Speakers

Immagine1George C. Alexandropoulos received the Engineering Diploma, M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering and informatics from the University of Patras, Greece in 2003, 2005, and 2010,  respectively. He has held research positions at various Greek universities and research institutes, as well as at the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, Paris Research Center, Huawei Technologies France, and he is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. His research interests span the general areas of algorithmic design and performance analysis for wireless networks with emphasis on multi-antenna transceiver hardware architectures, active and passive reconfigurable metasurfaces, millimeter wave communications, as well as distributed machine learning algorithms. He has received the best Ph.D. thesis award 2010 and the IEEE Communications Society Best Young Professional in Industry Award 2018. More

 

Immagine2Sergio Barbarossa, received his MS and Ph.D. EE degree from the Sapienza University of Rome, where he is now a Full Professor. He has held visiting positions at the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (’88), Univ. of Virginia (’95, ‘97), and Univ. of Minnesota (’99). He is an IEEE Fellow and EURASIP Fellow. He has been an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in 2013-2014. He received the 2000 and 2014 IEEE Best Paper Awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society. In 2010 he received the Technical Achievements Award from the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Trans. on Signal and Information Processing over Networks. Since 2000, he has been the scientific coordinator of several EU projects on wireless sensor networks, small cell networks, and distributed mobile cloud computing. He is currently the technical manager of the H2020 Europe/Japan project on “Millimeter-wave edge cloud as an Enabler for 5G” (5G-MiEdge), merging millimeter wave and mobile edge computing technologies. His current research interests are in the area of graph signal processing, algebraic topology, machine learning, distributed optimization, millimeter wave communications and mobile edge computing.

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Immagine3Jean-Claude Belfiore graduated from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supelec), got his “Doctorat”  (PhD) from Telecom Paris and the “Habilitation à diriger des Recherches” (HdR) from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC). From 1989 to 2015, he has been with Telecom Paris as a full Professor in the Communications & Electronics department. In 2015, he joined the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab of Huawei as the head of the Communication Science Department. Jean-Claude Belfiore has made pioneering contributions in modulation and coding for wireless systems (especially space-time coding) by using tools of number theory. He is also one of the co-inventors of the celebrated Golden Code of the Wi-Max standard. Jean-Claude Belfiore is author or co-author of more than 200 technical papers and communications and has served as advisor for more than 30 Ph.D. students. He was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory for Coding Theory and has been the recipient of the 2007 Blondel Medal. Since November 2015, Jean-Claude Belfiore has joined Huawei Paris Research Center. He has been involved in 5G standardization process, essentially in Channel Coding (Polar Codes for 5G). He is now working in wireless communications for 6G, on artificial reasoning and future wireless networking for intelligent machines.

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Immagine4Giuseppe Caire, was born in Torino in 1965. He received the B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering  from Politecnico di Torino in 1990, the M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1992, and the Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino in 1994. He has been a post-doctoral research fellow with the European Space Agency (ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands) in 1994-1995, Assistant Professor in Telecommunications at the Politecnico di Torino, Associate Professor at the University of Parma, Italy, Professor with the Department of Mobile Communications at the Eurecom Institute,  Sophia-Antipolis, France, a Professor of Electrical Engineering with the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and he is currently an Alexander von Humboldt Professor with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.

He received the Jack Neubauer Best System Paper Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in 2003, the IEEE Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award in 2004 and in 2011, the Okawa Research Award in 2006, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in 2014, the Vodafone Innovation Prize in 2015, and an ERC Advanced Grant in 2018. Giuseppe Caire is a Fellow of IEEE since 2005. He has served in the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society from 2004 to 2007, and as officer from 2008 to 2013. He was President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2011. His main research interests are in the field of communications theory, information theory, channel and source coding with particular focus on wireless communications.

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Immagine5Emilio Calvanese Strinati, obtained his Engineering Master degree in 2001 from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and his Ph.D in Engineering Science in 2005. He then started working at Motorola Labs in Paris in 2002. Then in 2006 he joint CEA/LETI as a research engineer. From 2007, he becomes a PhD supervisor. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Calvanese Strinati has been the co-chair of the wireless working group in GreenTouch Initiative dealing with the design of future energy efficient communication networks. From 2011 to 2016 he was the Smart Devices & Telecommunications European collaborative strategic programs Director. Since December 2016 he is the Smart Devices & Telecommunications Scientific and Innovation Director. In December 2013 he has been elected as one of the five representative of academia and research center in the Net!Works 5G PPP ETP. Since 2016 he is the coordinator of the H2020 joint Europe and South Korea 5GCHAMPION project. Since 2018 he holds the French Research Director Habilitation (HDR).  E. Calvanese Strinati has published around 100 papers in international conferences, journals and books chapters, given more than 70 international invited talks, tutorials and keynotes and is the main inventor or co-inventor of more than 60 patents. He has organized more than 60 international conferences, workshops, panels and special sessions on green communications, heterogeneous networks and cloud computing hosted in international IEEE conferences.

