Miguel Castro

Miguel Castro

Co-founder of viBrain Solutions and Symplifica. Researcher at GSIT Research Group - University of Murcia

Location
Murcia Area, Spain
Industry
Research

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  • ENAE
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Miguel Castro's Summary

PhD. candidate at Intelligent Systems and Telematics Research Group of University of Murcia with focus on Future Internet, Cloud Computing and Internet of Things research areas. Currently studying a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Good cooperation skills.

Good ability for leading groups and solving problems. Target oriented, creative, dynamic and flexible. Continuously interested in developing own skills. Organized, responsible and reliable. Quick learner. Good at evaluating options and finding solutions for a given situation. Proactive.

Miguel Castro's Experience

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Networking industry

October 2012Present (2 years) Murcia y alrededores, España

Researcher at Intelligent Systems and Telematics Research Group (GSIT)

Universidad de Murcia

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Research industry

September 2011Present (3 years 1 month) University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain

PhD. candidate at Intelligent Systems and Telematics Research Group of University of Murcia with focus on:

- Ad-hoc and Wireless Sensor Networks
- Future Internet
- Cloud Computing
- Internet of Things
- Web of Things

Web Developer

iMagincast

January 2007July 2013 (6 years 7 months) Murcia

Web design (Freelance)
Design and implementation of several websites for companies and individuals

Project Engineer at R&D&i Dept.

Centro Tecnológico del Metal, Región de Murcia

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Research industry

May 2010August 2011 (1 year 4 months) Murcia y alrededores, España

Proposal, evaluation and monitoring of research, development and innovation projects. Special interest in those related to ICT, robotics and industrial automation.

Help-desk technician at SOCRATES project

Universidad de Murcia

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Research industry

October 2009May 2010 (8 months) Murcia y alrededores, España

Internal Student at Department of Engineering and Systems.

Universidad de Murcia

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Research industry

September 2007July 2008 (11 months) Murcia y alrededores, España

Control Systems.
Analysis, design and system simulation.
Code optimization.
Research.

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Miguel Castro's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • European Days Organizer

      NTNU
      • Education
      November 2008 December 2008 (2 months)
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Human Rights
      • Politics
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Science and Technology

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Miguel Castro's Publications

  • Smart Lighting Solutions for Smart Cities

    • 27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2013 PITSaC Workshop) Barcelona, Spain, March 25-28, 2013
    • March 28, 2013
    Authors: Miguel Castro, Antonio J. Jara, Antonio F. Skarmeta
  • Architecture for Improving Terrestrial Logistics based on Web of Things

    • Special Issue “Selected papers from UCAmI 2011 - The 5th International Symposium on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence.” Sensors (2012)
    • 2012
    Authors: Miguel Castro, Antonio J. Jara, Antonio F. Skarmeta

    Technological advances for improving supply chain efficiency present three key challenges for managing goods: tracking, tracing and monitoring (TTM), in order to satisfy the requirements for products such as perishable goods where the European Legislations require to ship them, within a prescribed temperature range to ensure freshness and suitability for consumption. The proposed system integrates RFID for tracking and tracing through a distributed architecture developed for heavy goods vehicles, and the sensors embedded in the SunSPOT platform for monitoring the goods transported based on the concept of the Internet of Things. This paper presents how the Internet of Things is integrated for improving terrestrial logistics offering a comprehensive and flexible architecture, with high scalability, according to the specific needs for reaching an item-level continuous monitoring solution. The major contribution from this work is the optimization of the Embedded Web Services based on RESTful (Web of Things) for the access to TTM services at any time during the transportation of goods. Specifically, it has been extended the monitoring patterns such as observe and block wise transfer for the requirements from the continuous conditional monitoring, and for the transfer of full inventories and partial ones based on conditional queries. In definitive, this work presents an evolution of the previous TTM solutions, which were limited to a trailer identification and environment monitoring, to a solution, which is able to provide an exhaustive item-level monitoring, required for several use cases. This exhaustive monitoring has required new communication capabilities through the Web of Things, which has been optimized with the use and improvement of a set of communications patterns.

    Keywords: Internet of Things; Web of Things; RFID; Logistics; Intelligent Transportation Systems; Tracking, Traceability, Monitoring.

