Gianluigi Ferrari was born in Parma, Italy, in 1974. He received his Laurea and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Parma, Parma, Italy, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. Since 2002, he has been with the University of Parma, where he currently is an Associate Professor of telecommunications. He was a Visiting Researcher at USC (Los Angeles, Calif, USA, 2000-2001), CMU (Pittsburgh, Pa, USA, 2002–2004), KMITL (Bangkok, Thailand, 2007), and ULB (Brussels, Belgium, 2010). Since 2006, he has been the Coordinator of the Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (WASN) Lab at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Parma. As of today, he has published more than 180 papers in leading international journals and conferences, 16 book chapters, and 7 books. He edited the book “Sensor Networks: Where Theory Meets Practice” (Springer: 2010). His research interests include wireless ad hoc and sensor networking, adaptive digital signal processing, and communication theory. He participates in several research projects funded by public and private bodies. Professor Ferrari is a corecipient of a best student paper award at IWWAN’06; a best paper award at EMERGING’10; an award for the outstanding technical contributions at ITST-2011; the best paper award at SENSORNETS 2012; the best paper award at EvoCOMNET 2013. The WASNLab team won the first Body Sensor Network (BSN) contest, held in conjunction with BSN 2011. He acts as a frequent reviewer for many international journals and conferences. He acts also as a technical program member for many international conferences. He currently serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. He was a Guest Editor of the 2010 EURASIP JWCN Special Issue on “Dynamic Spectrum Access: From the Concept to the Implementation.” He is an IEEE Senior Member.
Biography Updated on 11 April 2013