Sandra Céspedes U.

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

Background


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]

Research

Interests

  • Wireless networking
  • Vehicular communications networks
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Mobility management
  • Smart grid communications
  • IPv6 integration and routing in the Internet of Things






Current Projects

  • 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

Publications

Journals and RFCs

Journals


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.
DOI: 10.1109/LCOMM.2015.2490672

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.
DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2015.2442251

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.
DOI: 10.1007/s12544-015-0185-1

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.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnca.2015.04.011

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.
DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2013.2252931

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.
DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2012.2206387

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.
DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2011.5762817

RFCs


U. Herberg, A. Cardenas, T. Iwao., M. Dow, S. Céspedes, "Depth-First Forwarding in Unreliable Networks", IETF RFC 6971. June 2013.

Ph.D. Thesis


S. Céspedes. "IP Mobility Support in Multi-hop Vehicular Communications Networks". University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada. 2012. [UW Library] [PDF]

Book Chapters

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.
DOI:10.1007/978-1-4020-6266-7_18

Conferences

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.
DOI: 10.1109/ColComCon.2015.7152093

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.
DOI: 10.1109/ColComCon.2015.7152094

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]
DOI: 10.1109/VNC.2014.7013346

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.
DOI: 10.1109/CCNC.2014.6866604

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.
DOI: 10.1109/ICC.2013.6654769

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.
DOI: 10.1109/GLOCOM.2012.6504007

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, Ottawa, Canada.
DOI: 10.1109/ICC.2012.6363975

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.
DOI: 10.1109/ColComCon.2012.6233670

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.
DOI: 10.1109/ISGT.2012.6175683

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.
DOI: 10.1109/GLOCOMW.2011.6162378

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.
DOI: 10.1109/icc.2011.5962785

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.
DOI: 10.1109/GLOCOM.2010.5684018

C. Lazo, 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.
DOI:10.1145/1352694.1352701

Teaching

Current courses


Previous courses


  • 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]

Service

Editorialship


IET Communications, Associate Editor

Professional activities


IEEE Women in Engineering (WiE) - Chilean Section, Coordinator
Telematics Engineering - Universidad Icesi (Colombia), External Advisory Committee Member

Co-chair


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

Reviewer


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
Wireless Networks
Computer Communications
Ad Hoc Networks
Symmetry
KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
Ingeniare. Revista Chilena de Ingenieria

TPC Member


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