Department of Electrical Engineering Universidad de Chile
Av. Tupper 2007, Of. 504
Santiago, Chile. 8370451
E-mail: scespedes [at] ing.uchile.cl Phone: +56-2-29784093
Sandra Céspedes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at the Universidad de Chile. She received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the
University of Waterloo in Canada,
the Specialization degree in Management of Information Systems and the B.Eng. in Telematics Engineering, both from Icesi University in Colombia.
She is also a Researcher with the NIC Chile Research Labs and currently the Chilean Section Coordinator of the IEEE Women in Engineering affinity group.
Sandra is an ISOC Returning Fellow for participation and dissemination of the standardization activities at the IETF. Her research interests include topics such as vehicular networking, intelligent transportation systems, mobility management, smart grid communications, IPv6 integration and
routing in the Internet of Things
Short Bio [Spanish] [English]
Vehicular communications networks
Intelligent transportation systems
Smart grid communications
IPv6 integration and routing in the Internet of Things
Exploiting network diversity in urban vehicular networks
Improved performance of traffic efficiency applications in vehicular environments
Smart Networked Bicycles
Data forwarding and routing in Advanced Metering Infrastructure
Protocol stack for the Internet of Things
Are you a student of Electrical, Computer Science or Transportation Engineering at the Universidad de Chile?
Positions are available in areas related to smart urban transportation, wireless networking, and data dissemination.
Depending on project availability, various top-up grants may be available for student support.
Please contact me via email. Publications
C. Estévez, C. Azurdia, S. Céspedes. "Overcoming Intrinsic Losses With a Physical-Transport Cross-Layer Control System for Low-SNR Links", in
IEEE Communications Letters, vol.19, no.12, pp.2094-2097, Dec 2015.
S. Céspedes , X. (Sherman) Shen. "On Achieving Seamless IP Communications in Heterogeneous Vehicular Networks", in
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems , vo.16, no.6, pp.3223-3237, Dec 2015.
A. Orozco, S. Céspedes , R. Michoud, G. Llano. "Design and Simulation of a Collision Notification Application with Geocast Routing for Car-to-Car Communications", in
European Transport Research Review, vol.7 (4), p.36, Oct 2015.
D. F. Ramirez,
S. Céspedes . "Routing in Neighborhood Area Networks: A Survey in the Context of AMI Communications", Journal of Network and Computer Applications, vol.55, pp.68-80. Sep 2015.
S. Céspedes , S. Taha, X. (Sherman) Shen. "A Multi-hop
Authenticated Proxy Mobile IP Scheme for Asymmetric VANET", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
, vol.62, no.7, pp.3271-3286. Sep 2013.
S. Céspedes , N. Lu, X. (Sherman) Shen. " VIP-WAVE: On the
Feasibility of IP Communications in 802.11p Vehicular Networks", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems,
vol.14, no.1, pp.82-97, Mar 2013.
S. Céspedes , X. (Sherman) Shen, C. Lazo. " IP Mobility Management
for Vehicular Communication Networks: Challenges and Solutions", IEEE Communications Magazine, vol.49,
no.5, pp.187-194, May 2011.
U. Herberg, A. Cardenas, T. Iwao., M. Dow,
" Depth-First Forwarding in Unreliable Networks",
IETF RFC 6971. June 2013.
S. Céspedes. "IP Mobility Support in Multi-hop Vehicular Communications Networks". University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada. 2012. [UW Library] [PDF]
C. Estévez, C. Azurdia, S. Céspedes. "The Internet of Interlaced Cyberphysical Things",
in book Cyber Physical Systems: From Theory to Practice. Auerbach Publications, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA.
Accepted for publication.
S. Taha, S. Céspedes, X. (Sherman) Shen.
"Mutual Authentication in IP Mobility-enabled Multihop Wireless Networks", in book Security for Multihop Wireless Networks
. Auerbach Publications, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA. Pages 101-124. 2014.
S. Céspedes and Z. Solarte.
Design and development of the monitor component", in book Universal system for portability on mobile devices between
heterogeneous wireless networks [In Spanish]. Universidad Autónoma de Colombia. Pages 95-123. 2008.
C. Lazo, R. Glöckler
S. Céspedes, M. Fernandez. "
Traffic Flow Analysis Over a IPv6 Hybrid Manet", in book Innovative Algorithms and Techniques in Automation, Industrial Electronics and Telecommunications.
Springer Netherlands. Pages 95-100. 2007.
S. Céspedes, J. Salamanca, A. Yañez, C. Rivera., J. Sacanamboy. "Platoon-based Cyclists Cooperative System",
in Proc. IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) 2015, to appear. Kyoto, Japan.
C. Estévez, S. Céspedes "Improving Performance of TCP-Based Applications in Power Line Communications for Smart Grids",
in Proc. IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications (LATINCOM) 2015, to appear. Arequipa, Peru.
A. Falcheti, C. Azurdia, S. Céspedes "Vehicular Cloud Computing in the Dawn of 5G",
in Proc. IEEE Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica, Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicaciones (CHILECON) 2015, to appear. Santiago, Chile.
