Students and Research Associates

Students and Research Associates I have collaborated with over the years

Post-Docs & Research Associates [12]

2017- Dr. Luca Davoli (co-advised with Prof. Luca Veltri), Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma. Research topic: driving monitoring, Internet of Things, and big data.

2017- Dr. Federico Parisi, Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma. Research topic: motion analysis, navigation, and machine/deep learning.

2016- Dr. Laura Belli, Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma. Research topic: IoT and big data.

2009- Dr. Marco Martalò, Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma. Research topic: distributed detection, design of efficient communication and detection schemes for multiple access systems, analysis and design of IEEE 802.15.4 medium access protocols, efficient power control strategies for multiple access schemes, efficient and low-complexity audio signal processing, distributed audio signal-based localization, efficient vertical handover algorithm design.
Between 2012 and 2017 he was an Fixed-term Assistant Professor at the Università Telematica eCampus, Novedrate (CO), Italy, and a Research Associate at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Parma, Parma, Italy.

2016-2017 Dr. Carlo Tripodi, Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma. Research topic: advanced signal processing for industrial applications. Research advisor: Prof. Raheli (University of Parma).
As of 2017, he is an R&D engineer at ASK, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

2012-2015 Dr. Marco Picone, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma. Research topic: smartphone-based ad-hoc and vehicular communications.
As of 2015, he is an R&D engineer at Guglielmo srl, Barco di Bibbiano (Reggio Emilia), Italy.

2012-2015 Dr. Simone Cirani, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma. Research topic: Internet of Things, with focus on security and application layer.
As of 2015, he is an R&D engineer at Guglielmo srl, Barco di Bibbiano (Reggio Emilia), Italy.

2014 Dr. Matteo Giuberti, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma. Research topic: advanced inertial (biophysiological) signal processing.
As of 2014, he is a Research Engineer at XSens Technologies, Enschede, Netherlands.

2011-2012 Dr. Stefano Busanelli, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma. Research topic: analysis and design of IEEE 802.15.4 systems, cognitive networking, efficient communications in vehicular ad hoc networks, efficient UWB localization of mobile autonomous nodes, efficient vertical handover algorithm design.
As of 2012, he is the R&D Director at Guglielmo, Pilastro di Langhirano (Parma), Italy.

2008-2009 Dr. Jean-Michel Dricot, Wireless Communications Group, OPERA Department, Faculty of Engineering, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. Research topic: cross-layering in ad-hoc wireless networks, design and analysis of advanced cognitive wireless networks.
As of 2012, he is an Associate Professor in Telecommunication Networks at the OPERA Department of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

2007 Dr. Riccardo Pighi, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma. Research topic: design of efficient communication and detection schemes for multicarrier systems.
As of 2012, he is the R&D Staff Member at Selta, Cadeo (Piacenza), Italy.

2006-2008 Dr. Michele Franceschini, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma. Research topic: detection and code design for channels with parametric uncertainty, design of efficient communication and detection schemes for optical fiber channels, design of efficient communication and detection schemes for multicarrier systems.
As of 2012, he is a Research Staff Member at IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Hights, NY, USA. In 2011, he has been nominated IBM Master Inventor.

PhD Students [29/17]

2016- Antonio Cilfone, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research topic: IoT and smart systems.

2015- Nicolò Strozzi, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research topic: signal processing and IoT.

2014-2017 Nicola Iotti, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari) & Guglielmo srl (Italy). Research topic: software-defined networking. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in March 2017, with the thesis: "Design, Implementation and Optimization of Innovative Internet Access Networks, based on Fog Computing and Software Defined Networking."

2014-2017 Luca Davoli, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Luca Veltri). Research topic (while collaborating with Gianluigi Ferrari): Internet of Things. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in March 2017, with the thesis: "Architecture and Technologies for the Internet of Things."

2014-2017 Davide Alinovi, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Research topic (while collaborating with Gianluigi Ferrari): advanced image processing. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in March 2017, with the thesis: "Video Processing for Remote Respiration Monitoring."

2014-2017 Federico Parisi, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research topic: advanced inertial (biophysiological) signal processing. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in March 2017, with the thesis: "Automated IMU-Based Motion Analysis For Clinical Applications: The Parkinson's Disease And Post-Stroke Cases."

