Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, 08th and 09th November 2022
Time: 09:30h – 12:30h CET
Location: NTP-L01 (Science and Technology Park),
Naučno-Tehnološki Park, Fruškogorska 1, Novi Sad
This seminar is a physical event!
Sandra Lagen and Biljana Bojovic
Senior Researcher (Head of Unit) and Researcher,
Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)
Title: 5G LENA System Level Simulator and Extensions for 5G NR V2X
Sandra Lagén is currently a Senior Researcher and Head of the Open Simulations (OpenSim) research unit at Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Barcelona, Spain. She holds a Telecommunications Engineering degree (2011), Master’s degree (2013), and the Ph.D. degree (2016) from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. During her PhD, she contributed to 3GPP standardization; being UPC the first university world-wide contributing to 3GPP LTE-A. In CTTC, she has participated in outstanding collaborations with the industry, including InterDigital, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Lab), Huawei-Sweden, and Meta-Facebook. Also, she has defined the OpenSim research unit strategy and research lines, contributing to the definition of CTTC’s strategic plan, contributed as an expert to the definition of the “Pla d’Impuls 6G” from la Generalitat de Catalunya which determines the guidelines and activities for the development of 6G, participated in various European/national research projects, and supervised MS/PhD students and Google summer of code projects. The major singularity of the OpenSim research unit that she leads is the involvement with ns-3, an open-source end-to-end network simulator, and particularly the design, development, and maintenance of the 5G-LENA module, for simulation of 5G NR networks. Since 2021, she represents CTTC in the executive board/consortium of ns-3. Her PhD thesis has received recognition awards by the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (COIT) (2017) and the UPC (2019). Also, she is co-author of two best paper awards, by IEEE WCNC (2018) and WNS3 (2020), and she is co-inventor in two non-provisional patent applications granted and three provisional applications.
Biljana Bojović received her MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from the Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia in 2008, and her PhD degree in Networking Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain in 2022. She is the developer and maintainer of the LTE, NR, and NR-U modules of the ns-3 network simulator, and the principal author of LAA and LTE-U modules. She held LTE and NR module tutorials at the ns-3 workshops in 2016 and 2022, and at CONFTELE in 2021. She was a mentor of ns-3 GSoC on several occasions. In 2020 she received ACM SIGCOMM Networking System Award. She worked on many research projects for industrial clients, such as Wi-Fi Alliance, SpiderCloud, Interdigital, the US Department of Defense, NIST, Meta, etc. She is a co-author of one patent application (US20200314906A1). Her current research interests include XR traffic enhancements for 5G-Advanced, MIMO simulation models for ns-3, and unlicensed/shared spectrum.