Mónica Aguilar Igartua received her MSc and PhD degrees in telecommunication engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 1995 and 2000 respectively.
She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Networking Engineeering and a member of the Information Security and Telematic Services Group. department of Telematic Engineering at the UPC. Since 1995 she has been lecturing on data transmission, networking and QoS provision, and currently also on multihop wireless networks. She has been involved in several public funded national research projects in the field of multimedia communications. Currently, she participates in the Spanish INRISCO (INcident monitoRing In Smart COmmunities) project.
Her research interests include design, analytical modelling, design of dynamic self-configured routing protocols and performance evaluation of multimedia services over vehicular adhoc networks (VANETs). Her current work deals with the design of privacy-aware VANETs, electric vehicle, automotive vehicle, integration of mobility models for VANETs and Smart Cities.