2013-2016 Andrea G. Forte, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari) & AT&T Labs, Security Research Center (NY, USA). Research topic: security in Internet of Things and future generation networks. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in March 2017, with the thesis: "Security in the IoT: from energy-constrained nodes to cellular network architectures."

2013-2016 Laura Belli, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research topic: efficient information management in large distributed systems. Received her PhD from the University of Parma in March 2016, with the thesis "Efficient Data Mangement with Applications to IoT."

2013-2016 Andrea Gorrieri, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research topic: efficient technologies for smart cities. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in March 2016, with the thesis "Efficient Multi-hop Broadcast Data Dissemination in IoT and Smart Cities."

2013-2016 Muhammad Asim, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari, from 2014 on---Prof. Raheli was advisor in 2013). Research topic: efficient wireless communications. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in March 2016, with the thesis "Advanced Receivers for Next Generation Wireless Communication Systems."

2013-2016 Carlo Tripodi, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Research topic (while collaborating with Gianluigi Ferrari): efficient powerline communications. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in March 2016, with the thesis "Adaptive Signal Processing for Power Line Communications."

2013-2016 Luca Cattani, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Research topic (while collaborating with Gianluigi Ferrari): efficient (image) signal processing techniques for detection. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in March 2016, with the thesis "Monitoring Infants by Automatic Video Processing."

2014-2015 Mirko Mancin, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research topic: Internet of Things. Withdrew from the PhD program in March 2015.

2012-2015 Stefania Monica, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research topic: UWB-based localization and information transfer. Received her PhD from the University of Parma in March 2015, with the thesis "UWB Technology for Indoor Localization: from Theory to Practice."

2012-2015 Pietro Gonizzi, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research topic: Internet of Things. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in March 2015, with the thesis "Connect Sensor Networks to the Internet of Things."

2011-2014 Matteo Giuberti, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research topic: design and implementation of localization and tracking algorithms. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in March 2014, with the thesis "Inertial Sensing for Human Motion Analysis: Processing, Technologies, and Applications."

2011-2014 Giovanni Spigoni, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research topic: design and implementation of localization and tracking algorithms. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in March 2014, with the thesis "Integration of Heterogeneous Networks: Protocols, Technologies, and Applications."

2012 Kheireddine Mekkaoui, Tahar Moulay University, Saida Member of EEDIS Laboratory, Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria. Research topic (while collaborating with Gianluigi Ferrari): dynamic clustering for duty-cycled Wireless Sensor Networks.

2010-2012 Guy Mahturin Kouamou Ntonfo, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Research topic (while collaborating with Gianluigi Ferrari): analysis and design of efficient signal processing algorithms and wireless networking for biomedical applications. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in 2013, with the thesis "Monitoring and Diagnosing Neonatal Seizures by Video Signal Processing."

2011-2012 Vito Andrea Giorgio, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research topic: ad-hoc vehicular networking. Withdrew from the PhD program in April 2012.

2008-2011 Stefano Busanelli, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Dr. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research topic: analysis and design of IEEE 802.15.4 medium access protocols, efficient broadcasting in vehicular ad hoc networks, efficient UWB localization of mobile autonomous nodes, efficient vertical handover algorithm design. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in March 2011, with the thesis "Efficient Multihop Wireless Communications in VANETs."

2009-2010 Sanjay Dhar Roy, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India (Advisor: Prof. Sumit Kundu). Research topic (while collaborating with Gianluigi Ferrari): analysis and design of cognitive CDMA networks.
As of 2012, he is an Assistant Professor at the ECE Department, NIT Durgapur, W.B., India.

2007-2010 Paolo Medagliani, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Dr. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research topic: implementation of experimental wireless sensor network testbeds (Zigbee), design of efficient medium access control procotols for sensor networks, optimization of wireless sensor networks, distributed single/multiple mobile target detection. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in April 2010, with the thesis "Performance Optimization in Wireless Sensor Networks."
As of 2012, he is a Research Engineer at the Advanced Studies Department, THALES Communications & Security, Colombes, France.

