Short Bio

David López-Pérez  (M’12 SM´17) is currently a Senior Research Scientist, a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) at Nokia Bell Laboratories and the lead of the Wireless Stream at the Future Indoor Network Department. Prior to this, David received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in telecommunication from Miguel Hernandez University, Spain, in 2003 and 2006, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in wireless networking from the University of Bedfordshire, U.K., in 2011. David was also a RF Engineer with Vodafone, Spain, from 2005 to 2006, and a Research Associate with King’s College London, U.K., from 2010 to 2011.

David has done extensive work on cellular small cell and ultra-dense network performance analysis, inter-cell interference coordination and mobility management, has pioneered work on LTE and WLAN inter-working - forming part of the team that invented Wi-Fi Boost, which lead to 3GPP LWIP -, is the father of massive MIMO unlicensed (mMIMO-U); a technology that connects the dots among mMIMO and unlicensed spectrum, and is currently working on IEEE 802.11be, the next generation of Wi-Fi technology  beyond 802.11ax.

David has authored the book Small Cell Networks: Deployment, Management and Optimization (IEEE Press/Wiley, 2018), as well as over 135 book chapters, journal, and conference papers, all in recognized venues. He also holds 6 granted patents and over 46 filed ones.

David received the Ph.D. Marie-Curie Fellowship in 2007, the IEEE ComSoc Best Young Professional Industry Award in 2016, and the IEEE WCNC'18 Best Student Paper Award of the track "Wireless Networks" and Iniscom Best Paper Award in 2018. He was also a finalist for the Scientist of the Year prize in The Irish Laboratory Awards in 2013 and 2015.

David is an editor of IEEE TRANSACTION on WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS since 2016, and is or has also  been a Guest Editor of a number of journals, e.g., the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, the IEEE Communication Magazine and the IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine. He was awarded as Exemplary Reviewer of the IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS in 2011.

[Short bio]: David López-Pérez ( is a Senior
Member of Technical Staff and
a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) at Nokia Bell Laboratories, and his current main
research interests are on small cell networks, massive MIMO and unlicensed
spectrum technologies. He has pioneered work on Wi-Fi Boost, LWIP and
massive MIMO unlicensed technologies. He has authored more than 135
research articles, and holds over 46 patents applications. He is an editor of