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Alonso Silva

Paris-Saclay, France
Member of Technical Staff



17.09.2012 - Present: Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent and Permanent Researcher at the Laboratory of Information, Networking and Communication Sciences (LINCS).
01.09.2011 - 31.08.2012: Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Berkeley - EECS Department, Berkeley, CA, USA, working with Professor Jean Walrand.
01.09.2010 - 31.08.2011: Postdoctoral Researcher at INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt - Hipercom Project-Team, Rocquencourt, France, working with Professor Philippe Jacquet.
01.03.2010 - 31.05.2010: Research Consultant/Intern at Bell Labs - Mathematics of Networks and Communications Department, New Jersey, USA, working with Professor Iraj Saniee.
15.02.2007 - 14.06.2010: Ph.D. at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis - Maestro Project-Team, Sophia-Antipolis, France, working with Professor Eitan Altman.

Alonso Silva is currently a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, in the Department of Mathematics.  He is also a permanent member of the Laboratory of Information, Networking and Communication Sciences (LINCS). He has previously worked in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, working with Professor Jean Walrand, at INRIA Paris Rocquencourt working with Professor Philippe Jacquet and as a Research Consultant/Intern at Bell Labs Headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey, working with Professor Iraj Saniee. He did his Ph.D. at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis under the direction of Professor Eitan Altman. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Physics from the École Supérieure d'Électricité in June 2010. He received his B.Sc. of Mathematical Engineering and his Mathematical Engineering degree from the Department of Mathematical Engineering (DIM) at the Universidad de Chile, in 2004 and 2006.

Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper Award Nominee for the paper "On the Spectral Gap of Random Geometric Graphs and Their Mobility Properties," Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks, Beijing, China, December 16-18, 2011.
  • Best Student Paper Award for the paper "The Space Frontier: Physical Limits of Multiple Antenna Information Transfer," Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (Valuetools), 2008, Athens, Greece, October 20-24, 2008.

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 Full list of my publications available here