2006-2009 Roberto Pagliari, Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering, University of Genova, Italy (2006-2007, Advisor: Prof. Giancarlo Parodi) and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University (2006-2009, Advisor: Prof. A. Scaglione). Research topic (while collaborating with Gianluigi Ferrari): distributed detection in sensor networks. Received his PhD from Cornell University in 2010, with the thesis "Biologically Inspired Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks."
As of 2012, he is a Senior Systems Engineer at Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, CA, USA.

2006-2009 Marco Martalò, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Dr. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research topic: distributed detection in sensor networks, RFID system design, efficient multiple access system design in the presence of source correlation. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in March 2009, with the thesis "Efficient Distributed Detection for Wireless Sensor Networks."

2005-2007 Jean-Michel Dricot, Information Systems & Networking Lab, CoDE Department, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium (Advisor: Prof. Esteban Zyimani).Research topic (while collaborating with Gianluigi Ferrari): cross-layering in ad-hoc wireless networks. Received his PhD from the ULB in 2007, with the thesis "Routing Protocols for Indoor Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks: A Cross-Layer Perspective."

2003-2006 Sooksan Panichpapiboon, ECE Department, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (Advisor: Prof. Ozan K. Tonguz). Research Topic (while collaborating with Gianluigi Ferrari): ad hoc wireless networking. Received his PhD from CMU in 2006, with the thesis "Practical Design Issues In Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Transmit Power, Topology, and Routing." Dr. Panichpapiboon received the 2011 Dissertation Award from the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), in recognition of his doctoral dissertation.
As of 2012, he is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Information Technology of the King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Bangkok, Thailand.

2003-2005 Nawaporn Wisitpongphan, ECE Department, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (Advisor: Prof. Ozan K. Tonguz). Research Topic (while collaborating with Gianluigi Ferrari): ad hoc wireless networking. Received her PhD from CMU in 2008, with the thesis "A New Routing Framework for Mobile Ad Hoc Wireless Networks."
As of 2012, she is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Information Technology King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Bangkok, Thailand.

2003-2006 Michele Franceschini, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Research topic (while collaborating with Gianluigi Ferrari): detection and code design for channels with parametric uncertainty. Received his PhD from the University of Parma in 2006, with the thesis "On LDPC Coded Modulations."

Masters' & Second-level (5/3+2-year) "Laurea" Students [56]

Mattia Antonini, 2016-2017, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2017, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Interoperability for the Internet of Things: Integration of an Open Source Framework." Based on a 6-month internship at CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy.

Alessandro Nicoli, 2016, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), December 2016, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Design and Implementation of an IoT Monitoring System for Precision Agriculture" ("Progettazione e sviluppo di un sistema di monitoraggio IoT per agricoltura di precisione").

Alessandro Damiano Manicone, 2015-2016, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2016, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "WiFi Indoor Positioning: Cisco CMX Solution" ("Localizzazione WiFi Indoor: la soluzione Cisco CMX").

Antonio Cilfone, 2015-2016, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2016, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Integration of memory-constrained mobile WiFi nodes into IoT scenarios: design and implementation" ("Integrazione di nodi WiFi mobili con vincoli di memoria in scenari IoT: progetto e realizzazione").

Nicolò Strozzi, 2015, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), October 2015, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Single inertial sensor-based system for pedestrian navigation" ("Sistema a singolo sensore inerziale per navigazione pedestre").

Gabriele Ferrari, 2014-2015, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), October 2015, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "A data-driven protocol for multiple network management in IoT scenarios". Based on a 6-month internship at THALES Communications & Security, Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex, France.

Daniele Baga, 2013-2014, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2014, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Gait analysis through inertial signal processing" ("Analisi della camminata attraverso elaborazione di segnali inerziali").

Davide Alinovi, 2013, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), November 2013, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Raheli). Thesis title: "Elaborazione di segnali video per l'amplificazione del movimento e l'estrazione di caratteristiche teorico-informative" ("Digital video processing for motion enhancement and extraction of information theoretic features").

Marco Rinaudo, 2011-2013, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), July 2013, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "QoS and Routing Performance Evaluation for IEEE 802.15.6 Body Sensor Networks" (Internship at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium).

