optimal Design and Performance Improvement of Wireless Mesh Sensor Networks. David Rodenas-Herráiz. Thesis Supervisors: Antonio-Javier García-Sánchez Ph.D. and Felipe García-Sánchez Ph.D. Department of Information Technologies and Communications. Technical University of Cartagena. February 2014

International Journals
Spanish Journals

Diseño e implementación de vídeo streaming en redes de sensores inalámbricas

D. Rodenas-Herraiz, A.-J. Garcia-anchez and F. Garcia-Sanchez
Novática, Revista de la Asociación de Técnicos de Informática, vol. 210, Ingeniería de Sistemas de Aprendizaje Electrónico, pp. 57–61, marzo-abril 2011

Conference papers

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  • Dr. David Rodenas-Herráiz
  • Computer Laboratory
  • University of Cambridge
  • William Gates Building
  • 15 JJ Thomson Avenue
  • Cambridge CB3 0FD
  • Email: dr424@cam.ac.uk