Pablo Rodriguez

Telefónica I+D, S.A.U.
Research and Innovation Director
Plaza de Ernest Lluch i Martín, 5 - 08019 Barcelona
Pablo Rodriguez

Pablo Rodriguez is the Research and Innovation Director at Telefonica, where he leads the systems and networking research team. He is also an adjunct Professor at Columbia University, NYC.

Prior he worked at Microsoft Research, where he developed the Microsoft Avalanche P2P system and helped design and analyze very popular services, such as Windows Updates, FolderShare, or Xbox live.
During his early research career Pablo worked as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell-Labs, NJ where he designed wireless data acceleration solutions and new content distribution systems.
Prior to Bell-Labs, he worked as a software architect for various startups including Netli (now part of Akamai), Inktomi (acquired by Yahoo!) and Tahoe Networks (now part of Nokia).
He received his Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL, Lausanne) and obtained postgraduate studies from King's College, London. During his Ph.D. he also worked at AT&T Labs (Shannon Laboratory, Florham Park, NJ).
In 2009, he was the keynote speaker at the World Wide Web conference and in the same year he was the General Chair for ACM/SIGCOMM '09. He is a member of the editorial board for IEEE / ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), and editor for ACM Computer Communications Review SIGCOMM/CCR, a special editor for IEEE/JSAC, and a steering committee member for IEEE / HotWeb.

Data Centers


Delay Tolerant Networking


Peer-to-Peer, Content Distribution, IPTV


Wireless Networks


Web Caching and Multicast

Ph.D. Thesis

  • Associate Editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN)
  • General Chair ACM/SIGCOMM'09 (Barcelona)
  • PC Chair ACM/SIGCOMM'08 workshop on Social Networks WOSN (WA)
  • PC Chair ACM/SIGCOMM'07 workshop on P2P-TV (Japan).
  • Area Editor for the ACM Computer Communications Review SIGCOMM/CCR
  • Editor IEEE/JSAC special issue on P2P streaming
  • Workshop Chair for P2P streaming and IPTV, SIGCOMM'06 (Pisa).
  • Steering Committee member: HotWeb
  • PC Chair of the 2nd Student Workshop at INFOCOM/2006 (Barcelona).
  • PC Chair of 2006 IEEE/Global Internet (in conjunction with INFOCOM/2006)
  • Recent Program Committees: SIGCOMM 2009, 2010 - IPTPS 2009, 2010 - WOSN 2008, 2009 - IPTPS 2009 - NSDI 2008 - Infocom 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 - IMC 2007, 2008 - CONEXT 2007, 2008 - Nossdav 2007 - HotWeb 2006, 2008 - Workshop on Web Content Caching and Distribution 2003, 2004, 2005 - World Wide Web Conference 2005, 2006, 2010 - WiTMeMo 2005-2006 - IEEE/Global Internet Symposium 2005, 2006 - WiOpt 2005
  • Member of IEEE and Marie Curie Organization
  • Social Networks

  • Content Networking and P2P

  • Wireless systems

  • Journal Publications

    Book Chapters

    Conference and Workshop Papers

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