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Fuji! May 2009, during the wonderful wedding of Tomo and Alex 

 

mail: sergio@... gaps.ssr.upm.es

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Research interests:

  • Research on large scale, collective and distributed reinforcement learning, optimization, stochastic optimal control, game theory and signal processing. In particular, my current research focus is in nonconvex black-box stochastic optimization for distributed policy learning.
  • I have been responsible of the implementation of distributed algorithms in highly reliable, distributed, asynchronous, multi-threaded, and fault-tolerant wireless networked embedded systems (Contiki OS, TinyOS, C, Java, NesC and Matlab). Among others, I have been working on the following projects:
    • CONSOLIDER-INGENIO Project “Foundations and Methodologies for Future Communication and Sensor Networks – COMONSENS”.
    • European Project “N4C – Networks for communications challenged communities: Architecture, Test beds and Innovative Alliances”
    • National Research Plan Project "NDERWORLD: UNDERWater radiocommunications for Optimized monitoring using multiReLay Devices"

 

 

Journal Papers

 

S. Zazo, S. Valcarcel Macua, M. Sanchez-Fernandez and  J. Zazo. Dynamic Potential Games with Constraints: Fundamentals and Applications in Communications. Under review.

 

Javier Zazo, Santiago Zazo and Sergio Valcarcel Macua. Worst-Case Analysis of Demand-Side Management in Smart Grids. Under review

 

S. Valcarcel Macua, J. Chen, S. Zazo and Ali H. Sayed.  Distributed Policy Evaluation Under Multiple Behavior Strategies. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 60, Issue 5, April 2015.

 

P. Belanovic, S. Valcarcel Macua, and S. Zazo.  Distributed Static Linear Gaussian Models using Consensus. Elsevier Neural Networks, Volume 34, October 2012, Pages 96–105.

 

 

Conference Proceedings Papers

 

S. Valcarcel Macua, S. Zazo and J. Zazo. Learning in Constrained Stochastic Dynamic Potential Games. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP. Shanghai, China, 2016.


J. Zazo, S. Zazo and S. Valcarcel Macua. Non-Monotone Quadratic Potential Games with Single Quadratic Constraints. Submitted to IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP. Shanghai, China, 2016.

 

S. Valcarcel Macua, S. Zazo and J. Zazo. Distributed Black-Box Optimization of Nonconvex Functions. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP. Brisbane, Australia, 2015.

 

S. Zazo, S. Valcarcel Macua, M. Sanchez-Fernandez and J. Zazo. A New Framework for Solving Dynamic Scheduling Games. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP. Brisbane, Australia, 2015.

 

S. Valcarcel Macua and S. Zazo. Some Applications of Distributed Signal Processing. XXIX National Simposium of International Union of Radio Science, URSI, Valencia, Spain. September 2014.

 

J. Zazo, S. Zazo and S. Valcarcel Macua Distributed Cognitive Radio Systems with Temperature-Interference Constraints and Overlay Scheme. European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, 2014.

 

S. Valcarcel Macua, C. Moreno Leon, J. S. Romero, S. Silva Pereira J. Zazo, A. Pages-Zamora, R. Lopez-Valcarce, and S. Zazo. How to Implement Doubly-Stochastic Matrices for Consensus-Based Distributed Algorithms. IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, SAM2014, A Coruna, Spain, 2014.

 

M. Sanchez-Fernandez, S. Valcarcel Macua, S. Zazo. A Unified Framework for Linear Function Approximation of Value Functions in Stochastic Control. European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2013, Marrakech, Morocco, 2013.

 

S. Valcarcel Macua, J. Chen, S. Zazo, A. H. Sayed. Cooperative Off-Policy Prediction of Markov Decision Processes in Adaptive Networks. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP. Vancouver, Canada, 2013.

 

S. Valcarcel Macua, P. Belanovic, S. Zazo. Diffusion Gradient Temporal Difference for Cooperative Reinforcement Learning with Linear Function Approximation. International Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing, CIP 2012. Baiona, Spain, 2012.

 

P. Belanovic, S. Valcarcel Macua, S. Zazo. Distributed Primary User Identification from Imprecise Location Information. International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, IWSSIP 2012. Vienna, Austria, 2012.

 

P. Belanovic, S. Valcarcel Macua, and S. Zazo. Location-aided Distributed Primary User Identification in a Cognitive Radio Scenario. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2012. Kyoto, Japan. Poster

 

S. Valcarcel Macua, P. Belanovic, and S. Zazo. Distributed Linear Discriminant Analysis. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing ICASSP 2011. Prague, Czech Republic, 2011.

 

N. Dopico, B. Bejar Haro, S. Valcarcel Macua, P. Belanovic, and S. Zazo. Improved Animal Tracking Algorithms Using Distributed Kalman-based FiltersEuropean Wireless EW2011. Vienna, Austria, 2011.

 

S. Valcarcel Macua, P. Belanovic, and S. Zazo. Consensus-based Distributed Principal Component Analysis in Wireless Sensor NetworksIEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications SPAWC 2010. Marrakech, Morocco, 2010.

 

F. De la Torre, J. Hodgins, J. Montano and S. Valcarcel Macua. Detailed Human Data Acquisition of Kitchen Activities: the CMU-Multimodal Activity Database. CHI 2009 Workshop. Developing Shared Home Behavior Datasets to Advance HCI and Ubiquitous Computing Research. Boston, USA. 2009.

 

M. A. del Casar Tenorio and S. Valcarcel Macua. Numerical Noise Effects in the Dynamic of Chaotic R-adyc MapsXXIV National Simposium of International Union of Radio Science, URSI 2004. Barcelona, Spain. 2004.

 

 

Implementations of Ambient Intelligence and Wireless Sensor Network

 

Distributed Robust Estimation in Presence of Outliers embedding Consensus algorithm into a network of econotag running Contiki OS, video, July 2013.

 

Distributed Voice Activity Detection with Consensus embedded in econotag/Contiki OS, slides UPM WSN status update, video consensus with dynamic topologies, different clock speeds and lost packets, July 2012.

 

Averaging Consensus testbed embedded in econotag/Contiki OS, video, January 2012.

 

Tracking from RSSI using Unscented Kalman Filter embedded in iMote2/TinyOS, video, July 2011.

 

How to set TinyOS-2.1.1 and iMote2 toolchain in Ubuntu 10.10 with an Intel 64 bits machineTech. note UPM-GAPS-11-01.v01, and the associated OpenOCD scripts, May 2011

 

Guide to the Carnegie Mellon University Multimodal Activity (CMU-MMAC) Database Tech. report CMU-RI-TR-08-22, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, July 2009. Video 1 detail of synchronization, video 2 example of activity, project website (with dataset and visualization software).

 

 

Thesis

MSc Electronic Systems: Acquisition of Home Data Sets and Distributed Feature Extraction September 2010. Escuela Técnica Superior Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

 

BSc Telecommunications Engineer: Generation and analysis of chaotic sequences for CDMA (Generación y análsis de secuencias caóticas para CDMA) November 2003.EUIT Telecomunicación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spanish).

 

 

Embedded systems

Full-Custom VLSI microcontroller design (Diseño de microcontrolador VLSI Full-Custom). Project technical report, specifications (Spanish). Full Custom VLSI course 2009, MSc Electronic Systems.

 

Microcontroller prototyping in VHDL (Prototipo de microcontrolador de aplicación específica en VHDL). Project technical report, specifications (Spanish), VHDL code. VHDL Lab course 2009, MSc Electronic Systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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