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Immagine6Egidio D’Angelo, obtained the degree in Medicine as a fellow of Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia. Then, during his career in electrophysiogical research, he completed an MD in Neurology. His main scientific interests include the function of neurons, synapse and networks of the brain, with a special interest for cellular and synaptic mechanisms of synaptic plasticity. He is currently Full Professor of Physiology at the Dept. of  Brain and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Pavia. – Director of the Neurophysiology Unit,  Director of the Brain Connectivity Center (BCC) of the IRCCS C. Mondino of Pavia,  Coordinator of the PhD in Biomedic Sciences of the University of Pavia (dedicate web site DRBS),  Member of the Directory Board of SIF (societa Itlaiana di Fisiologia),  Co-director of the Human Brain Project (HBP)    Member of Centro Fermi (Rome), Director of the Erice School “Brain Cells and Circuits: Camillo Golgi”.

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Immagine7Mérouane Debbah received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, France. He was with Motorola Labs, Saclay, France, from 1999 to 2002, and also with the Vienna Research Center for Telecommunications, Vienna, Austria, until 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he was an Assistant Professor with the Mobile Communications Department, Institut Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis, France. In 2007, he was appointed Full Professor at CentraleSupelec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. From 2007 to 2014, he was the Director of the Alcatel-Lucent Chair on Flexible Radio. Since 2014, he has been Vice-President of the Huawei France Research Center. He is jointly the director of the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab as well as the director of the Lagrange Mathematical and Computing Research Center. He has managed 8 EU projects and more than 24 national and international projects. His research interests lie in fundamental mathematics, algorithms, statistics, information, and communication sciences research. He is an IEEE Fellow, a WWRF Fellow, a Eurasip Fellow, an Institut Louis Bachelier Fellow and a Membre émérite SEE. He was a recipient of the ERC Grant MORE (Advanced Mathematical Tools for Complex Network Engineering) from 2012 to 2017. He was a recipient of the Mario Boella Award in 2005, the IEEE Glavieux Prize Award in 2011, the Qualcomm Innovation Prize Award in 2012, the 2019 IEEE Radio Communications Committee Technical Recognition Award and the 2020 SEE Blondel Medal. He received more than 20 best paper awards, among which the 2007 IEEE GLOBECOM Best Paper Award, the Wi-Opt 2009 Best Paper Award, the 2010 Newcom++ Best Paper Award, the WUN CogCom Best Paper 2012 and 2013 Award, the 2014 WCNC Best Paper Award, the 2015 ICC Best Paper Award, the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize, the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 2016 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award, the 2016 European Wireless Best Paper Award, the 2017 Eurasip Best Paper Award, the 2018 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award, the 2019 IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award and the Valuetools 2007, Valuetools 2008, CrownCom 2009, Valuetools 2012, SAM 2014, and 2017 IEEE Sweden VT-COM-IT Joint Chapter best student paper awards. He is an Associate Editor-in-Chief of the journal Random Matrix: Theory and Applications. He was an Associate Area Editor and Senior Area Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING from 2011 to 2013 and from 2013 to 2014, respectively. From 2021 to 2022, he serves as an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Industry Speaker.

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Immagine8Josep M. Jornet is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Director of the Ultrabroadband Nanonetworking Laboratory and a faculty member of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things and the SMART Center at Northeastern University, in Boston, MA. He received the B.S. in Telecommunication Engineering and the M.Sc. in Information and Communication Technologies from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, in 2008. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in 2013. From August 2013 and August 2019, he was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. His current research interests are in Terahertz-band communication networks, Wireless Nano-bio-communication Networks and the Internet of Nano-Things. In these areas, he has co-authored more than 160 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 1 book, and has also been granted 4 US patents, which accumulate over 9,600 citations (h-index of 44) as of April 2021. He is serving as the lead PI on multiple grants from U.S. federal agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award and of several other awards from IEEE, ACM and UB. He is a Senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM.

