Alberto Tarable, Researcher
CNR IEIIT - Wireless Communication Systems Group

Contacts: Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
10129 Torino, Italy
alberto.tarable [at]
Tel: +39 011 0905415

Alberto Tarable is a researcher at IEIIT-CNR (Institute of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering of the Italian National Research Council). He received his Master Degree and his PhD degree in 1998 and 2002, both from Politecnico di Torino. From 2002 to 2011, he has worked as a research associate in the Communication Group of Politecnico di Torino. He has been visiting scholar in several international universities, among which the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and the University of Cambridge.

His main research topics have encompassed most aspects of the physical-layer design of communications. Particularly, his main achievements are: the design of a low-complexity iterative receiver for MIMO systems, based on linear filtering, which shows very good performance; the analysis and optimization of a randomized protocol for a single-transmitter single-receiver network with an arbitrary number of relays; a hardware architecture for the parallel implementation of the turbo decoder; the design and optimization of an iterative receiver for code-division multiple-access systems.

Dr. Tarable has participated to several projects, funded by public bodies and by private companies, among which the most important are:

  • Wimagic: a European project involving both universities and companies from all over Europe, aiming at influencing the standardization of the next-generation broadband access networks.
  • DVB-NGH-RAI: a project funded by the public Italian Broadcasting Company (RAI), to study MIMO solutions for the DVB-NGH standard.
  • ADVISE: a project funded by the European Space Agency, with the objective of exploring new solutions for the physical layer of positioning systems like GPS and Galileo.
  • Polito-Ericsson project: a project funded by Ericsson, with the aim of studying iterative receiver solutions for MIMO channels affected by phase noise.

Dr. Tarable is the co-author of several tens of publications in the leading international journals and conferences. He serves as a reviewer for the most important journals in the field of communications, like IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, etc. He has also a wide teaching experience, having taught several courses in many different subjects of telecommunications. He is IEEE Member.