Fellows

Name: Suvidha Mhatre

Institution: Iquadrat

Supervisor: Dr. John Vardakas and Dr. Kostas Ramantas

Brief CV:

Originally from Mumbai, India, Suvidha completed her Bachelor’s degree at Mumbai University in 2016 and continued to pursue her Master’s degree from Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India. While studying for Masters she was selected for unique opportunity in collaboration with Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany to pursue additional degree Master of Science in same filed of Communication Engineering. She did her internship and master thesis at Commsolid GmbH, Dresden, Germany focused on power efficient physical layer design for peer-to-peer link between NB-IoT UE. After finishing her MS from Germany in 2019, she worked as a Research and Development Engineer at IS-Wireless, Poland participating in various H2020 projects and internal product contributing several novel algorithms and policies in the area of RAN, RRM, beyond 5G, Slicing, Cell-less etc. Since October 2020, she is an ESR at Iquadrat Informatica SL, Barcelona, Spain in the framework of the Marie Sk?odowska Curie ITN SEMANTIC project focused on end-to-end network slicing and orchestration under the supervision of Dr. John Vardakas.

Date of incorporation: October 13th, 2020.

Name: Shahwaiz Ur Rehman

Institution: Iquadrat

Supervisor: Dr. John Vardakas and Dr. Kostas Ramantas.

Brief CV:

Shahwaiz Ur Rehman received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Communication) from Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan, in 2014, From September, 2014 to February, 2017, he worked in Huawei Technologies, Pakistan as a RF Engineer and from March, 2017 to March, 2018 he worked in Ericsson, Pakistan as a Network Optimization Engineer. Afterwards, he achieved his M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication (Information and Communication Technology) from Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland in 2019. He participated at the Erasmus+ Study Programme at Technical University Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany. He also worked as an Assistant Researcher in Technical University Kaiserslautern where he completed his thesis on Network Slicing for V2X communication: The Interaction between Operator and Tenant over QoS Metrics.

Later on, he worked in IS-Wireless, Poland as a 5G RAN Protocol Engineer from September, 2019 until September, 2020. Since October 2020, he has been an Early Stage Researcher at Iquadrat Informatica S.L, Barcelona, Spain, within Marie-Curie ITN Semantic Project. His supervisors are Dr. John Vardakas and Dr. Kostas Ramantas.

Date of incorporation: October 13th, 2020.

Name: Swastika Roy

Institution: CTTC

Supervisor: Dr. Christos Verikoukis

Brief CV:

Swastika completed her Bachelor’s degree at the dept. of ETE from Rajshahi University of Engineering and Techology (RUET), Bangladesh in 2015 and later pursue her M.Tech degree at EE dept. from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B), India under the Indian Council for Cultural Religion ICCR Scholarship in Bangladesh Scheme and graduated in 2019. Her master’s project mainly focused on the instantiation and management of virtual network functions based on NFV (Network Function Virtualization) in cloud environment and integration with SDN (Software Defined Networking) which is basically one of the parts of 5G testbed project. Since October 2020, she has joined as an ESR at CTTC, Barcelona, Spain in the framework of the H-2020 Marie Sk?odowska Curie ITN SEMANTIC project focused on Joint optimization of dynamic functional split and X-haul design of next generation core under the supervision of Dr. Christos Verikoukis. As the requirement of Semantic project, she is going to pursue her PhD degree at Signal Theory and Communication Engineering Department of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona.

Date of incorporation: October 29th, 2020.

Name: Madhura Adeppady

Institution: Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Supervisor: Dr. Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Dr. Paolo Giaccone

Brief CV:

Madhura Adeppady has received her bachelor of engineering degree in information science and engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore, affiliated with Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, India, in 2015. She has completed her Master of Technology (Research Assistant) degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, in 2020. Before joining the master of technology, she worked in Sprinklr, a customer experience management platform, as a software development engineer at test (SDET). She has done her MTech thesis on “Dynamic Resource Allocation for Addressing Performance Interference in NFV-based Systems.” Her research areas include mobile services and network virtualization, and performance evaluation. Now she has joined as an ESR at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in the framework of Marie Curie ITN SEMANTIC.

Date of incorporation: November 1st, 2020.

Name: Pavlos Doanis

Institution: EURECOM

Supervisor: Dr. Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos

Brief CV:

Pavlos Doanis received his BSc degree in Physics (2015) from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Also, in 2019 he received his MSc degree in Electronic Physics (Radioelectrology) in the area of Electronic Telecommunications Technology from the same University. His MSc Thesis focused on Waveform Design for Wireless Power Transfer using Evolutionary Algorithms. During 2018 he completed a research internship at Ampere Laboratory, École Centrale de Lyon, France, concerning Time Reversal processing in UHF RFID systems. From 2019 until the summer of 2020 he was a research assistant at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in the project entitled “Advancing Rational Exploitation of Water Irrigation Using 5G-IoT Capabilities”. Since October 2020, he has joined the MSCA ITN SEMANTIC project as a PhD student at EURECOM, Sophia-Antipolis, France.