Roberto Foletti, 2012-2013, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2013, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Analisi ed ottimizzazione di algoritmi di stima dell'orientazione con dati simulati" (Analysis and optimization of orientation estimation algorithms with simulated data).

Fabio De Micheli, 2012-2013, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2013, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Progetto, sviluppo e valutazione di una metrica di instradamento RPL energeticamente efficiente" (Design, implementation and evaluation of an energy efficient RPL routing metric).

Luca Cattani, 2012, Laurea degree (5 year program), December 2012, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Raheli). Thesis title: "Rilevazioni di convulsioni neonatali mediante analisi di segnali video" (Detection of neonatal seizures by video signals processing).

Andrea Gorrieri, 2011-2012, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), July 2012, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Analisi delle prestazioni di protocolli di comunicazione broadcast probabilistici in reti ad hoc multisorgente" (Performance analysis of probabilistic broadcast communication protocols in multisource ad hoc networks).

Stella Selvatico, 2011-2012, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), July 2012, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Localizzazione integrata GPS/INS in reti veicolari ad-hoc" (Integrated GPS/INS localization in vehicular ad-hoc networks).

Stefano Federico, 2007-2012, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), July 2012, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Analisi di prestazioni di reti wireless ad-hoc tramite simulazioni Monte Carlo multicanoniche" (Performance analysis of wireless ad-hoc networks through multicanocical Monte Carlo simulations).

Cristian Fornaciari, 2011-2012, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2012, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Performance analysis of UAV networks with NS-3" (in English). Based on a 5-month internship at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria.

Filippo Rebecchi, 2010-2011, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), July 2011, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Design and implementation of a multi-hop broadcast data dissemination application for smartphones" (in English).

Pietro Gonizzi, 2010-2011, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), July 2011, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Low-complexity redundant distributed data storage in wirlesse sensor networks: design and experimental validation" (in English). Based on a 7-month internship at THALES Communications, Colombes Cedex, France.

Francesco Lofino, 2010-2011, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2011, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Raheli). Thesis title: "Estrazione di caratteristiche video per la rilevazione di convulsioni neonatali" (Extraction of video features for detection of neonatal seizures).

Antonino Ragona, 2010-2011, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2011, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Raheli). Thesis title: "Rilevamento e riconoscimento di loghi in flussi video" (Logo detection and recognition in video streams).

Roberto Gruppini, 2010-2011, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2011, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Analisi teorica delle prestazioni di protocolli di broadcast con silencing per reti veicolari ad hoc" (Theoretical performance analysis of silencing broadcast protocols for ad hoc vehicular networks).

Michele Mohorovicich, 2010-2011, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2011, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Multicast a passi multipli con codifica di rete: topologia e complessità" (Network-coded multihop multicast: topology and complexity).

Naldo Poletti, 2010-2011, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2011, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Progetto e sviluppo sperimentale di rete wireless con topologia magliata" (Design and experimental development of a wireless network with mesh topology").

Alessandro Magrì, 2010-2011, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2011, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Analisi comparativa di prestazioni di reti wireless con topologie ad albero e a maglia" (Comparative performance analysis of wireless networks with tree and mesh topologies).

Matteo Brusatassi, 2009-2011, Second-Level Laurea degree (5-year program), March 2011, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Reti wireless per le città del futuro" (Wireless networks for the cities of the future).

Alessandro Colazzo, 2010, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), December 2010, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Sistemi wireless cognitivi nel dominio del tempo con rete primaria IEEE 802.15.4" (Time-domain cognitive wireless systems with primary IEEE 802.15.4 network).

Matteo Giuberti, 2010, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), December 2010, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Realizzazione di algoritmi di localizzazione per riconoscimento di movimenti in reti wireless di sensori Sun SPOT" (Design of localization algorithms for motion capture in wireless Sun SPOT sensor networks).

Davide Ribolini, 2010, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), December 2010, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Inseguimento di obiettivo ad alta efficienza energetica in reti di sensori clusterizzate" (Highly energy efficient target tracking in clustered sensor networks).

