Short Biography

firefox-gray Marco Di Felice received his Bachelor Degree (summa cum Laude) in Computer Science in 2002, from the University of Bologna, Italy. He received his Master Degree (summa cum Laude) in Computer Science in 2004, from the University of Bologna, Italy. His master thesis addressed the design of distributed protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs). In January 2005 he was a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science, University of Bologna, Italy, under the supervision of Prof. Lorenzo Donatiello and of Prof. Luciano Bononi. From August 2007 to December 2007 and April 2008 to August 2008 he was a visiting researcher in the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engeneering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. He worked under the supervision of Prof. Ian Akyildiz on the design, analysis and performance evaluation of distributed routing and MAC protocols for next-generation Cognitive Radio Networks. In April 2008, he received his PhD degree in Computer Science, from the University of Bologna. Italy. His PhD thesis addressed cross-layer optimizations for multi-hop wireless ad-hoc networks. From September to December 2009, he was a visiting researcher at the Northeastern University, Boston, USA. From April 2012 to October 2015, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy. Since October 2015, he is Associate Professor at the same department/university.

He authored more than 80 international Journal and Conference Publications on Wireless and Mobile systems, protocols, modeling and simulation. In 2012, his paper: "DySCO: A DYnamic Spectrum and COntention Control Framework for Enhanced Broadcast Communication in Vehicular Networks" received the Best Paper Award at the 10th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access (MOBIWAC 2012). In 2013, his paper: "Re-establishing Network Connectivity in Post-Disaster Scenarios Through Mobile Cognitive Radio Networks" received the Best Paper Award at the 12th IEEE Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (IEEE Med-Hoc-Net 2013).

He is Associate Editor of the Ad Hoc Network journal (Elsevier) and member of the technical committee of Computer Communications journal (Elsevier). He is Vice-Director of the IEEE Technical Committee on Simulation (TCSIM), and editor of the corresponding newsletter. He served as Program Committee (PC) member in more than 20 international conferences and workshops. He was Co-Publication Chair of IEEE WoWMoM 2011 and IEEE WoWMoM 2012. He was Program Co-Chair of VTC-Fall 2015 (Next Generation Wireless Symposium), of the International Workshop on Emerging COgnitive Radio Applications and aLgorithms (IEEE CORAL 2012, IEEE CORAL 2013, IEEE CORAL 2015, IEEE CORAL 2016), and of the First International Workshop on Self-Organizing Wireless Access Networks for Smart CITY (IEEE SWANSITY 2014). He joint the following national and European research projects: PRIN 2006 NADIR, PRIN 2009 STEM-NET, ARTEMIS Internet-of-Energy (IoE), ARTEMIS Arrowhead.

His research activity includes: the design, analysis and performance evaluation of Wireless and Mobile protocols and architectures (e.g. Cognitive Radio Networks, Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Wireless Mesh Networks), the distributed self-configuration of wireless and cognnitive devices, the distributed resource optimization, the multi-hop communication in wireless systems, the Machine-to-Machine (M2) communication, the seamless integration of sensors and heterogeneous mobile devices on Smart-Spaces and Smart-Home environments. Moreover, his interests include: data-mining techniques, machine-learning, and swarm intelligence applications in robotics.