Senior Researcher

Fundació i2CAT (Spain)

Biography

Hello! My name is Estefanía Coronado and I am a Senior Researcher in the Software Networks area at Fundació i2CAT (Spain). From 2018 to 2020 I was an Expert Researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy). In 2018 I completed my PhD at the Univ. of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) on multimedia distribution over SD-WLANs using ML techniques. I received the M.Sc. degrees in Computer Engineering and Advanced Computer Technologies in 2014 and 2015 from the same university. I have published around 30 papers in international journals and conferences, and received the IEEE INFOCOM Best Demo Award 2019. My research interests include wireless and mobile communications, MEC systems, network slicing, SDN, NFV, AI-driven networks and automated network management.

Interests

  • Wireless and mobile 5G systems
  • SDN, NFV
  • Network slicing
  • AI-driven networks
  • MEC-enabled networks

Education

  • PhD in Adv. Computer Technologies [Cum Laude], 2018

    University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)

  • MSc in Adv. Computer Technologies, 2015

    University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)

  • MSc in Computer Engineering, 2014

    University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)

  • BSc in Computer Science, 2013

    University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)

Skills

Wireless/Mobile Networks

Research and prototyping in Wi-Fi/5G systems

Machine Learning

XAI and DL techniques applied to networking

Programming Skills

C/C++, Python, Bash, Java

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Senior Researcher

Fundació i2CAT

Jan 2021 – Present Barcelona, Spain

Responsibilities include:

  • Research on of AI-enabled MEC orchestration system in 5G networks.
  • Design of ML-based network management approaches.
  • Research dissemination in high impact journals, international conferences and hands-on demonstrations.
  • Contribution to EC-funded projects (Task Leader, research contribution, and deliverables writing).
  • Contribution to Spanish national projects (management, research contribution, and proposal writing).
  • Supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students.
 
 
 
 
 

Researcher

Fundació i2CAT

Sep 2020 – Dec 2020 Barcelona, Spain

Responsibilities include:

  • Research on MEC and network slicing systems in 5G networks.
  • Design of ML-based network management approaches.
  • Research dissemination in high impact journals, international conferences and hands-on demonstrations.
  • Contribution to EC-funded projects.
  • Supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students.
 
 
 
 
 

Expert Researcher

Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Jun 2018 – Sep 2020 Trento, Italy

Responsibilities include:

  • Research and prototyping in programmable radio access networks.
  • Design of ML-based autonomous network management operations.
  • Research dissemination in high impact journals, international conferences and hands-on demonstrations.
  • Contribution to R&D and EC-funded projects.
  • Supervision of MSc, PhD students.
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Researcher

CREATE-NET

Feb 2016 – Dec 2017 Trento, Italy
Multicasting, network slicing and resource management in SDN-based 802.11 WLANs.
 
 
 
 
 

Predoctoral Research Scholarship

University of Castilla-La Mancha

Jun 2014 – May 2018 Albacete, Spain
Design of ML algorithms for QoS provisioning and prototyping in programmable IEEE 802.11 networks.
 
 
 
 
 

R&D Project Assistant

University of Castilla-La Mancha

Oct 2013 – May 2014 Albacete, Spain
Improvement of video streaming efficiency over IEEE 802.11 WLANs.

Professional Affiliations and Services

Technical Program Committee Member

  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN) - 2021.
  • IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM) - 2021.
  • IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor & Mobile Radio Comm. (PIMRC) - 2020.
  • IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) - 2020.
  • IEEE Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN) - 2020, 2021.
  • IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (Netsoft) - 2020, 2021.
  • IEEE International Conference on Fog and Mobile Edge Computing (FMEC) - 2019, 2020.
  • IEEE International Conference on Network of the Future (NoF) - 2019, 2020, 2021.
  • IEEE International Workshop on Management of 5G Networks (5GMan) - 2018, 2019.
  • Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications (AICT) - 2018, 2019, 2020.

Society Member

  • IEEE Member - 2015 - Currently.
  • IEEE ComSoc Member - 2019 - Currently.

Professional Certifications

Spanish Assistant Professor Certification 2 (Prof. Contratado Doctor)

Spanish Assistant Professor Certification 1 (Prof. Ayudante Doctor)

Technical Certifications

Machine Learning Course

See certificate

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