_CM_4388.jpgDr. Zoraida Frias earned her Ph.D. in Communications Systems and Technologies from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and her MSc degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universidad de Málaga. Since 2010, she has been a fellow of the Group of Information Technologies and Communications (GTIC) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where she has contributed to several research projects related to the deployment of telecommunications infrastructure, its economics and the implications for regulation and public policies. She is currently an associate professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (US), at the University of Cambridge (UK) and at the Technische Universität Berlin (Germany).

Dr. Frias has written several international articles and given scientific-technical speeches in the telecommunications policy field. Her research interests revolve around data-driven models for telecommunications infrastructure, especially in regards to next-generation mobile networks analytics. A firm believer in the power of technology to transform the world, she actively participates in activities with the Internet Governance Forum in Spain (IGF Spain) and is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship.

Research areas
Mobile networks analytics
Next-generation networks cost modeling
Spectrum management
Telecommunications regulation
Innovation and entrepreneurship

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