D. Ramirez, S. Céspedes. "Performance Evaluation of Future AMI Applications in Smart Grid Neighborhood Area Networks",
in Proc. IEEE Colombian Conference on Communications and Computing (COLCOM) 2015. Popayan, Colombia.
C. Lazo, P. Gallardo, S. Céspedes. "A Bridge Structural Health Monitoring System Supported by the Intenet of Things",
in Proc. IEEE Colombian Conference on Communications and Computing (COLCOM) 2015. Popayan, Colombia.
S. Céspedes, J. Salamanca, J. Sacanamboy, C. Rivera. "Poster: Smart Networked
Bicycles with Platoon Cooperation, in Proc. IEEE Vehicular Networked Conference (VNC) 2014, Paderborn, Germany.
[Best Poster Award]
G. Ulloa, N. Villegas, S. Céspedes, M. Ayala, A. Ramirez. "An Approach to the
Implementation Process of CDIO", in 10th International CDIO conference 2014, Barcelona, Spain.
P. Ernest, H. A. Chan, O. E. Falowo, L. A. Magagula, S. Céspedes.
"Network-based Mobility Management for Network Mobility". in Proc. IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference
(CCNC) 2014, Las Vegas, USA.
N. Alsharif, S. Céspedes, X. (Sherman) Shen. "iCAR: Intersection-based
Connectivity Aware Routing in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks". in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
2013, Budapest, Hungary.
S. Céspedes, X. (Sherman) Shen.
"Enabling Relay-aided IP Communications in 802.11p/WAVE Networks", in
Proc. IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2012, Anaheim, USA.
S. Taha, S. Céspedes, X. (Sherman) Shen. " EM3A: Efficient Mutual Multi-hop Mobile
Authentication Scheme for PMIP Networks", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2012,
D. Ramirez, S. Céspedes. " Evaluation of Mesh-under and Route-over Routing
Strategies in AMI systems", in Proc. IEEE Colombian Conference on Communications and Computing (COLCOM) 2012. Cali, Colombia.
S. Céspedes, A. Cárdenas, T. Iwao. " Comparison of Data Forwarding Mechanisms
for AMI Networks", in Proc. IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference 2012. Washington, USA.
S. Céspedes, X. (Sherman) Shen. " A Framework for Ubiquitous IP
Communications in Vehicle to Grid Networks", in Proc. IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM Wkshps) 2011 -
UbiCoNet. Houston, USA.
M. Asefi, S. Céspedes, X. (Sherman) Shen., J. Mark. " A Seamless Quality-Driven
Multi-Hop Data Delivery Scheme for Video Streaming in Urban VANET Scenarios", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on
Communications (ICC) 2011. Kyoto, Japan.
S. Céspedes U., X. (Sherman) Shen.
" An Efficient Hybrid HIP-PMIPv6 Scheme for
Seamless Internet Access in Urban Vehicular Scenarios", in Proc. IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM)
2010. Miami, USA.
S. Céspedes, M. Veiga. " QoS and multipath
routing in vehicular networks", in Proc. Euro American Conference on Telematics and Information Systems (EATIS).
Faro, Portugal. 2007.
2015-2: EL7044 - Advanced Concepts in Wireless Networking (graduate and upper-level undergraduate).
2015-2: EL5207 - Laboratory of Information and Communication Technologies (upper-level undergraduate). Course taught jointly with Claudio Estévez.
2015-1, 2014-2: EL4107 - Information and Communication Technologies (upper-level undergraduate).
Previous courses in other institutions
2013-2, 2013-1: Computer Networks and Laboratory I
2013-2, 2013-1: Telematics Graduation Project I
2008-1, 2007-2, 2007-1, 2006-2: Communications Networks Laboratory II
2008-1: Network programming [Java-Processing]
2008-1, 2007-2, 2007-1: Data structures and Algorithms [C#]
2007-1, 2006-2, 2006-1: Algorithms and programming languages I,II,III [Java]
IET Communications, Associate Editor
IEEE Women in Engineering (WiE) - Chilean Section, Coordinator
Telematics Engineering - Universidad Icesi (Colombia), External Advisory Committee Member
IEEE GLOBECOM 2016, Publicity Vice-chair Latin America
International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC) 2016, Workshop Chair.
IEEE VNC 2015, Networking Session Chair
Spring School of Networks (SSN) 2015, General Co-chair
Foro LAC-IETF (Santiago,Chile) - in LACNIC 2014, Chair
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
IEEE Communications Magazine
IEEE Network Magazine
IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
IEEE Communications Letters
Ad Hoc Networks
KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
Ingeniare. Revista Chilena de Ingenieria
LANCOMM Workshop - in ACM SIGCOMM 2016
IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) 2015
ACM Cyber-Physical Systems Security and PrivaCy Workshop (CPS-SPC) 2015
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) Fall 2013-2015
IEEE Int'l Conf. on Communications (ICC) 2014-2016
IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2011-2016
IEEE Colombian Conference on Communications and Computing (COLCOM) 2013-2015
IEEE Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica, Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicaciones (CHILECON) 2015
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