Since 1st of October 2019 I am a PhD student with a research focus in xG networks. My work is in collaboration with KPN under the NExTWORKx program.

My research interests include radio resource management in xG networks, ML applications in RAN, RAN slicing, random geometric graphs, ad hoc networks and drone networks.

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  1. A. Kandoi, M. Raftopoulou and R. Litjens, "Assessment of 5G RAN features for integrated services provisioning in smart cities," in Proceedings of 15th International Workshop on Selected Topics in Mobile and Wireless Computing (STWiMob), Thessaloniki, Greece, October 2022.
  2. M. Raftopoulou, R. Litjens and P. Van Mieghem, "Frechet distribution in geometric graphs for drone networks," Physical Review E, Vol. 106, Iss. 2, August 2022.
  3. M. Raftopoulou and R. Litjens, "Optimisation of numerology and packet scheduling in 5G networks: To slice or not to slice?," in Proceedings of IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2021-Spring), Helsinki, Finland, April 2021.
  4. M. Raftopoulou, L. Jorguseski and R. Litjens, "Design and assessment of low-latency random access procedures in 5G networks," in Proceedings of European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), Valencia, Spain, June 2019.


Oct. 2018 - Sep. 2019


Technology Young Talent
KPN, The Hague, The Netherlands

July 2017 - Sep. 2018


Research Intern
Department of Networks, TNO, The Hague, The Netherlands


Oct. 2019 - Present


Group of Network Architecture and Services, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
PhD in radio resource management in 5G networks
In collaboration with KPN in the NExTWORKx program

Sep. 2016 - Sep. 2018


Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
MSc cum laude in Electrical Engineering track of Telecommunications and Sensing Systems

Sep. 2011 - July 2016


National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Specialization: Communications


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