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Immagine9Ioannis Krikidis received the diploma in Computer Engineering & Informatics from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (CEID) of the University of Patras, Greece, in 2000, and the M.Sc and Ph.D degrees from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST), Paris, France, in 2001 and 2005, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He is currently an Associate Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus (ECE), Nicosia, Cyprus. Dr. I. Krikidis is a Fellow of the IEEE. He was awarded a Consolidator grant by the European Research Council (ERC) in 2018. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and the Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies. He is also a Guest Editor for EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking and IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing- Special Issue on Exploiting interference towards Energy Efficient and Secure Wireless Communications. Dr. I. Krikidis is an Exemplary Reviewer of IEEE Communications Letters and IEEE Wireless Communications Letters for 2012. Dr. Ioannis Krikidis received the Research Award Young Researcher 2013 from Research Promotion Foundation. He was awarded the IEEE ComSoc Best Young Professional Academia Award 2016 [In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the academia in terms of innovative communications research and IEEE ComSoc services, especially in the area of wireless communications]. He has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher 2017 & 2018. He also received the 2018 Best Paper Award from IEEE ComSoc Green Communications & Computing Technical Committee.

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Immagine10Giovanni Neglia is researcher at Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée, France, since 2008. He received his Habilitation in 2017 from the Université Côte d’Azur, France, his PhD and electronic engineering degree from University of Palermo, Italy, respectively in 2005 and in 2001. Before joining Inria as a permanent researcher, he was a research scholar at the University Massachusetts Amherst, (2005) and a postdoc at Inria (2006-2007). His research activity focuses on modelling and performance evaluation of networked systems and proposals of new mechanisms to improve their performance. To this end, he applies different mathematical tools (Markov processes, distributed subgradient methods, control theory, fluid models, optimization, game theory, genetic algorithms). Currently, his main interests are networks of caches, distributed optimization for ML, and complex networks. In the past he also worked on SGs, delay tolerant networks, P2P network, TCP protocol, and admission control and packet marking algorithms in DiffServ networks. He authored more than 100 conference and journal papers. He received 7 best paper awards.

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Immagine11Michele Zorzi, was born in 1966, and has been a Professor of Telecommunications at the School of Engineering of the University of Padova since 2003. He received the Laurea Degree and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. Prior to his current appointment, he was a faculty member at the Politecnico di Milano (1993-1996), a Research Scientist at the Center for Wireless Communications, University of California at San Diego (1995-1998), and an Associate Professor (1998-2000) and then Professor (2000-2003) at the University of Ferrara. He has many international contacts and collaborations, and has been PI or co-PI of numerous research projects, both in Europe and in the US, as well as more than 20 other projects funded by different funding agencies and industrial companies.
His research is focused on the field of wireless communications and networking, and has resulted in more than 600 papers in refereed journals and international conferences (see Google Scholar). He received several best paper awards for his activities, including the prestigious IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award in 2008 and IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Best Paper Award in 2018, and has been invited several time as a keynote speaker or a panelist. He is coauthor of four patents and is co-founder of two start-up companies, one of which was successfully acquired. Since 1998 he has supervised more that 35 PhD students and post-docs. Students who graduated under his supervision have held or have been offered faculty/post-doc/staff positions at institutions/companies including the following: Stanford, USC, UCSD, University of Padova, University of Pisa, DLR (German Aerospace Center), Rohde-Schwartz, CTTC (Barcelona), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, UCLA, Qualcomm R&D, KTH, UC Irvine, Purdue, Huawei, u-blox.

 

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Massimiliano Mancini, is a postdoc at the Cluster of Excellence “Machine Learning” of the University of Tübingen, in the Explainable Machine Learning group, lead by Prof. Zeynep Akata. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering in Computer Science from the Sapienza University of Rome in 2020, with honors, advised by Prof. Barbara Caputo and Prof. Elisa Ricci. Previously, he received his master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics with honors from the Sapienza University of Rome in 2016. During his Ph.D. he has been a member of the ELLIS Ph.D. program, the Technologies of Vision lab at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, the Visual Learning and Multimodal Applications Laboratory of the Italian Institute of Technology, and a visiting Ph.D. student at the Robotics, Perception, and Learning division at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. His research interests include transfer learning across domains, compositionality, and learning from low supervision.