Andrea Conti received the Laurea (summa cum laude) in telecommunications engineering and the Ph.D. in electronic engineer- ing and computer science from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1997 and 2001, respectively.
He is an Associate Professor at the University of Ferrara, Italy. Prior to joining the University of Ferrara, he was with the Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni and with the IEIIT-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche. In Summer 2001, he was with the Wireless Systems Research Department at AT&T Research Laboratories. Since 2003, he has been a frequent visitor to the Wireless Information and Network Sciences Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he presently holds the Research Affiliate appointment. His research interests involve theory and experimentation of wireless systems and networks including network localization, distributed sensing, adaptive diversity communications, and network secrecy. He is recipient of the HTE Puskás Tivadar Medal and co-recipient of the IEEE Communications Society’s Stephen O. Rice Prize in the field of Communications Theory and of the IEEE Communications Society’s Fred W. Ellersick Prize.
Dr. Conti has served as editor for IEEE journals, as well as chaired interna- tional conferences. He has been elected Chair of the IEEE Communications Society’s Radio Communications Technical Committee. He is a co-founder and elected Secretary of the IEEE Quantum Communications & Information Technology Emerging Technical Subcommittee. He is an elected Fellow of the IET and has been selected as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.