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 have chaired the tenth edition of the IPIN conference and the associated sixth edition of the IPIN competition in 2019. I have been a member of the IPIN steering board since 2019. I am chairing the 2020 IPIN competition in Bejing.
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 have included communications protocols, specifically satellite and terrestrial wireless; Internet technology, specifically TCP on wireless channels; simulation of communications systems. Currently they include RSS-based indoor localisation, interoperability and 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.