Welcome

IMG-1821Romanian living in Barcelona (and sometimes in Madrid) spending most of my time sleeping trying to untangle different aspect of the Internet. Tormented traveler (at different points in my life, I rented a house in Barcelona, Madrid, Bucharest, Tokyo, San Diego, Oslo), untalented struggling writer, music lover, sleep addict and still a “permanently exhausted pidgeon”, obsessed with (becoming one of these) superheroes and a strong believer that we should all be feminists.

My research revolves around measuring, analyzing and improving how mobile operators join mobility and communications towards the common goal of offering subscribers performance and efficiency in highly dynamic scenarios. Wireless and mobile access to the Internet revolutionized the way that people interact and access information. Mobile broadband networks have become the key infrastructure for people to stay connected everywhere they go and while on the move. Indeed, mobile coverage and performance experienced by the end-users are of great importance to many stakeholders, including mobile subscribers, regulators, governments, businesses that provide Internet services and public transport operators. The society’s increased reliance on mobile networks has made provisioning ubiquitous coverage the highest priority target to achieve for mobile network operators before focusing on performance and user quality of experience.

My interests are in experimentation and data analysis focusing on:

  • Mobile network measurements and experimentation testbeds
  • Cellular coverage, international roaming solutions
  • Interdomain routing and traffic engineering

Since March 2018, I have been an Associate Researcher with Telefonica Research in Barcelona, Spain. Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, Norway.

I obtained my PhD in Telematics Engineering on November 2014 from IMDEA Networks Institute and University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain in the NETCOM group with Marcelo Bagnulo as my thesis advisor and mentor.