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Sergio Callegari

Assistant professor

Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi"

Academic discipline: ING-INF/01 Electronics

Curriculum vitae

Current employment:

2002– …

University Researcher and Assistant Professor in the electronic field at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi" (DEI). Activity at the School of Engineering and Architecture in the Cesena site. Member of the Advanced Research Center on Electronic Systems for Information and Communication Technologies “Ercole De Castro” (ARCES) and of the Interdepartmental Centre for Industrial Research in Information and Communication Technologies (CIRI ICT).

Education:

2000

Research Doctorate (PhD) in Electronic Engineering and Computer Sciences obtained at the University of Bologna. Major: microelectronics.
Analysis and synthesis of non-linear circuits for signal generation and processing.

1999

State Certification for the Practice of Engineering as a Profession, Mark: 120/120.

1996

Degree in Electronic Engineering obtained at the University of Bologna, Italy. Graduation project carried out at the King's College, London, UK.
Graduation mark: 100/100 with honors.
CMOS design of a chaotic oscillator.

Experience in scientific research:

  • Low depth coding and Delta-Sigma modulation.
  • Activities devoted to the study of engineering applications of chaos and complexity.
  • Activities devoted to the analysis and synthesis of nonlinear circuits for signal processing tasks.
  • Activities devoted to the analysis and implementation of sensors and sensor networks targeting applications in fluid dynamics, aerospace and biology.

Scientific publications:

1997– …

84 publications in monographs, scientific journals, and proceedings of international and national conferences; 4 national patents.

Awards and recognitions:

2006

Attainment of the senior member status in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

2004

IEEE CASS Darlington Award for the best scientific paper bridging the gap between theory and practice appeared in the international journals IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, PART I E II during the years 2002-2003.

2010

Departmental best paper award for the best original concept for a journal paper in the Delta-Sigma modulation research field.

2004-2010

Three scientific products evaluated as excellent during the VQR national assessment of academic research.

2001–2003

Two scientific products selected for the national assessment of academic research and evaluated as excellent.

2001– …

Mention in the August 2004 issue of the IEEE CAS Society Advances in Circuits and Systems newsletter; award for the 2nd best poster presentation at the national conference AISEM 2004; CINE Award for the best lecture at the national meeting of electronic engineers, researchers and educators GE 2001; Award for the 3rd best poster presentation at the national meeting of electric engineering, researchers and educators ET 2001.

Commitment to the international scientific community:

2013- …

Associate Editor and editorial board member for the international scientific journal IEICE Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA Journal).

2014- …

Editorial board member for the international scientific journal Hindawi International Scholarity Research Notes for the Computer Engineering area.

2010-2014

Associate Editor and editorial board memberfor the international scientific journal Hindawi ISRN Signal Processing.

2008- …

Editorial Advisory Board member for the international scientific journal Recent Patents on Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

2015, 2013, 2011

Guest Associate Editor for three special issues of the international scientific journal IEICE Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA Journal).

2008–2009

Associate Editor for the international journal IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, PART I.

2006–2007

Associate Editor for the international journal IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, PART II.

2014

Technical Program Committee Member for the international conference IEICE NOLTA 2014.

2013

Track Co-Chair for the nonlinear circuits and systems and neural networks area at the international conference IEEE ICECS 2013.

2013

Track Chair for the nonlinear circuits and systems area at the international conference IEEE ISCAS 2013.

2013

Track Co-Chair for the nonlinear circuits and systems area at the international conference IEEE ICECS 2012.

2009-2010

Special Session Co-chair and member of the Organizing Committee of the NOLTA 2010 international conference.

2008– …

Member of the Education and Outreach Technical Committee within the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

2007– …

Member of the Nonlinear Technical Committee within the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.Secretary for the technical committee in 2013-2014; Chair Elect in 2014-2016.

2007– …

Publication Co-chair and member of the Organizing Committee of the NOLTA 2006 international conference.

2003–2006

Review Committee Member at the IEEE conferences ISCAS 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015.

2014

Co-organizzatore of a half-day tutorial on "Digital High-Order Delta-Sigma Modulators: the Design of the Noise Shaping Features as an Optimization Problem" at the international conference IEEE ICECS 2014.

2003

Co-organizer of a full day tutorial on "Chaotic and Random Point Processes: Analysis, Design and Application to Hybrid Systems" at the international conference IEEE ISCAS 2003.

2013

Co-organizer of a special session on "Industrial NDT Ultrasonic Imaging" at the international conference IEEE DSP 2013.

2003– …

Member of the Organizing Committee of the Eurodoc 2006 international conference.

2004

Member of the Organizing Committee of the international workshop Nonlinear Dynamics and Complexity in Information and Communication Technology.

1998– …

Invited to evaluate the scientific quality of papers submitted to more than 25 international journals including: PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE; IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, PART I e PART II; ANALOG INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, Kluwer press; INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CIRCUIT THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, Wiley press; IEICE TRANSACTIONS; SENSORS AND ACTUATORS, Elsevier press; DYNAMICS OF CONTINUOUS, DISCRETE AND IMPULSIVE SYSTEMS, SERIES B: APPLICATIONS & ALGORITHMS, Watam Press; IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL; IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING LETTERS; SMART MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, IOP; IEE and IET PROCEEDINGS ON CIRCUITS, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS; IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VLSI; RESEARCH LETTERS IN ELECTRONICS, Hindawi Publishing Corporation; JOURNAL OF CIRCUITS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTERS, World Scientific and to international conferences: IEEE ISCAS, NDES, ECCTD, NOLTA, MWSCAS.

2004– …

Member of the Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity.

2007– …

Board Member of the Italian Society for Scientific Research.

2005–2007

Board Member of the Italian Society of Reseach Doctors and PhD Candidates.

