I hold a Ph.D. (2011) in Information, Communication and Audiovisual Media Technologies from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). I have 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, I am an associate professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Telecomunications of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), where I mainly teach math courses. I am also a research member of the WINE group also at UOC.
My research interests include coexistence of wireless heterogeneous networks and distributed resource allocation. Recently, I became interested in science and technology studies, trying to understand the intertwining of the social and the technological in the development of wireless networks, with special interest in the environmental impact of mobile networks.
Although it says little about the quality of my research, it’s probably worth to mention that I appeared in the inaugural list “Rising Stars in Networking/Communications” of the N2Women organisation and that I have published 20 JCR journals and more than 30 conference articles (5 of them received the best paper award), attracting more than 2000 citations and resulting in a h-index of 23 according to Google Scholar, all of this related to my work on wireless network optimization.
Energy efficiency is at the core of sustainability solutions for 5/6G networks. We argue this is a too narrow perspective on sustainability, as it ignores the effects of the increased traffic demand these networks stimulate and the need for additional equipment that this demand requires. The hope is that techniques to reduce the network’s energy consumption in operation will be able to compensate for increases in traffic demand. However, we argue that there are more challenges than just reducing the energy that the network requires to function and that it is not clear whether higher energy efficiency will be able to cope with increasing demand.