Catherine Rosenberg

Catherine Rosenberg
Location: EIT 4008
Phone: 519-888-4510


Catherine Rosenberg is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. She is a Cisco Research Chair in 5G Systems (since 2018) and a former Canada Research Chair holder in the Future Internet (June 2010 to June 2024).

Dr. Rosenberg began her career at ALCATEL in France, and then at AT&T Bell Labs, USA. From 1988-1996, she was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at École Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada. In 1996, she joined Nortel Networks in the UK where she created and headed the R&D Department in Broadband Satellite Networking. In August 1999, Dr. Rosenberg became a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University where she co-founded in May 2002 the Center for Wireless Systems and Applications (CWSA). She joined the University of Waterloo in September 2004 as the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for a three-year term.

Catherine Rosenberg was on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Orange Group (France-Telecom) from 2007 to mid 2015. She became its president from January 2013 to mid 2015. She is currently the president of the Scientific Advisory Board of the French IRT (Research and Technology Institute) BCOM on multimedia and networking (since 2014). She is also on the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE.

She is an IEEE Fellow and was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2013.

She has authored over 200 papers on wireless networking, traffic engineering and energy systems, and has been granted eight US patents.

Research Interests

  • Wireless Networks (5G, IoT, etc.), Internet, Multimedia, Energy Systems


  • 1986, Doctorate Computer Science, Universite de Paris XI (Orsay), France
  • 1984, Master of Science Computer Science, University of California at Los Angeles, United States
  • 1983, Diploma d'Ingenieur Telecommunications, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne, France


  • ECE 358 - Computer Networks
    • Taught in 2021
  • ECE 416 - Advanced Topics in Networking
    • Taught in 2019, 2020

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Selected/Recent Publications

  • Shaverdian A., Shahsavari S., and Rosenberg C., Air-to-Ground Cellular Communications for Airplane Maintenance Data Offloading, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 71, 11060-11077, Canada, 2022.
  • Hosseini S.M., Shahsavari S., and Rosenberg C., Multi-User Scheduling in Hybrid Millimeter Wave Massive MIMO Systems, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC, Volume 127, 1617-1622, Canada, 2022.
  • Zhang Y., Mitran P., and Rosenberg C., Joint Resource Allocation for Linear Precoding in Downlink Massive MIMO Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Volume 69, 3039-3053, Canada, 2021.
  • Lappalainen A., and Rosenberg C., Bridging the Digital Divide: Success Depends on Content Provider and Application Developer Involvement, Proceedings of the IEEE, Volume 109, 2-10, Canada, 2021.
  • Ozcan Y., and Rosenberg C., Uplink Scheduling in Multi-Cell OFDMA Networks: A Comprehensive Study, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Volume 20, 3081-3098, Canada, 2021.
  • Hussein A., Rosenberg C., and Mitran P., Hybrid NOMA in Multi-Cell Networks: From a Centralized Analysis to Practical Schemes, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 30, 1268-1282, Canada, 2022.
  • Ozcan Y., and Rosenberg C., Performance Evaluation of Full Duplex Communications in 5G Networks: The Impact of Interference and Traffic Asymmetry, 2021 33rd International Teletraffic Congress, ITC 2021, Canada, 2021.
  • Ozcan Y., Oueis J., Rosenberg C., Stanica R., and Valois F., Robust Planning and Operation of Multi-Cell Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Networks, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Volume 17, 1805-1821, Canada, 2020.
  • Kalaimani R., Jain M., Keshav S., and Rosenberg C., On the interaction between personal comfort systems and centralized HVAC systems in office buildings, Advances in Building Energy Research, Volume 14, 129-157, India, 2020.
  • Mehboob N., Restrepo M., Canizares C.A., Rosenberg C., and Kazerani M., Smart Operation of Electric Vehicles with Four-Quadrant Chargers Considering Uncertainties, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Volume 10, 2999-3009, Canada, 2019.

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