May 2010: Ph.D Degree in Electronics, Computer Sciences and
Telecommunications - "Doctor Europaeus"
Institution: University of Bologna, Italy - Dipartimento di
Elettronica Informatica e Sistemistica (DEIS)
Thesis: Wireless multimedia systems: equalization techniques,
nonlinearities on OFDM signals and echo suppression
Advisor: Prof. Oreste Andrisano
June 2004: Admitted to the Profession of Engineer from the
University of Bologna
March 2004 : Master Degree in Telecommunications Engineering
Institution: University of Bologna, Italy - Faculty of
Thesis: Beamforming Techniques in Multiple Antennas Ultra Wide Band
Systems in the Presence of Interference
Advisor: Prof. Oreste Andrisano
Co-Advisor: Prof. Larry B. Milstein
Final degree: 100/100 with honours
June 1998: High School Diploma “Maturità Scientifica”
Institution: High School “Liceo Scientifico Statale Galileo
Galilei” of San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO) – Italy
Final degree: 60/60 with official encomium “for the
excellence of the results in all the subcjects during the studies
and at the exam”.
Researcher (RTD-A) at DEI, University of Bologna, Italy.
I was post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Communications and Navigation in Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany) of the DLR (German Aerospace Center), thanks to a DAAD research grant with the title “Channel Coding for Free-Space Optical Links”.
2010 - 2012
I am working as research fellow at IEIIT-CNR, in the field of
high capacity digital multi-carrier wireless systems under the
scientific revision of Prof. Oreste Andrisano.
2007 - 2010
Within my PhD I have studied different aspects of communication
systems for broadband wireless multimedia transmission: partial equalization in multicarrier CDMA systems, out-of band mitigation in OFDM systems with nonlinearities and echo cancellation in on-channel DVB-T repeaters.
2006 – 2010
Within the project "DVB 2006" of the Almamater Ltd.
Foundation (in cooperation with Metasystem SpA industry) I
participated in the design and implementation of an echo canceller
for repeaters used for the spread of digital terrestrial
As part of the foreign experience included in my PhD, I worked for
six months at the DoCoMo Eurolabs in Monaco of Bavaria, under the
supervision of Dr. Ivan Cosovic, dealing with algorithms for the
reduction of out of band emission in OFDM systems in the presence
May - December 2004
Collaborator at CNR (the National Research Council of Italy) -
IEIIT (Institute of Electronics, Information and Telecommunications
Engineering) - University of Bologna, working in the field of
wireless communication techniques.
September 2003 - February 2004
Preparation of master thesis working at the Electrical and Computer
Engineering (ECE) department of University of California San Diego
(UCSD), San Diego, USA, thanks to a student grant supplied by the
Engineering Faculty Chairmanship, in the context of the scientific
co-operations among the Department of Electronics, Computer
Sciences and Systems (DEIS) of the University of Bologna and the
Center for Wireless Communications (UCSD). I performed my research
under the supervision of Prof. Larry B. Milstein and of
dott.Ing. Matteo Sabattini. The work consisted of an analytical
study of Ultra-wide band wireless systems with multiple antennas
based on adaptive beam-forming for suppression of narrow band
interference. The research results has formed the analytical basis
for a publication on the subject.
In the Academic Years 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 I was teaching
assistant (TA) for the course of “Comunicazioni Elettriche”
held by Prof. Gianni Pasolini at the University of Bologna (Italy)
In the Academic Years 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 I was also
teaching assistant of prof. Oreste Andrisano for the courses of
“Sistemi di Telecomunicazione M” (Italian language) and of
“Communication Systems: Theory and Measurements M” (English
In the Academic Years 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 I held the course of “Sviluppo
del software / Software Development M” at the University of Bologna
(Italian and English language mixed class).