Andrea Conti was born in Bologna, Italy, on December 20, 1972. He received the Dr.Ing. degree (with honors) in telecommunications engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering and computer science, both from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1997 and 2001, respectively.

From 1999 to 2002, he joined the Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT) at the Research Unit of Bologna, working on both the experimentation of multimedia services through heterogeneous satellite network and the design of a DSP-based CDMA satellite modem, within the ASI (Italian Space Agency)-CNIT project "Integration of Multimedia Services on Heterogeneous Satellite Networks". In the Summer 2001, he joined the Wireless Section of AT&T Labs-Research, Middletown, NJ, USA, working on the performance of digital telecommunications systems with diversity reception. Since Nov. 2002, he joined the Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni (IEIIT), Research Unit of Bologna, of the National Research Council (CNR) working on the project ''Virtual Immersive Communications''. Within this project an indoor/outdoor localization test-bed based on the integration of wireless sensor networks, GPS and UMTS is under developing. In February 2003, he joined the Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems (LIDS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, of which he is now frequent visitor, working on the performance of adaptive and non-adaptive M-QAM in faded multi-channel reception. In July 2005 he joined the University of Ferrara.

His research interests include wireless communications systems, localization techniques, mobile radio resource management, frequency hopping, coding in faded MIMO channels, non-linear effects in CDMA, WLAN and ad hoc networks, diversity reception techniques, wireless sensor networks and cooperative distributed telemeasurement laboratories.

He is coordinator of activities for national and international projects. He is currently teaching at both the University of Bologna and Ferrara, Italy.

He serve the IEEE as Secretary of the Radio Communications Committee, Associate Editor for the IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2003-2009) and as reviewer for many Transactions/Journals and Conferences, and as TPC member for several Conferences.

He is/has been assistant professor at both University of Ferrara and Bologna for the following courses: Telecommunications Systems, Electrical Communications, Wireless Systems, Telecommunication Laboratory.

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