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Lúcio Studer Ferreira

Senior researcher at INESC-ID. Professor at Lusiada University of Lisbon and Universidade da Beira Interior. His work focuses on Wireless/Mobile Communications, with current research activities involving radio access, mesh, sensor and cloud-based networks.

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Professional status


Growing period

since 1998

Phone (work)

(+351) 213 100 468




INESC-ID, Lisbon


Lisbon, Portugal

  • Licenciatura in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (1997)
  • Bachelor Degree in Viola, Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra (1999)
  • Ph.D. Degree n in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Instituto Superior Técnico (2013)
  • Project management certification, Level D IPMA. CEPEI, Instituto Superior Técnico (2015)
  • IT service management (ITIL) v3 Foundation Level certification, APMG International. CEPEI, Instituto Superior Técnico (2015)
  • Doctor Specialist in Computer Science, Lusíada University, Lisbon, Portugal (2015)
Project involvements

Currently involved in the following EU funded research projects:

  1. IRACON – Inclusive Radio Communications, 2016-2020.

Participated in the following EU funded research projects:

  1. MCN – Mobile Cloud Networkings, 2012-2015.
  2. IC 1004 – Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart Environments, 2011-2015.
  3. NEWCOM# – Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunications #, 2011-2015
  4. SAIL – Scalable and Adaptive Internet Solutions (2010-2013).
  5. 4WARD – Architecture and Design for the Future Internet (2008-2010).
  6. COST 2100 – Pervasive Mobile & Ambient Wireless Communications (2006-2010).
  7. NEWCOM++ – Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications (2008-2010).
  8. WIP – An All-Wireless Mobile Network Architecture (2006-2008).
  9. NEWCOM – Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications (2004-2007).
  10. FLOWS – Flexible Convergence of Wireless Systems (2002-2004).
  11. ANWIRE – Academic Network for Wireless Internet Research in Europe (2002-2004).
  12. COST 273 – Towards Mobile Broadband Multimedia Communications (2001-2005).
  13. MOMENTUM – Models and Simulations for Network Planning and Control of UMTS (2001-2003).
  14. ASILUM – Advanced Signal Processing Schemes for Link Capacity Increase in UMTS (2000-2001).
  15. COST 259 – Flexible Wireless Personalised Communications (1997-2000).

Participated in the following national projects:

  1. MONIT – Monitoring of Electromagnetic Radiation in Mobile Communications (2004-2012).
  2. MetroComp: Study of the electromagnetic compatibility between public cellular communication systems (GSM and UMTS) and Metro’s underground ones (2005-2006).
  3. InPen: Characterisation of signal penetration into buildings for GSM and UMTS (for Optimus operator) (2005).
  4. ImpAnt: Study of the impact of an urbanisation onto ANACOM’s spectrum monitoring system, namely on its antennas (2005).
  5. ITEM: Definition of Exclusion Zones around typical Installations of Base Station Antennas  (2002-2004).
Other information

Attendance to 27 certified telecommunications training courses, given by several institutions in Europe, addressing topics such as LTE, Cloud-RAN, UMTS, Wi-Fi, IP, cognitive, self-organised, mesh, cooperative, heterogeneous and green networks, and paradigms such as cellular planning and optimisation.

Member of IEEE and board member of IEEE Portugal Communications Society Chapter.

Viola player, member of Quarteto Arabesco, Os Musicos do Tejo and Divino Sospiro baroque orchestras, and Lisbon Sinfonietta Orchestra. Bachelor degree in viola from Academia Nacional Superior de Orchestra (1998) and post-grade studies in viola in the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (2001).

