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Andrea Abrardo

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Andrea Abrardo received the M.E. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Florence, Italy, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree in communications systems for medical care applications in 1998.,In 1998, he joined the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Siena, Italy, as Assistant Professor. He is currently an Associate Professor of Digital Communication and 5G Technologies at the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Siena. His research interests include 5G wireless communication systems, wireless sensor network, and signal processing. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Transactions Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. He is currently coordinating the CNIT (National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications) activity within the 5G trials in the area of Milan, Italy, collaborating with Vodafone Italia, and he is currently serving as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

Andrea Alú

Andrea Alù is the Founding Director of the Photonics Initiative at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center. He is also the Einstein Professor of Physics at the CUNY Graduate Center, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the City College of New York, and Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Scientist at the University of Texas at Austin. He received the Laurea, MS and PhD degrees from the University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, respectively in 2001, 2003 and 2007. After spending one year as a postdoctoral research fellow at UPenn, in 2009 he joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin, where he was the Temple Foundation Endowed Professor until 2018. His current research interests span over a broad range of areas, including metamaterials and plasmonics, electromagnetics, optics and nanophotonics, acoustics, scattering, nanocircuits and nanostructures, miniaturized antennas and nanoantennas, RF antennas and circuits. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, AAAS, IEEE, OSA, APS and SPIE, a Highly Cited Researcher since 2017, a five times Blavatnik awardee and a Simons Investigator in Physics. He has received several awards for his scientific work, including the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu award (2020), the NSF Alan T. Waterman award (2015), the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship from DoD (2019), the ICO Prize in Optics (2016), the OSA Adolph Lomb Medal (2013), and the URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal (2011).

Bruno Biscontini

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Bruno Biscontini was born in Gualdo Tadino, Italy on 1976. After the Laurea Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Perugia - Italy, he got PhD with Honor from the Munich University of Technology (TUM). From 2002 to 2006 he worked as research scientist and assistant professor at TUM following several research paths on electromagnetic field theory, antennas and grid computing applied to electromagnetics.
Since 2006 he joined the telecommunications industry covering several positions and roles. Since 2011 he is with Huawei actually in the position of Director of RF System Engineering and Chief AAS Architect at Huawei RC. He is also elected chairman of Next Generation Mobile communications Networks (NGMN) BASTA Active antenna group.
Bruno is author and co-author of more than 25 publications in conference, journals and books, and more than 40 patents. For his PhD thesis he was awarded from the TUM with the “Dr. Spinner Price” and from IEEE - as young scientist - for his work on Grid computing for electromagnetics.

Davide Dardari


Davide Dardari(Senior Member, IEEE) received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering and computer science from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1993 and 1998, respectively. Currently he is an Associate Professor with the University of Bologna, Italy. Since 2005, he has been a Research Affiliate with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
His interests include on wireless communications, localization techniques and distributed signal processing. He has authored or coauthored more than 250 technical papers and played several important roles in various National and European Projects. He was the recipient of the the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society’s M. Barry Carlton Award (2011) and the IEEE Communications Society’s Fred W. Ellersick Prize (2012).
He was the Chair for the Radio Communications Committee and Distinguished Lecturer (2018–2019) of the IEEE Communication Society. He was CoGeneral Chair of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband and Co-Organizer of the IEEE International Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN) - ICC 2013–2016 editions. He was also
TPC Chair of IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2018), TPC Co-Chair of the Wireless Communications Symposium of the 2007/2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, and TPC Co-Chair of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband. He was an Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS from 2006 to 2012 and as Guest Editor for several journals.