Date of incorporation: November 1st, 2020.

Name: Vaishnavi Kasuluru

Institution: CTTC

Supervisor: Dr. Christos Verikoukis

Brief CV:

Vaishnavi Kasuluru got her M.Sc. degree in Information and Communication Engineering in 2020 from TU Darmstadt, Germany and her B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2016 from SSN College of Engineering, affiliated to Anna University, Chennai, India. During her M.Sc. she did her 1st internship in 2018 at National Instruments which was focused on implementation of real time LTE / 5G-NR MAC functionality like handling of data packets (real-time UDP video data) and scheduling between users based on their channel quality in LabVIEW (LV along with preparing LV MAC demo setup of eNB and users). The LV MAC demo was presented at Globecom conference in Abu Dhabi by National Instruments. She did her 2nd internship and master thesis in 2019 at Ericsson GmbH focusing on building performance indicators, using those indicators to perform dynamic video bit rate adaption and preparing testbeds to evaluate uplink video streamed over LTE and 5G network for V2X communication use case.
Currently, she is a Marie-Curie fellow Early Stage Researcher in CTTC research institute, Barcelona, Spain in collaboration with UPC University for gaining PhD. Her focus of work would be under ITN SEMANTIC project on flexible localization for fine-grid proximity services in 5G and beyond networks supervised by Dr.Christos Verikoukis.

Date of incorporation: November 2nd 2020.

Name: Paraskevi Papadopoulou

Institution: University of Athens

Supervisor: Dr. Nikos Passas

Brief CV:

Paraskevi Papadopoulou received the Diploma of Information and Communication Systems Engineering from the University of the Aegean in 2017, and the M.Sc. in Mobile Communication Systems from the University of Surrey in 2019. Her work is focused on channel coding and short blocklength transmissions. She has received a partial scholarship for the 2nd and 3rd International Summer School on Emerging Architectures and Key Technologies for 5G Networks, organized by the University of the Aegean. She has participated in an Erasmus+ Traineeship with the 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey in 2018, focusing on NOMA transmissions. She has participated in an Erasmus+ Traineeship with the Electronic Systems Group, Eindhoven University of Technology in 2019, focusing on AI-enhanced channel coding approaches for URLLC. She is an IEEE student member, and a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. She currently holds an Early Stage Researcher position through the Marie Sk?odowska Curie ITN SEMANTIC with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Date of incorporation: November 19th, 2020

Name: Yevhenii Osadchuk

Institution: University of Athens

Supervisor: Dr. Nikos Passas

Brief CV:

Yevhenii Osadchuk is a researcher from Ukraine who received his honors MSc degree in physics from V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine in 2018. During the postgraduate study, he spent his first year at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Kosice as an Erasmus+ student and second year as a scholar of the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic, working on the magnetic materials and low-temperature physics. In 2018 Yevhenii joined the two-year joint master’s degree pogramme – SMARTNET studying his first year at the University of Athens in Greece and second year at Aston University, UK. His MSc thesis research focused on neural networks application for nonlinearities mitigations in optical fibers. In 2020 he joined the Marie-Curie ITN SEMANTIC program as a Ph.D. student at the University of Athens.

Date of incorporation: December 1st, 2020

Name: Azadeh Tabeshnezhad

Institution: Chalmers University of Technology

Supervisor: Dr. Tommy Svensson

Brief CV:

Azadeh Tabeshnezhad received her B.Sc. degree in Communication Engineering in 2017 from Azad University of Najafabad Branch, Isfahan, Iran. Also, in 2018 she received her M.Sc. degree in Communication Systems from Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran. Her Master’s project focused on evaluating the outage probabilities of general underwater wireless optical communication (UWOC) systems and highlighted the beneficial application of cooperative and relay assisted transmission over UWOC channels. She was invited to be a visiting researcher at Chalmers University of Technology for 6 months in 2019, working on research related to 5G systems and the challenges associated with beyond-5G/6G systems. In particular, she has been collaborating on a new project related to reduced-complexity precoding with low precision digital-to-analog converters in massive multi-input-multi-output (MIMO) systems. Now she has joined the Marie-Curie ITN SEMANTIC program as a Ph.D. student at Chalmers University of Technology. Her focus under the ITN SEMANTIC project will be on application-aware design of forward-compatible NOMA transmission techniques.

Date of incorporation: December 7th 2020.

Name: Mehdi Sattari

Institution: Chalmers University of Technology

Supervisor: Dr. Tommy Svensson

Brief CV:

Mehdi Sattari received his B.Sc. degree from Iran University of Science and Technology in 2015, and the M.Sc. degree from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 2018 both in Electrical Engineering, Communication Systems. In His M.Sc. thesis, he focused on stochastic geometry-based coverage analysis of mmWave heterogeneous cellular networks. From Oct. 2018 to Apr. 2019, he participated in a project in the Iran telecommunication research center and he worked on a LTE MIMO testbed with a focus on the physical layer. From Apr. 2019 to Nov. 2020, he was a research assistant at the University of Tehran and he did some research projects on the application of machine learning in wireless communication. In Dec. 2020, he joined the Marie Sk?odowska Curie ITN SEMANTIC project as a Ph.D. student at Chalmers University of Technology. In this position, he will work on mmWave massive MIMO channel estimation and adaptive duplexing.

