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Dr. Donald Parruca

Postal Address:

Communication and Distributed Systems
Chair of Computer Science IV
RWTH Aachen University
Ahornstr. 55
52074 Aachen

Visiting Address:
E3 Building

Ahornstr. 55
Room 9210



Phone: +49 (0)241 80 21457
Fax: +49 241 80 22220
E-mail: parruca"at"umic.rwth-aachen.de

Short Biography

In year 2007 I finished my Bachelor degree in Telecommunications at the Polytechnical University of Tirana, Albania. As a DAAD scholar I continued my Master studies in Communications Engineering in year 2009 at the RWTH-Aachen University, Germany. The focus during  the MSc degree was in wireless communications, especially mobile radio networks. Directly afterwards I am pursuing a PhD degree in wireless communications, specialized on intercell interference coordination. My supervisor is Prof. Dr. James Gross who was also the head of the MNP group until November 2012 and now affiliated to KTH Stockholm.

The research interests rely in modelling the performance of OFDMA-based networks, inter-cell interference coordination, coordinated multipoint and  modelling of LTE under the parallel discrete event simulation framework of Horizon.  Among others, I also supervise master thesis which are in the same area of interest as my research.



Shehzad Ali Ashraf, Y.-P. Eric Wang, Sameh Eldessoki, Bernd Holfeld, Donald Parruca, Martin Serror, and James Gross
Proc. of 23rd European Wireless Conference (EW17), Dresden, Germany
Publisher: IEEE,
May 2017
Stochastic Optimization in OFDMA/LTE Networks
RWTH Aachen University,


Donald Parruca, Fahad Aizaz, Soamsiri Chantaraskul, and James Gross
Semi-Static Interference Coordination in OFDMA/LTE Networks: Evaluation of Practical Aspects
Proceedings of the 17th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWIM-14)
Publisher: ACM,
September 2014
4. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2014),
June 2014


Donald Parruca, Marius Grysla, Simon Görtzen, and James Gross
Proceedings of IEE Vehicular Telecommunications Conference (VTC-Fall 2013)
September 2013
International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC) 2013
San Diego, USA, 28-31 January 2013
January 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4673-5287-1
Donald Parruca, Marius Grysla, Petri Mähönen, Marina Petrova, Han Zhou, Farshad Naghibi, and James Gross
Proceedings: European Wireless 2013 , page 8.
Publisher: vde-verlag, http://www.vde-verlag.de/
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