Barrenetxea Guillermo

Personal Info

EPFL/IC/LCAV
BC364
Station 14
CH-1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Phone: (+41) 21 693 12 08
guillermos' email

 Short Bio:

I am a senior researcher at the Audivisual Communication Laboratory LCAV, EPFL, working on the field of wireless sensor network and low-power communications. I have participated in multiple sensor network application projects involving environmental research, precision agriculture, and pollution monitoring.

I’m also co-founder of the startup company Sensorscope that commercializes sensing technology, and working for the Cooperation & Development Center (CODEV) at EPFL.

  
  • Senior Researcher, LCAV-I&C EPFL
  • Co-Founder Sensorscope
  • Research Associate, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, 2009-2011
  • PostDoc,  Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL, 2006-2008
  • Ph.D., Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL, 2001-2005
  • M.S. Thesis, Institut EURECOM. Sophia Antipolis France, 2000
  • M.S. and B.S in Telecommunication Engineering, University of Navarra (Nafarroako Unibertsitate Publikoa), Iruña, April 2000

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

 
 

 

 

 

Publications

Journal Articles

The Beauty of the Commons: Optimal Load Sharing by Base Station Hopping in Wireless Sensor Networks

R. Zhang; F. Ingelrest; G. Barrenetxea; P. Thiran; M. Vetterli

IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 2015.

DOI : 10.1109/JSAC.2015.2391689.

Improving the degree-day method for sub-daily melt simulations with physically-based diurnal variations

C. Tobin; B. Schaefli; L. Nicotina; S. Simoni; G. Barrenetxea et al.

Advances in Water Resources. 2013.

DOI : 10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.08.008.

Distributed Successive Refinement of Multiview Images Using Broadcast Advantage

Z. Chen; G. Barrenetxea; M. Vetterli

IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 2012.

DOI : 10.1109/TIP.2012.2205008.

Hydrologic response of an alpine watershed: Application of a meteorological wireless sensor network to understand streamflow generation

S. Simoni; S. Padoan; D. Nadeau; M. Diebold; A. M. Porporato et al.

Water Resources Research. 2011.

DOI : 10.1029/2011WR010730.

SensorScope: Application-Specific Sensor Network for Environmental Monitoring

F. Ingelrest; G. Barrenetxea; G. Schaefer; M. Vetterli; O. Couach et al.

ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. 2010.

DOI : 10.1145/1689239.1689247.

Stream Temperature Response to Three Riparian Vegetation Scenarios by Use of a Distributed Temperature Validated Model

T. R. Roth; M. C. Westhoff; H. Huwald; J. A. Huff; J. F. Rubin et al.

Environmental Science & Technology. 2010.

DOI : 10.1021/es902654f.

Notre environnement devient intelligent

K. Aberer; G. Alonso; G. Barrenetxea; J. Beutel; J. Bovay et al.

Bulletin electrosuisse. 2007.

Infrastructures for a Smart Earth - The Swiss NCCR-MICS initiative

K. Aberer; G. Alonso; G. Barrenetxea; J. Beutel; J. Bovay et al.

PIK - Praxis der Informationsverarbeitung und Kommunikation. 2007.

Lattice Networks: Capacity Limits, Optimal Routing and Queueing Behavior

G. Barrenetxea; B. Beferull-Lozano; M. Vetterli

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. 2006.

Conference Papers

Event-Driven Video Coding for Outdoor Wireless Monitoring Cameras

Z. Chen; G. Barrenetxea; M. Vetterli

2012. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2012) .

How is the Weather: Automatic Inference from Images

Z. Chen; F. Yang; A. Lindner; G. Barrenetxea; M. Vetterli

2012. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2012) .

Sensorcam: An Energy-Efficient Smart Wireless Camera for Environmental Monitoring

Z. Chen; P. Prandoni; G. Barrenetxea; M. Vetterli

2012. 11th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2012) , Beijing, China , April 16-20, 2012.

Share Risk and Energy: Sampling and Communication Strategies for Multi-Camera Wireless Monitoring Networks

Z. Chen; G. Barrenetxea; M. Vetterli

2012. 31st Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2012) , Orlando, Florida, USA , March 25-30, 2012.

OpenSense: open community driven sensing of environment

K. Aberer; S. Sathe; D. Chakraborty; A. Martinoli; G. Barrenetxea et al.

2010. 2010 ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on GeoStreaming, IWGS 2010 , San Jose, CA, USA , November 2, 2010.

DOI : 10.1145/1878500.1878509.

Distributed Successive Approximation Coding using Broadcast Advantage: the Two-Encoder Case

Z. Chen; G. Barrenetxea; M. Vetterli

2010. 48th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing , Monticello, IL, USA , September 29 - October 1, 2010.

DOI : 10.1109/ALLERTON.2010.5707034.

Environmental Monitoring 2.0

S. Michel; A. Salehi; L. Luo; N. Dawes; K. Aberer et al.

2009. 25th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2009) , Shanghai, China , March 29-April 2, 2009.

SensorScope: Out-of-the-Box Environmental Monitoring

G. Barrenetxea; F. Ingelrest; G. Schaefer; M. Vetterli; O. Couach et al.

2008. 7th International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) , St. Louis, MO, USA , April 22-24, 2008. p. 332-343.

