Germán Vicente Arévalo Bermeo

I have benefited from programs such as Divulga Ciencia, CEPRA and CECIRA to carry out activities and to materialise ideas and projects that have been developed out thanks to the invaluable support of CEDIA through these programs.


Dr. Germán Vicente Arévalo Bermeo, PhD
Teacher-Principal Researcher (full professor)
Director of the Telecommunications Engineering Major
Director of the Master in Research in Telematics Degree
Coordinator of the Research Group in Electronics and Telematics (GIETEC).

Briefly, tell us about your research work, which area you work in, and what the results of your research have been.

My work focuses on the study of new generation optical access networks. Within this field I have made important contributions in the scientific field in recent years. Particularly my algorithm for finding optimal topologies: Optimal Topology Search (OTS) has begun to be highly discussed by related scientific communities.

Tell us about your participation in the Divulga Ciencia invite.

I found out about the Divulga Ciencia program not long ago in an informative forum organized by CEDIA. I checked the details of the program on the CEDIA website and in turn contacted the staff of its research department to resolve my doubts. It has been a very agile and efficient process thanks to the great support and dedication of the people who managed the processes.

What proposal did you present in the Divulga Ciencia invite?

I presented the financing proposal for my participation in the renowned ICTON 2018 conference (indexed in ISI and SCOPUS), held from July 1 to 5 of this year in the city of Bucharest (Romania), in order to make the presentation of my scientific article: Techno-economics for optimal deployment of optical fronthauling for 5G in large urban areas. This paper presents an innovative research regarding the deployment of optical networks for the support of the fifth generation of mobile telephone networks.

What are your expectations when participating as a speaker at the International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) 2018?

Participating in ICTON is always a very important platform to expose the investigative work that is done and in turn to establish contacts with people who could be interested in collaborating or supporting future work. ICTON gathers top researchers from all over the world and allows us to know the latest work in different fields of research regarding optical communications. I hope that my participation will be successful and call the attention of researchers interested in referencing my work as well as collaborating with my research group in future works.

Being an Ecuadorian researcher, how do you see the development of research in Ecuador?

An interesting aspect of the research in Ecuador is that it has been taking gigantic steps. We are just beginning but that is precisely the most important thing: to have finally begun to carry out continuous and consistent research. This is evidenced by the large number of research groups with constant scientific production that currently exist in the country, and several other groups that have recently been created and that have begun to carry out serious scientific work.

How do you see yourself in the next five years?

In five years I see my research work (the GIETEC) more consolidated at a national level, having a stronger international collaboration network, and better prepared researchers. I also envision the first cohort of graduates from the new Telecommunications Career (of which I am a director) as well as several cohorts of graduates of the new Master of Research in Telematics (of which I am also a director). In the next five years, I see my academic work projected in achievements of service and support for the personal and professional growth of my research colleagues, as well as my undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Before your participation in the conference, had you heard about CEDIA?

I have been acquainted with CEDIA for several years, but really a year ago I became aware of the large number of projects it supports in favor of research and higher education in the country.

What do you think about the organizations that support the development of research and academia in Ecuador?

The work of organizations that support the development of research and academia, such as CEDIA, is fundamental for the development of the country, since it is through the evolution and improvement of education in Ecuador that we can really escape our underdeveloped condition and build a prosperous and equitable society. Without the support of institutions such as CEDIA, the work of researchers in Ecuador would be much more difficult.

Finally, could you give a message for researchers to participate in Red CEDIA invites?

I invite all the research colleagues in Ecuador to make use of the effective CEDIA programs that support research and academia. I myself have directly benefited from programs such as Divulga Ciencia, CEPRA and CECIRA to carry out activities and translate ideas and projects that have been carried out thanks to the invaluable support of CEDIA through these programs.