Wilhelmi Roca, F., Bellalta, B., Cano Bastidas, C., & Jonsson, A. (2017). Implications of decentralized Q-learning resource allocation in wireless networks. In 2017 IEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC); 2017 Oct 8-13; Montreal, Canada. Piscataway (NJ): IEEE; 2017.[5 p.]. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Francesc holds a Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies (2020), from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Previously, he obtained a B.Sc. degree in Telematics Engineering (2015) and an M.Sc. in Intelligent and Interactive Systems (2016), also from the UPF. He is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Mobile Networks department at Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC). He is also involved in standardization activities within the ITU-T. In particular, he actively participated in the Focus Group on Machine Learning for Future Networks including 5G (FG-ML5G), where he has acted as an editor, a mentor on students projects, and organized a problem statement for the ITU-T AI Challenge. Regarding education, Francesc has been a teaching assistant at the UPF since 2015 and course instructor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) since 2020. He has participated in subjects such as “Networks”, “Wireless Multimedia Networks”, “Laboratory Networks”, or “Network and architecture fundamentals”.
Keywords: 5G/6G, Artificial Intelligence, IEEE 802.11ax, IEEE 802.11be, Machine Learning, Multi-agent systems, Spatial Reuse, Wireless Networks, WLAN
- Ph.D. in Wireless Networking, October 2020.
- M.S. in Intelligent and Interactive Systems, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2016.
- B.S. in Telematics Engineering, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2015.
- Bachelor’s thesis with honors.
- December 2016 to October 2020: PhD Student
- September 2018 to March 2019: Research stay
Refereed Journal Publications
Wilhelmi, F., Cano, C., Neu, G., Bellalta, B., Jonsson, A., & Barrachina-Muñoz, S. (2019). Collaborative Spatial Reuse in Wireless Networks via Selfish Multi-Armed Bandits. Ad Hoc Networks 88 (2019): 129-141.
Wilhelmi, F., Barrachina-Muñoz, S., Bellalta, B., Cano, C., Jonsson, A., & Neu, G. (2019). Potential and pitfalls of multi-armed bandits for decentralized spatial reuse in wlans. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 127, 26-42.
Barrachina-Muñoz, S., Wilhelmi, F., Selinis, I., & Bellalta, B. (2019, April). Komondor: a Wireless Network Simulator for Next-Generation High-Density WLANs. In 2019 Wireless Days (WD) (pp. 1-8). IEEE.
Wilhelmi, F., Barrachina-Muñoz, S., Cano, C., Selinis, I., & Bellalta, B. (2021). Spatial reuse in IEEE 802.11 ax WLANs. Computer Communications.
Wilhelmi, F., Barrachina-Munoz, S., Bellalta, B., Cano, C., Jonsson, A., & Ram, V. (2020). A Flexible Machine-Learning-Aware Architecture for Future WLANs. IEEE Communications Magazine, 58(3), 25-31.
Wilhelmi, F., Barrachina-Muñoz, S., & Bellalta, B. (2019, October). On the Performance of the Spatial Reuse Operation in IEEE 802.11 ax WLANs. In 2019 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
Wilhelmi, F., Carrascosa, M., Cano, C., Jonsson, A., Ram, V., & Bellalta, B. (2020). Usage of Network Simulators in Machine-Learning-Assisted 5G/6G Networks. arXiv preprint arXiv:2005.08281.
Wilhelmi, F., & Giupponi, L. (2021). Discrete-Time Analysis of Wireless Blockchain Networks.
Wilhelmi, F., & Giupponi, L. (2021). On the Performance of Blockchain-enabled RAN-as-a-service in Beyond 5G Networks.
Poster at 5th EITIC Doctoral Student Workshop, Barcelona, Spain
Conference at PIMRC, Montreal, Canada
Contribution at 1st Meeting of the FG-ML5G, ITU-T, Geneva, Switzerland
Presentation of the research done at the UPF: Learning-based mechanisms for improving Spectral Efficiency in WLANs
Dissemination at Research stay at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
A proposal to reuse Komondor, an IEEE 802.11ax-oriented simulator for future wireless networks in FG ML5G
Contribution at 5th Meeting of the FG-ML5G, ITU-T, Shenzhen, China
Conference at Wireless Days, Manchester, United Kingdom
Conference at Workshop on Next-Generation Wireless with ns-3, Florence, Italy
Contribution at 7th Meeting of the FG-ML5G, ITU-T, Berlin, Germany
[ML5G-I-238] Machine Learning Sandbox for future networks including IMT-2020: requirements and architecture framework
Contribution at 9th Meeting of the FG-ML5G, ITU-T, Online
The ITU-T AI Challenge at the UPF: Improving the capacity of IEEE 802.11 WLANs through Machine Learning
Talk at Foro internacional sobre nuevas tecnologías de la información y comunicación - Universidad Técnica del Norte, Online (Ecuador)
Talk at ITU AI/ML in 5G Challenge, Online
Talk at Thesis defence - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Online (Spain)
Unleashing the Potential of Machine Learning to Address Spatial Reuse in Future IEEE 802.11 WLANs: An Introduction to Two Problem Statements for the ITU AI Challenge
Talk at ITU AI/ML in 5G Challenge, Online
Talk at Keynote AnNet 2021, Online