Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering
Office Phone: +1 508 289 3231
WHOI Mailing Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050
PhD in Information Engineering at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
Bachelor Degree in Information Engineering at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
Master Degree in Telecommunication Engineering at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
Underwater acoustics, wireless sensor networks, communication protocols, performance evaluation, dynamic programming, machine learning, and convex optimization.
I have studied the statistical characterization of the underwater acoustic (UWA) channel and its impact on communication systems and networking protocols. In particular, I have been focusing on the problem of reliability in time-varying UWA channel conditions, which lead me to the performance evaluation of adaptive communication techniques, such as Adaptive Modulation and Coding, and Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest in the UWA context.
At the moment, I am interested in designing energy-efficient transmission policies with minimum throughput constraints, and optimal adaptive sampling strategies. In addition, I am investigating the communication patterns used by pilot whales in different contexts. Please, refer to my personal webpage above to download my papers and their citations.
2013, (2 years), ONR Postdoctoral fellowship: Special Research Awards in Ocean Acoustics Program.
2012, Outstanding reviewer for IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.
2012, (1 year), post-doctoral fellowship from University of Padova.
2011, (6 months), ‘Aldo Gini’ fellowship for conducting research abroad.
2009, (3 months), research fellowship from NATO Undersea Research Center (NURC).
2009, (3 years), PhD fellowship from the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR).
2008, ‘Toni Mian’ Prize for the best Master thesis at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova.
2003, ‘Carlo Bocchi’ Prize for merits during high school.
Italian (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (scholastic).