Andra Voicu wins the "ICT Young Researcher Award" 2019

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Again this year, young researchers at RWTH University received the "ICT Young Researcher Award".The award honors outstanding students for their scientific motivation and their efforts in the field of information and communication technology.


This year’s award goes to Andra Voicu whose ongoing PhD research is focused on spectrum sharing for inter‐technology coexistence and advanced wireless technology features. Spectrum sharing mechanisms enable transmissions of different wireless devices, while keeping the interference level acceptable. This is challenging due to the increasing number of spectrum bands utilized by multiple technologies and also due to the ongoing enhancements of widely deployed wireless networks like Wi‐Fi.

Voicu’s research work covers spectrum sharing performance evaluation studies and network modelling for technologies operating in the unlicensed bands. One of the main topics addressed in her work is Wi‐Fi/LTE coexistence, which includes an interdisciplinary approach by considering both engineering and regulatory aspects. This work was granted the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks 2017.

Andra Voicu received the BSc degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania and the MSc degree in Communications Engineering from RWTH Aachen University. She has been pursuing the PhD degree at the Institute for Networked Systems since 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Petrova and Dr. Simić.

With this reward, Mrs. Voicu will receive 3000€ for her research. Congratulations to Andra Voicu!