Lorenza Giupponi

Lorenza Giupponi

Director of Institutional Relations, Senior Researcher

Division: Communication Networks
Category: Management, Research
Phone: +34 93 645 29 22
Fax: +34 93 645 29 29

Lorenza Giupponi received the Telecommunications Engineering degree from University of Rome “La Sapienza” in July 2002 and the PhD from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2007. She joined the Radio Communications Group of UPC in 2003 with a grant of the Spanish Ministry of Education, in the context of the “Formación Profesorado Universitario” program. During 2006 and 2007 she was assistant professor in UPC. In September 2007 she joined the CTTC where she is currently a Senior Researcher in the Mobile Networks Department of the Communication Networks Division. Her research experience falls in the area of radio resource management, interference management, small cells, self-organizing networks, LTE, LTE-A, LTE-U, LAA, NR, NR-U, mmWave, simulation modelling. Her technical experience is enriched by a wide management experience. Since 2007 she is also a voting member of the Executive Committee of CTTC, where she acts as the Director of Institutional Relations.  She is the co-recipient of the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference 2010 (IEEE CCNC 2010), of the IEEE third International workshop on Indoor and Outdoor Femto Cells 2011 2011 and of 2018 IEEE Wireless Commun. and Networking Conference best paper awards. Two of her Transactions journals have been selected by IEEE ComSoc among the BEST READINGS in the areas of Radio Resource Management and Cognitive Radio, respectively. Since 2015 she is a member of the Executive Committee of the ns3 consortium and she leads the activities of CTTC in the context of ns-3, as main developers and maintainers of the LTE and NR modules. She was the responsible of the LAA coexistence evaluation with WiFi, carried out by the WFA, during LAA standardization in Release 13. She has led and participated in multiple EU (in FP6, FP7 and H2020, 5GPPP), national (she was the Principal Investigator of three projects funded by the Spanish national research program) and industrial projects. She was the Principal Investigator of multiple projects funded by: Interdigital (ID_mmwave and ID_NRU) in the area of NR and NR-U,  Qatar National Research Fund, in the area od SON, the WiFi Alliance (WALAA/WALAA2) and Spidercloud Wireless (SCALAA/SCALAA2), in the area of unlicensed LTE, Huawei Technologies in Sweden (Huawe_ML_SON), in the area of Machine Learning based RAN, the National Institute of Standard and Technology in US (PublicSafetyNIST), in the area of Public Safety LTE, and the Lawrence Livermore National Lab in US (S3_LLNL), in the area of LTE/NR spectrum sharing.  She has supervised/is supervising two already defended PhD thesis and 3 in course. She is an IEEE Senior Member. Her h-index is 25.



  • Communication policy
  • Yearly reporting to the Patrons
  • Internal productivity program
  • Contrato Programa proposal preparation
  • Master, pre-doc and post-doc programs. Normative development.
  • Interaction and relationships with institutions
  • Research stays
  • Staff workplace assignments