  • An analysis of M2M platforms: challenges and opportunities for the Internet of Things

    • 6th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing IMIS (2012)
    • July 4, 2012
    Authors: Miguel Castro, Antonio J. Jara, Antonio F. Skarmeta

    IoT (Internet of Things) resources could be conceived as service end-points for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) platforms, i.e. Things/Resources as a Service (TaaS or RaaS). Moreover, technologies involved in this platforms, provide to devices the needed capabilities to expose their services in a straightforward manner. Consequently, a solid, well-designed M2M/IoT platform should provide the basis for the simplified management of resources. The goal of this paper is to provide an initial analysis of the requirements for an M2M platform together with the considerations about IoT technologies, which will serve as a starting point for defining the actual services for IoT devices via M2M. Towards this direction, the current state of the art in M2M communications, in terms of standardization and already deployed platforms are taken into account, and an analysis of several of this platforms is done, showing up its main focuses and how all them have to evolve, in order to meet with upcoming requirements. The new trends about interaction between real and virtual worlds, and the challenges and opportunities identified, form the basis upon which every M2M/IoT standard platform should be built.

    Keywords: Machine-to-Machine (M2M); Internet of Things; Future Internet; Cloud Computing; Web of Things; CoAP.

  • Analysis of the Future Internet of Things Capabilites for Continuous Temperature Monitoring of Blood Bags in Terrestrial Logistcis Systems

    • 5th International Conference on Convergence and Hybrid Information Technology, ICHIT. LNCS 6935, pp. 558 - 566. Springer. Daejeon, Korea (2011)
    • September 22, 2011
    Authors: Miguel Castro, Antonio J. Jara, Antonio F. Skarmeta

    This paper presents an analysis for the challenges and opportunities for the definition of a solution for traceability, tracking and monitoring based on Future Internet of Things to transport of goods, which require an item-level continuous monitoring solution, such as the case of perishable goods, food, medicines and dangerous goods due to the specific needs of these products in terms of environment status (humidity, lighting and temperature) during the transport, in order to preserve its integrity before, during and after the transport process. For that reason, this work describes a particular use case focused on the implementation of the solution for careful monitoring of blood bags, since this requires the communication with the items in order to control the temperature in the bags to detect that it has not been out of range, and control during the transport the temperature in the trailer in order to avoid that situation. This analysis is based on the Internet of Things to support global connectivity through the Future Internet for each one of the items, and on the Web of Things to support the monitoring of the item status and access to services at anytime during the transportation of goods through Embedded Web Services (RESTful).

    Keywords: Intelligent Transport Systems; Active RFID; Future Internet, Internet of Things; Web of Things; Tracking; Monitoring; Blood Bag.

  • Oxygen Cylinders Management Architecture based on Internet of Things

    • 11th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA (2011)
    • 2011
    Authors: Miguel Castro, Antonio J. Jara, Miguel Angel Zamora, Antonio F. Skarmeta, Agustín Guillén Carrasco, José L. Fuster

    Supply chain processes are being redefined and enhanced with the use of technologies based on the Internet of Things. This work presents an example of as an industrial process such as oxygen cylinders refilling and evaluation is enhanced with the use of the technologies from the Internet of Things such as RFID and 6LoWPAN, defining novel services which bring closer the industrial world to the Future Internet. Right now, the management of the oxygen cylinders is a simple task, where only some information about the oxygen cylinder is retrieved and manually managed by the operator. In this work is proposed a management application architecture for, on the one hand, automatic oxygen cylinders identification and classification, satisfying both traceability and monitoring requirements during the production process, and on the other hand, defining new management services to the operator, and for the checking of status and reception of notifications to the customer. In order to reach this, oxygen cylinders have been RFID tagged, and a Wireless Personal Device has been developed, in order to offer 6LoWPAN connectivity and an intuitive LCD touch screen for interacting with the RFID-HF reader.

    Keywords- Internet of Things; Future Internet; 6LoWPAN; RFID; Industrial applications.

Miguel Castro's Education

Universidad de Murcia

Master student in New Information Technologies and Computer Sciences Degree, Systems Integration and Applications, Ubiquitous Computing Environments

20042011

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Computer Science

20082009

Activities and Societies: ASTRA Workshop: Awareness Services and Systems Towards Theory and Realization. (Organizer), NTNU EUROPEAN DAYS (Speaker), ESN (Erasmus Student Network), NTNUI, NTNU idrettsforening. Sports Club.

Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration and Management, General

20112012

ENAE

20112012

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Miguel Castro's Honors and Awards

  • 2013 - Top 3 Finalist in the IPSO Challenge

    IPSO Alliance
    • June 2013
  • 2013 - IoT Week 2013 Business Pitch Contest - Winner

    IoT-A + Grundfos Connect, Libellium, Senzations and Bosch
    • June 2013
  • 2013 - BEST PAPER AWARD

    27th IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED INFORMATION NETWORKING AND APPLICATIONS - AINA 2013
    • March 2013

    The paper entitled "Smart Lighting Solutions for Smart Cities" was selected as the Best Paper Award of Workshops of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA - 2013)

  • 2012 - PREMIO ENAE-CAM Claves para diseñar un Plan de Negocio Efectivo

    ENAE - Obra Social CAM
    • October 2012
  • 2012 - EMPRENDEGO AWARD

    HEWLETT-PACKARD, IE BUSINESS SCHOOL, INFOEMPLEO, BBVA, MINISTERIO DE EDUCACIÓN, MINISTERIO DE TRABAJO E INMIGRACIÓN
    • April 2012

    Awarded in the area of Big Data Proposals with the Project: viBrain Solutions “Converting Big Data Into Big Opportunities” (Big Data, Machine to Machine Communications, Future Internet and Internet of Things).

    http://www.vibrainsolutions.com

  • 2012 - AWARD “WHO WANTS TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR”

    BANKINTER FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATION
    • January 2012

    Bankinter Foundation for Innovation Initiative for incentive the entrepreneurial spirit.

  • 2011 - AWARD CEUTÍ JOVEN

    AYUNTAMIENTO DE CEUTÍ, INJUVE, FEMP, MINISTERIO DE SALUD, POLÍTICA SOCIAL E INMIGRACIÓN
    • November 2011

    Best Web Development: Young Artists Social Network and Collaborative Multimedia Site.

  • 2011 - ORACLE CERTIFICATION (SUN LABS), SUNSPOT TECHNOLOGY

    ORACLE (SunLABS)
    • July 2011

    Certification for the development of an extension for the SunSPOT technology. Implementation and deployment of novel architectures based on Internet of Things and Web of Things.

  • 2011 - AWARD FOR THE BEST BUSINESS PROJECTS

    MINISTERIO DE EDUCACIÓN, UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID.
    • November 2011

    Project: Services Integration and Deployment of Internet-based architectures in the area of the Future Internet, Internet of Things, Web of Things and Cloud Computing.

  • 2010 - FIRST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

    CATEDRÁ BANCAJA JÓVENES EMPRENDEDORES, UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
    • December 2010

    Project: iMagincast. Software Development. Cloud computing.

Miguel Castro's Courses

  • Computer Science

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

    • ASTRA Workshop: Awareness Services and Systems Towards Theory and Realization.
  • Master student in New Information Technologies and Computer Sciences Degree, Systems Integration and Applications, Ubiquitous Computing Environments

    Universidad de Murcia

    • Leadership Training: Negotiation and Communication.
    • The challenge of being an entrepreneur.
    • Cluster Management. OpenMP, MPI, GPUs programming with CUDA. Parallel Scientific Computing.
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems Architecture
    • Microsoft University Tour 06. Web Services, .NET, XNA Game Studio.
    • Desarrollo de Aplicaciones Móviles Multiplataforma
    • Keys for designing a business plan.
  • Independent Coursework

    • Business Seminars.
    • General English Course Upper-Intermediate Level.
    • Microsoft TechNet. Innovation Tour. Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Exchange Server 2010.
    • Telecommunications and Emergency Services.
    • 3-week stay abroad, English Course, Language and Youth Program. Junta de Andalucía.

Miguel Castro's Skills & Expertise

  1. Research
  2. R&D
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Java
  5. Business Intelligence
  6. SCADA
  7. .NET
  8. C
  9. C++
  10. CSS
  11. REST

Miguel Castro's Languages

  • Español

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Inglés

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Noruego (Bokmål)

    (Elementary proficiency)

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