Talk by Cristina Cano (UOC)

when: Tuesday 16 May 2017, 11-noon
where: Inria-Paris, A120
speaker: Cristina Cano (, senior research fellow, WINE research group, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Title: Coexistence of Unlicensed LTE and WiFi: From Theory to Practice

Abstract: The interest in studying the dynamics of coexisting scheduled and random access approaches has recently increased due to the need for emerging unlicensed LTE technologies to provide fair coexistence to WiFi. However, this problem is not specific to this scenario and may be prevalent beyond the 5G era. In this talk I will present a fundamental view on coexistence between these two opposite approaches when they share the same frequency band. I will talk about the implications of this heterogeneity which I will later use to provide formal answers on achieving proportional fair guarantees. I will then discuss practical application of the main theoretical results we have established and how online convex optimization in the bandit setting can ease implementation.

Bio: Dr. Cristina Cano holds a Ph.D. (2011) in Information, Communication and Audiovisual Media Technologies from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). She has been a research fellow in the Hamilton Institute of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (2012-2014), in Trinity College Dublin (2015-2016) and in Inria-Lille in France (first half of 2016). Currently, she is a senior research fellow at the WINE research group of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). She has published 13 journals and more than 30 conference papers and she is executive editor of the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies journal. In August 2016, she featured the list “10 Women in Networking/Communications That You Should Watch” of the N2Women organisation. Her research interests include coexistence of wireless heterogeneous networks, distributed resource allocation, performance evaluation and stability analysis.

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