Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto

University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy

Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto obtained her Ph.D. degree in telecommunications in 1987 from the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy. In 1991, she joined the faculty of the School of Engineering, the University of Rome La Sapienza, where currently she is a Full Professor of telecommunications at the Infocom Department. She has held visiting positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Paris XI, France. In 1994, she received the Mac Kay Professorship Award from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include speech analysis and synthesis, and digital communication systems. From 1995 to 2000, she directed four European projects for the design of UMTS. Since 2000, she has been active in fostering the development of ultra-wideband (UWB) telecommunication systems in Europe. She is currently the Director for Infocom of two European IST projects of the 5th European Union Framework Program ( and UCAN), and of two integrated projects (IP) within the 6th European Union Framework Program (PULSERS and Liaison). The four mentioned projects are aimed at the design and implementation of UWB systems. Her research group also participates in the European Union Network of Excellence on Hybrid System Modeling and Control (HYCON). She recently completed together with Guerino Giancola a book Understanding Ultra Wide Band Radio Fundamentals on UWB from radio to the network, which was published in June 2004 by Prentice Hall.

Biography Updated on 27 May 2007

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