Leila Zurba Ribeiro, Ph.D.

Technology Director, Open Generation Consortium (OGC), MITRE Engenuity

Leila Zurba Ribeiro, Ph.D.

Speaker Bio

Leila is the Technology Director for the MITRE Engenuity Open Generation 5G Consortium, which was founded to advance 5G use cases and technological innovation through research and experimentation.

Before joining the consortium, Leila was Chief Engineer for the Aviation Concepts and Research division at MITRE, which included oversight of Communications, Navigation, Surveillance and Spectrum aspects related to civil aviation.

Leila has a background in wireless engineering with a history of solving complex technical problems both for industry and government environments. As part of her work with MITRE, she has led several activities focused on wireless communications, spectrum engineering & policy, satellite & aviation communications, UAS and autonomous systems technologies.

Prior to joining MITRE in 2009, Leila worked as Director of Systems Engineering at CelPlan Technologies, where she developed solutions for design and optimization of cellular networks. Leila holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.