"Communication and Protocol design for pervasive och cognitive networks"
Professor Fortunato Santucci, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Title: Communication and Protocol design for pervasive och cognitive networks
Date: August 20th 2015
Place: L429, Campus Sundsvall, Mid Sweden University
An overview of the research line entitled "Communication and protocol design for pervasive and cognitive networks" within our centre of excellence DEWS with some extra comments related to experimental activities.
Fortunato Santucci (S 93-M 95-SM 00) was born at L'Aquila, Italy, in 1964. He received the laurea degree and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of L'Aquila, Italy, in 1989 and 1994, respectively. In 1989 he was with Selenia Spazio S.p.a., Rome, working on VSAT networks design. In 1991-1992 he was at the Solid State Electronics Institute (I.E.S.S.) of the National Research Council (C.N.R.), Rome, doing research on superconductor receivers for millimeter wave satellite systems. Since 1994 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of L'Aquila, where he currently holds the position of Associate Professor and is chairing the Telecommunications Engineering program. He was a visiting researcher at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Victoria, BC. His current research activity is focused on communication theory, access control and radio resource management in future mobile radio systems, technologies and architectures for wireless embedded networks. He has participated in major national and european research programs in wireless mobile communications and coordinates research programs funded by industrial partners. Since 2000 he has served as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and, more recently, also for Kluwer Telecommunications Systems and Hindawi. He is in the TPC of major international conferences and has been author and speaker of invited/plenary talks in several conferences. Dr. Santucci has organized national conferences and international workshops. He has been a guest editor for special issues in international journals. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and is in the IEEE Communications Theory Committee. He is in the Board of Directors of the Center of Excellence DEWS at the University of L'Aquila, of the Radiolabs consortium, and also in the Technical Committee of CNIT. He is in the Executive Committee of the Network of Excellence HYCON. He has been a reviewer of research proposals for national and international funding agencies and is a co-founder and a member of the board of governors of the spin-off company WEST Aquila srl.