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Monday October 23, 2017

Pedro Angel Cuenca Castillo

Professor, Dean
Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Informática
Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos
EPSA Avda. de España s/n
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Tfno: 967-599200
Fax: 967-599224
Email: Pedro.Cuenca@uclm.es
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Research Interests:

"Improving the performance of multimedia communications in wireless networks for broadband access" - To enable the transport of multimedia data in wireless networks, improve support for multicast and quality of service of the networks, as well as adapting the video coding systems to match the levels of flow and quality from the network at every moment. The new generation wireless networks (Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.16 Wi-MAX) present limitations and many researchers have developed techniques capable of providing solutions for quality of service. This research group aims to improve quality of service support for these types of networks through dynamic adjustment of parameters at 802.11 and the request and allocation of resources in the 802.16 standard. We also intend to improve support for multicast in 802.11 networks following Cross-Layer techniques to enhance performance. Additionally, this group is working on designing new mechanisms suitable for transcoding the MPEG-4 (Part 10) / H.264 for adjusting video flow, robustness to errors and space-time resolution commensurate with the requirements of the wireless channel and the capabilities of the receiving device.

Recent Research Projects:

  • "Smart Energy Management Based Wireless Networks", Ministry of Education and Science, 01/01/2008 through 12/31/2008
  • "Supercomputer: Module Formed by 20 Servers with Storage Device", Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 01/01/2008 through 11/30/2008
  • "Networked Media Using Very Low Complexity Wireless Devices", Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, 01/01/2007 through 12/31/2007
  • "Improve the Performance, Reliability and Service Offered by High Performance Based Cluster Server Architecture, Secretary of State, Universities and Research, 01/10/2006 through 09/30/2009
  • "Eleventh International IFIP Conference on Personal Wireless Communications, Secretary of State, Universities and Research, 01/09/2006 through 08/31/2007

Recent Publications:

  • Villalon Millan, Jose Miguel; Cuenca Castillo, Pedro Angel; Orozco Barbosa, Luis, "Multiservice Unicast: Multicast over IEEE 802.11e Communication Networks”, Telecommunication Systems (ISSN 1018-486), Springer, 2009.
  • Martinez Delicado, Francisco Manuel; Cuenca Castillo, Pedro Angel; Orozco Barbosa, Luis; Delicado Martinez, Jesus, "TDMA/TDD Wireless Networks: Quality of Service Mechanisms", Encyclopedia of Wireless and Mobile Communications, United Kingdom, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2008. 1131 – 1140.
  • Fernandez Escribano, Gerardo; Kalva, Hari; Cuenca Castillo, Pedro Angel; Orozco Barbosa, Luis; Garrido del Solo, Antonio Jose, "A Fast MB Mode Decision Algorithm for MPEG-2 to H264 P-Frame Transcoding", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (ISSN 1051-8215),  United States, 2008. 172 – 185.
  • Villalon Millan, Jose Miguel; Cuenca Castillo, Pedro Angel; Orozco Barbosa, Luis; Garrido del Solo, Antonio Jose, "B-EDCA: A Quality of Service Mechanism for Multimedia Communications over 802.11/802.11E Heterogeneous WLANs”, Computer Communications (ISSN 0140-3664), Elsevier, Netherlands, 2008. 3905 – 3921.


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This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number OISE-0730065. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. © 2007 Florida International University