Marco Chiani

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Marco Chiani was born in Rimini, Italy, in April 1964. He received the Dr. Ing. degree (magna cum laude) in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Computer Science from the University of Bologna in 1989 and 1993, respectively. Dr. Chiani is a Full Professor at the II Engineering Faculty, University of Bologna, Italy, where he is the Chair in Telecommunication. During the summer of 2001 he was a Visiting Scientist at AT&T Research Laboratories in Middletown, NJ. He is a frequent visitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he presently holds a Research Affiliate appointment.

Dr. Chiani’s research interests include wireless communication systems, MIMO systems, wireless multimedia, low density parity check codes (LDPCC) and UWB. He is leading the research unit of CNIT/University of Bologna on Joint Source and Channel Coding for wireless video and is a consultant to the European Space Agency (ESA-ESOC) for the design and evaluation of error correcting codes based on LDPCC for space CCSDS applications.

Dr. Chiani has chaired, organized sessions and served on the Technical Program Committees at several IEEE International Conferences. He was Co-Chair of the Wireless Communications Symposium at ICC 2004. In January 2006 he received the ICNEWS award “For Fundamental Contributions to the Theory and Practice of Wireless Communications”. He is the past chair (2002-2004) of the Radio Communications Committee of the IEEE Communication Society and past Editor of Wireless Communication (2000-2007) for the IEEE Transactions on Communications.