Project Involvements


, "Virtualised and Cloud-based Architectures" in Narcis Cardona, Cooperative radio communications for green smart environments, River Publishers, Delft, The Netherlands, 2016

and , "Services and Traffic Modelling (Sec. 8.5)" in Luis M. Correia (ed.), Mobile Broadband Multimedia Networks. Techniques, Models and Tools for 4G, Academic Press, London, UK, 2006


, , , and Nikaein, N., "Modelling and Implementation of Virtual Radio Resources Management for 5G Cloud RAN", EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Jul 2017

, , Simões, P., Carapinha, J. and Bohnert, T.M., "Highlights from the Mobile Cloud Networking Workshop 2014, Lisbon, Portugal", IEEE Communications Magazine, Jan 2015

and , "An Efficient and Fair Strategy for Radio Resources Allocation in Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks", Wireless Personal Communications, 75, 2, Mar 2014

, , , and , "Opportunistic Management of Spontaneous and Heterogeneous Wireless Mesh Networks", IEEE Wireless Communications, 17, 2, Apr 2010

, and , "Concepts of Simultaneous Use in Mobile and Wireless Communications", Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 37, No.3/4, May 2006


, , , , , , and , "monIT Project: Monitoring and Information on Electromagnetic Radiation", Ingenium, II Série, 83, Jan 2004


, and , "A Fair Computational Resource Management Strategy in C-RAN", in CoBCom 2018 - International Conference on Broadband Communications for Next Generation Networks and Multimedia Applications, Graz, Austria, Jul 2018

, , , , , , , and , "An Architecture to offer Cloud-Based Radio Access Network and Service", in EuCNC'2014 - 23rd European Conference on Networks and Communications, Bologna, Italy, Jun 2014

, , , Pichon, D., Pizzinati, A., Gomes, A., Dimitrova, D. and Karagiannis, G., "Cloud-Based RAN Challenges", in FuNeMS 2013 - Future Network & MobileSummit 2013: Mobile Cloud Networking and Edge ICT Services workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, Jul 2013

, , Agüero, R., Miron, A., Soellner, M., Schoo, P., Suciu, L., Timm-Giel, A. and Udugama, A., "Open Connectivity Services for the Future Internet", in WCNC 2013: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Shanghai, China, Apr 2013

and , "Efficient and Fair Radio Resources Allocation for Spontaneous Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks", in International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics, Potsdam, Germany, Oct 2012

and , "OConS Service for Management of Connectivity in Spontaneous Community-Based Wireless Mesh Networks", in MONAMI 2012: 4th ICST International Conference on Mobile Network Management, Hamburg, Germany, Sep 2012

and , "Radio Resource Management for Optimising Wireless Mesh Networks Deployments", in WPMC 2011: 14th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, Brest, France, Oct 2011

and , "Energy-Efficient Radio Resource Management in Self-Organised Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks", in Proceedings of PIMRC 2011: 22nd IEEE Symposium on Personal, Indoor, Mobile and Radio Communications, Toronto, Canada, Sep 2011

, , , Agüero, R., García-Arranz, M., Suciu, L. and Timm-Giel, A., "OConS: Towards Open Connectivity Services in the Future Internet", in MONAMI: 3rd International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks and Management, Aveiro, Portugal, Sep 2011

, , Sifalakis, M., Tschudin, C. and Martin, S., "A Generic Service Inteface for Cloud Networks", in 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2011, Noordwijkerhoud, The Netherlands, May 2011

, , Ferreia, M. and Nunes, A.S., "QoS performance evaluation of a WLAN mesh versus WIMAX network for an isolated village scenario", in EuroFGI Workshop on IP Quality of Service and Traffic Control, Lisbon, Portugal, Dec 2007

, , and Kuipers, B.W.M., "Characterisation of signal penetration into buildings for GSM and UMTS", in Proc. of ISWCS’2006 – 3rd International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, Valencia, Spain, Sep 2006

, Perez-Romero, J., Tralli, V., Fazekas, P., Oliver, M., Lindskog, S. and Agustí, R., "QoS provision in Wireless Networks: Mobility, Security, and Radio Resource Management: An Overview", in Proc. of ICC 2006 - IEEE International Conference on Communications, Istambul, Turkey, Jun 2006

, , and , "Parameters for the Definition of Scenarios for CRRM Performance Evaluation", in Proc. of MELECON’2006 - 13th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, Málaga, Spain, May 2006