Carlo Pugliarelli, 2009-2010, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), December 2010, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Progetto e simulazione di un protocollo di broadcast bidimensionale per reti wireless ad hoc" (Design and simulation of a bidimensional broadcast protocol for wireless ad hoc networks).

Giovanni Spigoni, 2009-2010, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), July 2010, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Sviluppo e analisi delle prestazioni di un applicativo software per l'handover verticale fra reti wireless eterogenee" (Design and performance analysis of a software application for vertical handover between heterogeneous networks).

Vito Giorgio Andrea, 2009-2010, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2010, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Impatto della mobilità sulle prestazioni di protocolli di broadcast in reti veicolari ad hoc" (Impact of mobility on the performance of broadcast protocols for vehicular ad-hoc networks).

Guy Mathurin Kouamou Ntonfo, 2008-2009, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), December 2009, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Thesis title: "Progetto di un sistema di diagnosi automatica delle convulsioni neonatali" (Design of a system for automatic detection of neonatal seizures).

Matteo Marastoni, 2007-2008, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2008, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Reti integrate Zigbee-RFID ad elevato risparmio energetico" (Integrated Zigbee-RFID networks with high energy savings).

Roberto Rossi, 2007-2008, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2008, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Thesis title: "Studio dell'interfaccia elettrica di moduli SFP+ in sistemi ethernet 10GBASE-LRM" (Study of the electric interface of SFP+ modules in 10GBASE-LRM ethernet systems).

Stefano Busanelli, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), December 2007, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Modelli a catene di Markov per l'analisi di prestazioni di reti di sensori con comunicazioni a passi multipli" (Markov chain models for performance analysis of sensor networks with multi-hop communications).

Andrea Muzzini, 2007, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), October 2007, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Analisi e caratterizzazione di reti wireless Zigbee in presenza di fusione di informazione" (Analysis and characterization of Zigbee wireless networks in the presence of information fusion).

Marco Sarti, 2005-2006, Laurea degree (5-year program), December 2006, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Algoritmi per la rivelazione distribuita di fenomeni binari non costanti in reti di sensori" (Algorithms for Distributed Detection of Non-constant Binary Phenomena in Sensor Networks).

Salvatore di Piazza, 2005-2006, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), April 2006, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Studio e realizzazione di una rete wireless di sensori basata sul protocollo di comunicazione Z-Wave" (Design and Implementation of a Wireless Sensor Network based on the Z-Wave Communication Protocol).

Giorgio Bongiorni, 2005-2006, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), April 2006, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Thesis title: "Limiti fondamentali della compensazione elettronica della dispersione nei sistemi di trasmissione in fibra ottica" (Fundamental Limits of Electronic Dispersion Compensation in Optical Fiber Transmission Systems).

Paolo Medagliani, 2005-2006, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), April 2006, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Studio e realizzazione di reti wireless di sensori con tecnologia Zigbee" (Design and Implementation of Wireless Sensor Networks with Zigbee Technology).

Diego Daccò, 2005-2006, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), March 2006, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Thesis title: "Analisi e progetto di ricevitori a compensazione elettronica della dispersione per sistemi di trasmissione in fibra ottica" (Analysis and Design of Electronic Dispersion Compensation Receivers for Optical Fiber Transmission Systems).

Marco Martalò, 2005, Second-Level Laurea degree (3+2 year program), December 2005, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Informazione media mutua ed entropia in reti di sensori gerarchiche con rivelazione distribuita" (Mutual Information and Entropy in Hierarchical Sensor Networks with Decentralized Detection).

Maurizio Groppi, 2004-2005, Second-Level Laurea degree (5-year program), September 2005, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Analisi delle prestazioni di una rete wireless WiMAX (IEEE 802.16)" (Performance Analysis of a Wireless Network WiMAX (IEEE 802.16)).

Marco Bragalini, 2004-2005, Second-Level Laurea Degree (5-year program), April 2005, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Protocollo di instradamento a minima BER con controllo di potenza per reti wireless ad-hoc"(Minimum BER Routing Protocol with Power Control for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks).

Roberto Pagliari, 2004-2005, Second-Level Laurea Degree (5-year program), April 2005, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Rivelazione distribuita in reti di sensori con canali trasmissivi rumorosi" (Distributed Detection in Sensor Networks with Noisy Transmission Links).