1999–2005

Invited to contribute to scientific monographs with international distribution and to international conferences.

Participation and coordination of research projects:

2011-2013

Unit Coordinator: "USUONI" (Non-destructive ultrasound test based on pseudo-orthogonal sequences for imaging and automatic classification of industiral products), National Research Project financed by the Italian Government (MIUR).

2007–2009

Coordinator: OpIMA: Optimized Impulse Modulations for Actuation, Strategic project at the University of Bologna.

2005–2007

Coordinator: Information Processing Techniques and Sensor Equipment for Air-Data Systems, University of Bologna, (Fundamental Research).

2012-2014

E2SG: Energy to smart gridEU ENIAC Joint Undertaking.

2004–2008

EDITH: European Doctorate in Information Technology, EU 6th Framework Programme, Marie Curie Actions (FP6-MCA-EST-504195). In charge of the project reporting and day to day management on behalf of the coordinator since 2007.

2005– …

RECEPTRONICS: Label Free Biomolecular Detectors: at the Convergence of Bioengineered Receptors and Microelectronics, EU 6th Framework Programme (FP6-2004-IST-NMP-2).

2003–2005

Electromechanical Sensors in PCB technology for fluid dynamics applications, University of Bologna (Fundamental Research).

2003–2006

Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Nonlinear Systems with Applications in Information and Electrical Engineering, Italian Ministry for University and Scientific Research (FIRB).

2002–2005

Novel Methods for the Analysis and Design of Chaotic Oscillators, Italian Ministry for University and Scientific Research (FIRB).

2002–2005

Enabling Technologies for a Reconfigurable Wireless Terminal Italian Ministry for University and Scientific Research (FIRB).

2002–2004

Applications of Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics in Information Engineering, Italian Ministry for University and Scientific Research (PRIN).

1997–2003

Further projects, including Analysis and Design of Integrated Circuits with Low Susceptibility to Electromagnetic Interference, Italian Ministry for University and Scientific Research (PRIN 2001–2003);Synthesis of Timing Signals with a Continuous Power Density Spectrum for the Reduction of Electromagnetic Interference, University of Bologna, (Young Researchers Programmes, 2001, Coordinator); Statistical Aspects of Nonlinear Dynamical Circuits and Systems with Applications to Chaos Communications Modeling, Royal Society, UK. Innovative Signal Processing Exploiting Nonlinear Dynamics, (EU – LTR-ESPRIT 31103); Integrated Circuits for Low Power Multimedia Systems (National Research Council); more projects with the National Research Council and the University of Bologna; projects devoted to the technological transfer to private enterprises, etc.

Experience as an educator:

2006– …

In charge of the course Electronics for Analog Signal Processing, master degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, School of Engineering and Architecture, University of Bologna.

2003– …

In charge of the course Sensors and Integrated Electronic Systems for Aerospace Engineering, higher degree in Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering II, University of Bologna.

2002–2003

In charge of the course Electronics in Digital Systems, higher degree in Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering II, University of Bologna.

2003– …

Member of the educators board of the European Doctorate School of the Advanced Research Center on Electronic Systems for Information and Communication Technologies “Ercole De Castro” (ARCES), at the University of Bologna. In 2005–2006, member of the Evaluation Committee for the admission to the school.

2008

Member of the Commission for the graduation as Research Doctors in Aerospace Engineering, University of Pisa.

2002

Author of a didactic monograph adopted in the courses of Analog Electronics at the University of Bologna.

2001– …

Member of exam commissions in a few courses leading to the degree and higher degree in Engineering at the University of Bologna: Analog Electronics, Applied Electronics, Electronic Systems, etc.

1999–2001

Laboratory Teacher and Tutor, in a few different courses at the Universities of Bologna and Ferrara.

1997– …

Supervisor in graduation projects at the Universities of Bologna, Brescia and Ferrara.

1997–2001

In charge of seminars offered to the students of various engineering courses, including Introduction to chaotic dynamics and its applications in electronics and in telecommunications, Advanced analog design techniques, Log domain filters.

Scholarships and research contracts preceeding the current position:

2000–2003

Research contracts and scolarships from the University of Bologna.

1997–1999

Scholarship by the Italian Ministry for University and Scientific Research for the attendance of the Doctorate School.

…–1996

Other scholarships from Rolo Banca 1743, now Unicredit, (research at the King's College of London); Enel S.p.A.; EU (Socrates and Erasmus Programs); Banca Popolare dell'Emilia; etc.

Education and research abroad:

2008

Visiting Researcher at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA — USA (1 month)

1996

King's College of London, UK (6 months)

1992

University of Sussex, UK (10 months)

Other competences, technology transfer, professional activities, activity as a consultant:

2008– …

Consultant for Saeco International Group S.p.A. with regards to embedded systems.

2007– …

Member of Commissions for the evaluation of candidates selected for temporary research positions in Universities.

2008– …

Member of Commissions for the evaluation of candidates selected for technical positions in Universities.

2003– …

Educator, ICT area, for technical staff in Public Administrations including the Italian Deputy Chamber, Health Agencies, Territorial Committees for the promotion of Industry and Commerce.

2000–2004

System administrator in University Laboratories.

2005

Organizer of a workshop on Intellectual Property at the School of Engineering II of the University of Bologna.

2006– …

Member of the National Professional Society of Engineers.

Further consultant activities for smaller firms; competence in CAD/EDA tools (Cadence, Spectre, Hspice, etc), CACSD (Scilab, Matlab), CAS (Mathematica), Unix OSs (Solaris and Linux at the system and network administration level), programming languages (C, C++, Pascal, Python). Board Member of the Bologna site of the Erasmus Student Network in 1995.

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