Contact Information

Víctor Valls
Hamilton Institute, National University of Ireland Maynooth
Phone: +353 1 708 6458

About Me

I obtained my degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) in 2011. In 2013 I obtained a MSc in Telecommunications (Advanced Sciences of Modern Telecommunications) from University of Valencia (Spain). Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D at the Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth (Ireland).

My research interests are in the area of wireless networks and convex optimisation applied to networks.



  • V. Valls and D. J. Leith, "Max-Weight Revisited: Sequences of Non-Convex Optimisations Solving Convex Optimisations," Submitted to Transactions on Networking, IEEE. June 2014.

  • V. Valls and D. J. Leith, "Proportional Fair MU-MIMO in 802.11 WLANs," Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE, vol.3, no.2, pp.221-224, April 2014. [arXiv]

  • R. Liao, B. Bellalta, J. Barcelo, V. Valls and M. Oliver, "Performance analysis of IEEE 802.11 ac wireless backhaul networks in saturated conditions," EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, pp.226, 2013.

  • V. Valls, JL. Sanchez, C. Cano, B. Bellalta and M. Oliver, "Hierarchical Range Sectoring and Bidirectional Link Quality Estimation for on-demand collections in WSNs," Ad Hoc Networks, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp. 894-906, May 2013. [arXiv]
  • Conferences

  • V. Valls and D. J. Leith, "On the Relationship Between Queues and Multipliers," 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, (Accepted), August 2014.

  • M. Oliver, M. Palacin, A. Domingo and V. Valls, "Sensor Information Fueling Open Data," Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops (COMPSACW), 2012 IEEE 36th Annual, pp. 116-121, July 2012.
  • Other Information

    From 2009 to 2012 I worked as a research assistant at NeTS research group (Universitat Pompeu Fabra). During my time at NeTS I collaborated with the SyncSen and OpenCities European projects, and with group projects related to WSNs.

    I participated in the SWERC programming contest in 2008 (Nüremberg) and 2009 (Madrid).

    In 2010 I collaborated with Universitat Pompeu Fabra (EnginyCat) on giving learning support to first year students in engineering.