Short Bio

Hiram Galeana-Zapien received a B.Sc. degree (2001) in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico. From 2001 to 2004 he worked for the Mexican fixed-line phone carrier and Internet service provider Avantel (today Axtel). In 2004, he joined the Mobile Communications Research Group (GRCM) in the Department of Signal Theory and Communications at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). As Research Assistant in GRCM, he conducted research, within the context of the EU-6FP AROMA project, about resource management strategies for IP-based radio access networks in cellular networks. In June 2007, he obtained the Advanced Studies Diploma, while in February 2011 he obtained a PhD degree in Telecommunications Engineering from UPC.

Since June 2011, he is Assistant Professor at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV) of Mexico that is located in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He is part of the Data Management Technologies and Networking research group, whose main objective is to conduct basic and applied research on topics related to distributed information systems, data mining, network and service management, mobile computing, and resource management techniques in fixed/wireless communication systems.

He is or has been actively involved in teaching and research activities spanning mobile communication systems, mobile computing and vehicular networking. He has been actively involved in research and I+D projects in the field of communication systems. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He have been TPC for several IEEE conferences as well as reviewer for IEEE journals and conferences. For further details

Research topics

He has strong background in the design and evaluation of radio resource management strategies, algorithms and methodologies. His research interests broadly span various aspects of mobile radio communication systems, with special emphasis on the following topics:

  • Resource management in cellular networks. Design, implementation and analysis of load balancing, cell selection, and self-organizing algorithms for heterogeneous mobile communication networks.
  • Mobile phone sensing systems. Context and energy awareness in smartphone sensing applications for location-based services; context-change detection; energy efficient GPS duty cyclying, etc.
  • Mobile health. Use of smart mobile devices and wireless technologies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare systems. This new area of mobile health (or simply m-health) is detailed in a report published by the World Health Organization.
PhD or PostDoc positions

There are open positions for PhD students or PostDoc researchers at CINVESTAV-Tamaulipas. Specific interest fields include, but are not limited to, self-organizing networks as well as above mentioned topics. If you are interested in any of my research topics or related/complimentary areas, you are welcome to contact me (please send a copy of your CV, including publications (if applicable), academic transcripts and statement of your research interests).