Aurora holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering (2004) and Research Sufficiency in Network Engineering (2007). She has been involved in research and innovation projects for both academic and industry entities in the telco sector for more than 15 years.
Currently Aurora is the Head of the Smart Networks and Service Unit in Atos Research. Since 2014 her research work has been focused on Software Network projects (SDN/NFV) and 5G architecture. Aurora has been involved in several 5G research and innovation projects, regarding 5G cross-domain orchestration technical challenges and related business models, cloud-native approach in 5G networks management including network slicing. Current main research lines of the team she leads cover network management OSS solutions beyond 5G towards smart connectivity, e.g. enhanced MANO zero-touch orchestration and real-time operations- applying AI/ML for autonomous network management.
Her technical background is complemented with a deep expertise in innovation consultancy, technology transfer, industrial property, project management as well as R&D and Innovation European programmes.
Aurora is also a member of the technical steering committee of Open Source MANO community.