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David Lopez-Perez

Dublin, Ireland
Member of Technical Staff



David Lopez-Perez is a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, and his main research interests are in HetNets, small cells, interference and mobility management as well as network optimization and simulation.

Prior to this, David earned his PhD in Wireless Networking from the University of Bedfordshire, UK in Apr. ‘11, and obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in Telecommunication from the Miguel Hernandez University, Spain in Sept. ’03 & Sept. ’06, respectively.

David was Research Associate at King's College London, UK from Aug. ‘10 to Dec. ‘11, carrying post-doctoral studies, and was with VODAFONE, Spain from Feb. ‘05 to Feb. ‘06, working in the area of network planning and optimization. David was also invited researcher at DOCOMO USA labs, CA in 2011, and CITI INSA, France in 2009.

David is a recipient of both the Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent Award of Excellence (2013) and Certificate of Outstanding Achievement (2013), and a finalist for the Scientist of the Year prize in The 2013 Irish Laboratory Awards. He has also been awarded as PhD Marie-Curie Fellow in 2007 and Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Communications Letters in 2011.

David is founding member of IEEE TSCGCC and author of the book "Heterogeneous Cellular Networks: Theory, Simulation and Deployment" Cambridge University Press, 2012. Moreover, he has published more than 60 book chapters, journal and conference papers, all in recognized venues, and filed more than 15 patents. David is or has been guest editor of a number of journals, e.g., IEEE JSAC, IEEE Comm. Mag., TPC member of top tier conferences, e.g., IEEE Globecom and IEEE PIMRC, and co-chair of a number of workshops.

Honors and Awards

  • Awarded with the 2013 Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent Award of Excellence.
  • Awarded with the 2013 Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent Certificate of Outstanding Achievement.
  • Short listed as one of the 6 finalists for the Scientist of The Year prize of The Irish Laboratory Awards.
  • Marie Curie Fellow.
  • Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Communications Letters.

Professional Activities

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE).
  • IEEE Communications Society.
  • COST Action 2100 – Pervasive Mobile & Ambient Wireless Communications.

Selected Articles and Publications

Books and Chapters