People

Fabio Lavagetto

Full Professor

Biography

Fabio Lavagetto is full professor in Telecommunications at the University of Genoa. Since 2016 is member of the Board of Directors of the University of Genoa. In the period 2008 to 2014 he was Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Research and Technology Transfer at the University of Genoa. He was Vice-Chair of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Information Technology and Communication. Since 1995, he is the head of research of the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Laboratory of the University of Genoa, with responsibility of numerous national and international research projects and contracts. Since 2004 he is responsible of the joint research laboratory with TIM S.p.A. (formely Telecom Italy S.p.A.) on Mobile Communications and Computing. In 1990 he was a visiting researcher at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, USA. He served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technologies, and as Guest Editor or reviewer for other journals. He was General Chair of several international scientific conferences and has authored over 100 scientific publications in international journals and conferences.

 

Igor Bisio

Associate Professor

Biography

Igor Bisio got his “Laurea” degree at the University of Genoa, Italy in 2002. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in “Information and Communication Sciences” at the University of Genoa in 2006. His Ph.D. was funded by the Italian Consortium of Telecommunications (CNIT). He is currently Associate Professor and member of the research staff of the Telecommunication Research Group and, in particular, of the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Laboratory at the University of Genoa. He is IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Member and since 2012 to 2016 he was the Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee. He is also IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Computers and IEEE Signal Processing (SPS) Societies member. He served as Trasurer of the IEEE SPS Italian Chapter and is member of the Special Interest Group (SIG) about Internet of Things of the IEEE SPS. He is author of around 120 papers including journals, conferences and book chapters. He is recipient of several Awards. He is Associated Editor of the IEEE Internet of Things, IEEE Network, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technologies, IEEE Access, Elsevier Digital Communications and Networks and Wiley Security and Privacy Journals. His research concerns Signal Processing over Internet of Things, Context and Location Awareness, Adaptive Joint Coding, Safety and e-health Applications, Satellite Communication systems.

Andrea Sciarrone

Assistant Professor

Biography

Andrea Sciarrone was born in Livorno, Italy in 1984. He got his Bachelor Degree in Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Genoa in 2007 and the Master Degree Cum Laude in Telecommunication Engineering in 2009 in the same University with a thesis on Audio Signal Processing. In 2014 Andrea Sciarrone got the Ph. D. degree in Ambient Intelligence at Univerisity of Genoa with a thesis on Signal Processing Algorithms for Context-Aware applications over mobile platforms. He is currently Assistant Professor and member of the research staff of the Telecommunication Research Group and, in particular of the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Laboratory at the University of Genoa. He is IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and IEEE Signal Processing (SPS) Societies member. Since 2018 he serves as Secretary of the IEEE ComSoc E-health Technical Committee. He is author of around 50 papers including journals, conferences proceedings. He is recipient of the IEEE Cloudnet 2016 Best Paper Awards. His research concerns Signal Processing over Internet of Things, Context and Location Awareness and Safety and e-health Applications.

Chiara Garibotto

Ph. D. Student

Biography

Chiara Garibotto was born in Chiavari, Italy in 1985. In 2012 she got her Bachelor Degree in Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Genoa; in 2015 she achieved a Master Degree in Multimedia Signal Processing and Telecommunication Networks with a thesis on Quality of Service in Software Defined Networks. She is currently working as a PhD student at the Digital Signal Processing Laboratory (DSP Lab) at the University of Genoa. Her main research activities concern signal processing applied to speaker recognition, context-awareness and multiple observations, especially in the framework of smart spaces and intelligent transportation systems.

 

Carlo Braccini

Professor Emeritus

Biography

Carlo Braccini was born in Genova in 1945 and got the "laurea" degree in Electronics Engineering in 1968 at Genova University, where he has carried on all his scientific and academic activity: assistant professor since 1969, associate professor of telecommunications since 1972 and full professor of digital signal processing since 1986. He has been president of the University Computing Center, head of the Department of Communication, Computer and System Sciences, coordinator of the "laurea" course program in Telecommunications Engineering since its establishment in Genova; member of the Evaluation Board of Genova University since 2007. NATO fellow at the Research Lab. of Electronics of MIT, Mass., in 1971/72 and in 1980/81. His research activity, described in a number of publications on international journals and conferences and carried on within national and international research projects of which he has been responsible, has concerned many theory and application aspects of digital signal processing, yielding original results on digital spectral analysis, time- and space-variant signal analysis and non-uniform frequency analysis, image enhancement, coding of still and moving images, size-independent pattern recognition, object motion estimation, volumetric and pictorial object reconstruction from perspective views.

Aldo Grattarola

Associate Professor

Biography

Aldo Grattarola is currently Associate Professor, Dept. of Communication, Computer and System Sciences, University of Genoa. He has been Assistant Professor in the same University. He received his Master Degree (Genoa - Italy) in 1981, Ed.S. in Computer Science (Genoa - Italy) in 1982 and his Ph.D in Electronic and Computer Sciences (Genoa - Italy) in 1986. His teaching activities include Communication systems, Image Processing, Computer Vision and Computer Graphics. For engineering students and Ph.D students. His main research interest concern Image processing and compression,Computer Vision, 3D modeling and processing, Computer Graphics, Signal processing and he is author of several publications in International Journal, Edited Books and Conference Proceedings.

Sandro Zappatore

Associate PROFESSOR

Biography

Sandro Zappatore was born in Savona, Italy. He received the “Laurea” and Ph. D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1995 and 1990, respectively. In 1990 and 1991, he was awarded two scholarships from the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) within a National Project on Telecommunications. From 1992, he is a Researcher at the Department of Communication, Computer and Systems Science of the University of Genoa, where he is currently an Associate Professor of telecommunications and teaches the course “Digital Communications”. His interests are both in the area of signal processing, especially audio and video coding, and computer networks. His current research is devoted to Multimedia Network Applications. In this field, he is the technical manager of some national projects, funded by the Italian Ministry of the Education, University and Scientific Research (MIUR), concerning the networked access and management of remote and complex laboratories. Currently, he is interested in grid-based platform for the control of remote laboratories, in wireless sensor networks, and network security. He is author of many papers, appeared on International Journals and on proceedings of International conferences.