Contact Information
Address: Escuela Ingenieros de Telecomunicacion
Campus de Lagoas-Marcosende
Maxwell s/n
36310 Vigo - Spain
Room: B-008
Email: blorenzo (at) gti.uvigo.es
Telephone: +34 609 88 88 04






Beatriz Lorenzo, PhD

Senior Researcher, Atlantic Research Center for Information and Communication Technologies (AtlantTIC)

University of Vigo

Biography

Beatriz Lorenzo received the M.Sc degree in Telecommunication Engineering from University of Vigo, Spain, in 2008 and the Ph.D. degree from University of Oulu, Finland, in 2012. From 2008 to 2014 she worked at the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at University of Oulu, Finland as a research scientist within several academic and industry supported projects. During the same period, she was also a teacher of master level courses in the area of wireless networks at the Dept. Communications Engineering, University of Oulu. In June 2014, she joint Atlantic Research Center for Information and Communication Technologies (AtlantTIC) at the University of Vigo as a senior researcher. She was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Florida in 2016-2017.

She is an IEEE member since 2008, and serves as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and many international conferences. She was co-chair of the 10th International Workshop on Resource Allocation, Cooperation and Competition in Wireless Networks (RAWNET 2014) organized in conjunction with WiOpt Conference, Hammanet, Tunisia and co-chair of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th IEEE International Workshop on Cooperative Wireless Networks (CWN 2015, 2016, 2017) collocated with IEEE WiMob Conference. She serves regularly as TPC member of ICC, GLOBECOM, CROWNCOM, EUCNC and PIMRC.

Research Interests

Networked systems, edge computing, wireless networks, network architectures and protocol design, topology control, QoS provisioning, network economics, optimization theory and algorithms, and their application to Internet-of-things, smart and connected communities, and vehicular networks.

Publications

International Journal Publications

  1. B. Lorenzo, A. Shams, J. Liu, F. J. Gonzalez-Castano, Y. Fang. Data and Spectrum Trading Policies in a Trusted Cognitive Dynamic Network Architecture. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, accepted, April 2018.
  2. B. Lorenzo, J. Garcia-Rois, X. Li, F. J. Gonzalez-Castano, Y. Fang. A Robust Dynamic Edge Network Architecture for the Internet-of-Things. IEEE Network, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 8 - 15, Jan.-Feb. 2018. Special Issue: Edge Computing for IoT.
  3. A. Shams, S. Glisic, E. Hossain, B. Lorenzo, L. A. DaSilva. User-Centric Distributed Spectrum Sharing in Dynamic Network Architectures. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, major review, Feb. 2018.
  4. H. Ding, C. Zhang, B. Lorenzo, Y. Fang. Access Point Recruitment in a Vehicular Cognitive Capability Harvesting Network: How Much Data Can Be Uploaded?. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, accepted, Jan. 2018.
  5. J. Liu, C. Zhang, B. Lorenzo, Y. Fang. Pavatar: A Real-time Location Protection Framework for Incumbent Users in Cognitive Radio Networks. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, under review, Jan. 2018.
  6. I. Sugathapala, M. Fainan Hanif, B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic, M. Juntti, L.-N. Tran. Topology Adaptive Sum Rate Maximization in the Downlink of Dynamic Wireless Networks. IEEE Transactions on Communications, accepted, Jan. 2018.
  7. J. Garcia-Rois, F. J. Gonzalez-Castano, B. Lorenzo, J. C. Burguillo. Delay-Aware Optimization Framework for Proportional Flow Delay Differentiation in Millimeter-Wave Backhaul Cellular Networks. IEEE Transactions on Communications, accepted, Jan. 2018.
  8. A. Shams, B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic. Cross Layer Control Scheme for Quality of Service Aware Multicast Routing in Mobile Ad hoc Networks. Wireless Networks, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 329 - 343, Jan. 2018.
  9. J. Garcia-Rois, B. Lorenzo, F. J. Gonzalez-Castano, J. Wu. A Framework for Dynamic Multi-Tenancy Infrastructure Auction and User Association in Millimeter-Wave Cellular Networks. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, under review, Oct. 2017.
  10. I. Kovacevik, A. Shams, S. Glisic, B. Lorenzo, Y. Fang. Reconfigurable Network Slicing for Guaranteed End-to-End Low Latency Communications in IoT Networks. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), under review, Sept. 2017.
  11. H. Ding, X. Li, B. Lorenzo, Y. Fang. Spectrum-Aware Routing in a Software-Defined Intelligent Data Transportation Network. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), under review, Sept. 2017.
  12. B. Lorenzo, F. J. Gonzalez-Castano, Y. Fang. A Novel Collaborative Cognitive Dynamic Network Architecture. IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 74 - 81, Feb. 2017. Special Issue: Architecture for Next Generation Wireless Networks: Scalability, Flexibility, and Interoperability.
  13. J. Perez-Romero, J. Sanchez-Gonzalez, R. Agusti, B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic. Power efficient resource allocation in a heterogeneous network with cellular and D2D capabilities. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 9272 - 9286, November 2016.
  14. B. Lorenzo, I. Kovacevic, A. Peleteiro, F. J. Gonzalez-Castano, J. C. Burguillo. Joint Resource Bidding and Tipping Strategies in Multi-hop Cognitive Networks. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, vol. 2, no 3, pp. 301 - 315, Aug. 2016.
  15. B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic. Compressed Control of Complex Wireless Networks. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 5775 - 5788, Aug. 2016.
  16. L. Gallucio, B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic. Sociality-aided new adaptive infection recovery schemes for multicast DTNs. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 3360 - 3376, May 2016.
  17. A. Shams, B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic, J. Perez-Romero, L. DaSilva, A. Mackenzie, J. Roning. A framework for Dynamic Network Architecture and Topology Optimization. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 717 - 730, April 2016.
  18. I. Sugathapala, I. Kovacevic, B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic, Y. Fang. Quantifying Benefits in Business Portfolio for Multi-Operator Spectrum Sharing. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 12, pp. 6635 - 6649, July 2015.
  19. J. Garcia-Rois, F. Gomez-Cuba, M. R. Akdeniz, F. J. Gonzalez-Castano, J. C. Burguillo-Rial, S. Rangan, B. Lorenzo. On the Analysis of Scheduling in Dynamic Duplex Multi-hop mmWave Cellular Systems. IEEE Transactions Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 11, pp. 6028 - 6042, June 2015.
  20. A. Shams, B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic. Fuzzy Logic Based Rate Control Scheme for ODMRP in Mobile Ad hoc Networks. Journal for Control, Measurement, Electronics, Computing and Communications, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 199 - 206, June 2014.
  21. B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic. Optimal Routing and Traffic Scheduling for Multihop Cellular Networks Using Genetic Algorithm. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 12, no. 11, pp. 2274 - 2288, Nov. 2013.
  22. B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic. Context-Aware Nanoscale Modeling of Multicast Multihop Cellular Network. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 359 - 372, April 2013.
  23. B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic. Traffic Adaptive Relaying Topology Control. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 8, issue 11, pp. 5612 - 5620, Nov. 2009.

