Maria Raftopoulou


Since 1st of October 2019 I am a PhD student with a research focus in Artificial Intelligence in 5G networks. My work is in collaboration with KPN under the NExTWORKx program.

My research interests include radio resource management in xG networks, AI/ML applications in future cellular networks and RAN slicing.

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  1. M. Raftopoulou and R. Litjens, "Optimisation of Numerology and Packet Scheduling in 5G Networks: To Slice or not to Slice?," 2021 IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2021-Spring), Helsinki, Finland, 2021.
  2. M. Raftopoulou, L. Jorguseski, R. Litjens, "Design and Assessment of Low-Latency Random Access Procedures in 5G Networks," 2019 IEEE European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), Valencia, Spain, June 2019.


2018 - 2019


Technology Young Talent
KPN, The Hague, The Netherlands

2017 - 2018


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


2019 - Present


Delft University of Technology, Network Architecture and Services, Delft, The Netherlands
PhD in Artificial Intelligence in 5G networks
In collaboration with KPN in the NExTWORKx program

2016 - 2018


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

2011 - 2016


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


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