DOI : 10.1109/IPSN.2008.28.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Successful Wireless Sensor Network Deployments

G. Barrenetxea; F. Ingelrest; G. Schaefer; M. Vetterli

2008. The 6th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2008) , Raleigh, NC, USA , 5-7 November 2008. p. 43-56.

SensorScope: Out-of-the-Box Environmental Monitoring

G. Barrenetxea; F. Ingelrest; G. Schaefer; M. Vetterli; O. Couach et al.

2008. The 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2008) , St. Louis, MO, USA , 22-24 April 2008. p. 332-343.

SensorScope, un système clef en main de surveillance de l'environnement

F. Ingelrest; G. Barrenetxea; M. Vetterli

2008. 13ème Colloque Francophone sur l'Ingénierie des Protocoles (CFIP 2008) , Les Arcs, France , 25-28 March 2008.

Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring: The SensorScope Experience

G. Barrenetxea; F. Ingelrest; G. Schaefer; M. Vetterli

2008. The 20th IEEE International Zurich Seminar on Communications (IZS 2008) , Zurich, Switzerland , 12-14 March 2008.

Assessing the Challenges of Environmental Signal Processing through the SensorScope Project

G. Barrenetxea; F. Ingelrest; Y. M. Lu; M. Vetterli

2008. The 33rd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2008) , The 33rd International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) .

Experiences with Reproducible Research in Various Facets of Signal Processing Research

P. Vandewalle; G. Barrenetxea; I. Jovanovic; A. Ridolfi; M. Vetterli

2007. IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing . p. 1253-1256.

A Weather Station for SensorScope

G. Barrenetxea; H. Dubois-Ferriere; R. Meier; J. Selker

2006. The Fifth International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2006), Demo Session , Nashville, TN, USA , 19-21 April 2006.

Interaction Between Multiple Description Coding and Sensor Networks with Finite Buffers

E. Baccaglini; G. Barrenetxea; B. Beferull-Lozano

2005.

Efficient routing with small buffers in dense networks

G. Barrenetxea; B. Beferull-Lozano; M. Vetterli

2005. IPSN'05 , UCLA, Los Angeles, USA , 25-27 April 2005. p. 277-284.

Lattice Sensor Networks: Capacity Limits, Optimal Routing and Robustness to Failures

G. Barrenetxea; B. Beferull-Lozano; M. Vetterli

2004. IPSN'04 , Berkley, California, USA , April 26-27, 2004. p. 186-195.

Multiple Description Source Coding and Diversity Routing: A Joint Source Channel Coding Approach to Real-Time Services over Dense Networks

G. Barrenetxea; B. Beferull-Lozano; A. Verma; P. L. Dragotti; M. Vetterli

2003. 13th International Packet Video Workshop , Nantes, France , April 2003.

Constrained random walks on random graphs: routing algorithms for large scale wireless sensor networks

S. D. Servetto; G. Barrenetxea

2002. p. 12-21.

Theses

Mobile Sensor Networks for Air Quality Monitoring in Urban Settings

A. Arfire / A. Martinoli (Dir.)

Lausanne, EPFL, 2016.

DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7068.

Cooperative Visual Monitoring in Energy-Constrained Wireless Sensor Networks

Z. Chen / M. Vetterli; G. Barrenetxea (Dir.)

Lausanne, EPFL, 2013.

DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-5608.

Distributed routing algorithms for sensor networks

G. Barrenetxea / M. Vetterli; B. Beferull-Lozano (Dir.)

Lausanne, EPFL, 2006.

DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-3420.

Posters

Spatial variability of near surface soil moisture in an alpine catchment: application of a wireless network of meteorological stations

R. Mutzner; S. V. Weijs; G. Barrenetxea; M. Parlange

AGU Fall Meeting 2012, San Francisco, California, USA, December 3-7, 2012.

Application of a meteorological wireless sensor network to a small alpine watershed

R. Mutzner; G. Barrenetxea; S. V. Weijs; S. Simoni; M. Vetterli et al.

EGU 2012, Vienna, Austria, April 22-27, 2012.

Watershed modelling for sustainable development in a Savanna agrosystem

T. Mandé; H. Huwald; G. Barrenetxea; A. Repetti; M. Parlange

UNESCO Chair Conference on Technologies for Development, Lausanne, February 8-10 2010.

Determination of Thermal Roughness Length for Complex Urban Areas with High Resolution Meteorological Stations

D. Nadeau; E. Bou-Zeid; M. B. Parlange; E. Ouyang; G. Barrenetxea et al.

European Geosciences Union Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, April 14-18, 2008.

Talks

Determination of the Thermal Roughness Length for a Built Environment

D. Nadeau; E. Bou-Zeid; M. B. Parlange; G. Barrenetxea; M. Vetterli

Symposium on the Boundary Layer and Turbulence by the American Meteorological Society, Stockholm, Sweden, June 9-13 2008.

Distributed Routing Algorithms for Sensor Networks

G. Barrenetxea

Private Thesis Defense, Lausanne, 01/12/05.