International Conference Publications

  1. A. Shams, S. Glisic, B. Lorenzo. Dynamic Network Slicing for Flexible Radio Access in Tactile Internet. In Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2017, Dec 4-8, 2017, Singapore.
  2. J. Garcia-Rois, B. Lorenzo, F. J. Gonzalez-Castano, J. C. Burguillo. Heterogeneous Millimeter-wave/Micro-wave Architecture for 5G Wireless Access and Backhauling. In Proc. of European Conference on Networks and Communications, EUCNC 2016, June 27 - 30, 2016, Athens, Greece.
  3. B. Lorenzo, F.J. Gonzalez-Castano. A Matching Game for Data Trading in Operator-Supervised User-Provided Networks. In Proc. of IEEE ICC 2016, May 23 - 27, 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  4. B. Lorenzo, F. Gomez-Cuba, J. Garcia-Rois, F.J. Gonzalez-Castano, J.C. Burguillo. A Microeconomic Approach to Data Trading in User Provided Networks. In Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2015, Dec. 6 - 10, 2015, San Diego, CA.
  5. B. Lorenzo, I. Kovacevic, F.J. Gonzalez-Castano, J.C. Burguillo. Exploiting Context-Awareness for Secure Spectrum Trading in Multi-hop Cognitive Cellular Networks. In Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2015, Dec. 6 - 10, 2015, San Diego, CA.
  6. L. Galluccio, C. Giannini, B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic, C. Buratti, R. Verdone. Epidemic information dissemination in opportunistic scenarios: a realistic model obtained from experimental traces. In Proc. of the 12th International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems (ISWCS), August 25-28, 2015, Brussels, Belgium.
  7. I. Sugathapala, L.-N. Tran, M. Fainan Hanif, B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic, M. Juntti. SOCP Based Joint Throughput Maximization and User Association in Dynamic Networks. In Proc. IEEE ICC 2015, June 8-12, 2015, London, UK.
  8. V. Sastri, A. Mackenzie, L. DaSilva, B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic. Data offloading for multi-hop cellular networks. In Proc. of 25th IEEE Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications Symposium, PIMRC 2014, Sept 2 - 5, 2014, Washington D.C.
  9. C. W. Patterson, A. B. MacKenzie, S. Glisic, B. Lorenzo, J. Roning, and L. A. DaSilva. An Economic Model of Data Offloading between Mobile Network Operators and WLAN Operators. In Proc. of 12th Intl. Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2014, May 12-16, 2014, Hammamet, Tunisia.
  10. B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic, L. Gallucio, Y. Fang. Adaptive Infection Recovery Schemes for Multicast Delay Tolerant Networks. In Proc. of IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2013, Dec. 9 - 13, 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  11. S. Glisic, B. Lorenzo, I. Kovacevic, Y. Fang. Modeling Dynamics of Complex Wireless Networks. In Proc. of International Conf. on High Performance Computing and Simulation, HPCS 2013, July 1 - 5, 2013, Helsinki, Finland.
  12. B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic. Multi-Objective Optimization for Intercell Interference Management in Advanced Multihop Cellular Networks. In Proc. of 22th IEEE Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications Symposium, PIMRC 2011, Sept. 11-14, 2011, Toronto, Canada.
  13. B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic. Joint Optimization of Cooperative Diversity and Spatial Reuse in Multihop Hybrid Cellular/Ad Hoc Networks. In Proc. 29th IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM 2010, Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2010, San Jose, CA.
  14. B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic. Optimization of Common Air Interface in Cellular Multihop Wireless Networks. In Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2010, 18-21 Apr. 2010, Sydney, Australia.
  15. B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic. Genetic Algorithm for Cognitive Traffic Topology Control in Cellular Multihop Wireless Networks. In Proc. 12th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, WPMC 2009, Sept. 7 - 10, 2009, Sendai, Japan.
