Katerina (Aikaterini) Koutlia received her B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering (2009) from the Technological Institution of Thessaloniki (Greece) and her M.Sc. with distinction (2011) in Wireless Communication Systems from the Brunel University (Uxbridge, UK). In 2016 she obtained her PhD (supported with a grant by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport) from the Mobile Communication Research Group (GRCM) of the Department of Signal, Theory and Communications (TSC) at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Since May 2016 until November 2018, she worked as a Research Assistant in the GRCM, where she has been involved in a number of European and National Projects (NEWCOM#, SESAME, 5G ESSENCE, ARCO, RAMSES, SONAR 5G). In December 2018 she joined CTTC as Researcher of the Mobile Networks Department at the Communications Networks Division.
Her current research interests include Heterogeneous Networks, Interference Management and Scheduling algorithms, Optimization algorithms, 5G-Mobile Communication Systems, Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), RAN Slicing and Software-Defined Radio (SDR) testbeds.