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Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Architettura,
Parco Area delle Scienze 181/A
43124, Parma, Italy
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Telephone

+39 0521 90 5754

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+39 0521 90 5758

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Short Biography

Alessandro Ugolini was born in Parma, Italy, in 1987. He received the Master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering (cum laude) from the University of Parma in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree in Information Technology from the same University in 2016. In 2012 he was awarded a National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) scholarship and a research grant funded by the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione (DII), University of Parma, for the study of synchronization algorithms for spectrally efficient systems. In 2016 he has been a postdoctoral researcher at the DII. From April to June 2017 he has been visiting researcher in the Communication and Antenna Systems division at Chalmers University of Technology. From December 2017 to January 2018 he has been visiting researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust of the University of Luxembourg.

Since 2017 he is a Researcher at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Architettura (DIA) of the University of Parma, in the SPADiC Lab research group.

His main research interests include digital communications, applied information theory and synchronization. He has participated in several research projects funded by the European Space Agency (ESA-ESTEC).

Publications

Ph.D. thesis

A. Ugolini, "Physical and MAC layer techniques for next generation satellite communications," January 2016.

Journals

  1. A. Ugolini, G. Colavolpe, M. Angelone, A. Vanelli-Coralli, and A. Ginesi, "Capacity of interference exploitation schemes in multibeam satellite systems," IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electron. Syst., in press.

  2. A. Guidotti, A. Vanelli-Coralli, M. Conti, S. Andrenacci, S. Chatzinotas, N. Maturo, A. Awoseyila, A. Ugolini, T. Foggi, L. Gaudio, N. Alagha, and S. Cioni, "Architectures and key technical challenges for 5G systems incorporating satellites," IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 2624-2639, March 2019.

  3. S. Buzzi, C. D'Andrea, T. Foggi, A. Ugolini, and G. Colavolpe, "Single-carrier modulation versus OFDM for millimeter-wave wireless MIMO," IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 1335-1348, March 2018.

  4. A. Ugolini, G. Montorsi, and G. Colavolpe, "Next generation high-rate telemetry," IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 327-337, February 2018.

  5. C. Kourogiorgas, D. Tarchi, A. Ugolini, N. Lyras, P.-D. Arapoglou, A.D. Panagopoulos, G. Colavolpe, and A. Vanelli-Coralli, "Capacity statistics evaluation for next generation broadband MEO satellite systems," IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electron. Syst., vol. 53, no. 5, pp. 2344-2358, October 2017.

  6. G. Colavolpe, A. Modenini, A. Piemontese, and A. Ugolini, "Multiuser detection in multibeam satellite systems: theoretical analysis and practical schemes," IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 945-955, February 2017.

  7. A. Modenini, A. Ugolini, A. Piemontese, and G. Colavolpe, "On the use of multiple satellites to improve the spectral efficiency of broadcast transmissions," IEEE Trans. Broadcast., vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 590-602, December 2015.

  8. A. Ugolini, A. Modenini, G. Colavolpe, V. Mignone, and A. Morello, "Advanced techniques for spectrally efficient DVB-S2X systems," Intern. J. of Sat. Commun. and Network., vol. 34, pp. 609-623, September/October 2016. Published online September 2015, invited paper.

  9. S. Cioni, G. Colavolpe, V. Mignone, A. Modenini, A. Morello, M. Ricciulli, A. Ugolini, and Y. Zanettini, "Transmission parameters optimization and receiver architectures for DVB-S2X systems," Intern. J. of Sat. Commun. and Network., vol. 34, pp. 337–350, May/June 2016. Published online June 2015, invited paper.

  10. P. Banelli, S. Buzzi, G. Colavolpe, A. Modenini, F. Rusek, and A. Ugolini, "Modulation formats and waveforms for 5G networks: who will be the heir of OFDM?," IEEE Sig. Proc. Mag., vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 80-93, November 2014.

  11. G. Colavolpe, T. Foggi, A. Ugolini, J. Lizarraga, S. Cioni, and A. Ginesi, "A highly efficient receiver for satellite-based automatic identification system signal detection," Intern. J. of Sat. Commun. and Network., vol. 34, pp. 57-73, January/February 2016. Published online October 2014.

Conferences

  1. A. Ugolini, A. Piemontese, T. Eriksson, and C. Du, "Design of spiral constellations for phase noise channels," in Proc. IEEE Wireless Commun. and Network. Conf. (WCNC 2019), Marrakech, Morocco, April 2019.

  2. P. Banelli, G. Colavolpe, L. Rugini, and A. Ugolini, "Spectral efficiency of multicarrier schemes for 5G," in Proc. 26th Intern. Conf. on Telecommun. (ICT 2019), Hanoi, Vietnam, April 2019.

  3. A. Ugolini, G. Colavolpe, and A. Vanelli-Coralli, "A system level approach to the application of multiuser detection in multibeam satellite systems," in Proc. 14th Intern. Symposium on Wireless Commun. Systems (ISWCS 2017), Bologna, Italy, August 2017, pp. 66-71.

