Steven Silvio Pietrobon
Steven Silvio Pietrobon was born in Naracoorte, South Australia on 5 October 1963. He received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in electronic engineering from the South Australian Institute of Technology (SAIT, now University of South Australia), Adelaide, South Australia in 1986 and 1989, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, in 1991. He received a SAIT Medal for outstanding academic achievement for his B.Eng. degree. From 1991 to 1997 he was with the Australian Space Centre for Signal Processing, University of South Australia as a Research Fellow. In 1993 he was awarded a three year Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. In 1997 he started his own business: Small World Communications, developing error control encoder and decoder cores for field programmable gate arrays and application specific integrated circuits. Dr. Pietrobon also became Adjunct Research Fellow at the Institute for Telecommunications Research, University of South Australia in 1997. His research interests include convolutional, trellis, and turbo coding and implementation of Viterbi, trellis, MAP, and turbo decoders. From 1996 to 1999 he was a Coding Theory and Techniques Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He was a member of the organising committee of the 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications and 2005 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.
Biography Updated on 8 July 2010