I received my electronic engineering degree from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1991. I am a senior researcher at the CNR-ISTI institute in Pisa, Italy, where I have worked since 1989 in the field of satellite communications, fade countermeasure and terrestrial wireless channel modelling as a member of the Wireless Networking group.
I have organised the 2011-2013 EvAAL competitions. I have defined the EvAAL framework, which is the basis for the competitions hosted by IPIN, the Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation international conference. I have organised the IPIN competitions from 2014 to 2017. I am the chair of the tenth edition of the IPIN conference and of the sixth edition of the IPIN competition, both to be held in Pisa, Italy, in 2019.
I have participated in the European COST action 285 as Italian representative and I have participated in several European funded research projects as member and task leader.
My research interests include communications protocols, specifically satellite and terrestrial wireless; Internet technology, specifically TCP on wireless channels, simulation of communications systems, RSS-based indoor localisation, evaluation of indoor localisation systems. I co-authored more than eighty peer-reviewed scientific papers.
I have supervised the use of software licenses in some European projects. I encourage the use of free software licenses in the research community.