Massimiliano Bellini, 2004-2005, Second-Level Laurea Degree (5-year program), April 2005, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Algoritmi di rivelazione per canali con evanescenza con modelli a catena di Markov ed applicazioni alla decodifica iterativa" (Detection Algorithms for Fading Channels with Markov Chain Models and Applications to Iterative Decoding).

Bernardo Baruffini, 2003-2004, Laurea degree (5-year progam), April 2004, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Analisi del compromesso fra connettivita' ed efficienza spettrale in reti wireless ad hoc: impatto sulla capacita' di trasporto del protocollo di accesso al mezzo e del canale trasmissivo" (Analysis of the Trade-off between Connectivity and Spectral Efficiency in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Impact on the Transport Capacity of MAC Protocol and Transmission Channel). In 2005, he was funded by Region Emilia-Romagna with a Spinner project for enterprise creation.

Simone Malvassori, 2003-2004, Laurea degree (5-year progam), April 2004, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Instradamento a minima BER per reti wireless ad hoc: analisi delle prestazioni e confronto con protocolli esistenti tramite "Network Simulator 2"" (Minimum BER Routing for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Performance Analysis and Comparison with Existing Protocols through "Network Simulator 2"). In 2005, he was funded by Region Emilia-Romagna with a Spinner project for enterprise creation.

Swapneel H. Desai, 2003, Master's Degree at the Information and Networking Institute (INI), Carnegie Mellon University, USA, August 2003 (Advisor: Prof. Ozan K. Tonguz, Reader: Dr. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research Topic: ad hoc wireless networking.

Ronak Chokshi, 2003, Master's Degree at the Information and Networking Institute (INI), Carnegie Mellon University, USA, August 2003 (Advisor: Prof. Ozan K. Tonguz, Reader: Dr. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research Topic: ad hoc wireless networking.

Megh Bhatt, 2003, Master's Degree at the Information and Networking Institute (INI), Carnegie Mellon University, USA, August 2003 (Advisor: Prof. Ozan K. Tonguz, Reader: Dr. Gianluigi Ferrari). Research Topic: ad hoc wireless networking.

Fabrizio Lodigiani, 2002-2004. Laurea degree (5-year progam), February 2004, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Analisi di tecniche di modulazione per reti wireless ad hoc: impatto di fading ed interferenza internodale" (Analysis of Modulation Techniques for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Impact of Fading and Inter-Node Interference).

Riccardo Pighi, 2002. Laurea degree (5-year program), December 2002, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Thesis title: "Riduzione degli effetti del rumore nei sistemi di memorizzazione mediante tecniche di predizione lineare" (Reduction of Noise Effects in Storage Systems with Linear Prediction Techniques). Received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Parma, 2006 (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Research topic: storage and wired communication systems.

Elena Aina, 2000-2001. Laurea degree (5-year program), April 2001, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Thesis title: "Progetto di codici turbo seriali per trasmissione su canali con interferenza intersimbolica ed analisi delle loro prestazioni" (Design and Performance Analysis of Serial Turbo Codes for Transmission over Inter-Symbol Interference Channels). First employer: Hewlett-Packard, Milan, Italy.

Gianluca Grandi, 1999-2000. Laurea degree (5-year program), July 2000, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Thesis title: "Progetto ed analisi delle prestazioni di schemi di decodifica iterativa non coerente per modulazioni ad elevata efficienza spettrale" (Design and Performance Analysis of Noncoherent Iterative Detection Schemes for Modulations with High Spectral Efficiency). First employer: Selta, Piacenza, Italy.

Massimo Bertinelli, 1999-2000. Laurea degree (5-year program), December 1999, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Thesis title: "Tecniche di riduzione di complessità per algoritmi di rivelazione sul simbolo a minima probabilità d'errore e loro applicazioni alla decodifica iterativa" (Complexity Reduction Techniques for Minimum Symbol A Posteriori Probability Detection Algorithms and Their Applications to Iterative Decoding). Received a Ph.D. from the University of Parma in March 2003. First employer: Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland.

