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Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini

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Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini received her Laurea Degree (110/110 summa cum laude) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Florence in 1996, and her Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications from Politecnico di Torino in 2000.
Since 2000, she has been with the Electronics and Telecommunications Department at Politecnico di Torino, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Before her current appointment, she worked at the Politecnico di Torino under a Cselt (now TELECOM ITALIA) grant on wireless ATM networks (1996) and with a short-term position as an Assistant Professor (2000-2002). From 1998 till 2003, she did research work at the Center for Wireless Communications and at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, University of California at San Diego. In 2012, she was a visiting professor at Monash University (Australia).
Her teaching duties at Politecnico di Torino include graduate-level courses on wireless communications and advanced topics on wireless networks.
She has participated in several National and European projects on wireless network systems, such as the RAMON, VICOM, PATTERN, NEWCOM++, NEWCOM#, MEADOW, VICSUM, FIGARO projects, and she has been the Principal Investigator for the MASP, the TA_SL and the IoT_|_ToI projects. She is the coordinator of the QNRF GAD project (2012-2015). She has been Principal Investigator also for the contract between ALCATEL and Politecnico di Torino (2003-2004), for the contract between Telecom Italia and Politecnico di Torino (2012-2013), as well as for the contract between INLAB and Politecnico di Torino.
Her research interests are in the field of wireless communications; she has published over 200 papers, among which about 70 in highly prestigious refereed journals. Dr. Chiasserini is also co-author of three patents.
She has been involved in organizing several international conferences, among which IEEE INFOCOM (with the role of Area TPC Chair), IEEE/ACM MobiCom, ACM MobiHoc, and IEEE SECON. She was TPC chair of ACM MobiHoc 2009, several editions of ACM/IEEE MSWiM and IFIP WONS 2006. She has been General Chair of the 2006 and 2007 editions of ACM/IEEE MSWiM, and of IEEE/IFIP WONS 2012. Dr. Chiasserini has been Guest Editor for several special issues of international journals, such as IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Performance Evaluation and Computer Networks. Currently, she serves as an Associate Editor for the following international journals: IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Computer Communications (Elsevier) and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and as Senior Editor of IEEE Communications Letters. In 2010, she received the Best Editor Award from the AD HOC NETWORKS journal Editorial Board. She is a Member of the Scientific Committee of the Bruno Kessler Foundation (, and a Senior Member of IEEE. Her h-index can be found here.

Current areas of interest: 

LTE-based cellular networks
Device-to-device communication 
Vehicular and mobile ad hoc networks networks
WLANs and mesh networks
Signal reconstruction in sensor networks
Energy saving and battery management
Analytical models for performance evaluation of wireless networks