Miguel García-Pineda

Associate Professor in Computer Science Department, Universitat de València.

Miguel Garcia-Pineda was born in Benissa, Alicante (Spain). He received his M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering in 2007 and a Master's Degree in Communications Technologies, Systems and Networks in 2008 at Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (Valencia, SPAIN). He finished his Ph.D. dissertation called “A group-based architecture and protocol for wireless sensor networks” in March of 2013 with cum laude honor in the Department of Communications at the same university. This Ph.D. dissertation received the Outstanding Doctorate Award in june of 2014. M. Garcia was awarded with a competitive 4-years grant founded by the UPV for funding his Ph.D. He was working as a researcher for more than 5 years in Research Institute for Integrated Management of Coastal Areas (IGIC) in the Higher Polytechnic School of Gandia, Spain.
Since September 2013, he has been an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department of the School of Engineering at Universitat de València, where he is also a research fellow. His work is focused on the topic of computer networks, specially in wireless networks, multimedia networks, software define networks and cloud computing, where Dr. Garcia has more than 120 scientific papers published in international conferences and more than 50 papers published in international journals (most of them included in Journal Citation Report). His papers have reached more than 1000 references.
He has been a Cisco Certified Network Associate Instructor since 2007 at Cisco Academy-Universitat de Valencia. Moreover, Miguel has several educational papers and he is member of Research Group in Collaborative, Cooperative and Competitive Teaching Methodologies, where he is involved in several educacional research projects. Dr. Garcia has been technical committee member in several conferences and journals, also he has been in the organization committee of several conferences. He is associate editor and reviewer of several internacional journals.


Here, you can find some information about the research topics in which I am working and also, the research projects where I am involved.

Research Topics

  • Computer Networks
  • Media Streaming
  • IoT
  • Software Defined Networks
  • QoE and QoS
  • Cooperative Communications

If you want, you can take a look at my research papers on my Google Scholar profile or on my ResearchGate profile.

Research Projects

In addition, I have envolved in several R&D projects. Here are shown the names of last ones:

  • Smart Architecture to Ensure the Quality of Experience and Service in the Multimedia Content Delivery on Cloud Computing Environments.
  • Positioning System based on Bluetooth to Study the Mobility Pattern of Ullal Gran de la Marjal's visitors of Gandia.
  • Cognitive Sensor Network based on Collaborative Groups for Sensing and Monitoring the Aquatic Environment
  • Development and Validation by Simulation of a Synchronization Solution for cluster-to-cluster Multimedia Group Applications.
  • Development of a Device Management System for the Quality of Experience (QoE) in Networks that deliver IP Television (IPTV).


Here, it is shown the information related with my job as a professor at the University of Valencia, SPAIN. You can see the BSc. and MSc. thesis topics and subjects.

BSc and MSc thesis topics

Networking, streaming, QoS and QoE

Development of techniques to improve the delivery of multimedia content.
Development of QoE models based on objective metrics.
Evaluation of streaming protocols.

Multimedia tools, applications and coding

The development of tools to evaluate multimedia streming using new codecs like VP9, H265, VP8, H264.
Develop of applications for stremaing using WebRTC, GStreamer, etc.

Software defined Networks - SDNs

The development and implementation of new strategies in sofware defined networks over cloud computing environments.


Academic course Name (Spanish)
From 2013 until now Fundamentos de Computadores
From 2013 until now Informática I
From 2014 until now Redes Avanzadas I
From 2015 until now Arquitectura de Redes de Computadores
From 2013 to 2015 Seguridad Informática
From 2013 to 2015 Sistemas Operativos y Periféricos Multimedia
From 2013 to 2014 Fundamentos de Redes de Computadores
From 2013 to 2014 Ingeniería, Sociedad y Universidad

Contact Me

Dr. Eng. Miguel García-Pineda
Departament d'Informàtica. ETSE. Universitat de València.
Av. de la Universitat, s/n. 46100 - Burjassot. València. SPAIN.
E-mail: miguel.garcia-pineda [ at ] uv.es
Tel.: +34 9635 44488.