Farinaz Kooshki

Cell-less RAN and cooperative schemes for interference management



My name is Farinaz and I am from Tehran, a big beautiful city of Iran. Since I was a child, I have had creative ideas and interest to be proactive, which led me to continue in Telecommunications System engineering of bachelor and master degree at Semnan University at Iran. Besides, I enjoy travelling, music and sport.

Since I had started studying for a Master degree, I joined the telecom industry. So during my academic educational research which was in the field of Multi Antenna users in Massive MIMO systems, I got chance to have experience of live network problems at the same time as RF planning Engineer, and it helped me to understand more use cases of wireless and Massive MIMO systems at the industry.

After these experiences, currently, I am continuing my research areas in the field of Cell-Less RAN and interference management as a doctoral student within the TeamUp5G project under the supervision of Dr. Slawomir Pietrzyk at IS-Wireless Company and Professor Ana Garcia Armada at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Signal Theory and Communications department.


The objective of this project is to study the concept of cell-less radio access network (RAN), which is defined as a combination of centralized, virtualized RAN and cooperative radio resource management. The goal is not to create interference at all but to rather avoid or manage it. I approach this goal by changing the radio resource allocation paradigm from competitive to cooperative. An example cooperative behavior is e.g. COMP mechanism, where base stations collaboratively transmit data to a user. When combined with the centralization of RAN, this concept makes independent “cells” (or independently managed cells) obsolete, hence the name “cell-less” RAN. Algorithms to manage the radio resources under this perspective will be designed and evaluated.

Expected Results

This project identify principles of cell-less operation together with applicability scenarios, classes of cooperative schemes together with the operating boundary conditions and KPIs used to compare performance of cooperative and competitive schemes. Novel schemes falling within the class of cooperative schemes will be proposed and their performance comparing with representative competitive ones will be verified.

Institutions and Supervisors

  • Main Institution: IS-Wireless (
  • PhD Enrollment: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Academic Supervisor: Professor Dr. Ana Garcia Armada (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • Industry Supervisor: Dr. Slawomir Pietrzyk (IS-Wireless)


Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M): from 1st May 2021 to 30th July 2021

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M): from 1st March 2022 to 15th May 2022