, and , "Simultaneous Use in Mobile Communications", in Proc. of VTC’2005 Spring - IEEE 61st Vehicular Technology Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2005

, , and Svaet, S., "Concepts of Simultaneous Use in the Convergence of Wireless Systems", in Proc. of 13th IST Mobile and Wireless Communications Summit, Lyon, France, Jun 2004

, , Bader, F., Pinart, C., Christophi, C., Tsiakkouri, E., Ganchev, I., Friderikos, V. and Bohoris, C., "User-Centric Analysis of Perceived QoS in 4G IP Mobile/Wireless Networks", in Proc. of PIMRC’2003 - IEEE 14th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Beijing, China, Sep 2003

and , "Generation of Traffic Demand Scenarios for UMTS", in Proc. of 12th IST Mobile and Wireless Communications Summit, Aveiro, Portugal, Jun 2003

, and , "Implementation of a Wideband Directional Channel Model for Link Level Simulations", in Proc. of IEE Seminar on MIMO Communication Systems, London, UK, Dec 2001

, , and Garcia, V., "Cellular Planning Optimisation for Non-Uniform Traffic Distributions", in Proc. of PIMRC’98 - IEEE 9th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Boston, MA, USA, Sep 1998


and Rocha, R., "Multi-Channel Clustering Algorithm to Improve Performance of WSNs,", in Proc. of ConfTele’07 – VI Conference on Telecommunications, Peniche, Portugal, May 2007

, , , and Kuipers, B.W.M., "Characterisation of Signal Penetration into Buildings for GSM and UMTS", in Proc. of ConfTele’07 – VI Conference on Telecommunications, Peniche, Portugal, May 2007

, and , "Concepts of Simultaneous Use in Mobile and Wireless Communications", in Proc. of ConfTele’05 – V Conference on Telecommunications, Tomar, Portugal, Apr 2005


, , , , , and , "RAN on-demand. The MCN approach for a Cloud Computing-Based LTE network", in FUSECO'2013 - 4th Forum on Future Seamless Communication, Berlin, Germany, Oct 2013

, "Cloud-based RAN challenges", in MCN Workshop at FuNeMS'2013, Future Network and Mobile Summit 2013, Lisbon, Portugal, Jul 2013

, , , Pichon, D., Pizzinati, A. and Gomes, A., "Cloud-Based RAN Challenges", in RAN evolution to the Cloud Workshop, Paris, France, Jun 2013

and , "FLOWS Scenarios", in Proc. of FLOWS Project Final Workshop, London, UK, Nov 2004

, , and Svaet, S., "Concepts of Simultaneous Use in the Convergence of Wireless Systems", in Proc. of ANWIRE Workshop at NETWORKING 2004, Athens, Greece, May 2004

and , "Modelling services and traffic", in Proc. of MOMENTUM Workshop on planning and control in UMTS radio networks, Berlin, Germany, Aug 2003


, , , , , , and , "The monIT Project – Electromagnetic Radiation Monitoring in Mobile Communications", in Actas do Seminário DGS sobre Gestão do Risco Associado aos Campos Electromagnéticos, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2004

, , , , , , and , "monIT Project- Risk Communication on Exposure to Radiation in Mobile Communications", in Actas do Networkers Forum, Lisbon, Portugal, Oct 2004

, , , , , , and , "ITEM Project – Risk Communication on Exposure to Radiation in Mobile Communications", in Actas das VIII Jornadas Científico-Tecnológicas da EST/IPS, Setubal, Portugal, Apr 2004

, , , , , , and , "ITEM Project – Technical Information on Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation in Mobile Communications", in Actas das Jornadas de Engenharia da ESTG/IPP, Portalegre, Portugal, Mar 2004


, Radio Resource Management of Wireless Mesh Networks, Ph.D. Thesis, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, Jul 2013


and Garcia, V. and Santos, L., Optimization of Cellular Planning for Non-Uniform Traffic Distributions in GSM (in collaboration with Vodafone-Telecel), Diploma Thesis, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, Jun 1997