First-level (3-year) "Laurea" Students [37]

Andrea Benassi, 2016, First-Level Laurea degree, December 2016, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Design and Development of a BLE System for Proximity-based Applications" (Progettazione e Sviluppo di un sistema BLE per applicazioni di prossimità).

Alessandro Manfredi, 2016, First-Level Laurea degree, October 2016, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Design and implementation of a real-time telemetry system for competition vehicles" (in English) (Progettazione e sviluppo di un sistema di telemetria real-time per veicoli da competizione).

Luca Pala, 2014-2015, First-Level Laurea degree, October 2015, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "WiFi network management" (Gestione di reti WiFi). Based on a 3-month internship at Guglielmo, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Pietro Acinapura, 2013-2015, First-Level Laurea degree, July 2015, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Performance analysis "Irresponsibile" reactive routing protocols for ad-hoc wireless networks" (in English).

Alberto Zanafredi, 2014, First-Level Laurea degree, October 2014, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Software defined networking: wireless applications and source-based switching" (in Italian). 3-month internship at Guglielmo, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Mattia Antonini, 2013-2014, First-Level Laurea degree, October 2014 University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Service discovery efficiente, basata su IP multicast, per reti di comunicazione Internet of Things a passi multipli" (Lightweight IP multicast-based service discovery in multi-hop Internet of Things communication networks).

Nicola Errichiello, 2013-2014, First-Level Laurea degree, July 2014, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Localizzazione indoor: bluetooth o WiFi?" (Indoor localization: bluetooth or WiFi?).

Francesco Sicuro, 2013-2014, First-Level Laurea degree, February 2014, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Software-defined Networking" (in Italian). 3-month internship at Guglielmo, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Simone Riccardi, 2013, First-Level Laurea degree, October 2013, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Il protocollo multipath TCP" (The multipath TCP protocol).

Valentina Cosseddu, 2012-2013, First-Level Laurea degree, July 2013, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Sistemi ATC (Air Traffic Control): sistemi di sicurezza areonautici sul controllo del traffico aereo" (ATC (Air Traffic Control) systems: aeronautical security systems for the control of air traffic).

Valentina Vaiti, 2011-2013, First-Level Laurea degree, March 2013, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Classificazione di protocolli di livello MAC a basso consumo energetico per Internet delle cose" (Classification of low-energy consumption MAC protocols in Internet of Things).

Luca Falavigna, 2012-2013, First-Level Laurea degree, March 2013, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Studio e valutazione di algoritmi di vertical handover" (Study and evaluation of vertical handover algorithms).

Riccardo Bosi, 2012-2013, First-Level Laurea degree, March 2013, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Reti intra-veicolari wireless di sensori" (Intra-vehicular wireless sensor networks).

Antonio Marini, 2012-2013, First-Level Laurea degree, March 2013, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Protocolli ed applicazioni in reti inter-veicolari" (Protocols and applications in inter-vehicular networks).

Emir Imamovic, 2012-2013, First-Level Laurea degree, March 2013, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Analisi delle prestazioni del protocollo di instradamento RPL con nodi mobili" (Performance analysis of RPL routing protocol with mobile nodes).

Antonio Scarlino, 2012-2013, First-Level Laurea degree, March 2013, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Realizzazione di una rete wireless di sensori basata su Bluetooth 4.0" (Implementation of a Bluetooth 4.0-based wireless sensor network). Internship at DQuid, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Yannick Yogoua Ndawa, 2012-2013, First-Level Laurea degree, March 2013, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Analisi simulative delle prestazioni di reti LTE" (Simulation-based performance analysis of LTE networks).

Matteo Marenghi, 2012-2013, First-Level Laurea degree, February 2013, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Stima della posizione tramite segnali UWB" (UWB-based position estimate).

Antonio Cilfone, 2011-2012, First-Level Laurea degree, December 2012, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Analisi simulativa di handover verticale e offload in reti eterogenee LTE-WiFi" (Simulation analysis of vertical handover and offloading in LTE-WiFi heterogeneous networks).

Gabriele Ferrari, 2012, First-Level Laurea degree, October 2012, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Analysis and optimization of http communications for mobile applications" (in English).

