Alberto Zanella, Senior Researcher
CNR IEIIT - Wireless Communication Systems Group

IEIIT-CNR, Bologna unit
V.le del Risorgimento 2, Bologna 40136, Italy
Tel.: +39 051 209 3882
Fax: +39 051 209 3540

Alberto Zanella, Territorial Site Coordinator since January 2012, was born in Ferrara (Italy) on December 23, 1971. He received the MS. degree (with honors) in Elecronic Engineering from the University of Ferrara, Italy, in 1996, and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Bologna in 2000. In 2001 he joined the CNR, working, as a researcher, at CSITE (now section of IEIIT-CNR) and, since 2006, as senior researcher.

His research interests include multiple-input multiple-output systems, adaptive antennas, connectivity models for decentralized wireless systems, mobile radio systems.
He has been participating to several national and international projects and published about 70 international publications and conference communications.
He served as work package leader in NEWCOM, the Network of Excellence in wireless communications (funded by European Union within the IST sixth framework). Currently, he is work package leader in NEWCOM++ (IST seventh framework).
He was co-recipient of the Best Student Paper Award of the conference IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (IEEE IWWAN) in 2006, of the Communications Theory Best Paper Award of the IEEE Intern. Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC) in 2008 and of the Best Paper Award of the Conference IEEE Intern. Conf. on Ultra Modern Comm. (ICUMT) in 2009. The paper entitled On the Marginal Distribution of the Eigenvalues of Wishart Matrices, published on IEEE Transactions on Communications (2009) and authored with Marco Chiani and Moe Z. Win was cited in the book Hightlights CNR 2008/2009.
With Alain Sibille and Claude Oestges, is editor of the book MIMO: from theory to implementation, published by Elsevier in 2010.
He was Technical Co-Chair of the PHY track of the IEEE conference WCNC 2009 and of the Wireless Communications Symposium (WCS) of IEEE Globecom 2009. He was in the Technical Program Committee of about 40 IEEE international conferences, including ICC, Globecom, WCNC, PIMRC, and VTC.
Since 2003, he serves as Editor for Wireless Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communications.

Since 2001 he has the appointment of Adjunt Professor of Electrical Communication (2001 - 2005), Telecommunication Systems (2002), Multimedia Communication Systems (2006 - present) at the University of Bologna.