  4. C. Kourogiorgas, D. Tarchi, A. Ugolini, P.-D. Arapoglou, A.D. Panagopoulos, G. Colavolpe, and A. Vanelli-Coralli, "Performance evaluation of DVB-S2X based MEO satellite networks operating at Q band," in Proc. IEEE Global Telecommun. Conf. (GLOBECOM 2016), Washington, DC, USA, December 2016.

  5. A. Ugolini, Y. Zanettini, A. Piemontese, G. Colavolpe, and A. Vanelli-Coralli, "Efficient satellite systems based on interference management and exploitation," in Proc. Asilomar Conf. Signals, Systems, Comp. (ASILOMAR 2016), Pacific Grove, CA, USA, November 2016, pp. 492-496, invited paper.

  6. C. Kourogiorgas, D. Tarchi, A. Ugolini, P.-D. Arapoglou, A.D. Panagopoulos, G. Colavolpe, and A. Vanelli-Coralli, "System capacity evaluation of DVB-S2X based Medium Earth Orbit satellite network operating at Ka band," in Proc. 8th Advanced Satell. Multim. Syst. Conf. and 14th Signal Proc. for Space Commun. Workshop (ASMS/SPSC 2016), Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 2016.

  7. A. Ugolini, M. Ricciulli, Y. Zanettini, and G. Colavolpe, "Advanced transceiver schemes for next generation high rate telemetry," in Proc. 8th Advanced Satell. Multim. Syst. Conf. and 14th Signal Proc. for Space Commun. Workshop (ASMS/SPSC 2016), Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 2016.

  8. S. Buzzi, C. D'Andrea, T. Foggi, A. Ugolini, and G. Colavolpe, "Spectral efficiency of MIMO millimeter-wave links with single-carrier modulation for 5G networks," in Proc. 20th Intern. ITG Work. on Smart Antennas (WSA 2016), Munich, Germany, March 2016, pp. 24-31.

  9. G. Colavolpe, A. Modenini, A. Piemontese, and A. Ugolini, "Multiuser detection in multibeam satellite systems: theoretical analysis and practical schemes," in Proc. IEEE Intern. Work. on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Commun. (SPAWC 2015), Stockholm, Sweden, June-July 2015, pp. 525-529, invited paper.

  10. G. Colavolpe, A. Modenini, A. Piemontese, and A. Ugolini, "On the application of multiuser detection in multibeam satellite systems," in Proc. IEEE Intern. Conf. Commun. (ICC 2015), London, UK, June 2015, pp. 898-902.

  11. A. Ugolini, A. Piemontese, A. Modenini, and G. Colavolpe, "On the use of multiple satellites to improve the spectral efficiency of broadcast transmissions," in Proc. 7th Advanced Satell. Multim. Syst. Conf. and 13th Signal Proc. for Space Commun. Workshop (ASMS/SPSC 2014), Livorno, Italy, September 2014, pp. 218-225.

  12. A. Ugolini, A. Modenini, G. Colavolpe, G. Picchi, V. Mignone, and A. Morello, "Advanced techniques for spectrally efficient DVB-S2X systems," in Proc. 7th Advanced Satell. Multim. Syst. Conf. and 13th Signal Proc. for Space Commun. Workshop (ASMS/SPSC 2014), Livorno, Italy, September 2014, pp. 158-164.

  13. G. Colavolpe, T. Foggi, A. Ugolini, J. Lizarraga, S. Cioni, and A. Ginesi, "A highly efficient receiver for satellite-based automatic identification system signal detection," in Proc. 7th Advanced Satell. Multim. Syst. Conf. and 13th Signal Proc. for Space Commun. Workshop (ASMS/SPSC 2014), Livorno, Italy, September 2014, pp. 120-127.

Patents

  1. G. Colavolpe, T. Foggi, A. Ugolini, J. Lizarraga, S. Cioni, and A. Ginesi, "Receiving method and receiver for satellite-based automatic identification system," assigned to ESA-ESTEC, The Netherlands. International patent application n. PCT/EP2014/051273, January 2014.

Book chapters

  1. P. Banelli, G. Colavolpe, L. Rugini, and A. Ugolini, "Waveform design," in Information Theoretic Perspectives on 5G Systems and Beyond, Edited by I. Maric, S. Shamai, and O. Simeone, Cambridge University Press, to appear.

  2. P. Banelli, G. Colavolpe, L. Rugini, and A. Ugolini, "Post-OFDM modulations for 5G and beyond," Chapter 9 in 5G Italy White eBook: from Research to Market, Edited by M. Ajmone Marsan, N. Blefari Melazzi, and S. Buzzi. December 2018.

  3. S. Buzzi, A. Ugolini, A. Zappone, and G. Colavolpe, "Candidate modulation schemes and waveforms for 5G networks," Chapter 1 in Signal Processing for 5G: Algorithms and Implementations, Edited by F.-L. Luo and C. J. Zhang. John Wiley & Sons, October 2016.

Teaching Activity

Academic Year 2018/2019

Sistemi e comunicazioni digitali (1 modulo)

Elaborazione numerica dei segnali

Academic Year 2017/2018

Sistemi e comunicazioni digitali (1 modulo)