Andra Voicu

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Last month the Young Researcher Award 2019 was given to Andra Voicu. Her outstanding research convinced the ICT Committee without hesitation. Andra’s work is focused on the design of sharing radio frequencies for future wireless networks. She tells in the following interview what motivates her to do this research.

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Andra Voicu is 31 years old and a research assistant and doctoral student with the Self-Organized Networks group at the Institute for Networked Systems (iNETS) at RWTH Aachen University. She studied Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest before coming to Aachen for her master's degree. She is currently supervising several bachelor and master theses and has been responsible for some tutorials and labs.

When Andra is asked about typical stories from everyday life, she answers that students often knock on her door and ask: "What should we do next?” Collaboration with students is very important to her. Besides keeping in touch with the students, she also enjoys discussing with her colleagues topics that go beyond specific everyday work tasks.

 

Andra can clearly answer why she took the scientific path:

"Because it's fun! I can tell you for sure that I like my research work."

After she had written her master thesis at iNETS, she took the opportunity to continue her research there as a PhD student. Five years later she is still sure: research is her passion.