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Piero Castoldi

Piero Castoldi
Center of Excellence for Information and Communication Engineering
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Piazza Martiri della Liberta', 33
Pisa, Italy 56124

Ph.D: Information Engineering, University of Parma, 1996

Thesis: New implementations of optimal detectors for mobile radio communications and relevant complexity reduction techniques

Postdoc at Princeton: 1996 - 1997

Advisor: Hisashi Kobayashi

Biography

Piero Castoldi is an Associate Professor in Telecommunication at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa (Italy). He is also Director of the National Photonic Networks Laboratory of the Interuniversitary Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) in Pisa (Italy).

He is currently involved in research and teaching in the areas of telecommunication networks teletraffic engineering, and their applications to optical and wireless networking. Previously he has worked on statistical signal processing, detection theory for mobile radio networks. He got is Laurea Degree (cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Information Engineering from the University of Parma (Italy) in 1996. In 1996 and 1997 he was a post-doc at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Princeton University where he was also hosted in the summers of 1999 and 2000. From 1997 until joining Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in 2001, he was Assistant Professor at the University of Parma (Italy). He has also held a visiting appointment at the University of Texas at Dallas in January and February 2002.

Piero Castoldi is an IEEE Member and a Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is author of more than 80 technical papers published in international journals and conference proceedings. He is also single-author of the book "Multiuser Detection in CDMA Mobile Terminals" published by Artech House.