Hamilton Institute, National University of Ireland Maynooth
Phone: +353 1 708 6458
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]
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.
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.