Andrea Zanella graduated and received the Ph.D. degree in electronic and telecommunications engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2002, discussing a thesis on the analysis and modeling of wireless networks. From December 1, 2000 to September 1, 2001, he was engaged as Postdoc Researcher at the Department of Computer Science of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he worked on wireless networks and wireless access to the internet under the supervision of Professor Mario Gerla. In February 2003, he won a competition for a researcher position at the Department of Information Engineering (DEI), and, since January 2004, he has been an Assistant Professor of the Telecommunications Engineering Group at DEI. Zanella's major research interest is in the field of wireless communication networks and distributed systems. The topics of interest include the design and analysis of communication protocols for ad hoc mobile networks, personal and local area networks, and wireless sensor area networks. Zanella is TPC member of some of the major conferences in the area (Globecom, ICC, WCNC, ISCC, and so on), and he serves as Reviewer for several international ICT journals and conferences. Furthermore, he is actively involved in several national and international research projects (NEWCOM++, Embedded WiSeNts, ARAGORN, and so on). Finally, Zanella is one of the promoters and coordinators of the SIGNET (Special Interest Group on Networking and Telecommunications) research group, mainly focused on networking research issues.
Biography Updated on 30 June 2010