Marco di Renzo

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Marco Di Renzo was born in L’Aquila, Italy, in 1978. He received the Laurea (cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of L’Aquila, Italy, in 2003 and 2007, respectively, and the Habilitation a Diriger des Recherches (Doctor of Science) degree from University of Paris-Sud, France, in 2013.,Since 2010, he has been with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), where he is currently a CNRS Research Director (CNRS Professor) with the Laboratory of Signals and Systems (L2S), University of Paris-Saclay–CNRS and CentraleSupelec, Paris, France. He is also a Nokia Foundation Visiting Professor with Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, and a Honorary Professor with the University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia.,Dr. Di Renzo was a recipient of several awards, including the 2013 IEEE-COMSOC Best Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, the 2013 NoE-NEWCOM# Best Paper Award, the 2014–2015 Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, the 2015 IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Best System Paper Award, the 2015 CNRS Award for Excellence in Research and Ph.D. Supervision, the 2016 MSCA Global Fellowship (declined), the 2017 SEE-IEEE Alain Glavieux Award, the 2018 IEEE-COMSOC Young Professional in Academia Award, and eight best paper awards at IEEE conferences (the 2012 and 2014 IEEE CAMAD, 2013 IEEE VTC-Fall, 2014 IEEE ATC, 2015 IEEE ComManTel, 2017 IEEE SigTelCom, EAI 2018 INISCOM, and IEEE ICC 2019). He serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Communications Letters. He has served as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and the IEEE Communications Letters and the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Communications Letters. He is also a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and the IEEE Communications Society. He is a Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science).

Vittorio Degli Esposti


VITTORIO DEGLI ESPOSTI (M'94-SM’2016) is an Associate Professor at the “Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e dell’Informazione” (DEI) of the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna. He is qualified (Abilitazione S.N.) as Full Professor.
From January 2015 to December 2016 he’s been Director of Research at Polaris Wireless Inc., Mountain View, California, USA.
He has been Adjunct Professor at Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University), and Tongji University, Shanghai, in 2006 and 2013, respectively, and Post-Doc Researcher in 1998 at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York (now NYU Polytechnic) in the group led by Professor H. L. Bertoni.
He is elected Chair of the Propagation Working Group of the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EuRAAP). He has been Vice-Chair of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), editions 2010 and 2011, Short-Courses and Workshops Chair of the 2015 edition, Invited Speaker at EuCAP 2014, invited Speaker at International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP) 2020 and Short-Courses Chair of the European Conference on Networks and Communications, (EuCNC) 2020.
He has been founder and lecturer of the biennial Courses for PhD students and Researchers “Short range radio propagation: theory, models and future applications” and “Mobile Radio Propagation for 5G and Beyond" of the European School of Antennas (
He is author or co-author of over 140 peer-reviewed technical papers and co-inventor of 7 international patents in the fields of applied electromagnetics, radio propagation and wireless systems. He is Senior Member of the IEEE, Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and Associate Editor of the journals Radio Science and IEEE Access.

George Eleftheriades


George V. Eleftheriades (Fellow, IEEE) received the Diploma degree in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, in 1989 and 1993, respectively. From 1994 to 1997, he was with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, ON, Canada, where he holds the Velma M. Rogers Graham Chair in Nano- and Micro-Structured Electromagnetic Materials. Previously, he held the Tier-1 Canada Research Chair of Microstructures and Nanostructured Metamaterials, from 2005 to 2019. He is a recognized international authority and pioneer in the area of metamaterials and metasurfaces. These are man-made materials which have electromagnetic properties not found in nature. He introduced a method for synthesizing metamaterials using loaded transmission lines. Together with his graduate students, he provided the first experimental evidence of imaging beyond the diffraction limit and pioneered several novel antennas and microwave components using these transmission-line-based metamaterials. His research has impacted the field by demonstrating the unique electromagnetic properties of metamaterials and metasurfaces; used in lenses, antennas, and other microwave and optical components to drive innovation in fields, such as wireless and satellite communications, defense, medical imaging, microscopy, and automotive radar. Presently, he is leading a group of graduate students and researchers in the areas of electromagnetic and optical metasurfaces, antennas and components for broadband wireless communications, novel antenna beam-steering techniques, far-field super-resolution imaging, radars, plasmonic and nanoscale optical components, and fundamental electromagnetic theory.,He served as a member for the IEEE AP-Society Administrative Committee (AdCom), from 2007 to 2012, and was an IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer, from 2004 to 2009. Papers that he coauthored have received numerous awards, such as the 2009 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Propagation Letters, twice the R. W. P. King Best Paper Award from the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, in 2008 and 2012, and the 2014 Piergiorgio Uslenghi Best Paper Award from the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. He received the Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award and the University of Toronto’s Gordon Slemon Award, in 2001. In 2004, he received an E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2018, he received the Research Leader Award from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto. He was a recipient of the 2008 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Technical Field Award, the 2015 IEEE John Kraus Antenna Award, and the 2019 IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation Distinguished Achievement Award. He served as the General Chair of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation held in Toronto, ON, Canada. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (AP).

