Andrea Conti received the Laurea (summa cum laude) in telecommunications engineering and the Ph.D. in electronic engineering and computer science from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1997 and 2001, respectively.
He is a Professor and founding director of the Wireless Communication and Localization Networks Laboratory at the University of Ferrara, Italy. Prior to joining the University of Ferrara, he was with CNIT and IEIIT-CNR.
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 communication and localization. His current research topics include network localization and navigation, distributed sensing, adaptive diversity communications, and quantum information science.
He has served as editor for IEEE journals and chaired international conferences. He was elected Chair of the IEEE Communications Society’s Radio Communications Technical Committee and is Co-founder of the IEEE Quantum Communications & Information Technology Emerging Technical Subcommittee. He received the HTE Puskás Tivadar Medal, the IEEE Communications Society’s Fred W. Ellersick Prize, and the IEEE Communications Society’s Stephen O. Rice Prize in the field of Communications Theory. He is an elected Fellow of the IET and a member of Sigma Xi. He has been selected as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.