Date of incorporation: December 14th 2020.

Name: Diana Zhussip

Institution: FOGUS

Supervisor: Dr. Dionysis Xenakis

Brief CV:

Diana Zhussip received her B.E. Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan in 2018. The same year, she joined Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree program on Smart Telecom and Sensing Networks jointly offered by Telecom SudParis and National Kapodistrian University of Athens. Upon completion MSc degree in 2020, she is enrolled in MSCA ITN SEMANTIC project as an Early Stage Researcher at Fogus Innovations and Services, P.C.
Her undergraduate thesis project focused on improvement of OFDM based Visible Light Communication through application of Fractional Sampling diversity technique, whereas the Master thesis was on implementation and evaluation of softwarized LTE testbed using OpenAirInterface. During studies, Diana attended research internships at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Telecom SudParis and OTE Academy S.A. in 2018, 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Her research interests include signal processing, wireless communications, network function virtualization, mobile edge computing, and other 5G enabling technologies.

Date of incorporation: January 11th, 2021.

Name: Ulain Qurat

Institution: Telenor

Supervisor: Dr. Jaume Rius i Riu

Brief CV:

Qurat ulain has received her B.Sc degree in Computer Science from COMSATS Institute of Technology, Pakistan, in 2015. Right after completion she worked as a web development engineer for more than a year. From Feb 2017- March 2018 she worked as Business Analyst in Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) where she excelled her skills in data analytics, data visualizations, BI development & analysis. Afterwards she received a M.Sc. degree in IT from National Institute of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan, in 2020 where she completed her thesis on time series brain signal data for the prediction of Epileptic Seizures using deep learning techniques. In parallel to her studies she continued her professional career. She has worked as a Business application operational officer in Telenor Pakistan from Oct 2018 to Jan 2021, where her role was focused on ensuring the availability of business-critical systems and identification of customer/retailer complaints that require deep investigation. Before joining Telenor, she also worked as a researcher and developer in NUST University for the development of Tele Micromanipulator cell injection.

Since Jan 2021, she has been working as an Early stage researcher at Telenor Sweden, within Marie-Curie ITN semantic project. Her supervisors are Jaume Rius i Riu from Telenor Sverige and Prof. James Gross from The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH Sweden.

Date of incorporation: January 1st, 2021

Name: Sudharshan Paindi Jayakumar

Institution: Nokia Bell Labs

Supervisor: Dr. Alberto Conte

Brief CV:

Sudharshan hail from India – Chennai, the city which is commonly known as the Southern Cultural Capital of India. He received his bachelor’s degree in Technology from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Jabalpur majoring in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering. During his undergraduate, he was nominated as Indian Youth delegate to China by Government of India and was actively involved in the cultural and technological exchange programmes in China, where he had gained more cognition on the advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Telecommunications. After his undergraduate, he has been working as a researcher in Japan in the field of Personalized Drug Generative Adversarial Networks for quite a while and discovered studying away from home is always adventurous and that everyday is arcane. He is passionate about how AI can revolutionize people’s lives and has worked on projects that leverage AI techniques in the field of telecommunication, healthcare, defence and well-being. In 2020, he obtained his MSc degree from University of Edinburgh, UK in Artificial Intelligence. His master thesis focused on exploiting multiple signals based Robust Deep Learning for Human Activity Recognition. He has worked within an innovation & research environment and always kept in mind the business orientation and strategy, deploying solutions across different labs in Europe and Asia that allowed him to work in different teams, countries and cultures. Apart from his curricular activities, he was also actively involved in Charity Fundraising in Edinburgh for which he has been awarded “Edinburgh Award” by The University of Edinburgh. Sudharshan currently holds an Early-Stage Researcher position jointly with Nokia Bell Labs and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. His main research focus under ITN SEMANTIC project is on Data-driven end-to-end service function placement and chaining in converged cellular/MEC clouds.

Date of incorporation: January 18th, 2021

 

Name: Ali Ehsanian

Institution: Eurecom

Supervisor: Dr. Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos

Brief CV:

Ali Ehsanian received his B.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in 2015, his B.Sc. Thesis title was “Simulation and Analysis of Optimal Power Allocation in a two-way relay channel for throughput rate improvement”. He received his M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in 2018, his M.Sc. Thesis was “Improve security in wireless communication systems using compressed sensing”. His focus was on wireless networks. He also started learning data science and machine learning as self study. After graduation he started working as a network analyser engineer and python developer. His main interests are Data science, Machine Learning and Network analysis. Since February 2021, he has joined the MSCA ITN SEMANTIC project as a PhD student at EURECOM, Sophia-Antipolis, France.

 

Date of incorporation: February 15th, 2021