Qualifications, Awards and Distinctions

Engineering Degrees

  • PhD, Wireless Communications, Aalborg University, Denmark, 2007
  • Laurea, Electronic Engineering, University of Ferrara, Italy, 2003

Mathematics Degrees

  • MSc, Mathematics, Aalborg University, Denmark, 2010
  • BSc, Mathematics, Aalborg University, Denmark, 2009


  1. FIREMAN (Framework for the Identification of Rare Events via MAchine learning and IoT Networks), Irish Research Council (CHIST-ERA), €149,947, May 2019 – Apr 2022
  2. EDGE postdoc fellowships, Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND, €686,000, 2017-2020
    • IoCT (Internet of Complex Things), co-funded by US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Jul 18 – Jun 20
    • Wireless-SPIne (Wireless Security and Privacy for INtErnet of things), Oct 17 – Sep 20
    • FD-M2Mcomm (Cross-Layer Full-Duplex Design: Potential for Machine-to-Machine Communications), Sep 17 – Aug 20
    • COCODIMM (Complexity and Control of Distributed Massive MIMO), Jul 17 – Jun 20
  3. Complex Systems Science as a General Framework to Model and Analyse Functional Aspects of Wireless Networks, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research & Science Foundation Ireland€77,184, Feb 17 – Feb 18
  4. Addressing the future wireless network capacity scaling trough massive MIMO and millimetre Wave technologies and a user centric networking, Irish Research Council & Nokia Bell Labs Ireland€96,000, Jan 17 – Jan 21
  5. ADEL (Advanced Dynamic spectrum 5G mobile networks Employing Licensed shared access), European Commission€ 271,308, Dec 13 – Nov 16

Prizes & Distinctions

  1. Best Paper Award IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), “Throughput and Coverage for a Mixed Full and Half Duplex Small Cell Network”, by S. Goyal, C. Galiotto, N. Marchetti, S. Panwar, May 2016
  2. Senior Member IEEE, Jul 2015
  3. Best Paper Award International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC), “Adaptive Counting Rule for Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Under Correlated Environments”, by N. Pratas, N. Marchetti, N. Prasad, A. Rodrigues, R. Prasad, Oct 2010
  4. Best Paper Award International Conference on Communications (COMM), “Capacity Limits Introduced by Data Fusion on Cooperative Spectrum Sensing under Correlated Environments”, by N. Pratas, N. Marchetti, A. Rodrigues, R. Prasad, Jun 2010
  5. Best Paper Award European Wireless (EW), “Performance Evaluation of Non-ideal RF Transmitter in LTE/LTE-Advanced Systems”, by C. Galiotto, Y. Huang, N. Marchetti, M. Zorzi, May 2009


  1. Associate Editor, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Aug 2018
  2. Associate Editor, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, May 2017
  3. Guest Editor, Special Issue “Wearable Computing and Communication for e-Health”, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, Oct 2012 (Springer)
  4. Guest Editor, Special Issue “Applied Sciences in Communication Technologies”, Computer Communications, Sep 2010
  5. Guest Editor, Special Issue “Cognitive Radio and Advanced Spectrum Management”, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Nov 2009 (Wiley)
  6. Guest Editor, Special Issue “Wireless Gigabit Technologies”, Journal of Communications, Apr 2009

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