Roberto Flamini


Roberto Flamini is a Principal Antenna Design Engineer in Huawei Italy Research Center, currently working on microwave and millimeter-wave technologies for wireless communications.

He has more than 12 years of experience in the Radio Frequency industry, spent in Communication, Automotive and Defense industries.

Roberto Flamini graduated from the University of Roma La Sapienza, with a Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering.

He is currently member of the IEEE AP-S Industrial Initiatives Committee (IIC) and member of ETSI ISG (Industry Specification Group) on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS).

Vicenzo Galdi


V. Galdi (Senior Member, IEEE) received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Salerno, Italy, in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Napoli, Italy, in 1999. Since 2018, he has been a Full Professor at the University of Salerno. His current research interests include ICT application to power systems, power management and energy efficiency in transportation systems, smart grids, energy storage systems, and ITS.

Geoffroy Lerosey


Geoffroy Lerosey ( is the cofounder and inventor of the concepts behind Greenerwave, Paris, 75002, France, where he is on leave from academia as chief scientist of the company. His research interests include metamaterials and metasurfaces, time reversal and signal processing, subwavelength imaging and focusing techniques, and wavefront shaping.

Enrica Martini


Enrica MARTINI (S’98-M’02-SM’13) was born in Spilimbergo (PN), Italy, in 1973. In 1998, she received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in telecommunication engineering from the University of Florence, Italy, where she worked under a one-year research grant from the Alenia Aerospazio Company, Rome, Italy, until 1999. In 2002, she received the PhD degree in informatics and telecommunications from the University of Florence and the Ph.D. degree in electronics from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, under joint supervision. In 2002, she was appointed Research Associate at the University of Siena, Italy. In 2005, she received the Hans Christian Ørsted Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, and she joined the Electromagnetic Systems Section of the Ørsted, DTU Department until 2007. From 2007 to 2017 she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Siena, Italy. From 2016 to 2018 she was the CEO of the start-up Wave Up Srl, Siena, Italy, that she co-founded in 2012. She is currently assistant professor at the University of Siena, Italy. Dr. Martini was a co-recipient of  the 2016 Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award and of the Best Paper Award in Antenna Design and Applications at the 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation.Her research interests include metasurfaces, metamaterial characterization, electromagnetic scattering, antenna measurements, finite element methods and tropospheric propagation.

Giacomo Oliveri


Giacomo Oliveri (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in telecommunications engineering and the Ph.D. degree in space sciences and engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 2003, 2005, and 2009, respectively.,He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento and a Board Member of the ELEDIA Research Center. He is an Adjunct Professor with CentraleSupélec and a member of the Laboratoire des signaux et systèmes (L2S)@CentraleSupélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. He was a Visiting Researcher with L2S in 2012, 2013, and 2015, an Invited Associate Professor with the University of Paris Sud, France, in 2014, and a Visiting Professor with Université Paris-Saclay in 2016 and 2017. He is an author/coauthor of over 400 peer-reviewed papers on international journals and conferences. His research work is mainly focused on electromagnetic direct and inverse problems, system-by-design and metamaterials, and antenna array synthesis.,Dr. Oliveri serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, the IEEE Journal on Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Techniques, the International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Microwave Processing, and Sensors. He is the Chair of the IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter.

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