  16. N. Milosevic, B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic, Z. Nikolic. Intercell Cooperative Dynamic Radio Resource Allocation. In Proc. 12th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, WPMC 2009, 7 - 10 Sept. 2009, Sendai, Japan.
  17. N. Milosevic, B. Lorenzo, B. Nikolic, S. Glisic. Opportunistic Scheduling with Spatial Traffic Shaping. In Proc. 20th IEEE Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications Symposium, PIMRC 2009, 13 - 16 Sept. 2009, Tokyo, Japan.
  18. B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic. Reconfigurable Relaying Topology in Cognitive Multihop Wireless Networks with Nonuniform Temporal and Spatial Traffic Distribution. In Proc. 6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, 2009. ITNG '09, Las Vegas, NV. 27-29 Apr. 2009, pp. 516 - 523.
  19. B. Lorenzo, S. Glisic. Optimization of Relaying Topology in Cellular Multihop Wireless Networks. In Proc. 27th IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM, 2008. San Diego, CA. 16-19 Nov. 2008, pp. 1 - 8.
  20. B. Lorenzo, H. Zhang, S. Glisic. Opportunistic Differential Scheduling in Cellular Multicast Channels. In Proc. 27th IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM, 2008. San Diego, CA. 16-19 Nov. 2008, pp. 1 - 7.
  21. B. Lorenzo, I.M. Suliman, S. Glisic, A.M. Varela. On the Application of Network Utility Function Decomposition Techniques in Wireless Networks with Mobility and Channel Fading. In Proc. 11th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, WPMC 2008, 8-11 Sept. 2008, Lapland, Finland.
  22. I. Suliman, J. Lehtomaki, B. Lorenzo. Teletraffic analysis of direct terminal-to-terminal communications with resource re-uses. In Proc. 11th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, WPMC 2008, 8-11 Sept. 2008, Lapland, Finland.

Books

S. Glisic, B. Lorenzo. Advanced Wireless Networks: 4G Cognitive Opportunistic and Cooperative Technology. 2e, John Wiley and Sons, June 2009.

Thesis

B. Lorenzo. New Network Paradigms for Future Multihop Cellular Systems. Dept. Communications Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis, Oulu, Finland, June 2012.

Scientific acknowledgments and awards

  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award for Advanced Research at the University of Florida, USA (2016 - 2017)
  • Juan de la Cierva Fellowship, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain (2016 - 2017)
  • Grant to support applications for European projects, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain (2015 - 2016, 2018)
  • Nokia Foundation, Finland (2009, 2011)
  • Finnish Cultural Foundation (2010)
  • Infotech Oulu Graduate School, Finland (2010 - 2012)
  • Tauno Tonningin Foundation, Finland (2009, 2012)
  • Riitta and Jorma J. Takasen Foundation, Finland (2009, 2011)

Research Projects and Supervision

  • Project Manager of NEWCOM project, 2012 - 2014. European project funded by: FP7.
  • Project PI, Resource trading in user provided networks, 2016 - 2017, funded by MINECO-Spain; project co-PI, CHISTERA, European project.
  • International collaborator in a project funded by NSF and Finnish Academy.
  • Researcher in 2 industry projects, 2 international academic projects, 1 European project and 1 national project in Spain.
  • Co-advisor of 3 PhD students: Juan Garcia Rois, University of Vigo, graduated in 2018; Alireza Shams, University of Oulu, 2013-2014; Inosha Sughatapala, University of Oulu, trial period, 2012-2013.
  • Co-advisor of 3 MSc students, 2011-2013, University of Oulu, Finland

Ph.D. Thesis Committees

  • Member of the evaluation board of the following PhD thesis:
    1. Developing Service Oriented Distributed Architectures, by Daniel Amos Rodriguez Silva, University of Vigo.
    2. Cooperative Wireless Communications: present and future, by Felipe Gomez Cuba, University of Vigo.
    3. Contribution to Technologies for Data Representation in Efficient Systems with Business Intelligence, by Pablo Sendin Rana, University of Vigo.