Marco Chiani (IEEE Fellow) received the Dr. Ing. degree (summa cum laude) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1989 and 1993, respectively.
He is a Full Professor in Telecommunications at the University of Bologna (since 2001), and a Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (since 2003).
He has been leading several european research projects, also for European Space Agency (ESA-ESOC) for the design and evaluation of error correcting codes for space CCSDS applications.
His research interests include information theory and wireless communication systems, and in particular MIMO systems, error correcting codes, cognitive radio, sensor networks, UWB localization, UWB multistatic Radar.
He has been the chair of the Radio Communications Committee of the IEEE Communication Society (2002–2004), Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE ComSoc (2011-2013), Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK (2012).
Since 2011 he is a Fellow of the IEEE, named for “Contributions to wireless communication systems”.