Sandra Lagén Morancho
Position:Research Assistant
Office:D5-214
Email:sandra.lagenupc.edu
Telephone:+ 34 93 401 09 64

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Advisor:Josep Vidal Manzano

Biography

Sandra Lagén received the Telecommunication Engineering degree, the Master's degree, and the Ph.D. degree from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in Dec. 2011, Sep. 2013, and Dec. 2016, respectively. In 2012 she was awarded by Red.es the best final project in Telecommunications Engineering in the area of Information Systems. In 2013 she was awarded by COIT the best national Master Thesis on Analysis and Optimization of Wireless Networks, sponsored by Ingenia TelecomFrom Jun. 2010 to Jul. 2011, she was with Abertis Telecom, Barcelona, as an internship for projects related to infrastructures for surveillance and smart cities. From Oct. 2012 she is a research assistant in the SPCOM research group at UPC, where she has participated in the EC funded projects FREEDOM and TROPIC and in a Huawei-UPC collaborative project on flexible duplexing for 5G systems. In Feb. 2013 she was recipient of a Spanish Ministry of Education grant (FPU) to complete the Ph. D. thesis at UPC. The thesis focuses on the development of coordinated and cooperative techniques for distributed interference management in MIMO dense heterogeneous cellular networks. From Mar. to May 2015 she did a research appointment at Nokia Networks and Aalborg University in Aalborg, Denmark, within the framework of the PhD research topic. Her main research interests include optimization theory, interference management, MIMO, and dense networks. She has one patent application filed and has participated in several contributions to the 3GPP-LTE release 11 and 12. 

Latest Projects

Project nameAcronymFunderStart dateEnd date
Radio techologies for ultra-dense networks in the 5G and beyond (5G&B) eraRUNNERSpanish GovernmentDec 2016Dec 2019
Técnicas distribuidas para la gestión y operación de redes de comunicaciones celulares inalámbricas, de sensores y de la red eléctrica inteligenteDISNETSpanish GovernmentJan 2014Oct 2017
Signal Processing for Communications2014 SGR 60Catalan GovernmentJan 2014Dec 2016

Latest Journal publications

[1] S. Lagén, A. Agustin de Dios and J. Vidal, "Joint User Scheduling, Precoder Design and Transmit Direction Selection in MIMO TDD Small Cell Networks", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 16, April 2017, pp. 2434 - 2449. | Full document | BibTex

[2] S. Lagén, A. Agustin de Dios and J. Vidal, "On the Superiority of Improper Gaussian Signaling in Wireless Interference MIMO Scenarios", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 64, August 2016, pp. 3350 - 3368. | Details | Full document | Hide BibTex

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AUTHOR = {S. Lagén and A. Agustin de Dios and J. Vidal},
TITLE = {{O}n the {S}uperiority of {I}mproper {G}aussian {S}ignaling in {W}ireless {I}nterference {MIMO S}cenarios},
JOURNAL = {IEEE Transactions on Communications},
YEAR = {August},
volume = {64},
pages = {3350 - 3368},
month = {2016},
url = {http://gps-tsc4.upc.es/documents/file_1801.pdf}}

[3] S. Lagén, A. Agustin de Dios and J. Vidal, "Coexisting Linear and Widely Linear Transceivers in the MIMO Interference Channel", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 64, February 2016, pp. 652 - 664. | Details | Full document | BibTex


Latest Conference publications

[1] S. Lagén, O. Muñoz Medina, A. Pascual Iserte, J. Vidal and A. Agustin de Dios, "Long-term Provisioning of Radio Resources Based on their Utilization in Dense OFDMA Networks", IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, September 2016. | Details | Full document | BibTex

[2] S. Lagén, A. Agustin de Dios and J. Vidal, "Joint User Scheduling and Transmit Direction Selection in 5G TDD Dense Small Cell Networks", IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, September 2016. | Details | Full document | BibTex

[3] S. Lagén, A. Agustin de Dios, J. Vidal, B. Soret and K. I. Pedersen, "Distributed User-Centric Clustering and Precoding Design for CoMP Joint Transmission", IEEE Global Communications Conference, December 2015. | Details | Full document | BibTex


Latest Patents

[1] S. Lagén, A. Agustin de Dios and J. Vidal, "Method and systems for decentralized interference management in a multi-antenna wireless communication system" August 2014. | Details | Full document

Thesis

[1] S. Lagén, "Coordination Strategies for Interference Management in MIMO Dense Cellular Networks", Dpt. of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, December 2016. Advisor: J. Vidal and A. Agustin de Dios. | Full document | Slides | BibTex





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