David López-Pérez


Distinguised Researcher





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Dr. David López-Pérez is a Distinguished Researcher at Universitat Politècnica de València. Prior to this, David was an Expert and Technical Leader at Huawei Technologies, Paris, and a Distinguished Member of Staff at Nokia Bell Labs, Dublin. David has devoted most of his career to the study of both cellular and Wi-Fi networks, where his main research interests are in network performance analysis, both theoretical- and simulation-based, network planning and optimisation as well as green networking and technology and feature development. David's main contributions are around the understanding of small cells and ultra-dense networks as well as green communications. He has also pioneered work on cellular and Wi-Fi inter-working, and investigated both multi-antenna capabilities and ultra-reliable low latency features for future indoor networks. David was recognised as Bell Labs Distinguished Member of Staff in 2019, has authored a book on small cells, a book on ultra-dense networks, and has published more than 150 research manuscripts on a variety of related topics. David has filed 59 patents applications with more than 25 granted as of today, and has received a number of prestigious awards (IEEE WCNC 2019 Best student paper award, IEEE Globecom 2022 best paper award). Among others, David has also been project lead at Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance, and is a retired editor of IEEE TWC.
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