Mattia Bertacchini, 2011-2012, First-Level Laurea degree, March 2012, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Lo standard Wi-Fi Direct: principi di funzionamento e realizzazione Android" (Wi-Fi Direct Standard: operating principles and Android implementation).

Luca Scalzotto, 2011-2012, First-Level Laurea degree, February 2012, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Progetto e analisi di un algoritmo di localizzazione ibrido GPS/RSSI e sue applicazione a VANET" (Design and analysis of a hybrid GPS/RSSI localization algorithm and its applications to VANETs).

Vincenzo D'Alesio, 2011-2012, First-Level Laurea degree, February 2012, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Sistemi cellulari LTE con femtocelle" (LTE cellular systems with femtocells).

Alice Michelotti, 2011, First-Level Laurea degree, July 2011, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Meccanismi di sicurezza per comunicazioni broadcast nelle VANET" (Security mechanisms for broadcast communications in VANETs).

Gian Clemente Ciletti, 2010-2011, First-Level Laurea degree, March 2011, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Applicazione di reti di sensori senza fili per il monitoraggio animale" (Wireless sensor network applications for animal monitoring").

Davide Alinovi, 2010, First-Level Laurea degree, December 2010, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Thesis title: "Rilevazione e misura di periodicità per applicazioni a segnali biomedici" (Detection and measurement of periodocity and application to biomedical signals).

Simone Belloli, 2010, First-Level Laurea degree, October 2010, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Thesis title: "Smart-grid e reti di sensori wireless" (Smart grid and wireless sensor networks).

Sara Giannetti, 2009-2010, First-Level Laurea degree, February 2010, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Thesis title: "Applicazioni di tecniche ICT in sistemi di illuminazione pubblica di nuova generazione" (Application of ICT techniques in next generation public illumination systems).

Riccardo Ghidoni, 2009-2010, First-Level Laurea degree, February 2010, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Algoritmi di localizzazione in reti UWB" (Localization algorithms in UWB networks).

Andrea Gorrieri, 2009-2010, First-Level Laurea degree, February 2010, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Un algoritmo di handover verticale con criterio di selezione basato su banda e potenza" (A vertical handover algorithm with a selection criterion based on bandwidth and power).

Alessandro Ugolini, 2009, First-Level Laurea degree, December 2009, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Tecniche di elaborazione a bassa complessità per localizzazione bidimensionale di sorgenti audio" (Low-complexity processing techniques for bidimensional localization of audio sources).

Antonino Gervasi, 2008-2009, First-Level Laurea degree, December 2009, University of Parma, Italy (Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Raheli). Thesis title: "Studio e realizzazione di un algoritmo per la rilevazione e la misura di periodicità di segnali" (Study and implementation of an algorithm for the detection and measurement of signals' periodicity).

Marco Rinaudo, 2008, First-Level Laurea degree, December 2008, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Analisi e simulazione di LAN complesse utilizzanti i protocolli di HSRP ed STP" (Analysis and simulation of complex LANs using the HSRP and STP).

Roberto Mereu, 2008, First-Level Laurea degree, December 2008, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Un algoritmo per la gestione adattativa ed energeticamente efficiente di una rete wireless di sensori" (An algorithm for adapative and energetically efficient management of a wireless sensor network).

Francesco Saverio Aceto, First-Level Laurea degree, July 2007, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Analisi ed ottimizzazione, per via simulativa, di reti wireless Zigbee con comunicazioni a passi multipli" (Analysis and optimization, through simulations, of wireless Zigbee networks with multi-hop communications).

Marco Zamboni, 2005, First-Level Laurea degree, September 2005, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Tempo di vita dei collegamenti in reti wireless ad hoc: impatto della mobilità" (Links Lifetime in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Impact of Mobility).

Matteo Marastoni, 2004, First-Level Laurea Degree, September 2004, University of Parma, Italy. Thesis title: "Sicurezza a livello fisico nelle reti wireless: valutazione delle prestazioni di un sistema 802.11b modificato" (Physical Level Security in Wireless Networks: Performance Evaluation for a Modified 802.11b System). As of December 2005, he is pursuing a second-level Laurea degree (2 supplementary years) at the University of Parma, Italy.