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 wireless communications as a member of the Wireless Networking group.
I have been cofounder, board member since its birth and current chair of EvAAL, which in its fifth year (2015) merged its localisation competition with the IPIN (Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation) conference. I have organised the EvAAL competitions since 2011 and the IPIN competitions from 2104 to 2017.
I was Italian representative in the European COST action 285 and I have participated in several European funded research projects as member and task leader.
My research interests include communications protocols, wireless communications, Internet technology, 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.